2025 IHLA Convention & Exposition

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

March 17th - 19th, 2025

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 W. Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225



2025 NWFA Expo April 15 - 17, 2025


Charlotte Convention Center

501 S College St
Charlotte, NC 28202



SMA Annual Conference

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

245 E Ina Road

Tuscon, AZ  85704

Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, April 20, 2024


More information here

WPMA C2842


WPMA is a member of the IWF 2024 Industry Partners Alliance.  Your IWF 2024 registration is a special membership benefit.  WPMA members can register for the show using code WPM224 and book your hotel here:  REGISTRATION

Visit WPMA in Booth #C2842.


Here's what attendees can expect:


Industry Tours: Explore the latest innovations and practices in manufacturing through guided tours of leading facilities in the area.  Tours include Northwood Machine Company and Louisville Slugger.

Louisville Slugger - get ready to smell the wood, hear the sound of wood chips soaring, and learn about the history of an American icon.  This experience knocks the excitement out of the park!

Northwood Machine Company - Since 1988, they have been innovating solutions to increase productivity and quality.  Using technologies and engineering knowledge from all industries, they are constantly developing and testing new methods to build machines based on customer applications.  From their core innovations to the latest in Finite Element Analysis Design, they use advanced technologies to create a custom system for your business.

Special Tour of Winstar Farms: Experience the rich heritage of Kentucky by visiting Winstar Farms, renowned for its American Thoroughbred horse breeding and racing. This tour offers a unique glimpse into the local flavor and culture including a stop at the Woodford Reserve Distillery.

Business Meeting: Engage in discussions and presentations focused on the challenges and opportunities facing the wood products industry. Gain insights from industry leaders and experts.

Drug Law changes and the workplace - operating a drug-free workplace isn't new, but keeping current with new laws and drug trends can be a challenge.  Not doing so can be costly.  Workplaces are asking questions about marijuana legalization, dealing with prescription(Rx) drug use/abuse, responding to applicants who fail drug tests and more.  Present by Allison Sharer, of WORKING PARTNERS®  a consulting firm that helps businesses save money and minimize liability associated with substance misuse in employees by maintaining drug-free workplaces.

Beyond Wood – What else could we be producing in addition to wood products at our facilities – a representative from Thermwood will discuss how their customers made a transition from wood products to other products.

Managing Your Cyber Risk -Cyber-crime is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic exposures in business today. Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about a security breach or incident involving the loss of sensitive data to hackers. We will discuss several layers of risk management that will help reduce a business’s exposure as well as coverage options available to transfer the risk to an insurance carrier.  Presented by Jason Kerr of Federated Insurance.

Exhibits: Discover cutting-edge technologies, products, and services showcased by exhibitors. Explore new solutions to enhance your manufacturing processes and operations.

Networking: Connect with fellow members, industry professionals, and potential partners during networking sessions. Build valuable relationships and exchange ideas to drive growth and innovation.

Mystery Event: Delight in the excitement of a mystery event, adding an element of surprise and intrigue to the gathering. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting addition to the agenda.

Location: Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown Date: October 9 & 10, 2024

Whether you're a WPMA or KFIA member or a non-member, this event offers a fantastic opportunity to learn, network, and be inspired within the wood products manufacturing community. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience in Louisville, Kentucky!

High Velocity

Meet & Greet

WPMA will be hosting a Meet & Greet on Thursday, August 8, 2024 from 6-8 in the High Velocity Media Room located in the Marriott Marquis.  Join us for refreshments and great networking with fellow woodworkers. 

Marriott Marquis

High Velocity Lounge - Media Room

265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE

Atlanta GA




For over 95 years, WPMA has been dedicated to serving the wood products industry, fostering connections, and facilitating growth.  This year, we're thrilled to invite you to our 94th Annual Meeting, taking place on October 9th-10th in the vibrant city of Louisville, Kentucky.

We're committed to making this event truly exceptional, but we need your support to make it happen.  Your generosity enables us to offer special features and create valuable networking opportunities for all attendees.

By becoming a sponsor, you'll not only enhance the event experience but also gain prominent recognition across various channels:

  •  Inclusion in newsletters
  •  Social media acknowledgments
  • Placement on our association website's Events section
  • Signage and publicity at the meeting venue
  • Recognition in attendees' packages

We understand that every company has unique needs and budgets, which is why we offer a range of sponsorship opportunities. Whether you choose to sponsor a specific aspect of the event or opt for a shared sponsorship, your contribution will play a vital role in our success.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to Michelle at the association office by calling (978) 874-5445.

With your support, we're confident that together, we'll make this year's annual meeting an unparalleled networking experience. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to connect with you in Louisville.