Registration open for WCMA one-day regional plant tour event
May 17, 2019 | 10:44 am CDT

LINDSTROM, Minn. – Registration is now open for the Wood Component Manufacturers Association’s 2019 One-Day Regional Plant Tour Event. The WCMA is partnering with Eagle Machinery & Supply Inc. to host the event, to be held June 20-21 in Lexington, Kentucky.

The event includes tours of a state-of-the-art wholesale manufacturing facility, as well as a tour of one of Kentucky’s oldest and smallest distilleries. This event gives attendees an opportunity to see advanced machinery in action, and network with others in the industry.

Plant tours on tap
Powell Valley Millwork
: The company is a wholesale manufacturer of poplar products including primed interior trim, S4S boards, jambs, plantation shutter components, picture frame mouldings, stretcher bars, and moulder blanks, servicing customers in truckload quantities or LTL shipments across North America. The facility boasts nearly 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The advanced fingerjointing, moulding, and priming technology they employ is only outpaced by the company's dedication to the highest quality standards in the industry and its commitment to serving customers' needs.

Woodford Reserve Distillery: Nestled amid the rolling hills of bluegrass and thoroughbred farms sits the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery. One of Kentucky’s oldest and smallest distilleries, the present-day Woodford Reserve Distillery is built on history, sitting on Kentucky’s oldest distilling site. The distillery is home to a 500-foot-long gravity-fed barrel run, its iconic copper pot stills, and 100-year-old cypress wood fermenters. It also boasts one of the only heat cycled barrelhouses in the world, ensuring every drop seeps into the charred and toasted white oak, giving Woodford Reserve its color and signature flavor.

Timothy Hughes, Senior Trade Advisor with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, will address the group during the dinner on Thursday night. Hughes will share his insights into the current trade climate, as well as how the manufacturing sector can plan for future growth.

Registration for the conference is open. Visit for information.

Tracing its roots back to 1929, the WCMA advances and promotes the interests of the North American wood products industry through interactive and innovative manufacturing solutions.

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Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at