When: October 12-14, 2021

Where: Louisville, Kentucky


Every year, the WCMA looks forward to connecting with our members and tech partners during our Annual Fall Conference & Plant Tour Event, sharing best practices and exchanging ideas on manufacturing related issues. This year's Fall Conference is no exception as we return to in-person events. WCMA's collaboration with the Wood Machinery Manufacturers Association (WMMA) will bring manufacturers and technology suppliers together for an exceptional learning and networking opportunity.

Featured plant tours will showcase companies that utilize modern optimization, scanning, lean manufacturing, tooling, and machining. One of the most valuable parts of these tours is seeing different methods of manufacturing and observing what other companies are doing successfully.

Additional learning and networking will take place at a hosted WCMA Luncheon, as well as Dinner Receptions with WMMA members on Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

WCMA welcomes all non-member companies to attend this event. If you are a manufacturer of dimensional wood components, consider joining us in Louisville. Tour the plants, join us for lunch and dinners, and see WCMA's commitment to its members and the wood industry first-hand. 

We look forward to seeing everyone in Louisville!


About the Hotel - Omni Louisville Hotel is located at 400 S 2nd St in downtown Louisville allowing you easy access to Main Street and the historic downtown district. WCMA has reserved a guest room block with a discounted rate of $219 per night/double occupancy. This rate is only available until September 24. Reservations made after September 24 will be subject to the hotel's regular room rates. Space is limited so it is recommended that you book your hotel room early.


Air - Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is located 6 miles from the hotel. Taxicabs are available at the airport, as well as car rental services.

Ground - For those of you driving to the conference, parking is available at the Omni for $37/night or at Starks Parking directly across the street from the hotel at $15/night

Plant Tours

As logistics are still being worked out for additional plant tours, we can confirm the following tours at this time:



Registration is now open and will remain open until Friday October 1. Registration details can be found by clicking "Register Now" in the menu to the right.

The Young Professionals program is being offered again this year. All WCMA companies are encouraged to identify a team or staff member who demonstrates potential for a career in the wood industry, and who may benefit from the Fall Conference experience. That individual's registration is complimentary. Each WCMA company is allowed 1 Young Professional attendee.