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Woodworking Industry Associations

View a list of wood industry associations, institutes and related organizations that are influential in the woodworking industry below. Also, visit our Safety & Environmental Regulations resources to get important wood industry research about combustible dust and other topics, find wood industry standards about safety and find out how to get more wood industry training.


Adhesive and Sealant Council  (301) 986-9700

American Coatings Association (202) 462-6272
The ACA represents and provides advocacy for companies and professionals working in the paint and coatings industry.

American Forest & Paper Assn. (AF&PA)   (800) 878-8878
AF&PA is the national trade association of the forest products industry and advances public policies for a sustainable U.S. forest products industry in the global marketplace.

American Hardwood Export Council

American Hardwood Information Center  

American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA)   (336) 884-5000
AHFA represents and advocates for 450 manufacturers in the home furnishings industry, Programs include Enhancing Furniture’s Environmental Culture (EFEC).

American Institute of Architects   (800) 245-3837

American Institute of Timber Construction (503) 639-0651

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)   (202) 546-3480

American Walnut Manufacturers Assn. (573) 635-7877

American Wood Finishing Institute (AWFI)  (888) 840-2934

APA-Engineered Wood Assn.   (253) 565-6600
APA is a nonprofit trade association that works with its members in the structural wood products market, including softwood plywood, Glulam, LVL, and CLT.

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc. (AHMI)   (336) 885-8315

Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI)   (571) 323-3636
Representing architectural woodworkers, AWI offers a Quality Certification Program, sustainability resources, Speakers Bureau and Education Foundation.

Arkansas Forestry Assn.  (501) 374-2441

Associated Building and Contractors Inc.   (703) 812-2000

Associated Cooperage Industries of America Inc.   (502) 261-ACIA

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies   (571) 612-3200

Association of Closet and Storage Professionals (ACSP)   (954)-893-7300
The ACSP was established to create a unified voice for the industry, build a professional image for its members and provide information for the end user. ACSP offers standards, public relations and certification programs.

Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers   (800) 537-8629

Assn. of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS)   (954) 893-7300
AWFS represents suppliers to the home and commercial furnishings industry. The group owns the biennial AWFS Fair.

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Assn. (BHMA)   (212) 297-2122

Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Assn. (BIFMA)   (616) 285-3963
BIFMA advocates for commercial furniture manufacturers on regulatory issues, standards and sustainability. It provides third-party sustainability certification for green products as well as quality and performance standards (BIFMA/ANSI).

Cabinet Makers Assn. (CMA)   (866) 562-2512
CMA provides cabinetmakers with networking opportunities, education, and ongoing professional development.

Composite Panel Assn. (CPA)   (703) 724-1128
CPA represents the North American composite panel and decorative surfacing industries, and brings together the entire value chain affiliated with composite panels. Programs include the Eco-Certified Composite sustainability standard.

Construction Marketing Assn.  (630) 868-5061

Decorative Hardwoods Assn. (formerly HPVA)   (703) 435-2900
Formerly known as the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Assn., the DHA represents suppliers of hardwood plywood, hardwood veneer, and engineered hardwood flooring industries. Its members produce 90% of the hardwood plywood stock panels and hardwood veneer manufactured in North America.

DHI: Door Hardware Institute (Door Safety & Security Professionals)   (202) 367-1134

Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA)  (630) 920-4999
The combined organization of the American Architectural Manufacturers Assn. (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), effective 1-1-20.

Forest Products Society   (855) 475-0291

Furniture Manufacturers Credit Assn. (FMCA)   (336) 889 2877

Hardwood Manufacturers Association (HMA)  (412) 244-0440
National trade organization with membership limited to hardwood sawmills and lumber concentration yards located in the United States.

Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Assn. — See Decorative Hardwoods Assn.

Home Furnishings Assn.   (800) 422-3778

International Saw & Knife Assn. (ISKA)   (425) 289-0125

International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD)  (336) 307-0999

International Surface Fabricators Assn. (ISFA)  (412) 487-3207

International Wood Products Assn. (IWPA)  (703) 820-6696
IWPA represents companies and trade organizations engaged in importing hardwoods and softwoods from sustainably managed forests.

Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Assn. (KCMA)   (703) 264-1690
With 300+ members, KCMA works to advance the cabinet industry through advocacy, quality and performance standards (KCMA/ANSI), sponsoring research, educational programs and sustainability, with the Environmental Stewardship Program.

Moulding and Millwork Producers Assn. (MMPA)   (530) 661-9591

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)   (800) 368-5242

National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)   (856) 380-6828

National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)   (847) 298-9225

National Hardwood Lumber Assn. (NHLA)   (901) 377-1818

National Kitchen and Bath Assn. (NKBA)   (800) 843-6522
The association for kitchen and bath professionals, NKBA has 50,000+ members and owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Assn.   (202) 367-1169

National Retail Federation (NRF)   (800) 673-4692

National Wood Flooring Assn. (NWFA)   (800) 422-4556

National Wooden Pallet & Container Assn. (NWPCA)   (703) 519-6104

North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors   (312) 321-6836

North American Building Materials Distribution Assn. (NBMDA)   (312) 321-6845
NBMDA represents a network of distributors and manufacturers in the building materials industry.

North American Laminate Flooring Assn. (NALFA)   (202) 785-9500

Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Assn. (NeLMA)  (207) 829-6901

Northeastern Woodworkers Assn. (NWA)

Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA)  (847) 982-0800

Pennsylvania Forest Products Assn.  (800) 232-4562

Powder Coating Institute   (800) 988-COAT

Power Tool Institute Inc.  (216) 241-7333

RadTech International North America   (240) 497-1242

Railway Tie Assn.   (770) 460-5553

Shop! (formerly A.R.E-POPAI)   (847) 686-2239
A year after merging the Association of Retail Environments (A.R.E.) and Point of Purchase Advertising Intl (POPAI), in June 2016 the group changed its name to Shop!. It provides research, education and networking to approximately 2,000 member companies on six continents. Members include store fixture suppliers, retail design firms, suppliers of visual merchandising products, and suppliers of materials and equipment for the retail environments industry.

Southeastern Lumber Manufacturer's Assn.   (770) 631-6701

Southern Cypress Manufacturers Assn.

Southern Forest Products Assn.   (504) 443-4464

Stairway Manufacturers’ Assn.   (877) 500-5759

TAPPI   (770) 446-1400

U.S. Industrial Pellet Assn.  (804) 775-5894

Western Hardwood Assn.  (360) 835-1600
WHA members include sawmills, manufacturers, wholesalers, landowners and service groups.

Window and Door Manufacturers Assn. (WDMA)   (312) 321-6802
WDMA provides window, door and skylight professionals with education and professional programs and standards.

Women’s Leadership Development Network   (336) 882-9373

Wood Component Manufacturers Assn. (WCMA)   (651) 332-6332
WCMA promotes the interests of the North American manufacturers of wood components and dimension stock. WCMA publishes an annual Source Guide and offers a Member Match program.

Wood Industry Resource Collaborative  
A consortium of trade associations whose purpose is to provide a collection of tools and strategies for the wood industry to attract and retain employees, while improving the perception of the industry.

Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA)   (443) 640-1052
WMMA helps domestic manufacturers of woodworking machinery, cutting tools and supplies meet the challenges of a changing global marketplace.

Wood Products Manufacturers Assn. (WPMA)   (978) 874-5445
WPMA represents manufacturers of dimension and wood component products. Insurance and safety programs are among the member benefits.

Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA)
WCA offers programs & standards to promote a skilled workforce for the woodworking industry.

Woodwork Institute   (916) 372-9943

Woodworking Machinery Industry Assn. (WMIA)   (571) 279-8340
WMIA represents importers and distributors of machinery and ancillary equipment in North America. Its annual Wooden Globe Awards honor excellence in woodworking.

World Floor Covering Assn.   (855) 330-1183

World Millwork Alliance   (727) 372-3665


(*Asterisk denotes those associations with Canadian members but are based in the U.S.)

AFDICQ, Association des fabricants et détaillants de l'industrie de la cuisine du Québec   (418) 834-0200
The Association of Manufacturers and Retailers of the Quebec Kitchen Industry (AFDICQ) is the only Quebec association representing the kitchen cabinet, bathroom and custom furniture industries. Founded in 1981, AFDICQ now has close to 225 members, including some 100 manufacturers and retailers of kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

Alberta Forest Products Assn.  (780) 452-2841

Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC)  (403) 981-7300

BC Wood   (877)-422-9663

Bluewater Wood Alliance   (226)-668-5455

*Business & Institutional Furniture Mfrs. Assn.   (616)-285-3963

*Cabinet Makers Assn.   (866) 562-2512

Canada Wood   (604)-891-1259

Canadian Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Assn.   (450)-227-4048

Canadian Home Builders Assn.

Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Assn. (CKCA)    (613) 493-5858
Established in 1972, the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association (CKCA) is a national association that strives to promote the interests and conserves the rights of manufacturers of kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, and related millwork, as well as their suppliers and dealers, throughout Canada.

Canadian Wood Council (CWC)   (613)-747-5544

Canadian Wooden Pallet and Container Assn.   (877)-224-3555

Canadian Woodworking Machinery Distributors Assn. (CWMDA)   (647)-802-2290

*Composite Panel Assn.

Council of Forest Ind.   (604)-684-0211

Fenestration Canada   (888) 543-2516

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)   (613) 563-1441

*National Wooden Pallet & Container Assn.   (703) 519-6104

Maritime Lumber Bureau  (902) 667-3889

*Moulding and Millwork Producers Assn. (MMPA)   (530) 661-9591

Ontario Forest Industries Assn.  (416) 368-6188

Ontario Lumber Manufacturers Agency  (705) 898-1036

Quebec Forest Industry Council (QFIC)  (418) 657-7916

Quebec Furniture Manufacturers Assn.   (800) 363-6681

Quebec Wood Export Bureau (Q-WEB)   (418)-650-6385

*Shop! (formerly A.R.E.-POPAI)   (954) 893-7300

Western Red Cedar Lumber Assn.  (604)-891-1262

*Wood Component Manufacturers Assn.  (651) 332-6332

*Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America   (443) 640-1052

Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC)   (613) 567-5511

*Wood Products Manufacturers Assn.   (978) 874-5445

Woodlinks   (613)-567-5511

*Woodworking Machinery Industry Assn.   (571) 279-8340

* Denotes U.S.-based organization with Canadian membership


ACIMALL: Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Mfrs. Assn.

AFAMAJAL – Jalisco Furniture Manufacturers Association

AFEMMA: Spanish Manufacturers Association of Machinery, Tools

AIMSAD (Woodworking Machinery and Side Industries Businessmen Association ) of Turkey.

AMPIMM: Asociación Mexicana de Proveedores de la Industria Maderera y Mueblera A.C. (Mexican Association of Suppliers of the Wood and Furniture Industry)

ASORA: Argentina Woodworking

Eumabois: European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers

European Pallet Assn.

European Panel Federation

Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research

Furniture Ind. Assn. of Bento Gonclaves (Sindmoveis)

Intl Research Group on Wood Protection   

KWF: Kuratorium für Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik also

Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Assn. (twma)

VDMA: German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers Assn.

Wood Processors & Manufacturers Association of New Zealand


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