If you are a manufacturer of wood components or dimension, membership in the Wood Com- ponent Manufacturers Association is now more
important than ever. The WCMA was founded in
1929 with the goal of establishing and maintaining specifications and commercial standards for
the hardwood dimension manufacturing industry,
and to aid in the development of the industry. As
membership grew, the association committed to
becoming a progressive, nationally-recognized association whose focus was on meeting the needs
of its members. A list of current WCMA members
begins on page 18 of this guide.
WCMA membership involves many things, but
first and foremost, it provides access to a wide
range of industry experts. Your colleagues are often your best source for in-depth insight and ideas.
WCMA gives you the opportunity to connect with
industry professionals across the United States and
Canada, and members share openly, freely, and
with great enthusiasm. In addition, the association
offers the following to its members:
Fall Conference & Plant Tour Event: Each
year, the WCMA hosts a Fall Conference and Plant
Tour Event. By touring dimension and component
manufacturing facilities, members see the latest
technology at work, witness working solutions to
common problems, and exchange information with
seasoned counterparts. Held in the fall each year,
this event enables members to conduct their own
field research as well as gather a host of money-
making, money-saving ideas. See page 10 for
more information on the 2018 event. For a listing
of Tech Partners see page 12.
Spring Annual Meeting: The WCMA has
reintroduced the WCMA Spring Annual Meeting for
members and Technology Partners. To learn more
about the 2018 and 2019 events, see page 10.
Get new business: Sales inquiries from
component buyers are received by the WCMA office
on a regular basis. The WCMA’s Member Match™
Program is a system that provides prospective
buyers with a list of all WCMA members who can
produce the specific component products they need.
The service is free of charge to component buyers
and WCMA members, and can be accessed on our
website, WCMA.com, in the Source Guide area.
National and international promotion: The
WCMA recognizes the need for increased promo-
tion and has increased its marketing efforts for
WCMA members and the wood component indus-
try as a whole. Exhibiting at trade shows through-
out the world, participating in many specialized
woodworking industry events and seminars,
publishing the Wood Components Buyer’s Guide,
advertising in major woodworking magazines, and
maintaining a comprehensive website are some
of the ways the WCMA is promoting its members
and the wood component industry. The WCMA
also receives a number of sales leads through our
website and trade shows, and these leads are then
passed on to members.
Industry support: Financial support is given to
the Hardwood Federation which serves as the hard-
wood industry’s advocacy voice on Capitol Hill, as well
as the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
which promotes American Hardwoods globally.
Members’ website: WCMA.com is an online
resource where members can update their profile,
register for meetings, keep current on industry
issues and initiatives, “chat” with other members
and more! It is a comprehensive and easy to navi-
gate site that serves as a one-stop site for all the
information you need on the industry including the
WCMA Labor Relations Bulletin, Legislative News,
The Wood Component Manufacturers Association provides advocacy,
industry promotion and networking opportunities to help North
American components and dimension producers grow their business.
WCMA Membership: Now more important than ever!
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