This year at the Woodworking Industry Conference, WEIMA America was presented with the 2015 WMIA Partner of the Year Award.
The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) presents this award each year to a company that stands out in partnership with its distributors in areas such as service, sales, education, and promotional support. Prior winners of this prestigious award include companies like Nederman (2014) and Scm Group (2013.)
Weima Vice President of Sales, Madison Burt, accepted the award on behalf of the WEIMA America team. 
 
“It is very rewarding to be acknowledged for your individual successes,” he said in his acceptance address at the awards ceremony. “But it’s even more so when it’s for your entire team.”
In 1999, WEIMA America was established in Fort Mill, SC, as North American headquarters of WEIMA Maschinenbau, GmbH. Since then, WEIMA has made a name for itself in the wood industry and many other fields, including plastic and paper. Its website is www.weimaamerica.com.
 
The WEIMA distributor network has played a significant role in improving the company’s reputation as a manufacturer and business partner since that time.
“Businesses don’t do business with each other. People do business with people,” Burt continued. He went on to acknowledge the collaborative efforts of the sales, marketing, finance and technical departments within WEIMA America and their commitment to each and every representative of the WEIMA brand. WEIMA America is excited to return as the Official Recycling Partner of the 2015 AWFS Fair. The “Destroy Responsibly!” campaign has been an important part of this show’s efforts to create a greener footprint, not only at the show but within the Las Vegas community.
WEIMA America will supply a WLK13 shredder system, complete with in-feed and discharge conveyors. Freeman contractors will be on the show floor collecting wood waste that is produced during exhibitor demonstrations. That wood waste will be transported to the shredder system, which will be located behind the exhibit hall, and processed immediately. 
Show attendees are welcome to make their way out back to watch the shredding system in action. Just follow the green carpet! With the help of an organization called Repurpose America, the shredded material will be diverted from a landfill and will instead be donated to a Las Vegas community location. In years past, the material has been donated to area parks and nature preserves.
 
WEIMA has been proud to play an important role in reducing the environmental footprint of companies worldwide. The Destroy Responsibly! program has become the pride and joy of the AWFS Fair over the years, and WEIMA is honored to partner with the show again in 2015.  

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