View a list of wood industry associations, institutes and related organizations that are influential in the woodworking industry below. Also, visit our Safety & Environmental Regulations resources to get important wood industry research about combustible dust and other topics, find wood industry standards about safety and find out how to get more wood industry training.

Adhesive and Sealant Council
www.ascouncil.org  (301) 986-9700

American Forest & Paper Assn. (AF&PA)
www.afandpa.org   (800) 878-8878
AF&PA is the national trade association of the forest products industry and advances public policies for a sustainable U.S. forest products industry in the global marketplace.

American Hardwood Export Council
www.ahec.org

American Hardwood Information Center
www.hardwoodinfo.com  

American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA)
www.ahfa.us   (336) 884-5000
AHFA represents and advocates for 450 manufacturers in the home furnishings industry, Programs include Enhancing Furniture’s Environmental Culture (EFEC).

American Institute of Architects
www.aia.org   (800) 245-3837

American Institute of Timber Construction
www.aitc-glulam.org (503) 639-0651

American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD)
www.asfd.com  (910)-576-1273

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
www.asid.org   (202) 546-3480

American Walnut Manufacturers Assn.
www.walnutassociation.org (573) 635-7877

American Wood Finishing Institute (AWFI)
www.awfi.org  (888) 840-2934

APA-Engineered Wood Assn.
www.apawood.org   (253) 565-6600
APA is a nonprofit trade association that works with its members in the structural wood products market, including softwood plywood, Glulam, LVL, and CLT.

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc. (AHMI)
www.appalachianwood.org   (336) 885-8315

Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI)
www.awinet.org   (571) 323-3636
Representing architectural woodworkers, AWI offers a Quality Certification Program, sustainability resources, Speakers Bureau and Education Foundation.

Arkansas Forestry Assn.
www.arkforests.org  (501) 374-2441

Associated Building and Contractors Inc.
www.abc.org   (703) 812-2000

Associated Cooperage Industries of America Inc.
www.acia.net   (502) 261-ACIA

Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers
www.amea.org   (800) 537-8629

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
www.pmmi.org   (571) 612-3200

Association of Closet and Storage Professionals (ACSP)
www.closets.org   (954)-893-7300
The ACSP was established to create a unified voice for the industry, build a professional image for its members and provide information for the end user. ACSP offers standards, public relations and certification programs.

Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD)
www.amdweb.com   (727) 372-3665

Assn. of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS)
www.awfs.org   (954) 893-7300
AWFS represents suppliers to the home and commercial furnishings industry. The group owns the biennial AWFS Fair.

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Assn. (BHMA)
www.buildershardware.com   (212) 297-2122

Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Assn. (BIFMA)
www.bifma.org   (616) 285-3963
BIFMA advocates for commercial furniture manufacturers on regulatory issues, standards and sustainability. It provides third-party sustainability certification for green products as well as quality and performance standards (BIFMA/ANSI).

Cabinet Industry Distribution Alliance (CIDA)
www.nbmda.org   (312) 321-6845

Cabinet Makers Assn. (CMA)
www.cabinetmakers.org   (866) 562-2512
CMA provides cabinetmakers with networking opportunities, education, and ongoing professional development.

Composite Panel Assn. (CPA)
www.compositepanel.org  www.decorativesurfaces.org   (703) 724-1128
CPA represents the North American composite panel and decorative surfacing industries, and brings together the entire value chain affiliated with composite panels. Programs include the Eco-Certified Composite sustainability standard.

Construction Marketing Assn.
www.constructionmarketingassociation.org  (630) 868-5061

The Door and Hardware Institute (DHI)
www.dhi.org   (703) 222-2010

Forest Products Society
www.forestprod.org   (855) 475-0291

Furniture Manufacturers Credit Assn. (FMCA)
www.fmcainc.org   (336) 889 2877

Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Assn. (HPVA)
www.hpva.org   (703) 435-2900
HPVA represents suppliers of hardwood plywood, hardwood veneer, and engineered hardwood flooring industries.

International Saw & Knife Assn. (ISKA)
www.iska.org   (425) 289-0125

International Surface Fabricators Assn. (ISFA)
www.isfanow.org  (412)-487-3207

International Wood Products Assn. (IWPA)
www.iwpawood.org  (703) 820-6696
IWPA represents companies and trade organizations engaged in importing hardwoods and softwoods from sustainably managed forests.

Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Assn. (KCMA)
www.kcma.org   (703) 264-1690
With 300+ members, KCMA works to advance the cabinet industry through advocacy, quality and performance standards (KCMA/ANSI), sponsoring research, educational programs and sustainability, with the Environmental Stewardship Program.

Moulding and Millwork Producers Assn. (MMPA)
www.wmmpa.com   (530) 661-9591

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
www.nahb.org   (800) 368-5242

National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
www.napo.net   (856) 380-6828

National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
www.nari.org   (847) 298-9225

National Hardwood Lumber Assn. (NHLA)
www.nhla.com   (901) 377-1818

National Home Furnishings Assn.
www.nahfa.org   (800) 888-9590

National Kitchen and Bath Assn. (NKBA)
www.nkba.org   (800) 843-6522
The association for kitchen and bath professionals, NKBA has 50,000+ members and owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Assn.
www.dealer.org   (202) 367-1169

National Retail Federation (NRF)
www.nrf.com   (800) 673-4692

National Wood Flooring Assn. (NWFA)
www.nwfa.org   (800) 422-4556

National Wooden Pallet & Container Assn. (NWPCA)
www.palletcentral.com   (703) 519-6104

North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors
www.nafcd.org   (312) 321-6836

North American Building Materials Distribution Assn. (NBMDA)
www.nbmda.org   (312) 321-6845
NBMDA represents a network of distributors and manufacturers in the building materials industry.

North American Laminate Flooring Assn. (NALFA)
www.nalfa.com   (202) 785-9500

Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Assn. (NeLMA)
www.nelma.org  (207) 829-6901

Northeastern Woodworkers Assn. (NWA)
www.woodworker.org

Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA)
www.ofdanet.org  (410) 931-8100

Pennsylvania Forest Products Assn.
www.paforestproducts.org  (800) 232-4562

Piedmont Triad Partnership
www.piedmonttriadnc.com   (336) 668-4556

Powder Coating Institute
www.powdercoating.org   (800) 988-COAT

Power Tool Institute Inc.
www.powertoolinstitute.com  (216) 241-7333

RadTech International North America
www.radtech.org   (240) 497-1242

Shop! (formerly A.R.E-POPAI)
www.shopassociation.org   (954) 893-7300
A year after merging the Association of Retail Environments (A.R.E.) and Point of Purchase Advertising Intl (POPAI), in June 2016 the group changed its name to Shop!. It provides research, education and networking to approximately 2,000 member companies on six continents. Members include store fixture suppliers, retail design firms, suppliers of visual merchandising products, and suppliers of materials and equipment for the retail environments industry.

Southeastern Lumber Manufacturer's Assn.
www.sima.org   (770) 631-6701

Southern Cypress Manufacturers Assn.
www.cypressinfo.org

Southern Forest Products Assn.
www.sfpa.org   (504) 443-4464

Stairway Manufacturers’ Assn.
www.stairways.org   (508) 689-7553

TAPPI
www.tappi.org   (770) 446-1400

U.S. Industrial Pellet Assn.
www.theusipa.org  (804) 771-9540

Window and Door Manufacturers Assn. (WDMA)
www.wdma.com   (312) 321-6802
WDMA provides window, door and skylight professionals with education and professional programs and standards.

Women’s Leadership Development Network
www.withit.org   (336) 882-9373

Wood Component Manufacturers Assn. (WCMA)
www.wcma.com   (651) 332-6332
WCMA promotes the interests of the North American manufacturers of wood components and dimension stock. WCMA publishes an annual Source Guide and offers a Member Match program.

Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA)
www.wmma.org   (443) 640-1052
WMMA helps domestic manufacturers of woodworking machinery, cutting tools and supplies meet the challenges of a changing global marketplace.

Wood Products Manufacturers Assn. (WPMA)
www.wpma.org   (978) 874-5445
WPMA represents manufacturers of dimension and wood component products. Insurance and safety programs are among the member benefits.

Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA)
www.woodworkcareer.org
WCA offers programs & standards to promote a skilled workforce for the woodworking industry.

Woodwork Institute
www.woodworkinstitute.com   (916) 372-9943

Woodworking Machinery Industry Assn. (WMIA)
www.wmia.org   (571) 279-8340
WMIA represents importers and distributors of machinery and ancillary equipment in North America. Its annual Wooden Globe Awards honor excellence in woodworking.

World Floor Covering Assn.
www.wfca.org   (800) 624-6880

Canada

(*Asterisk denotes those associations with Canadian members but are based in the U.S.)

Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC)
www.awmac.com  (403) 981-7300

BC Wood
www.BCwood.com   (877)-422-9663

Bluewater Wood Alliance
www.bluewaterwoodalliance.org   (226)-668-5455

*Business & Institutional Furniture Mfrs. Assn.
www.bifma.org   (616)-285-3963

*Cabinet Makers Assn.
www.cabinetmakers.org   (866) 562-2512

Canada Wood
www.canadawood.org   (604)-891-1259

Canadian Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Assn.
www.chpva.com   (450)-227-4048

Canadian Home Builders Assn.
www.chba.ca

Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Assn.
www.ckca.ca   (613)-567-9171

Canadian Plywood Assn.
www.canply.org   (604) 981-4190

Canadian Wood Council (CWC)
www.cwc.ca   (613)-747-5544

Canadian Wooden Pallet and Container Assn.
www.canadianpallets.com   (877)-224-3555

Canadian Woodworking Machinery Distributors Assn. (CWMDA)
www.cwmda-acdmb.ca   (647)-802-2290

CertiWood- Canadian Plywood
www.certiwood.com   (866)-981-4177

Coast Forest Products Assn.
www.coastforest.org   (604) 891-1237

*Composite Panel Assn.
www.compositepanel.org
www.decorativesurfaces.org
(703)-724-1128

Council of Forest Ind.
www.cofi.org   (604)-684-0211

Fenestration Canada (formerly CWDMA)
www.cwdma.ca   (613)-424-7239

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)
www.fpac.ca   (613) 563-1441

*National Wooden Pallet & Container Assn.
www.palletcentral.com   (703) 519-6104

Ontario Forest Industries Assn.
www.ofia.com  (416) 368-6188

Ontario Lumber Manufacturers Agency
www.olma.ca  (705 898 1036)

Ontario Wood Products Export Assn. (OWPEA)
www.ontariowood.com   (705)-253-9099

Quebec Forest Industry Council (QFIC)
www.cifq.com  (418) 657-7916

Quebec Furniture Manufacturers Assn.
www.afmq.com   (514)-866-3631

Quebec Wood Export Bureau (Q-WEB)
www.quebecwoodexport.com   (418)-650-6385

*Shop! (formerly A.R.E.-POPAI)
www.shopassociation.org   (954) 893-7300

Western Red Cedar Export Assn.
www.wrcea.or g  (604)-891-1262

*Wood Component Manufacturers Assn.
www.wcma.com  (651) 332-6332

*Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America
www.wmma.org   (443) 640-1052

Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC)
www.wmc-cfb.ca   (613) 567-5511

*Wood Products Manufacturers Assn.
www.wpma.org   (978) 874-5445

Woodlinks
www.woodlinks.com   (613)-567-5511

*Woodworking Machinery Industry Assn.
www.wmia.org   (571) 279-8340

* Denotes U.S.-based organization with Canadian membership

International

ACIMALL: Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Mfrs. Assn.
www.acimall.com

AFEMMA: Spanish Manufacturers Association of Machinery, Tools
www.afemma.com

ASORA: Argentina Woodworking
www.asora.org.ar

European Pallet Assn.
www.epal-pallets.org

European Panel Federation
www.europanels.org

Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research
www.fraunhofer.de

Furniture Ind. Assn. of Bento Gonclaves (Sindmoveis)
www.sindmoveis.com.br

Intl Research Group on Wood Protection
www.irg-wp.com   

Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Assn. (twma)
www.twma.org.tw

VDMA: German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers Assn.
www.vdma.org

Wood Processors & Manufacturers Association of New Zealand
www.wpma.org.nz