Wood Industry Associations

American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)

Prime source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the window, door and skylight industry.

http://www.aamanet.org

American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)

The AF&PA is a national trade association representing the forest, pulp, paper and wood products industries. Their mission includes legislative and regulatory work; capturing and disseminating statistical information; and bringing the various industry segments together in support of initiatives and collaborative projects for the benefit of all.

http://www.afandpa.org

American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA)

AHFA is the world's largest and most influential trade organization serving the home furnishings industry. It disseminates up-to-date management, manufacturing and technical information to member companies and acts as a regulatory watchdog. AHFA created a voluntary environmental management system to assist members with developing proactive environmental programs.

http://www.ahfa.us

American Institute of Timber Construction

The American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC) is the national technical trade association of the structural glued laminated (glulam) timber industry. AITC represents a majority of the glued laminated timber manufacturers in the U.S. in addition to a number of installers, suppliers, sales representatives, engineers, architects, designers, and researchers.

http://www.aitc-glulam.org

American Society of Furniture Designers

International non-profit dedicated to supporting the profession of furniture design in the arenas of residential and contract furnishings and accessories. Membership is open to design teachers and students.

http://asfd.com/

American Wood Council

This is the wood products division of AF&PA, charged with developing design tools and guidelines for wood construction and with influencing public policies affecting the use of wood products.

http://www.awc.org

APA (The Engineered Wood Association)

APA's focus is on helping the industry create structural wood products through research, field work and collaboration with member manufacturers. APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry.

http://www.apawood.org

Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers

A trade association headquartered in High Point, N.C., whose goal is the promotion of logs, lumber and products from the Appalachian Mountain region.

http://www.appalachianwood.org

Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI)

A nonprofit trade association that represents nearly 4000 members consisting of architectural woodworkers, suppliers, design professionals and students from around the world. AWI offers the "Architectural Woodwork Standards," the definitive resource manual for the fabrication, finishing and installation of architectural woodwork. They also offer the AWI Quality Certification Program, a quality assurance tool endorsed by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA).

http://www.awinet.org

Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC)

Promotes the interest of those in the business of manufacturing, supplying or installing architectural wood products in Canada. AWMAC, with AWI and WI, is a co-publisher of the "Architectural Woodwork Standards" Manual, the defintiive resource manual for the fabrication, finishing and installation of architectural woodwork.

http://www.awmac.com

Asociacion Mexicana de Proveedores de la Industria Maderera y Mueblera A.C.

Mexican association comprised of suppliers to the woodworking and furniture industries and dedicated to promoting thier products and innovations. Sponsors of ExpoAMPIMM in Mexico City.

http://expoampimm.com/front_content.php

Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS)

A not-for-profit trade association supporting the woodworking and furnishings suppliers industries. AWFS owns and produces the biennial trade show, AWFS®Fair, held in Las Vegas, which includes an extensive education program and student competition. AWFS supports Career Technical Education and works with SkillsUSA California.

http://www.awfs.org

BC Wood Specialty Group

A not-for-profit trade association that supports BC's secondary wood products manufacturing industry through marketing programs, a members' lead generation program, online resource library, trade events and more.

http://www.bcwood.com

Cabinet Makers Association (CMA)

Provides a national voice and presence for the small cabinet shop.

http://www.cabinetmakers.org

California Furniture Manufacturers Association (CFMA)

CFMA's mission is to educate, promote and protect the interests of furniture manufacturers in California.

http://www.cfma.com

Canadian Hardwood Plywood Veneer Association

A national association representing the hardwood plywood and veneer industry in technical, regulatory, quality assurance and product acceptance.

http://www.chpva.ca

Canadian Home Builders Association

Acts as a voice for the residential construction industry in Canada. Supports the professionalism of members and promotes the interest of consumers.

http://www.chba.ca

Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association

Promotes interests and conserves rights of manufacturers of kitchen and bath cabinetry and millwork as well as their dealers.

http://www.ckca.ca/index-english.html

Canadian Wood Council (CWC)

The national association representing Canadian manufacturers of wood products used in construction. Their focus includes communicating information on building codes, standards, regulatory issues and more. They sponsor education and training programs.

http://www.cwc.ca

Composite Panel Association (CPA)

No. American trade assoc. for producers of particleboard, miff and other compatible products; dedicated to increasing its use and educating users on the benefits.

http://www.compositepanel.org

Council of Forest Industries (COFI)

The Council of Forest Industries is the voice of the BC interior forest industry. COFI companies operate about 100 production facilities in over 60 forest dependent communities in the interior of British Columbia. The Council of Forests Industries offers its Interior member companies enhanced levels of service in the areas of forest policy, quality control, international market and trade development, public affairs and community relations.

http://www.cofi.org

Forest Products Society

The FPS supports information exchange on use of wood and wood-fibre resources, linking an international network of scholars and industry professionals.

http://www.forestprod.org

Forest Resources Association, Inc.

Represents various segments of the wood fiber supply chain through promoting the efficient and sustainable use of forest resources to meet their needs as well as championing members' competitive success.

http://www.forestresources.org

FPInnovations

Research organization committed to technical advancement of the Canadian wood products industry.

https://fpinnovations.ca/

Furniture West Inc.

Canadian trade association for furniture manufacturers and distributors and host of Market Showplace trade show held each June in Calgary, Alberta.

http://www.furniturewest.ca

Hardwood Federation

A coalition of 28 associations dedicated to promoting and supporting the hardwood industry, including through legislative advocacy.

http://www.hardwoodfederation.com

Hardwood Manufacturers Association

A comprehensive information site for American hardwoods, ranging from trends and glossary of terms to care and repair, green building and design and more.

http://www.hardwoodinfo.com

Hardwood Plywood Veneer Association

HPVA promotes the growth and prosperity of the industry and of natural resources. They develop industry statistics for up-to-date info on developments and technology affecting the industry.

http://www.hpva.org

International Furnishings and Design Association

A worldwide professional alliance representing the diverse industries of residential and commercial furnishings and design. Has an Education Foundation that offers scholarships.

http://www.ifda.com

International Wood Products Association

IWPA is the only U.S. association committed to promotion of trade in the imported hardwood and softwood products industry through leadership in business, environmental and government affairs.

http://www.iwpawood.org

Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA)

Trade association serving and representing kitchen and bath and other residential cabinet manufacturers and suppliers. Serves its members by promoting the industry; developing standards; sponsoring research; representing member interests in governmental issues and providing management tools and education programs.

http://www.kcma.org

Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA)

A not for profit association that addresses issues of movement, storage, control and protection of industrial material, its handling and logistics, towards the goal of impacting operational efficiency.

http://www.mhia.org

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Acts as a representative of building industry by concentrating on legislative policies; resourcing information; improving business performance; and fostering effective management and public appreciation for housing issues. The NAHBGreen program helps builders, remodelers, developers and home owners/buyers to understand high performance construction and development, which incorporates environmental considerations and resource efficiency.

http://www.nahb.org

National Hardwood Lumber Association

A non-profit trade association made up of member firms who produce, sell and use hardwood lumber.

http://www.natlhardwood.org

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)

NWFA is a consumer source for information on wood flooring. The association represents all segments of the hardwood flooring industry from manufacturers to installers. Provides training and resources to wood floor professionals.

http://www.woodfloors.org

North American Building Material Distribution Alliance

Develops and promotes the effectiveness of distribution processes to improve member profitability and growth.

http://www.nbmda.org

North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA)

NALFA was formed by U.S. and Canadian manufacturers and importers to create voluntary product performance standards for laminate flooring in North America.

http://www.nalfa.com

Quebec Wood Export Bureau

The Québec Wood Export Bureau (Q-WEB) is a non-profit organization showcasing wood products from Québec in export markets. Representing more than 200 manufacturers in 7 sectors, Q-WEB provides you with direct access to Québec's vast array of wood products in the following categories: Softwood Lumber, Value-added softwoods, Hardwood lumber, Value-added Hardwoods, Hardwood flooring, Pre-fabricated wood-frame housing, and Finished Wood Products.

http://www.quebecwoodexport.com

Society for American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM)

A forum for anyone with a passion for reproducing furniture masterpieces from America's past. SAPFM's mission is to support talented craftspeople that have the ability to interpret design and express character and finesse of the original piece and to promote education and appreciate for those interested in making, restoring, or conserving American period furniture.

http://www.sapfm.org

Southern Pine Council

A joint promotional body coordinated and supported by manufacturers of southern pine lumber.

http://www.southernpine.com

Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA)

The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association is an association of Stair Industry professionals. The Architect, Builder, Code Official, and Homeowner benefit from SMA publications, knowledge base, education, certification and industry networking programs.

https://www.stairways.org/

The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA)

A non-profit trade association of office and business furniture manufacturers and suppliers. It acts as an information resource and industry advocate. Areas of focus include standards development, government relations, industry promotion and more.

http://www.bifma.org

The Furniture Society

An educational organization to advance the art of furniture making. Offers annual conference, exhibits, publications, workshops, awards and grants. They include a student representative on their board and offer an internship/apprenticeship bulletin board on their web.

http://www.furnituresociety.org

Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (VWMA)

An association with the mission to support the wood products manufacturing industry in Vermont and to promote its long-term viability by: expanding the presence of members in the marketplace; ensuring a dependable supply of raw materials; increasing workforce skill and creativity; acting as responsible employers and community members.

http://www.vermontwood.com

Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

Promotes and supports makers of quality Western Red Cedar lumber products.

http://www.wrcla.org

Western Wood Products Association

Trade association representing softwood lumber manufacturers. Provides grading, quality, technical info and product support to sawmills and users of softwood lumber products.

http://www.wwpa.org

Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA)

A trade association serving the interests of US and Canadian manufacturers of windows and doors for the domestic and export market.

http://www.wdma.com

Wood Component Manufacturers Association (WCMA)

Represents manufacturers of dimension and wood component products for manufacturers of furniture, cabinets, millwork, building materials and specialty wood products.

http://www.woodcomponents.org

Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA)

In existence for over a 100 years, WMMA has worked to increase the productivity and profitability of U.S. machinery and tooling manufacturers and the businesses that support them. The association is dedicated to advancing the U.S. woodworking machinery and cutting tool industry while promoting awareness of American technology in the woodworking industry. WMMA is a sponsor of the International woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta, held biennially in the even-numbered years.

http://www.wmma.org

Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC)

The Wood Manufacturing Council develops and implements strategies that support the long-term growth and competitiveness of Canada's advanced wood products manufacturing industry and its workforce. The web site contains a list of wood education institutions in Canada.

http://www.wmc-cfb.ca

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