Young Professionals

Danny Reel Clark

OVERVIEW

The MMPA, an international trade association uniting manufacturers of diverse mouldings and millwork products, is committed to fostering inclusivity in every aspect of our industry.

MMPA’s primary goals are: 

Quality: Promoting quality products produced by our members.

Supply Networks: Developing diverse sources of supply.

Sustainability: Optimizing the use of raw materials with a focus on sustainability in every aspect of our worldwide industry.

Standardization: Commitment to standardizing products at the core of industry practices.

Global Accessibility: Increasing both domestic and international use of products, fostering global relationships.

Empowering Through Inclusivity: The MMPA empowers members with tools and information for success in a global market, ensuring increased sales and profitability through unity in diversity.

Educational Opportunities

MMPA will offer hands-on machinery demonstrations ranging from moulders to sanding equipment at the Stiles Machinery showroom facilities in High Point, NC. There will be two full days of education focused on plant operations and new technology. On the third day of the program, the attendees will have an opportunity to tour various plants in the area, one of which is Mannington Floors. The MMPA Fall Tech Ed & Plant Tours is highly rated for its education and networking opportunities. It is the gathering event for the plant operations personnel.

Careers Represented

The moulding and millwork industry needs professionals of all types! We are looking for people in: Machinery and Supply Sales, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Millworker, Assembly, Craftspersons, Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers.

Career Outlook

Employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The need to keep increasingly sophisticated machinery functioning and efficient will continue to create demand for these workers. There’s a variety of career options –  including sales and marketing.

Typical Education

Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights typically need a high school diploma. Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers also usually need at least a year of on-the-job training. Most millwrights go through an apprenticeship program that may last up to 4 years.  Educational requirements vary for sales representatives and depend on the type of products sold. If the products are not scientific or technical, a high school diploma is generally sufficient for entry into the occupation. If the products are scientific or technical, sales representatives typically need at least a bachelor’s degree.

Internships & Mentorships

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