WMIA News: November 2021

November 2021 Newsletter

Virginia Tech Housing Report - September 2021

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for September 2021. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

Read the Main Report
Read the Economic Conditions Report

Nominate Your Customer for a Wooden Globe Award

Each year, WMIA recognizes extraordinary companies and institutions with the prestigious Wooden Globe Awards. These awards are presented for notable success and achievements, accomplished in part through the use of high technology machinery and software supplied by WMIA-member companies. WMIA members nominate their customers, and awards are presented in three categories: Innovation of the Year, Educator of the Year, and Commitment to Excellence Through Technology. Submit a nomination by January 31, 2022.

Submit a Nomination

Virginia Tech Housing Report - August 2021

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for August 2021. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

Read the Main Report
Read the Economic Conditions Report

Renew Your Membership on October 11 Online!

We would like to take the opportunity to thank our members for their support. We value all contributions, and memberships make up the lifeblood of our organization. Your involvement is important and very much appreciated. Time flies and we are already rounding the corner on membership renewal season! Renew your membership starting on October 11, 2021. Keep an eye out for communication on how to renew your membership, as the application has been moved online this year. Please reach out to Olivia Mueting, [email protected], with any questions.

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Woodworking Manufacturing Month 2021: It's your time to shine

Post from IWF.

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Highlights of IWF 2022 Seniority Housing Process

  • October 13 – IWF sends an email to the official contact on file with seniority housing instructions, your company’s seniority number and your log in ID and password.
  • The day before your company’s activation – Maritz Global sends the official contact for your company a reminder email with your company’s log in information and password and a direct link to the online request process. This email is resent the morning of your company’s activation.
  • October 19, 2021 – 9:00 am EST - Seniority Groups 26 through 18 are activated and can request hotel rooms online using the link in the email sent by Maritz.
  • October 20 – 27th – 9:00 am EST - Subsequent seniority groups open each day until all groups are activated on October 27th. (see schedule below)
  • October 29th – Seniority Housing Process Closes.  Lottery entry deadline – 12:00  noon.
  • November 9th – Exhibitor Registration opens and room reservations will be accepted by phone, internet or mail from all exhibitors through their IWF registration and housing portal.
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2022 WMIA Scholarship Program Opening November 1

The 2022 scholarships are opening November 1, and this year, the applications are online! Every year, WMIA gives out scholarships to college students who want to study wood technology, machinery, and related fields. To date, the WMIA Education Foundation has awarded over $500,000 to 260 students. Please spread the news of the 2022 WMIA Scholarship Program with with students that you know who are studying, or interested in studying, woodworking in college.

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Wooden Globe Awards Nominations Opening November 1

Each year, WMIA recognizes extraordinary companies and institutions with the prestigious Wooden Globe Awards. These awards are presented for notable success and achievements, accomplished in part through the use of high technology machinery and software supplied by WMIA-member companies. WMIA members nominate their customers, and awards are presented in three categories: Innovation of the Year, Educator of the Year, and Commitment to Excellence Through Technology.

Visit Our Nominations Page

Boot Camp is Back!

The Boot Camp Session is a comprehensive wood processing overview. A project based curriculum provides a hands-on, exposure level learning of many facets of wood processing knowledge, machinery and application for wood industry professionals of all experiences.

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Virginia Tech Housing Report – July 2021

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for July 2021. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

Read the Main Report
Read the Economic Conditions Report

WMIA News: October 2021

October 2021 Newsletter

WMIA News: August 2021

August 2021 Newsletter

How to find thousands of new customers looking to find your products

Post from IWF.

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DIY closet and home organization projects saw increase during pandemic

Post from Woodworking Network.

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40 Under 40 Honored at Leadership Reception

LAS VEGAS – Honorees of the 2021 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 were recognized July 19 at a special Leadership Reception in Las Vegas. This year marks Woodworking Network’s sixth annual awarding of the 40 Under 40, which celebrates industry professionals who are making an impact at their jobs, in the community, and on the North American woodworking industry.

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WMIA News: July 2021

July 2021 Newsletter

Virginia Tech Housing Report – May 2021

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for May 2021. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

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2021 WMIA Scholarship Winners Announced

Earlier this year, WMIA’s Educational Foundation awarded a total of $26,000 in scholarships to help 24 college students continue their education in the woodworking industry. Click here to meet this year’s recipients.

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