Community Resources

AWFS: The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers

AWFS is the largest national trade association in the U.S. representing the interests of the broad array of companies that supply the home and commercial furnishings industry. The AWFS Fair convenes on odd numbered years in Las Vegas, NV.

 

https://www.awfs.org

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CTA: Consumer Technology Association

CTA is the trade association representing the $422 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. CTA hosts the CES (Consumer Electronics Show), the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators.

https://www.cta.tech

EDP NC: Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is focused on recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting the needs of existing businesses, connecting exporters to global customers, helping small business owners get their start, and attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.

https://edpnc.com

 
 
 

IWF: The International Woodworking Fair

IWF is North America's largest woodworking event held in Atlanta, GA on even numbered years. Discover the latest advances in manufacturing technology, innovation, product design, emerging sectors and more. IWF 2022: August 23 - 26.

https://www.iwfatlanta.com

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IWF Connect

IWF Connect is IWF's online trade show and conference for the global woodworking industry. 

https://www.iwfconnect.com/

Lease Financial

Tom Strickfaden and his team are the best in the biz and specialize exclusivesly with machinery financing. You'll deal directly with an industry-wise financing professional who is tuned into your specific needs.

https://leasefinancialllc.com

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Maxis Advisors

For more than 20 years, Maxis Advisors, formerly known as Development Advisors (DAI), has provided experience and expertise to directly increase project return on investment and profitability for capital investment and job-creating projects.

https://maxisadvisors.com

NC State University Wood Products Extension

The mission of Wood Products Extension within the Department of Forest Biomaterials is to increase the competitiveness and profitability of North Carolina's wood products industry, improve markets, and increase consumer understanding of wood products and their proper use.

 

outreach.cnr.ncsu.edu/ncwood

NC WasteTrader

North Carolina's marketplace for discarded or surplus materials and products. This waste exchange service is designed to divert recoverable materials from disposal while providing feedstocks and supplies to potential users. Buy/Sell/Give Away surplus manufacturing waste.

http://www.ncwastetrader.org

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WMIA Woodworking Machinery Industry Association

The mission of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) is to establish a platform for its members to network and present the best global technology, services, and information to the North American marketplace.

https://www.wmia.org

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WMMA: Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers of America

WMMA is "The Gateway to American Technology." Our vision as an association is to help our members meet their business objectives by helping them address challenges in the global marketplace.

The WMMA® shall enhance the competitive position, improve the performance and advocate for domestic manufacturers of machinery, cutting tools and supplies used in the processing of wood and related products.

 

https://www.wmma.org

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Woodworking Network

Woodworking Network is a home for the community of professional woodworkers, presenting technology, supplies, education, inspiration and community for professional woodworkers, from small business entrepreneurs to corporate managers at large automated plants.

https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com