Officials for the Moulding and Millwork Producers Association (MMPA) announced this week that the association’s fall technical education event is now virtual. After cancelling its spring event in March, due to COVID-19, the association planned to hold an in-person event this fall in Greater Los Angeles. The event was then postponed and has now resurfaced as a new virtual series: Fall Tech Ed 2020.

Beginning November 5, the online event consists of educational sessions scheduled to take place on a weekly to bi-weekly basis, running through January 7, 2021. Weekly sessions will be held each Thursday, beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific, and the series will skip the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Officials say registration for sessions is open to members and non-members but are limited in attendance size “on a first-come basis.”

Attendees must pre-register using a company e-mail address for each session at least 72 hours in advance.Click here for event registration and details.

Fall Tech Ed 2020 Virtual Series Session Schedule:

  • November 5, 2020 – Economic Outlook Post U.S. Presidential Election
    • Speaker: Jeff Schnoebelen, RFS combined with Manufacturing Panel: Operating in a Pandemic, Facilitator: Claus Staalner, WoodEye and Panelists: Juan Manual Gimenez, VP, ZENI, Mike Chausse, president, Vi-Lux; Matt Weaber, CEO, Weaber Lumber

  • November 12, 2020 – Bonus Plans: A Useful Tool to Retain or Entice Employees Back to Work
    • Speaker: Attorney Clark Malak, Vigilant

  • November 19, 2020 – On the Horizon: Moulding & Millwork Trends and Industry Hot Topics
    • Panelists: Tara Taffera, Editorial Dir./Publisher, DWM-Door and Window Market; Pete Malliris, Associate Editor, Random Length Publications; Joe Pruski, Assistant Editor, Random Lengths Publications; Will Sampson, Editor FDMC Magazine, Woodworking Network
  • December 3, 2020 – Evolving Your Social Media Strategy for the New Decade
    • Speaker: Danny Clark, Brand Promoter/Director of Marketing, Reel Lumber Services
  • December 10, 2020 – Cyber Security: Liability and Best Practices (for Your Home Based Workers)
    • Speaker: Anne Hasenstab, Executive Risk Practice Leader, Ward Insurance
  • December 17, 2020 – Learningsfrom COVID-19: Workplace Infectious Disease Response Planning
    • Speaker: Emily Lubman, Safety Specialist/Director of Risk Services, Ward Insurance
  • January 6, 2021 – Trade Case Filings China and Brazil: Update – CAMP
    • Speaker: Attorney Timothy Brightbill; Wiley Rein, LLP
    • NOTE: Date of session delivery may move depending on case rulings.
  • January 7, 2021 – Trade Case Filings China and Brazil: Update – AMMA
    • Speaker: Attorney Jeffrey Grimson, Mowry & Grimson LLP
    • NOTE: Date of session delivery may move depending on case rulings.

The Moulding & Millwork Producers Association (MMPA) is the home of the WM® profiles. The MMPA is an international trade association committed to the promotion and standardization of moulding and millwork.

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