WCMA/WMMA 2021 Fall Conference and Plant Tour Event

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The Wood Component Manufacturers Association (WCMA) is joining forces with the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) to hold a joint Fall Conference & Plant Tour Event. The event will be held in Louisville, KY, from Tuesday, October 12 through Thursday, October 14. I know as owners and managers of manufacturing facilities, it is sometimes hard to take the time for your own growth and professional development, but let me assure you, this event is a must attend! We can’t wait to see you in person!

The event will give attendees the opportunity to meet with colleagues, tour unique and successful manufacturing plants, and attend educational sessions. We will be touring Fischer SIPS, the Louisville Slugger Museum, Koetter Woodworking, Anderson Wood Products, and Brown Forman. At each plant, attendees will see first-hand how companies are managing various aspects of manufacturing, including optimization and scanning, materials handling, lean manufacturing, tooling, and machining. One of the most valuable parts of these tours is seeing different methods of manufacturing and observing what other companies are doing successfully. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities to network, one of the biggest benefits of attending. 

The event will be held at the Omni Louisville Hotel. Located in downtown Louisville, you will have easy access to Main Street and be able to indulge in Louisville’s bourbon culture at many popular distilleries. We have reserved a block of rooms for attendees, and you will want to reserve your room by September 24.  

Non-members are encouraged to attend to see what the WCMA is all about. Any company that qualifies for membership may attend the event at a higher registration rate. If you decide to become a member within 60 days of the event, the WCMA will refund the difference in registration cost and will discount your 2022 Annual Dues by 50%. We are proud of our new efforts and want to share our progress with potential members. We are sure that after participating in these excellent networking opportunities you will be excited to join.

If you are a manufacturer of wood components or dimension, and not a current member of the WCMA, now is a great time to join. The WCMA is committed to becoming a progressive, nationally recognized association, whose focus is meeting the needs of its members. Membership provides access to a wide range of industry experts, and your colleagues are often your best source for in-depth insight and ideas. Our members share openly, freely, and with great enthusiasm, and know that success of individual businesses translates to success of the industry as a whole. To read more about the benefits and join today, just visit our website at www.wcma.com

If you have not yet registered for the 2021 Fall Conference and Plant Tour Event, please visit our website at www.wcma.com or call the office at 651-332-6332 or wcma@wcma.com. Louisville is a great city, and we encourage you to spend an extra day or two to visit the area. We look forward to seeing you in October! 

By Amy Snell

Amy K. Snell, Cae,

Executive Director, Wood Component Manufacturers Assoc., Lindstrom, Mn 651-332-6332 www.wcma.com

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