May 3-4, 2017 Regional Event
The two-day educational event features seminars from industry experts as well as plant tours of local woodworking shops and manufacturing facilities.
Space is limited, so register early. The registration fee for members is $75 and non-members are $125 per person. If non-members decide to become members before May 30, 2017, their membership dues will be discounted $50. As always, students who are members can attend the event for free. For students who are not yet members, the registration fee is $25.
The CMA will provide transportation as well as breakfast & lunch on both days.
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Airport
1471 N. 4th St.
San Jose, CA 95112
The CMA has secured a block of rooms for $259/night. To make your reservation and receive the special CMA rate, please call Raquel Nino at 669-243-2904. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the San Jose Airport.
On May 3, the event begins with a group breakfast, then we will head South for a tour of Mission Bell Manufacturing. We will enjoy lunch and a tour of a local winery, and then return to the hotel for educational presentations.
On May 4, we will once again begin with a group breakfast, and then head North to tour Rivendell Woodworks, which will be followed by a tour of Western Dovetail and lunch. Finally, we will visit Quickscrews for a tour of their facility too. We should return to the hotel by 5:30 pm.
Spend the week in Northern California
Lockdowel is hosting a Cabinet and Furniture Assembly Workshop and Open House May 1-2 at their Fremont, California facility. Come learn how cabinet and furniture makers are reducing their assembly time by 80%, and improving shop floor productivity by adopting the Lockdowel fastener system. Attendees are invited to compete for $500 cash prize to the Fastest Lockdowel Cabinet Assembler! Pre-registered attendees will receive a complimentary lunch – register now.
The CMA has been hosting high-value events such as this since 1998 as a means of connecting similar-sized shops around North America with the purpose of sharing best practices and business acumen, while learning how other businesses do what they do. The regional events typically involve plant tours, educational seminars, networking, and simply a chance to talk shop and share issues, solutions and even projects. Although they are dubbed "regional", these events typically draw attendees from across the country as well as Canada.