LINDSTROM, Minn. - Registration is now open to the public for the Wood Component Manufacturers Association’s 2018 European Plant Tour event. The tour takes place March 11-16 in Germany and provides an opportunity for attendees to observe leading-edge solutions to improve their quality and production methods.

WCMA is partnering  with Stiles Machinery and Pollmeier Inc. to host the event. Attendees will visit advanced woodworking machinery and manufacturing facilities involved in the manufacture of kitchen cabinetry, windows and doors, and furniture. Some of the plants the group will tour include: Munch + Munch, Ruhsi, Nestle-Fenster, Homag, Georg Ackerman, Bosch and Pollmeier.

Sightseeing opportunities also will be available in the cities of Frankfurt, Karlstrasse, Freudenstadt, Grunmettstetter, Gewerbestrasse, Wurzburg, Creuzburg, and Aschaffenburg.

The European Plant Tour event will also provide an excellent opportunity for networking with peers. Conversations during the bus rides, shared meals, and during the debriefing at the end of each day, will allow attendees to build camaraderie and the learning experience becomes even more valuable.

Registration for the conference closes Jan. 19. For information or to register for the event, visit

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