Event Calendar

Industry Wide Event & Plant Tours
9/8/2014 - 9/10/2014
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

Industry-Wide Event & Plant Tours
From sawmill/raw material to manufacturing to distribution to home builder, the millwork industry will come together in Pennsylvania this September for a unique networking and educational experience. Wood, MDF and Poly moulding and millwork manufacturers along with industry suppliers, distributors, and home builders are invited to participate. 

The event schedule will blend plant tours of with two table top sessions and educational presentations. Facilities scheduled to be toured are:
Kountry Kraft Mfg.; Northway Industries; Plain & Fancy Kitchens Mfg.; Signature Companies Chambersburg; Versatek Enterprises; Wayneco; and Weaber Lumber (2 separate locations).

 

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Keynote Speaker to Close Event Wednesday Evening
Dr. Davie Crowe, Chief Economist and Senior VP of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will give a presentation on Wednesday evening as the Industry Wide Event & Plant Tours wrap up. Dr. Crowe will address the state of the home building industry, speak to their path forward, and touch on products/trends in home building.  

 

 Event Overview (tentative)
Sunday, September 7 - Arrival day. You must arrive on Sunday in order to tour on Monday morning. Afternoon Golf Scramble* for early arrivals.   Parking Lot Equipment Demos, Open Evening.  *Optional activity fee.

Monday, September 8 - Bus departs 7:00am for Plant Tours, Parking Lot Equipment Demos,  Tabletops Reception, Open Evening.  Note: Plant tour participants must ride the bus to participate in the tours. No exceptions.

Tuesday, September 9 - Bus departs 7:00am for Plant Tours, Parking Lot Equipment Demos, Tabletops, Open Evening.  Note: Plant tour participants must ride the bus to participate in the tours. No exceptions.

Wednesday, September 10 - Bus departs 7:00am for Plant Tours, Closing Education Session, Open Evening.   Note: Plant tour participants must ride the bus to participate in the tours. No exceptions.  The tour bus will not return to the hotel until 5:00pm on this day. Education Session and Closing will end at 6:45pm.


Table Top Event
The table tops will consist of raw material suppliers, moulding and millwork manufacturers, and suppliers to secondary manufacturers. There are a limited amount of table tops being offered for the Industry Wide Event on a first come basis. Exhibitors will be given a choice of displaying hand samples and brochures only. 


Wait List - Limited Number of Participants
Each company shall be limited to two participants with a wait list option for additional attendees. The Industry Wide Event will be limited in overall attendance due to several factors, e.g., number of tour participants to conduct through each plant location.  Once the threshold of participants has been met, those desiring to attend will be put on a wait list. The limitation of participants is necessary to ensure a positive experience for the event attendees and plant tour locations. Wait list attendees will be added to the event on a first registered basis. 


Approval / Denial of Plant Tour Participation
The individual manufacturing plants reserve the right to deny tour access to any company representative. Registering and paying for the MMPA Industry Wide Event does not guarantee admittance to all plants slated for touring. The MMPA cautions airline tickets should not be purchased until your registration form has been processed and accepted by the plants. Register early!


Sierra Pacific Open House 
The Sierra Pacific Industries 35th Annual Open House takes place on Thursday, September 11 at 4:00pm in Anderson, CA. The event is by invitation only. Talk to your SPI representative for further details. For those MMPA members and SPI customers attending this event, the plant tour program in Pennsylvania ends on Wednesday, September 10 at 6:45pm.


Room Reservations
The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square is offering a discounted room rate. The rates are available from September 7-12, 2014. Room rates are single or double occupancy with additional state and local taxes. Call the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square directly to secure your reservation, +1-888-850-6146. Identify yourself as part of the Moulding & Millwork Producers Association. The Lancaster Marriott has a limited number of suites. Early reservations are encouraged. The room block discount ends on August 15, 2014. Check in time is 4pm, check out is 11am.

 

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Building & Strength Leadership Session
9/11/2014 - 9/11/2014
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

The MMPA leadership will spend the day reviewing the current strategic plan, organizational chart and committee task schedule to ensure the association is on task. This session is for all board members, chairs, and vice chairs. The leadership task review session will run from 9am - 5pm. Those attending the Industry Wide Event & Plant Tours may extend their stay at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square.

 

Room Reservations
The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square is offering a discounted room rate. The rates are available from September 6-13, 2014. Room rates are single or double occupancy with additional state and local taxes. Call the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square directly to secure your reservation, +1-888-850-6146. Identify yourself as part of the Moulding & Millwork Producers Association. The Lancaster Marriott has a limited number of suites. Early reservations are encouraged. The room block discount ends on August 8, 2014. Check in time is 4pm, check out is 11am.

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Timber Expo - Materials and Innovation Trade Show
10/5/2014 - 10/9/2014
NEC Birmingham * Birmingham, England

Timber Expo is the most important event on the UK construction calendar dedicated exclusively to timber, its associated technologies and its many applications. It is brimming with the latest products, innovations and developmentsacross the timber sector – not just from the UK, but from an increasingly exciting and diverse international market.  MMPA members interested in attending/working the trade show booth should contact association staff for further details.

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furniPRO Asia
11/3/2014 - 11/9/2014
Marina Sands Bay Expo * Singapore

The biennial furniPRO Asia is the leading trade fair for the woodworking, furniture and panel production industries in South East Asia. furniPRO Asia offers an unparalleled outreach and access from the international woodworking and furniture production industries to trade professionals in the ASEAN region and beyond. At furniPRO Asia, we attract high quality buyers with our commitment to be a showcase and trading platform for the newest machinery and technologies in the market. 

Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand are leading furniture exporters. Vietnam is emerging as a strong contender, with its impressive growth in production volume and exports in recent years. Most of the leading furniture companies in Singapore and Taiwan also have important production facilities in Asia.

Leverage on the opportunities in this growing sector and exhibit at furniPRO Asia, where you can:

  • Connect with the key buyers in the ASEAN region and do business with these growing centres for furniture production
  • Be the market leader and drive the adoption of new products, trends and impressions in the woodworking and furniture production industry in Asia
  • Tap into the growing potential of markets in ASEAN with access to close to US$3.5 billion worth of exports a year

 

MMPA members interested in attending/working the trade show booth should contact association staff no later than 90 days prior to the start of this event.

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Japan Home and Building Show
11/10/2014 - 11/15/2014
Tokyo Big Sight * Tokyo, Japan

As the largest exhibition of the housing industry in Japan, the Japan Home & Building Show has a 36-year history of attracting international buyers of building materials and furniture. MMPA members interested in attending/working the trade show booth should contact association staff at least 90 days prior to the start of this event.

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Taipei Building & Construction Expo
12/9/2014 - 12/15/2014
Taipei World Trade Center * Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei International Building, Construction and Decoration Exhibition made its debut in 1987. For the past 23 years, the exhibition has become the largest and foremost international construction and building materials show in Taiwan. It serves not only as a trading platform for suppliers and buyers, but as an important channel for purchasing basic and large-scale construction items. The showground is divided into different exhibit areas by group of similar products to achieve utmost efficiency and benefits.

MMPA members interested in attending/working the trade show booth should contact the association staff no later than 90 days prior to the start of this event.

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Expo Promueble International Trade Show
1/22/2015 - 1/26/2015
Centro Banamex * Mexico City, Mexico

Expo Promueble is an international exhibition of Machinery, Woodworking and Supplies for the Furniture, Wood and Forestry Industry taking palce in Mexico City, Mexico. MMPA members interested in attending/working the trade show should contact the association staff no later than 90 days prior to the start of this event.

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