WMIA Educational Foundation Awards $29,000 in Scholarships
Monday, May 18, 2015 04:03 PM
For a number of years, WMIA’s Educational Foundation has awarded scholarships who want to study, and eventually pursue a career in, wood technology, machinery, and related fields. To date, the Foundation has provided nearly $300,000 to assist talented students with furthering their educational and career goals. During this year’s Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC), in San Antonio, TX, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees selected 11 high school and college students to receive a total of $29,000 in scholarships.
WMIA Elects New Officers; Mueller Becomes President
Friday, May 01, 2015 07:58 AM
During the 2015 Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) in San Antonio, TX, members of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) elected a new slate of officers to lead the Association for the next two years at its annual business meeting on April 22. Scott Mueller, owner of the Edward B. Mueller Company, a full-service machinery distributor located in the Midwest, was elected WMIA’s new president, succeeding John Park.
Following an extensive search, the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) has selected Larry Hoffer to serve as the Association’s new executive vice president. In his role as WMIA’s chief staff officer, Hoffer will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization, partnering with the board of directors to design and implement programs, and chart a course for the Association’s future.
The Value of Well-Developed Industry Standards in Products Liability Legislation
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:00 AM
By James Dartlin ("Dart") Meadows Balch & Bingham LLP
In 2014 the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) and the Wood Machinery Manufacturers Association (WMMA) formed a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that is working on harmonizing the ANSI 01.1 Woodworking Safety Standards with global woodworking standards created by the International Safety Organization (ISO). This project will benefit the entire industry in creating more uniform global standards. One goal is there will be fewer injuries by the woodworkers using the machines. Another result of the project will be to use these well developed standards as a defense where there is an injury. The project will help the defense of future claims and suits.