Steve Lawser, CAE, Executive Director, WCMA
Steve Lawser, CAE, Executive Director, WCMA

Top the Competition with Customized PartsThe Wood Component Manufacturers Association makes it easy for buyers to find WCMA Members that can produce the wood component products they need, whether it be in solid or engineered wood materials. One call to the WCMA office or a visit to the Source Guide on our website — WoodComponents.org — can connect you with a WCMA Member company that can produce the exact product needed, to your specifications.

WCMA Members can partner with you in your business and help you prepare for improving business conditions. They can enable you to adapt to changing markets and consumer preferences with their expertise in customizing the exact components you need for your wood products, from the simple to the fully machined, tight-tolerance wood parts. And they’re available to you right next door — not around the world.

Located throughout the United States and Canada, WCMA Member companies produce rough, semi and fully machined wood component products for the cabinet, furniture, building products, staircase, flooring, millwork, store fixture and related decorative wood product industries, in a variety of hardwoods, softwoods and engineered wood materials. By outsourcing these components to a WCMA Member company, wood product manufacturers are able to gain a competitive edge and combat the rising costs of doing business.
Other resources offered by the WCMA include trade promotion, information on rules and specifications for dimension and components, research studies and plant tours.

WCMA Resources & Events
Trade Promotion: The WCMA supports its members through the use of advertisements placed in the annual directory and buyer’s guide issues of the major woodworking magazines. The WCMA also exhibits at several woodworking trade shows held throughout the world, with displays highlighting the various products produced by its member companies. In addition to being available online, copies of the Wood Component Buyer’s Guide also are available at these shows to interested component buyers and users who visit the booth. A large number of sales leads are obtained at these trade shows that are passed on to all WCMA members for follow-up.

Wood Technology Expo: The WCMA conducts a Wood Technology Expo each year, designed to encourage more interaction between WCMA Technology Partners and Member companies. The Wood Technology Expo is held in conjunction with our Fall Conference & Plant Tour Event.

WCMA Rulebook: The WCMA publishes the “Rules and Specifications for Dimension and Woodwork.” The Rulebook covers dimension and component grading rules, tolerances, and claim procedures for domestic and export trade. It also serves as a guideline for buyers of dimension and component products when specifying their component products. It is also a valuable communications link between component buyers and suppliers. The pocket-sized Rulebook is available for $5.00 per copy (includes shipping & handling) by mailing your check to the WCMA office at 741 Butlers Gate, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30068.

Source Guide: Included in this special section, and online, is a guide listing all members and their capabilities. See page 12 for more information. Also go online for information on the WCMA Member Match™ program, which matches buyers needs to companies that can manufacture the products.

For information about the WCMA’s programs and activities, or to become a member of the association, contact the WCMA at 770-565-6660: wcma@woodcomponents.org, or visit WoodComponents.org.


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