Please join us in the High Velocity Lounge inside the Marriott Hotel on Tuesday night,
August 23, 2022 from 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
This will be a great opportunity to network and share a drink and some appetizers with friends.
If you have any questions, please call the association office at 978/874-5445, or Phil's cell phone at 508/340-3278 while in Atlanta.
We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!


WPMA Room Block

WPMA members can join fellow members at the Marriott Marquis during their visit to the IWF.  We have been given a small block of rooms at:

Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE

Atlanta, GA

Room rate:  $148


Start your registration using this link “Register Now” link and use the IWFIPA22 Comp Code on the profile page.  Once you have answered the survey questions you will be taken to the “Room Search” page as part of the registration process.  On this page you will see “If you have been given a block code by the Group Coordinator, click Here”.  After clicking on this link, you can enter the block code hotel block code WPMA in the box marked “Access Code”. Enter your arrival and departure dates and click on “Submit Dates”.  The Marriott Marquis will show as the blocked hotel in yellow shading.

Members can still book in non-blocked hotels if they desire.


Mike Snow

Michael S. Snow, Executive Director, American Hardwood Export Council

Michael S. Snow has been the Executive Director of the American Hardwood Export Council  (AHEC) since 1999, where he oversees the Council's promotional programs around the globe, and manages AHEC's overseas offices and staff in Europe, Mexico, Japan, Dubai, Brazil, India Hong Kong and China. Previously, he served as AHEC's Program Manager for Europe, China and Japan.

Mr. Snow holds a Master's Degree in International Economics from the George Washington University, and a BA in Developmental Economics from the University of Wisconsin.  Before joining AHEC, Michael served as a Consultant on international education and travel programs for the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Associates, and spent several years in Seville, Spain teaching economics courses in English and Spanish for the University of Wisconsin System.

Michael Peelish

Michael Peelish, Esquire, Law Office of Adele Abrams

Michael works as an attorney with a degree in engineering of mines with over 26 years working in the mining, and general industry sectors.  He has handled cases before the MSHA and OSHA Review Commissions and in state and federal courts.  He also had company oversight for safety and health for mining companies with oversight for safety and health, human resources, training, environmental affairs, purchasing, government affairs, training, Marcellus shale gas production joint venture, and continuous improvement.  Throughout his career, he has worked with mine operators and OSHA facilities on 5 safety programs, and to seek improved ways of protecting employees' safety and health.  He is also an owner of a small business manufacturer of electrical components that provide more efficient use of energy in manufacturing processes.  He is now practicing law with the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC and regularly performs safety and health audits and exposure assessments for his clients.



A once in a lifetime opportunity…A presentation from the Virginia Beach Police Department Special Forces Bomb Squad about bomb construction and detonation. The presentation will include traveling to an offsite facility where you will be able to tour the bomb truck, see the robots used for examination, examine a bomb suit and will conclude with a live demonstration where you will witness the detonation/explosion of several items being blown up!


A tour of AGI, a $300M+ per year sign manufacturing business. They manufacture signs for all of the major car brands and banks as well as sports venues all over the country. No doubt you have seen their work in your city/town. Our host will be the president of the company. His enthusiasm and energy are contagious. A must see!


A tour of the USA Headquarters for Hermes Abrasives. Hermes Abrasives occupies a leading market position in the production of precision bonded, high-quality, state-of-the-art abrasives. The tour will take you through the manufacturing process of sandpaper from paper and grit to finished product. You will never look at a piece of sandpaper the same way after you experience this fascinating, behind the scenes tour of a woodworking staple.


A little taste of the South!!! A southern barbeque hosted by Premier Millwork and Lumber Company. The menu will include brisket, barbecue chicken and all the fixings. You will also be able to tour Premier Millwork’s 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility owned by WPMA board member, George R. Melnyk, Jr. Premier Millwork is a full scale architectural millwork company who provides Millwork of Distinction from New England to Florida.