I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Amy Snell, and I have been appointed as the new Executive Director for the Wood Component Manufacturers Association (WCMA). I am very excited to be joining the WCMA and know that I can bring a great deal to the organization.
While I am new to the wood industry, I have been working with associations for over 10 years and I thoroughly enjoy all facets of the work involved. Recently, I served as Executive Director to the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, as well as the American Neurological Association. I enjoy helping associations identify areas of improvement, improve member engagement and plan strategically for the future. I am also encouraged to be joining the industry at a time of recovery and growth.
The WCMA represents manufacturers of dimension and wood components who can supply any product you might need. One call to the WCMA office or a visit to the Source Guide on WoodComponents.org can connect you with a WCMA member company that can produce the exact product to your specifications.
WCMA members also will partner with you as your business prepares for improving conditions. Our members enable you to adapt to changing markets and consumer preferences with their components expertise, from simple to fully-machined, tight-tolerance wood parts. And they’re available to you right next door – not around the world.
Located throughout the United States and Canada, WCMA member companies produce rough, semi- and fully machined wood components for the cabinet, furniture, building products, staircase, flooring, millwork, store fixture and related decorative wood product industries, in a variety of wood species and engineered wood materials.
WCMA Offers Resources, Events
Trade Promotion: WCMA supports its members through ads placed in the major woodworking magazines. The WCMA also exhibits at trade shows throughout the world with displays highlighting members’ products. Free copies of the Wood Component Buyer’s Guide are available at these shows to buyers and users who visit the booth. A large number of sales leads are obtained at these shows that are passed on to WCMA members for follow-up.
Wood Technology Expo: An annual event, the Wood Technology Expo encourages more interaction between WCMA Technology Partners and member companies. The Wood Technology Expo is held in conjunction with our Fall Conference & Plant Tour Event.
A listing of WCMA Technology Partners is available in the digital edition and at woodcomponents.org. These companies are a great source for all your woodworking machinery, tooling, software and business solution needs.
WCMA Rulebook: The “Rules and Specifications for Dimension and Woodwork” covers dimension and component grading rules, tolerances and claim procedures for domestic and export trade. It also serves as a guideline for buyers of dimension and component products.
Source Guide: The “WCMA Membership Directory & Source Guide” includes a description of products produced by member companies, wood species and machining capabilities. This makes it easy for dimension and component buyers to identify the firms that produce the products they need and provides them with contact information.
WCMA Member Match™ Program: Free of charge to dimension and component buyers, WCMA’s Member Match™ Program “matches” component buyers’ needs with our members’ production capabilities. This membership database retrieval system provides prospective buyers with a list of all WCMA members who can produce the products they need. A list is generated that is immediately faxed or e-mailed to component buyers so they can contact manufacturers with their exact specifications.
For information about the WCMA’s programs and activities or if you wish to become a member of the association, please contact the WCMA office at 952-564-3046; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit WoodComponents.org.
Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.