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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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Chairman of the Board’s Message – January 2018

Looking Back and Looking Ahead Happy New Year! I hope that 2018 has been good to you so far, and hope all early indications point to a successful year ahead. The past year was an exciting one for WMIA and…

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WMIA News: October/November 2017

October/November 2017 President's Message: Why WIC? The annual Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) is rated as one of the most valuable benefits WMIA offers its members. While next year’s Hawaii location is certainly appealing, you may be wondering (or your boss…

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President's Message: October/November 2017

Why WIC? As you've probably seen, next year's Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) will be held May 1-4, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Maui, Hawaii. It's hard to believe it's just a little more than six…

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Member Spotlight: Riccardo Azzoni, Atlantic Machinery (October/November 2017)

The Experience of a Lifetime Riccardo Azzoni, owner and president of Atlantic Machinery Corporation, New Milford, Connecticut, was born in Milan, Italy and helped in his father’s import and export business since the age of 15. Out of high school…

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Member Profile: Atlantic Machinery (October/November 2017)

A Distributor Sales-Driven Past and a Bright Future In 1980, Riccardo Azzoni was approached by a friend who had invested in an Italian company that manufactured do-it-yourself woodworking machines. They were looking for an entry into the United States market. …

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WMIA News - August 2017

August 2017 Chairman of the Board's Message: Send 'Em to Camp! The WMIA-sponsored Wood Technology Industry Institute (WTII) Boot Camp, held at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS, is an overview of how a real shop runs, and it’s one…

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