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WMIA News: August/September 2019

August/September 2019 President and CEO's Message: We're Looking for a Few Good People: WMIA's committees are hard at work overseeing Association programs and developing new member benefits. But to achieve greater success, we need you. In his latest message, WMIA…

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Chairman of the Board's Message: May 2019

A New Chairman's Welcome I'd like to thank everyone for their support and their vote of confidence in electing me WMIA’s new chairman of the board along with a great group of officers and directors. I have been involved with…

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WMIA News: September/October 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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Chairman of the Board’s Message: September 2018

More Value from Your Membership It was great to see many of you at IWF in Atlanta last month. Booths were busy, the halls felt crowded, and there was a terrific buzz in the air. Whether you participated as an…

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WMIA News: July/August 2018

  July/August 2018 President and CEO's Message: 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…

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WMIA News: May/June 2018

May/June 2018 Chairman's Message: Celebrating and Honoring Our Past: 2018 marks WMIA’s 40th anniversary—that is, the 40th anniversary of the merger between the Woodworking Machinery Importers Association (WMIA) and the Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association (WMDA). In WMIA’s history, as well…

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Chairman's Message: May/June 2018

Celebrating and Honoring Our Past It was great seeing a number of you in Maui last month for the annual Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC). It was one of our best-attended conferences in years, and the energy and enthusiasm I felt…

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Member Profile: Quis Machinery (May/June 2018)

A Survivor and Forward Thinker, and Completely Dedicated to What is Best for The Customer Quis Machinery, Inc. was started in Statesville, NC in 1953 by Francis R. Quis.  In 1979, Frank Quis, Jr. purchased the distributorship from his father…

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Member Spotlight: Jason Dingess, Quis Machinery, Inc. (May/June 2018)

With strong roots in North Carolina, Jason Dingess, president/owner of Quis Machinery, looks back to what led him to his life’s dream: owning his own business. As far back as he can remember, Jason has wanted to own his own…

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WMIA News: February 2018

February 2018 President's Message: How Are We Doing? In the fall of 2017, WMIA conducted a member survey to measure your level of satisfaction with the benefits and service you derive from your WMIA membership, and the overall value of your…

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President's Message: February 2018

How Are We Doing? As you may recall, in the fall of last year we conducted a member survey to measure your level of satisfaction with the benefits and service you derive from your WMIA membership, and the overall value of…

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WMIA News: January 2018

January 2018 Chairman of the Board's Message: Looking Back and Looking Ahead: The past year was an exciting one for WMIA and our industry. The Association recruited 24 new members, convened a successful Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) in Palm Springs with…

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