OCTOBER 14th - 16th, 2014


Your board of directors are happy to announce that we have selected Tuesday, October 14 through Thursday October 16th as the dates for our annual meeting which will be held in Charlotte, NC.  This is a city that offers an incredible variety of things to do , from high-energy racing, pro sports games, outdoor recreation, culture, and history.  It is easily accessible with over 130 nonstop destinations from across the globe.

In addition to an excellent opportunity for some unique woodworking tours, we will be holding our meeting in conjunction with the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. This is a similar association consisting of sawmills, distribution yards, and manufacturers.  This will be an incredible opportunity to network with other woodworking professionals. 

Please watch the Upcoming Events section of the WPMA website for more information, or call the office at 978-874-5445.

Mark your calendars.  We look forward to seeing you in Charlotte!


One of our educational sessions to be held as part of our annual meeting in Charlotte, NC in October will be titled “Practical and Easily Implemented Energy Reduction Solutions.” We have a number of members who have agreed to share energy reduction solutions they have implemented and the savings they have realized.  We are looking for a few additional panelists to join the panel.

If you have something you would like to share with fellow members please call Philip at the association office 978/ 874-5445.

We have also been made aware that the Bank America 500 NASCAR race will be held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  For those that would like to see what seats are available and to purchase tickets the following link will be helpful

We look forward to seeing as many members in Charlotte for this joint annual meeting with the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers.


We are excited to inform you that we have hotel reservation assistance to make your room reservations for the annual meeting in October.  If you would like to contact the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel at 877/822-3224, please feel free to do so.  We would like to encourage you to make your room reservations as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please call the association office at 978/874-5445.   The group rate is $169. To register online please follow this link


Sponsorships allow us to offer many special features.  To do so, we need your financial partnership in order to make this event memorable.

Please look over the list of opportunities(here). There are also ways to share a sponsorship.  Proper recognition will be publicized in several newsletters, the Events section of the association website, signage and publicity at the meeting and in the attendees packages.

Please call Michelle at the association office at (978) 874-5445 with any questions that you may have.