Advocacy, networking and industry promotions are just some of the
ways the Wood Component Manufacturers Association helps North
American producers grow their business.
WCMA Membership – Now more important than ever!
If you are a manufacturer of wood components or dimension stock, membership in the Wood Component 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 focused on meeting the needs of its members. A list of
WCMA members begins on page 13 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 ad-
dition, the association offers the following to 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 8 for information on the 2019 event.
Spring Annual Meeting: The WCMA has reintro-
duced the WCMA Spring Annual Meeting for members
and Technology Partners. To learn more about the
2020 event, see page 8.
One-Day Plant Tour Regional Event: In 2018,
the WCMA hosted its first One-Day Plant Tour Re-
gional Event. This event focuses on a specific region
and is short enough to be out of the office only one
day, yet still see advanced manufacturing plants.
Our 2019 event will take place in June, in Lexing-
ton, Kentucky. Visit WCMA.com for information.
Get New Business: Sales inquiries from com-
ponent buyers are received by the WCMA office on
a regular basis. The WCMA’s Member Match™
Program is a system that provides prospective buy-
ers with a list of all WCMA members who can pro-
duce 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 promotion
and has increased its marketing efforts for members
and the wood component industry as a whole. Ex-
hibiting at trade shows throughout the world, partici-
pating in specialized 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 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 at the hardwood
industry’s advocacy voice on Capitol Hill, as well as the
American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) which promotes American hardwoods globally.
Members’ Website: The newly designed WCMA
website WCMA.com features a simplified design,
improved functionality and more content to keep
members and visitors up-to-date on the latest news in
the secondary wood manufacturing industry. The site
is a resource where members can update their online
profile, register for meetings, keep current on industry
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