As an alliance of millwork distributors and manufacturers, our success reflects our member’s success. We believe that ongoing education about best practices, industry trends, and skill development is an essential component of your success. No matter your skill level, interests, or availability, we offer a host of educational opportunities for the millwork industry. Can’t set aside time for an online course? Get a quick overview on a topic of interest by attending one of our live webinars for members and non-members. Sign up for a webinar today!
Free On-Demand Webinar: How To Create An Exceptional Digital Catalog
In a recent survey, 74% of manufacturers and distributors ranked digital catalogs as the #1 thing they want their reps bringing into customer meetings.
A sharp contrast to their inefficient and clunky paper predecessors, digital catalogs have changed the way manufacturers and distributors sell to their customers. A living and breathing digital document, products can be added and removed, prices changed, and descriptions and images updated. These changes are then immediately updated across all sales reps’ devices in the field.
In this engaging webinar, you’ll learn how to create a B2B digital catalog and gain key insights on organization, content, branding, and personalization. The webinar will also cover how modern digital catalogs are key to improving your field sales experience.
Presented by HANDSHAKE
Free Webinar: Improving Rep Performance in Manufacturing & Distribution
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:00 pm ET
What leading manufacturers and distributors have realized is that they can improve sales rep performance simply by making the ordering process more efficient and cutting out old manual processes. Today, mobile order writing is fundamentally changing how sales reps conduct in-person sales meetings.
With 39% of suppliers now writing orders digitally, this webinar is a critical overview of how mobile technology is helping reps sell smarter and faster.
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Free Webinar: Order 13789 and its Future Effect on the Tax Code
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:00 PM EST.
Executive Order 13789 orders the Secretary of the Treasury to review “all significant tax regulations issued by the Department of the Treasury on or after January 1, 2016”. The policies to be advanced are to lessen tax burdens, promote economic growth and unleash business from fines, complicated forms and frustration.
Presented by The Center for Financial, Legal & Tax Planning, Inc.
Free Webinar: A Plan For Improving Field Sales & Customer Ordering
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 10 am PT/ 1 pm ET
If you’re like most manufacturers and distributors, it’s probably been a while since you’ve taken a critical look at your sales and ordering process.
Knowing how to start analyzing and optimizing your field sales, customer ordering and order fulfillment process can be a challenge. This webinar will be your first step, giving you a concrete plan to look deeper at your business and the questions you should ask to determine where change is needed most.
Presented by HANDSHAKE
Free Webinar: Evaluating the Centralization of Vacuum Systems
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 2:00 PM EST.
Join Keynote Speaker, Tim Dugan P.E., President and Principal Engineer of Compression Engineering Corporation to examine the potential benefits of centralizing industrial vacuum systems. Many plants purchase production equipment arriving with dual vacuum pumps. Mr. Dugan will discuss the analysis one must make to determine whether improvements in vacuum system reliability and energy efficiency can be attained through centralization.
Webinar: How to Build a Strong Recruiting Pool for Military Vets and Help Them Transition to Civilian Careers
Friday, June 16th, 2017 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
President Donald Trump just signed the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (the HIRE Vets Act) into law. As a result, the Department of Labor has launched the HIRE Vets Medallion Program to recognize employers that recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Through the DOL’s program, large employers will be eligible for two awards, the Gold HIRE Vets Medallion and the Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion Award, and it will also establish similar awards for small-to-mid-size businesses.
- The phases of creating a successful initiative to recruit veterans, including what specifically should happen during the critical first and second phases
- How to determine the program’s purpose and intent
- 4 key steps to developing a program that succeeds at helping military service members transition to their civilian careers within your organization
- Tips for tracking and evaluating your progress
- Recommendations on how to celebrate your recruiting veterans program to build your company’s brand and reputation
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This in-depth webinar on the top OSHA recordkeeping mistakes provides information on how to minimize legal risks under OSHA’s recently enacted penalty provisions, and offers recertification points and continuing education credits.
- How to assess and apply the OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping rules to see the “big picture” of what’s required
- Key OSHA recordkeeping terms and the forms on which they must be reported
- The most common OSHA injury and illness and recordkeeping mistakes to watch out for including issues stemming from work restrictions, light duty documentation, missing data, and other factors
- Essential steps for recording injuries and illnesses in compliance with OSHA recordkeeping requirements
- How to apply key terms and definitions
- General recording criteria categories to ensure full compliance
- Tips for documenting recordkeeping decisions to defend and explain them in the future
- Special recording criteria categories—and why it’s so critical to get these right
- Examples of recordable vs. non-recordable scenarios
- Successful ways to update and maintain records
- The importance of conducting periodic recordkeeping audits and how the audit process is best accomplished
SAFETY CREDIT INFORMATION: This webinar qualifies for 0.15 Recertification Points for CSPs, CHSTs, OHSTs, 1 CMP credit for CHMMs, and eligible for CM credits for CIHs who attend. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs) may also be available for environmental managers participating in this webinar (please note that webinar participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements to have their educational credits approved for credit).
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Free Webinar: IOT+ How Distributors Are Improving Their Bottom Line with Technology In 2017
It’s no secret that technology is constantly changing and improving supply chain operations, but what about specifically in distribution? While typically slower to adopt technology than their business-to-consumer counterparts, B2B distributors are making great strides in implementing technology to improve physical operations and those on the back-end.
In this free educational webinar, panelists discuss:
- Areas where distributors are using technology such as IOT, mobile technology and more to reduce costs.
- How technology can help increase efficiencies.
- And more…
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Free Webinar: Moisture Management Fundamentals
Did you know that more than 2/3rds of construction litigation involves moisture intrusion? By properly managing moisture in the design and construction of your projects, you can help your homebuyers avoid costly and exasperating problems, while reducing your callback risk.
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Free Webinar: Business Entities and Tax Angles of Conversion Transactions
Many businesses are incorporated as S or C corporations and their owners are facing retirement. This means either selling the business, passing it on, or losing the business altogether and it may mean the business requires a change of entity status. We will discuss the procedures and tax angles for such transactions in this webinar.
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Free Webinar: Smart Home Evolution: Intelligent, Connected, and Solar
Smart home technology continues to evolve at a meteoric rate, offering new levels of control, independence and peace of mind to homeowners. The sector, expected to hit $59 billion by 2020, is arguably the building industry’s fastest-growing segment.
This webinar will explore trends in the smart home products sector, the integration of enabling technologies, the convergence of smart and solar systems, and the way that this newly automated environment is altering the performance of our homes and the way that we interact with them.
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WMA’s partnership with Modern Distribution Management provides members the benefit of learning from key industry professionals about what is relevant today with free webinars and WMA member discounts.