WMMA, Vance issue major wood industry study

By Bill Esler | Posted: 06/16/2011 2:00AM


LINCOLNSHIRE - The Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America in partnership with Vance Publishing announced the release of "2011 Woodworking Industry Report: Cabinetry, Millwork, Furniture," a study of North American woodworking machinery users.

The report, which analyzes the needs, goals and future expectations of woodworking industry throughout North America, is "the most in-depth, most informative wood industry research study that has been conducted in the last 10 years," says Laurel Didier, VP of Vance Publishing's Wood Interiors Group.

Taking an extensive look into three major woodworking markets - cabinetry, millwork, and furniture - research for the study was completed in the first quarter of 2011. It includes comprehensive market data from 470 respondents, presented in charts, graphs, tables and executive summaries.

More than 150 pages of “word-for-word” personal interviews are included, with verbatims including executives' insights and explanations of wood industry market and manufacturing trends as respondents see them. Interviews discuss manufacturing issues, business trends, types of equipment and supplies they will in 2011 and 2012, annual sales expectations, and expectations from suppliers in terms of service and information. Additional woodworking industry study details and ordering information is available at a microsite built by Woodworking Network and the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America.


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Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at WoodworkingNetwork.com Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at besler@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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