Woodworking Machinery Industry Association

Career Outlook

Employment is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028. Employment growth will vary by specialty.


Careers Represented by Association

Sales professionals

Service technicians


Product managers

Educational Opportunities

SpecialOps: Electrical Training for Service Technicians

WTII: Boot Camp 2020 

Scholarships for Woodworking Manufacturing Students 

Brief Overview

Since 1978, the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) has represented importers and distributors of woodworking machinery and ancillary equipment in North America. WMIA is the recognized voice of importers and distributors, and serves as a vital communications link between suppliers and manufacturers of wood products in North America.

Members include companies which import and distribute industrial woodworking machinery, as well as suppliers, tooling companies, manufacturers, and those companies, educational institutions, and organizations supporting the industry. WMIA members offer equipment, technologies, and services which enable North American companies to compete profitably. The Association also helps to link equipment manufacturers with U.S. importers and distributors.


Are you a student who is studying, or interested in studying, woodworking in college? WMIA is here to help. Every year, we give out college scholarships to students who want to study wood technology, machinery, and related fields.

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    Typical Education


    Educational requirements vary depending on career choice. Sales professionals and service technicians need at least a high school diploma. Engineers and product managers typically need a bachelor’s degree.

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