WCMA Company Directory
One single source — at your fingertips, 24/7. The 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 Web site, woodcomponents.org, can connect you with a WCMA Member company that can produce the exact product to your specifications.
Located throughout the United States and Canada, the more than 150 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. These components include S2S and S4S dimension blanks, flooring strips, moulding blanks, edge-glued panels, solid and laminated squares, dowels, mouldings, turnings, table and chair parts, cabinet doors and parts, frame stock, staircase parts, interior trim, millwork, engineered wood components and many other specialty wood products. By outsourcing these components, 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 Programs and Events
Trade Promotion: WCMA supports its members through the use of WCMA 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. Free 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 and handling) and can be obtained by mailing your check to the WCMA office at 741 Butlers Gate, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30068.
The WCMA maintains a wealth of information for component buyers and users, and members and friends in the industry on our Web site: woodcomponents.org. Here is a look at some of the Web site’s key areas:
Members: A complete list of all WCMA members is included with contact information. Each member company is hyperlinked from the WCMA Web site to their own home page.
Publications: Information on several WCMA publications are listed in this section: WCMA Rules & Specifications for Dimension & Woodwork, Wood Component Buyer’s Guide; Make vs. Buy Study, and our Moisture and Wood video. Ordering instructions are available online.
Source Guide: Visitors to our Web site are able to identify companies who have the production capabilities to produce the wood parts they need. The Web site includes an interactive database that allows dimension and component buyers to search for manufacturers of specific wood component products. The searchable database used for this Source Guide features three search categories: Products Required, Machining and Species.
Drop boxes allow a buyer to select criteria for the product they need from the categories. Once a buyer has defined their specific criteria, a search is completed and a list of suppliers who can produce this product appears.
This list includes all WCMA members who have the capability to produce the product as defined by the buyer. It shows the company name, location, telephone, fax and name of contact person. The contact person’s name is also linked to his e-mail address.
On this screen, there is also a “more info” button for each member company. By clicking this button, the buyer goes to a page that features a particular member company, including additional products it produces and a contact form. This page also features a hyperlink to the member company’s own Web site for further information.
Events: Includes a listing of WCMA activities and industry events.
Membership Benefits: If you produce dimension or wood components, you can find out why you should be a member of the WCMA by visiting this section. A list of the major promotional, educational and research activities are included along with other important member benefits.
News: The News section includes several interesting articles, speeches, industry activities, and press releases to help keep you current on trends and developments taking place in the global woodworking industry.
Technology Partners: WCMA Technology Partners are listed in this section and information is included on the woodworking machinery, equipment, software and business solutions they offer to enhance woodworking production. Contact information is also included along with a link to each company’s Web site.
Members’ Area: WCMA members can access the Members’ Area of our Web site to get the latest information on WCMA activities and events and sales inquiries from dimension & component buyers.
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