LINDSTROM, Minn. – Registration is now open for the Wood Component Manufacturers Association’s (WCMA’s) 2017 Fall Conference and Plant Tour event. The event will take place Aug. 21-23, 2017, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

WCMA said the conference is an exceptional occasion for wood component and dimension manufacturers and manufacturers and importers of woodworking machinery and equipment to network, make valuable contacts, and learn more about industry trends while helping their bottom line.
 
The two-day program features a membership meeting, educational sessions, area plant tours, and a terrific wood technology expo each evening. Gene "The Wood Doctor" Wengert will give the keynote presentation.
 
A highlight of the annual conference will be the offsite plant tours to nearby manufacturing facilities on Tuesday, Aug. 22, and Wednesday, Aug. 23. Some of the plants the group will tour are: Klise Manufacturing, Davidson Plyforms, Holland Bowl, Paladin Industries, Stiles Machinery, and Michigan Chair. Attendees to the event will also be doing tours of the Michigan Career and Technical Center in Plainwell, and of a local brewing company.
 
Registration for the conference is open and those interested can register at: wcma.com/cgi/page.cgi/conference/registration_info.html.  
 
Those planning to attend the Annual Conference and Plant Tour event should also make their hotel reservations at the JW Marriott by calling the hotel directly at 877-901-6632 and asking for the WCMA room block, or visiting https://aws.passkey.com/e/49016098. Please be sure to reserve your room before Monday, July 31, to receive the special rate.
 
The WCMA advances and promotes the interests of the North American wood products industry through interactive and innovative manufacturing solutions. The association represents manufacturers of dimension and wood component products who can supply any component you might need for cabinetry, furniture, architectural millwork, closets, flooring, staircases, building materials, and decorative/specialty wood products made from hardwoods, softwoods, and a variety of engineered wood materials.  WCMA member companies are located throughout the United States and Canada.

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