WMMA to host demonstration center at IWF.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America announced the launch of the U.S. Innovation & Demonstration Center--a WMMA WMMA Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America
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The 3,600-square-foot center, located at Booth #5752 in Hall B of the Georgia World Congress Center The Georgia World Congress Center or GWCC is the major convention center in Atlanta. It is the fourth-largest convention center in the United States at 1.4 million ft2 (130,000 m2) and hosts more than a million visitors each year. , will feature several manufacturing cells, each showcasing a different combination of WMMA member machines, cutting tools, supplies and systems brought together through systems integration. Eighteen WMMA member companies are participating in the project, which will produce complete sets of kitchen cabinets for donation to the Atlanta Chapter of Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity, nonprofit ecumenical Christian organization that enables low-income people to own affordable, livable housing. Headquartered in Americus, Ga., it was founded in 1976 by businessman Millard Fuller and his wife. .
Ken Hutton, WMMA's executive vice president, said, "The primary project objectives are twofold. The first objective is to maintain the economic competitiveness of the American wood equipment industry through a demonstration of manufacturing methods which improve profitability. The second goal is to bring new information about processing and business-related skills to businesses involved in the development and manufacturing of wood products.
"The secondary objective," Hutton added, "is to highlight the disposal of routinely-generated waste products, such as wood scrap and sawdust sawdust
used as litter for chickens and bedding for horses. Sawdust made from treated timber may cause pentachlorophenol and other wood preservative poisoning. Fungi growing in sawdust litter in poultry houses may cause poisoning in the birds. , for power generation or recycling recycling, the process of recovering and reusing waste products—from household use, manufacturing, agriculture, and business—and thereby reducing their burden on the environment. into other wood products."