MMPA announces dates for Fall Tech Ed 2020 virtual series

WOODLAND, Calif. — The Moulding & Millwork Producers Association has announced dates for its Fall Tech Ed 2020 Virtual Series, which kicks off Nov. 5 and runs through Jan. 7, 2021. The weekly sessions will be held each Thursday beginning at 11:00 AM Pacific Time. The series will skip the weeks of the U.S. holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Registration to the virtual series is open to members and non-members. Sessions are limited in attendance size and are on a first-come basis. Attendees must pre-register their company e-mail address for each session no less than 72 hours in advance. No attendees will be admitted to a session without the advanced registration in place and/or a company e-mail address; contact Kellie Schroeder, MMPA CEO, with any questions.

MMPA Fall Tech Ed 2020 Virtual Series session schedule:

Nov. 5
Economic Outlook Post U.S. Presidential Election, Speaker: Jeff Schnoebelen, RFS
combined with Manufacturing Panel: Operating in a Pandemic,  Facilitator: Claus Staalner, WoodEye
Panelists: Juan Manual Gimenez, VP, ZENI Mike Chausse, President, Vi-Lux Matt Weaber, CEO, Weaber Lumber

Nov. 12
Bonus Plans: A Useful Tool to Retain or Entice Employees Back to Work, Speaker: Attorney Clark Malak, Vigilant

Nov. 19
On the Horizon: Moulding & Millwork Trends and Industry Hot Topics,  Panelists: Tara Taffera, editorial director/publisher, DWM-Door and Window Market;  Pete Malliris, associate editor, Random Length Publications; Joe Pruski, assistant editor, Random Lengths Publications; and Will Sampson, editor FDMC Magazine, Woodworking Network

Dec. 3
Evolving Your Social Media Strategy for the New Decade, Speaker: Danny Clark, brand promoter/director of Marketing, Reel Lumber Services

Dec. 10
Cyber Security: Liability and Best Practices (for Your Home Based Workers), Speaker: Anne Hasenstab, Executive Risk Practice leader, Ward Insurance

Dec. 17
Learnings from COVID-19: Workplace Infectious Disease Response Planning, Speaker: Emily Lubman, safety specialist/director of Risk Services, Ward Insurance

Jan. 6
Trade Case Filings China and Brazil: Update – CAMP, Speaker: Attorney Timothy Brightbill, Wiley Rein LLP
NOTE: Date of session delivery may move depending on case rulings.

Jan. 7
Trade Case Filings China and Brazil: Update – AMMA,  Speaker: Attorney Jeffrey Grimson, Mowry & Grimson LLP
NOTE: Date of session delivery may move depending on case rulings.

To register for the event, visit

The Moulding & Millwork Producers Association (MMPA) is an international trade association committed to the promotion and standardization of moulding and millwork. Headquartered in Woodland, California, the trade organization includes manufacturers, distributors, retail and suppliers to the moulding and millwork industry. The association’s membership manufactures moulding and millwork in the following substrates: softwood; hardwood; MDF; and Poly.


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Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at [email protected]