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WPMA 88th ANNUAL MEETING

SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2017

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Your Board of Directors and association staff are pleased to announce that we have selected the beautiful Renaissance Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island as the site for our 2017 Annual Meeting.  Please save the dates of September 19-21, 2017 to join your fellow members for an excellent networking and educational opportunity.  

Registration will occur on Tuesday afternoon.  Our meeting will begin at 6:00 pm.  For the mini-roll call you will be asked to stand, introduce yourself, your company, and the products/services you provide.  This helps increase networking during the meeting. This will be followed by a cocktail reception and dinner which is included in the registration fee.

Our plant tours and mystery event will occur on Wednesday.  Pete Scheira may put you on a train so be careful who you speak with.  Our business meeting, full roll call, and educational sessions will occur on Thursday.   SEE PRELIMINARY AGENDA HERE

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Reserve your room now by calling (401)919-5000 or follow the link below.  Mention the WPMA block for our group rate of $189.

Book your group rate at the Renaissance for WPMA Annual Meeting HERE!

REGISTRATION

See Full and A La Carte Meeting Registration Options HERE!

PLANT TOURS

Please note that first priority for the plant tours will be given to those attending for the entire meeting.  If you are only interested in only attending the plant tours, please call Michelle at 978-874-5445 and you will be added to our waiting list.

  • NORTH ATLANTIC CORP

North Atlantic Corp is a distributor and manufacturer of windows, doors, kitchens, stairs, millwork, and commercial openings. They service builders and contractors, architects, lumber yards, specialty millwork dealers, modelers and homeowners in the residential and commercial markets through their different companies.  NAC is comprised of approximately 350 total employees working for Horner Millwork, Horner Commercial Sales, Remodelers Outlet, Cleary Millwork. Wholesale Doors, and HomeSouth.

We will be visiting their primary manufacturing plant in Swanzey, MA which is approximately 228,000 square feet and employs over 120 dedicated professionals.

  • SOUTH SHORE MILLWORK

We have received special permission to visit this state of the art millwork facility. They are able to produce one-of-a-kind pieces for the high-end millwork market to curved, rounded, or straight mouldings to arched and radius doors and windows. They are even able to offer fire-rated doors.

This will probably be one of the most impressive facilities you will visit. Owner Jeff Burton has gone above and beyond to make his facility a place that employees want to come to work.  He realizes that without well qualified and dedicated employees, he cannot operate his successful company.  They have recently expanded the plant to 80,000 square feet and currently employee 85 professionals.  They have also installed a solar array of electrical panels that generate 100% of the electricity required to operate the entire facility.  Jeff will share some of the intricate and challenging projects that they have completed.

EDUCATIONAL SESSION TOPICS

  • Trump Administration Changes

How will the following topics affect your business?

a.  Health Care-ACA

b. Taxes

c.  Business Policies

d.  HR Regulations

e.  Foreign trade- possible taxes on imported items

  • Changes to the Architectural Millwork industry

As brick and mortar retailers disappear due to Amazon's impact- how will the architectural industry be affected?

  • Changes with FSC

New Chain of custody (COC) standard

        a. What changed  
        b. What didn't

 New Alternative Documentation Process

        a.  Who can use it
        b.  How is it used

 Deadline for New FSC Controlled Wood Standard

        a. Do you need a risk assessment
        b.  Who can you sell FSC Controlled Wood to

 Q&A

 

SPONSORSHIP

Click here to join the following list of WPMA 88th Annual Meeting Sponsors!

2017 Annual Meeting Sponsors

Pennsylvania Lumebermens Mutual Insurance - Mahogany Level

CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. - Walnut Level

Cindoco Wood Products - Walnut Level

Maine Wood Concepts - Walnut Level

Walnut Creek Planing - Cherry Level

Brown Wood Inc. - Maple Level

F & N Woodworking, LLC - Maple Level

Fancher Chair Co., Inc. - Maple Level

Marsh & McLennan Agency - Maple Level

Osborne Wood Products - Maple Level

Rolando Capanna Insurance - Maple Level

Stiles Machinery, Inc. - Maple Level

Weinig - Maple Level

Winchester Financial Group - Maple Level

Atlas Dowel & Wood Products - Birch Level

Cummings Veneer Products - Birch Level

Insurance Center For Building Materials - Birch Level

Keystone Wood Turning - Birch Level

Boyce Highlands, Inc. - Poplar Level

Champeau, JM - Poplar Level

Elipticon Curved & Architectural Wood Products - Poplar Level

Finzer Roller - Poplar Level

Four Corners LLC - Poplar Level

Keiver-Willard Lumber Corp - Poplar Level

Pioneer Adhesive Products - Poplar Level

Rex Lumber Company - Poplar Level

Verde Demountable Partitions, LLC - Poplar Level

**Scroll across logos at top of page to see sponsors and links to their sites

We look forward to seeing you in Providence to share some of this timely information that will have a direct impact on your business and bottom line.

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