Over the last half-century, WMA evolved from AMD to better serve our members. Now, as World Millwork Alliance, we are evolving everything — our brand, our focus, and our relevance to members in every facet of the millwork industry.
With an eye toward the future, WMA is making a new commitment to you – our members.
- WMA will continue its leadership role, building bridges to every facet of the global millwork industry. You will benefit from richer networking and knowledge sharing with our more diverse association membership.
- WMA education, advocacy, information and community building will be stronger. We want to be your one-stop millwork trade resource, starting with our new, interactive website, social channels, and industry blog.
- WMA will offer many more ways to connect with your millwork peers, starting with our member directory and members-only online forums. We have improved our communication with members, and our process for listening to members’ input.
Advantages of a WMA Membership
Global Millwork Leadership
WMA is proud that our association is made up of the industry’s most respected professionals dedicated to strengthening the global millwork industry.
Essential Millwork Industry Resources
WMA is a centralized resource for industry news, millwork trends, member news and product announcements, which help keep your business on the cutting edge. Collaborate and network with other members online through our all-new Membership Portal and searchable member directory.
Unparalleled Networking Opportunities
WMA provides many opportunities to make connections through collaboration with industry decision makers including millwork distributors, manufacturers of millwork products & services, sales representatives, and the next generation of millwork industry leaders. We pride ourselves on the active participation of industry professionals at WMA events, on social media, and in WMA member committees.
Industry-Leading Millwork Education
Gain valuable knowledge about millwork best practices and current trends, industry standards, codes, and business fundamentals to help you develop the skills to succeed in the 21st century. Participate in free webinars and learn relevant trends and practices from key industry experts through our partnership with Modern Distribution Management. WMA’s skill-based online education program employs the latest technology across a world-class, interactive curriculum. (Many courses are offered in Spanish.)
Dedicated Millwork Advocacy
We are the only voice of the global millwork industry. We advocate on your behalf, leveraging our affiliation with numerous code and standard agencies and the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) in Washington, D.C.
Targeted Marketing Opportunities
WMA offers members many flexible and affordable brand awareness and product promotion campaigns. Your brand will benefit from exposure to the largest group of top decision makers in the global millwork industry.
Streamlined Third-Party Certifications
To help you streamline your certification process and save you money, WMA offers ANSI-accredited window and door related third-party product certifications through our partnership with the National Accreditation and Management Institute (NAMI).
Proactive Performance Standards
WMA developed the AMD 100 standard as a proactive and voluntary performance standard for side-hinged exterior doors (SHEDs). Designed for millwork pre-hangers and component manufacturers, the AMD 100 supports the requirements of the standard with flexibility and is fair, accurate, and reliable.
Connect with an Engaged Audience
WMA members reap the benefits of exhibitor value packages for our flagship Annual Convention and Trade Show, as well as a host of regional events. Market your product to a highly engaged audience, and make connections with millwork peers, industry leaders, and potential clients at WMA’s dynamic industry events.
Special Member Discounts
WMA delivers discounts to its members on insurance plans, shipping and freight, rental car service, industry studies and much more through our affiliation with peer organizations.
Vital Millwork Industry Access
WMA members get access to this vital resource for business reference and networking for the millwork trade. Take advantage of this online platform to help your targeting efforts, product promotion, and development of new millwork business connections.
Unmatched Member Support
WMA’s sole purpose is to strengthen the millwork community by helping our distributor members, manufacturer members and manufacturer representatives grow and prosper. Every WMA event, education program and advocacy effort is to support this purpose.