The Changing Face of the Small Shop - Amanda Conger, CMA

2020 Executive Briefing Conference, November 8-10 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO
The Woodworking Network Podcast with Will Sampson
March 25, 2021

Woodworking operations are changing with new technology even in small shops. Will Sampson, editor of FDMC and Woodworking Network, continues his interview with Amanda Conger, executive director of the CMA, talking about growing CNC use in even small shops. Sampson also discusses his own personal woodworking path to the 21st century.

The Cabinet Makers Association was formed in 1998 by a group of custom cabinetmakers who saw a need for a professional organization to serve small- to mid-size woodworking shops in the United States and Canada.

Intro music courtesy of Anthony Monson.
Amanda Conger
Executive Director, Cabinet Makers Association
Amanda Conger has been active in the woodworking industry for more than 15 years. As executive director of the Cabinet Makers Association for the last five years, she focuses on providing networking and professional development opportunities for professional woodworkers in the United States and Canada.
Will Sampson
Editor, FDMC Magazine
William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, and he has been an advocate for small-scale entrepreneurs and lean manufacturing since the 1980s. He was the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine in the early 1990s and founded WoodshopBusiness magazine, which he eventually sold and merged with CabinetMaker magazine. He helped found the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998 and was its first executive director. Today, as editor of FDMC magazine he has more than 20 years experience covering the professional woodworking industry. His popular "In the Shop" tool reviews and videos appear monthly in FDMC.