Bert Lewyn, WMIA Founding Member, passes away at age 93
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 02:53 PM
On Sunday, January 3, 2016, Bert Lewyn, one of the founding members of the Woodworking Machinery Importers Association, passed away in his sleep. He was born in 1923 in Berlin, Germany. As a holocaust survivor, Bert came to the United States in 1949 and settled down in Atlanta, GA.
WMIA National Affairs Task Force Update: December 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015 12:27 PM
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, or as it is more commonly known, the "Omnibus," was passed and signed into law on December 18. Most of the tax incentive provisions are included in one portion of the bill: “The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015” (The PATH Act).
WMIA will be conducting its annual elections at the 2016 Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) in Cancun, Mexico, April 12-15, 2016, at the CasaMagna Marriott Resort. WMIA’s Board of Directors has six positions up for nomination this year. The open positions are for three Distributor Directors, two Importer Directors, and one Associate Director. The Director terms are for three years.
During the AWFS Fair held in Las Vegas in July, Iuri Betti, chairperson of the Woodworking Machines Subcommittee for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), delivered a presentation called, "Progress in American and International Woodworking Safety Standards." The presentation outlined progress being made and what is to come. View Betti's materials.