President and CEO’s Column: November/December 2018

  • December 12, 2018

New Eyes for the New Year? A friend of mine had LASIK surgery recently. Beyond the sheer wonder that a procedure to dramatically improve a person's vision (even when they've worn glasses their entire life) takes so little time, what…

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WIC 2019 Registration Now Open!!

  • November 16, 2018

The calendar may say mid-November, the Thanksgiving holiday may be approaching, and temperatures in your area may be heading downward, but you can combat that by registering for the 2019 Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC)! WIC 2019 will be held April…

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WMIA News: September/October 2018

  • November 6, 2018

  September/October 2018 Chairman of the Board's Message: More Value from Your Membership: WMIA’s Board and staff have always been committed to giving you more value from your membership. When Dave Rakauskas became the Association’s Chairman of the Board in…

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Cefla Live showcases finishing technology innovations

  • October 23, 2018

"More than a thousand attendees converged on Cefla's newly expanded lab in Imola, Italy, for Cefla Live, an international event spotlighting the latest finishing technology for wood and other materials. The tenth edition of Cefla Live was held Oct. 17-19.…

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Machine Solutions hosts Manufacturing Day event

  • October 18, 2018

On Friday, October 5, Machine Solutions hosted a Manufacturing Day event at their Jasper Tech Center. Seventy local high school students attended the event showcasing automation, robotics, and CNC programming. At the event, each student programmed their name into a…

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SCM donates $15,000 to Wounded Warrior Project

  • August 30, 2018

"SCM presented a check for $15,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project during the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta. The Wounded Warrior Project organization's mission is to honor and empower wounded service members. SCM matched 100 percent the donations made by…

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2018 Challengers Award winners announced

  • August 22, 2018

"Winners of the 2018 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award were announced Aug. 22 during the International Woodworking Fair. Selected from a field of 23 finalists, the seven winners include one software program, one fastener technology, and five machine technologies. The Challengers…

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Big expectations for upcoming IWF

  • August 14, 2018

"In a briefing two weeks ahead of IWF, Jim Wulfekuhle, vice president sales and marketing, said that IWF will have more than 1,025 exhibitors occupying nearly 1 million square feet. More than 210 companies will be exhibiting for the first…

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President and CEO’s Message: July/August 2018

  • August 3, 2018

Getting to "WIRC" to Help the Industry's Future One of the five-year goals of WMIA's strategic plan, which the Board of Directors approved during WIC 2018 earlier this year, is to partner with other industry associations to change the image…

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