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 in 2021, we are collaborating with the Wood Machinery Manufacturers Association (WMMA) to 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 hosted receptions with WMMA members on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, along with a seated dinner on Thursday.

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

We look forward to seeing everyone in Minneapolis!

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About the Hotel - The event will be held at the JW Marriott Mall of America. The hotel is in an unbeatable location in Bloomington, MN, and directly connected to the Mall of America with its renowned shopping, dining and entertainment. The Mall of America is one of the top tourist destinations in the country and is known around the world. Please use this LINK to reserve your room by October 18.


Plant Tours

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


Early Bird Registration is now open and will remain open until Thursday, September 8. Registration rates will increase beginning Friday, September 9, so take advantage of discounted rates today! Registration details can be found by clicking the "Register Today" button located below or "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.