2019 New Orleans


September 22-25 , 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana


Join us for the first ever combined MMPA & WCMA fall event! Manufacturers and Tech Partners will come together from both organizations in New Orleans for an enhanced program.

Contact Gisela Aguilar for further details on how to register. 





Sunday, September 22

12 pm  MMPA Board of Directors Meeting, Saint Anne's Room

1:30 pm WCMA Board of Directors Meeting, Saint Anne's Room

4:30-5:30 pm Registration, St. Charles Ballroom Prefunction

4:30-6:30 pm Welcome Reception, St. Charles Ballroom

Open Evening


Monday, September 23

6:00-7:00 am Breakfast at your leisure, Astor Ballroom III

7:15 am Bus loading and departure for plant tours

8:30 am Acadian Millwork tour

10:30 am Gator Millworks Casework tour

1:45 pm Riverside Lumber tour

3:45 pm Bus returns to The Astor Crowne Plaza

4:30-6 pm Poker Suite Crawl for manufacturer attendees

Open Evening


Tuesday, September 24

6:30-8 am Breakfast at your leisure, Astor Ballroom III

8am-4 pm  Ongoing General Sessions, Astor Ballroom I & II

8am-4 pm Ongoing Productivity Information Exchange (PIE) appointments

11:45 am-1:45 pm Luncheon with speaker panels, Astor Ballroom III

4-6 pm Play Your Best Poker Hand Reception, Astor Ballroom III

Open Evening


Wednesday, September 25

6:00-8 am Breakfast at your leisure, Astor Ballroom III

7:00am All attendee checkouts begin

7:30 am Luggage and bus loading

8 am Bus departure to Mobile, Alabama

 10:45 am Barnett Millworks Tour

2:30 pm Bus drops at the Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) for those flying out this evening.

3:30 pm Bus drops at the Mobile Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel for those flying out Thursday morning.

Important: Transportation is not provided to the airport on Thursday. Additionally, the bus will not be returning to New Orleans. 

End of program

MMPA Meeting Set Prior to Start of SPI Annual Open House


Emerging Issues


WM® members are encouraged to attend the Emerging Issues Meeting set for Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The meeting has been set for 1:30 - 4:30 pm at the Gaia Hotel in Anderson, California which is the day prior to the start of the Sierra Pacific Industries Annual Open House. The Emerging Issues Meeting will focus on topics submitted by the membership which are of immediate relevance in the 3rd quarter of 2019. The Emerging Issues moderator will be SPI's James Danielsen. The MMPA would like to thank SPI for assisting in the coordination of this event.


Submit Your Discussion Topic Now

All members are encouraged to submit topics for the event to Kellie Schroeder at: Topics will be reviewed and then placed on the meeting agenda in the order received. Due to discussion length and the vigor of topic engagement, not all topics may be addressed on that day. Thus, members should submit their discussions points as soon as possible. Please submit your hot topics no later than August 26, 2019. Topics may include, but are not limited to: freight/logistics; labor/recruiting; raw material supply, etc.


Save Your Seat!

If you plan to attend the Emerging Issues Meeting, you must RSVP to Kellie Schroeder at:  Seating will be on a first come basis until the room limit is met.


If you are an MMPA member, have not received your invitation to the SPI Annual Open House, and would like to attend, please contact James Danielsen at SPI:     Phone: 530-378-8000     Email:


For questions or comments on the Emerging Issues Meeting, please contact Kellie Schroeder: