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Find wood component sources 24/7: www.woodcomponents.org.

The WCMA maintains a wealth of information for component buyers and users, members and friends in the industry on our Web site: www.woodcomponents.org.

Here is a snapshot of the Web site's key areas:

MEMBERS: A complete list of all WCMA members is included with contact information, Each member company is hyperlinked from the WCMA site to its home page.

PUBLICATIONS: Information on several WCMA publications are listed in this section, including: WCMA Rules & Specifications for Dimension & Woodwork, Wood Components Buyers's Guide, Make vs. Buy Study, and our Moisture and Wood video. Ordering instructions are included.

SOURCE GUIDE: Visitors to our Web site are able to identify companies who have the production capabilities to produce the wood parts they need. The Web site includes an interactive database that allows dimension and component buyers to search for manufacturers of specific wood component products.

The searchable database used for this Source Guide features three search categories: Products Required, Machining and Species. Drop boxes allow a buyer to select criteria for the product he needs from the categories. Once a buyer has defined the parameters of his search, a list of suppliers who can produce that product is generated, complete with contact information.

On this screen, there is also a "more info" button for each member company. By clicking the button, the buyer accesses a page that features additional product and contact information of the selected member company, including a link to its Web site.

CALENDAR: Upcoming WCMA activities and important industry events are listed.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: If you produce dimension or wood components, you can find out why you should be a WCMA member by visiting this section. A list of the major promotional, educational and research activities are included along with other important member benefits.

NEWSFLASH: The NewsFlash section includes interesting articles, speeches, press releases and more features of interest to wood component manufacturers and end users.

TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS: WCMA Technology Partners, including manufacturers and suppliers of woodworking equipment, software, tooling and more, are highlighted in this section. Complete contact information is included along with a link to each company's Web site.

MEMBERS AREA: WCMA members can access the latest information on WCMA activities and events, and get sales inquiries from dimension and component buyers. They can also network with their fellow WCMA members using the Members Area Bulletin Board.

3-STEP GUIDE TO FINDING COMPONENT SOURCES AT

www.woodcomponents.org

1) Click on Source Guide in the main menu.

2) Submit search criteria based on Product Required, Machining and/or Species.

3) Select "more info" to view a complete list of any resulting company's specialties and contact information. You may also email a company for more information,
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