WMMA Re-antes for American Technology Pavilion at WMS

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/16/2013 10:42AM


TORONTO - The Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) is once again organizing a pavilion at the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS).

CR Onsrud at WMS 2011 WMS, Canada's largest woodworking event, is scheduled to take place Oct. 24-26, 2013, at the International Centre.

 So far, four WMMA-member companies, including three that displayed in the first WMMA Pavilion at WMS 2011 - have signed up to participate again this year. They include:

  •  Safety Speed Manufacturing of Ham Lake, MN, a manufacturer of vertical saws/routers, edgebanders, sanders and more.

  • Mereen-Johnson of Minneapolis, MN, a manufacturer of ripsaws, moulders, tenoners and other solid wood machining equipment.

  • Black Bros  of Mendota, IL, a manufacturer-and supplier of laminating systems, adhesive application equipment, flat-line coating systems and more.

  • Miltec UV of Stevensville, MD, winner of a Challengers Award for its UV finishing technology at IWF 2012, will make its first-ever showing at WMS this fall.

Many other WMMA members are either exhibiting outside of the pavilion or with their Canadian distributors. Others are anticipated in sign up in the coming months.

The pavilion, anchored by a WMMA booth, enables association members to band together and showcase their equipment, supplies and services in a highly visible fashion. Current market conditions in Canada make this a banner year for U.S. woodworking machinery and suppliers to capitalize. Canada's housing market remains solid and a gtrong Canadian dollar makes U.S. products especially attractive to Canadian woodworking professionals.

Member companies interested in participating in the WMMA Pavilion at WMS can learn more by contacting Rich Widick of Hall-Erickson Inc. at 630-434-7779 or rwidick@heiexpo.com.

Learn more about WMS at WoodworkingExpo.ca.

Learn more about the WMMA and its member's products at wmma.org.


About the Author

Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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