WMIA Plans CTE – Manufacturing Days Open House at Herrick & White

The Wood Machinery Industry Association has organized a CTE – Manufacturing Days Open House at Herrick & White of Cumberland, RI, to showcase woodworking opportunities to students. The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.

Herrick & White operates out of a 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that utilizes state-of-the-art technology. The 41-years-old company is a Certified Manufacturer of the Architectural Woodwork Institute.

Chris Hofmann, chairman of the WMIA Education Committee and project manager for Colonial Saw, said he hopes this inaugural event will become the “template” for rolling out similar events supported by the WMIA and its members throughout the United States.

Greg Larson, director of the New England School of Architectural Woodwork and a member of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America’s Board of Directors, will represent the WCA at the open house.

Career and technical education teachers, students and parents are invited to attend the event.

To learn more about the participating at the event, including limited vendor display space, contact Hofmann at,