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2024 Wooden Globe Award Nominations are Open!

Prepare for the recognition of exceptional companies and institutions at the prestigious Wooden Globe Awards, hosted annually by WMIA at the Woodworking Industry Conference.

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Apply for the 2024 WMIA Scholarship!

Are you a student with a burning passion for woodworking or a related field and a desire to pursue it in college? Well, get ready for some exciting news because WMIA is here to make your dreams come true! 

WMIA is delighted to offer scholarships to college students who are eager to explore the world of wood technology, machinery, and related areas. 

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WoodNexus Founding Sponsors as of August 16, 2023

The WoodNexus Founding Sponsors are growing and the Community is growing fast. Check out these companies' profiles on WoodNexus and say hello to them!
  • Cantek America / Leadermac USA
  • Command Industrial
  • Doucet Machineries
  • Entecco Filter Technology, Inc.
  • Ex-Factory, Inc.
  • Friulmac, Inc
  • Gibbs Group NA
  • Hastings Air Energy Control, Inc.
  • International Woodworking Fair
  • John Henderson and Company, LLC.
  • Jowat Corporation
  • Maguire Machinery Group
  • Nordfab Ducting
  • Quis Machinery
  • Scarlett Inc
  • SCM Group North America
  • Stanza Machinery
  • Stiles Machinery
  • WEIMA America, Inc.
  • Wood Machinery Systems, INC.
  • Woodworking Machinery Industry Association


WMIA Launches WoodNexus Online Community

Tony Veroeven, CAE
Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA)
(571) 279-8340
[email protected]

WMIA-Woodworking Machinery Industry Association launches WoodNexus™, an Online Community for the Woodworking Machinery Industry, Professional woodworkers, Importers, Manufacturers and Distributors to share knowledge and network year-round.

Middleton, WI: The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association announces WoodNexus, a membership-based online community, to help professional woodworkers connect and collaborate with the woodworking machinery side of the industry. Anyone involved in the wood products industry is welcome to join.

“WMIA intends to create an online community for the industry, including professional woodworkers, machinery manufacturers, importers and distributors. Woodworking machinery professionals meet in person only a couple of times a year. Our vision for WoodNexus is that we all stay in touch, collaborate, do business and learn from one another year-round,” says Jason Dingess, Board Member of WMIA.

Sponsors can share educational and product information via discussion topics and focus groups. All community members can follow companies and industry influencers for their updates. Energy and growth created at in-person industry events will be enhanced as WoodNexus extends the value before, during and after the experience.

Manufacturers and Importers can listen to the market and present themselves as thought leaders.
Distributors and associates have a direct line of communication with manufacturers and importers.
Educational and training facilities can help their instructors, and students connect with industry leaders. Professional woodworkers can network and share best practices in woodworking.

Michael Battaglia, CAE, President and CEO of WMIA, says, “WoodNexus is the new ‘LinkedIn’ for the wood industry. This dynamic online community has been designed to support and grow business relationships throughout the year.

More information is available at

WMIA unveiled the new community at the Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) on April 25-27, 2023, in San Diego, CA.

Congratulations to WMIA's 2023 Wooden Globe Award Winners!

Congratulations to WMIA's Wooden Globe Award Winners! The awards were presented at the Woodworking Industry Conference on April 26, 2023 (co-hosted with Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA)

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Manufacturing Day at Lexington Manufacturing Inc.

Minneapolis, MN - Manufacturing Day is an annual event, held on October 7 each year, that works to inspire students to pursue a career in manufacturing. On Friday, October 7, WMIA sponsored a Manufacturing Day event, where 28 Coon Rapids High School students visited Lexington Manufacturing Inc. and Hennepin Technical College to learn about careers in the woodworking industry. The students went on a plant tour and learned about the variety of roles in a manufacturing company. The event was a success, with the majority of the attending students noting that they would consider working for a manufacturing company.


Register for the JTC Webinar: 5 Practical QR Code Use Cases

The WMIA and WMMA Joint Technology Committee present #jtc27 - a series of short webinars covering technology that is affecting the Wood Machinery Industry.

The latest webinar in this series will cover several use cases for Quick Response (QR) codes that you can easily implement in your organization. From keeping documentation/service manuals up-to-date to creating easy, dynamic links to the latest standard operating procedures on the shop floor, to marketing and simple information exchanges, there are processes that could be made more efficient and more easily trackable by utilizing QR codes. The Joint Technology Committee will highlight these and other significant use cases of this fast-growing barcode technology.

We'll have a short Q&A afterward as well as a survey – and we would like your feedback as to what topics if any, you would like to see more presentations on in the future. It's free to attend - we hope you or one of your colleagues can join us!

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WMIA Presents 2020 and 2022 Wooden Globe Awards

May 5, 2022 – The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) honored its 2020 and 2022 Wooden Globe Awards, presented at the 2022 Woodworking Industry Conference, May 3-6 in the Bahamas. The recipients were as follows.

2022 Winners:

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WMIA Chairman Presents ENME Students With WMIA Scholarship

Chairman of the Board, Pascal Doucet, Doucet Machineries, recently visited École Nationale du Meuble et de L’Ébénisterie and presented Maude Sophie Picard (2nd from the left) and Lorie Hebert (middle) with their WMIA 2021 scholarship awards. Also pictured: Guy Banville and Louis Gilbert, Educators/Trainers at ENME.

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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

2021 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 honorees

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa – Honorees of the 2021 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 have been announced by Woodworking Network. This year marks the sixth annual awarding of the 40 Under 40, which celebrates the next generation of industry professionals who are making an impact on wood products manufacturing in North America.

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JTC 27 – I’m Getting Traffic, Now What?!

Are you getting the ROI you expect from your online marketing investments? How do you know for sure? This JTC Webinar will help you understand how to collect the data, take ownership, and the most important question, are we leveraging this data?

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WMIA Welcomes New Board Leadership and Association Management Company

Middleton, WI – The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association, the leading association representing importers and distributors of woodworking machinery and ancillary equipment in North America, held a successful Spring 2021 Board of Directors Meeting in Memphis, TN, May 5-7, 2021. Confirmed by the WMIA membership, newly elected Board Chairman, Pascal Doucet, Vice President of Sales at Doucet Machineries, led his first meeting of the Directors in partnership with the association’s new CEO, Donte Shannon, FASAE, CAE, and its new association management company, AMPED.

Doucet gave his opening remarks saying, “The last two years on the Executive Committee were challenging on multiple levels, and tough decisions had to be made. Thank you to Jim Besonen and the Executive Committee for holding down the fort during these unstable times. Now we are moving toward a more positive future, and I am feeling confident we will be able to meet again in person at the Spring 2022 Board Meeting during WIC.

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Virtual WIC Economic Outlook Presentation: Wednesday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET

WMIA and WMMA are pleased to announce the return of Thomas Landstreet to present an Economic Outlook session virtually on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2:00pm EST. Attendees of the 2018 Woodworking Industry Conference in Hawaii will remember his entertaining and insightful session. Registration is open to all members of WMIA and WMMA.

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