Advancing the industry through technology, equipment, and education

Committees of The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit federation of standards developing organizations and standard users. This delegation helps ANSI coordinate the U.S. voluntary standards system and helps approve American National Standards.


The education committee reviews WMIA Educational Foundation scholarship applications, makes specific scholarship recommendations for consideration by WMIA Educational Foundation Trustees and serves as mentors to scholarship recipients. The committee also serves as a resource for WoodLINKS USA to disseminate information to WMIA members.


The marketing committee aims to convince our customers of the need to retool and to invest in technology. The committee forms strategic alliances with other industry associations and works with advertising agencies and industry publications to promote the WMIA. The committee selects the WMIA’s Innovator, Commitment to Excellence Through Technology, Educator of the Year and Partner of the Year award winners.


The membership committee is responsible for the overall coordination of the association membership program.


The national affairs task force’s goal is to increase awareness and grassroots and tort reform.The task force monitors national legislation and informs members about government activity and advocates for the WMIA through public policy forums.


The technology review committee updates members on technological advances, participates in joint technological review with other associations, is responsible for technical contents of the WMIA Shop Guide.