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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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Virginia Tech Housing Report – March 2021

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

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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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Virginia Tech Housing Report – February 2021

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

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WMIA News: March 2021

Virtual WIC Economic Outlook Presentation

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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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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Würth Baer Supply Company Acquires Hermance Machine Company

Virginia Tech Housing Report – January 2021

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

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WMIA News: February 2021

Vice Chairman of the Board and Education Committee Member Presents Scholarship Award

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C.R. Onsrud receives North Carolina export award

“C.R. Onsrud, manufacturer of CNC machinery, received the 2020 Governor’s Export Award, presented by Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. C.R. Onsrud was among one of the Top Small Business Exporters recognized.

C.R. Onsrud specializes in three-, four- and five-axis CNC machining centers, CNC routers, CNC mills, and inverted routers.”

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Virginia Tech Housing Report – December 2020

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for December 2020. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

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Vice Chairman of the Board and Education Committee Member Presents Scholarship Award

Vice Chairman of the Board and Education Committee Member, Pascal Doucet, recently visited École Nationale du Meuble et de L’Ébénisterie and presented Aline Moreau with her WMIA scholarship award.

WMIA News: January 2021

Wood Industry Career Awareness Campaign Now Live

The Wood Industry Resource Collaborative (WIRC) is excited to announce the launch of their industry-wide career awareness campaign, “You Wood.” Developed by several industry trade associations led by AWFS, WMIA, and WMMA, in partnership with Nashville-based INDUSTRIAL Strength Marketing, the WIRC campaign aims to communicate wood industry career pathways and attract new talent.

The “You Wood” campaign features a website with career resource information, including profiles of high-demand positions, career quizzes, links to educational resources like schools and scholarships, industry information, and an events calendar. The site will be continually updated, and features will be added, including industry pro spotlights, additional career pathway information, and custom video content.

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Wood Industry Career Awareness Campaign Now Live

Nashville, TN – The Wood Industry Resource Collaborative (WIRC) is excited to announce the launch of their industry-wide career awareness campaign, “You Wood.” Developed by several industry trade associations led by AWFS, WMIA, and WMMA, in partnership with Nashville-based INDUSTRIAL Strength Marketing, the WIRC campaign aims to communicate wood industry career pathways and attract new talent.

The “You Wood” campaign features a website with career resource information, including profiles of high-demand positions, career quizzes, links to educational resources like schools and scholarships, industry information, and an events calendar. The site will be continually updated, and features will be added, including industry pro spotlights, additional career pathway information, and custom video content.

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WMIA Educational Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2021

The WMIA Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2021 scholarship program. Every year, the WMIA gives out college scholarships to students who want to study wood technology, machinery, and related fields. To date, the Foundation has provided more than $480,000 to assist talented students with furthering their educational and career goals.

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Virginia Tech Housing Report – November 2020

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for November 2020. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

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Virginia Tech Housing Report – October 2020

Virginia Tech Housing Report – October 2020

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for October 2020.  These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

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WMIA News: November 2020

November 2020

WMIA Board of Directors Candidates wanted

WMIA will be conducting its annual elections at the 2021 Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) in Coronado, CA, April 20-23, 2021, at the Hotel Del Coronado.

In 2021, the positions of Chairman of the Board, Vice-Chairman of the Board, and Secretary/Treasurer will be up for election. The open position of Chairman of the Board shall be filled by an Importer member; the position of Vice-Chairman of the Board shall be filled by a Distributor member; and the position of Secretary/Treasurer shall be filled by an Importer member. Additionally, there are three Board seats—one Importer, one Distributor, and one Associate—up for election, with the possibility of another Importer seat needing to be filled as well. The three seats up for election each carry three-year terms.

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Virginia Tech Housing Report – September 2020

Virginia Tech Housing Report – September 2020

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for September 2020.  These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

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