Volume 14, Issue 8- October 2013
M&M News and Products
The Moulding and Millwork Producers Association (MMPA) invited members of the moulding industry and association members to attend its first-ever MMPA Industry Wide Limited Moulding and Millwork Event. The meeting was held September 9-11, 2013, in Sacramento, Calif. Approximately 95 producers and distributors were in attendance.
In fact, Kellie Schroeder, MMPA executive director, says the association had limited the plant tours to no more than 100 paying attendees “as you can only get so many people through a plant in an hour. To have more attendees would put a burden on the facilities opening their doors to us by disrupting production at a greater cost than what they had agreed to incur at the onset,” she says.
It was such a success that the MMPA will likely continue the event in future years.
The plant tours were of particular interest and Northern California was chosen due to its unique concentration of millwork producers. Attendees toured Setzer Forest Products in Sacramento, Yuba River Moulding and Millwork in Marysville, Pacific MDF Products in Rocklin, Sierra Pacific Sawmill in Lincoln and Sunset Moulding Company in Live Oak and Chico.
“Several of the producers brought some of their production personnel. This allowed them to tour other facilities and provided the opportunity to share ideas during the commute,” says Al Delbridge, ECMD, and also a member of the MMPA committee.