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).
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.
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.