AMD Announces 2011 Events
Meetings & Events
The Association of Millwork Distributors has announced that this year's annual convention and exhibition will be held in Nashville, Tenn., October 23-27. The organization was originally scheduled to be in the Music City in 2010, but moved last year's event to Charlotte, N.C, after spring floods damaged the Opryland Hotel.
The city of Nashville remained one of the preferred cities in its 2010 post-convention membership survey, AMD officials report. Attendees also expressed a preference for a change to Nashville's downtown. As a result, the association has selected the Renaissance Nashville Hotel as AMD’s host hotel with the Nashville Convention Center housing the exhibition. The new location is within blocks of the city's Historic District, and such attractions as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, B.B. King's Restaurant & Blues Club, Wildhorse Saloon and many other restaurants.
In addition to its annual convention and exhibition, AMD is also planning an educational seminar and plant tour in Charleston, S.C., in May.
Pricing Strategies & Tactics in The New Normal is the title for the educational program, which will be presented by Michael Marks of the Indian River Consulting Group. The in-depth discussions will include appropriate legal protections, AMD officials note, and will be focused directly on the millwork industry.
Participants will also tour ECMD's Summerville, S.C., plant, which handles incoming offshore products. The 363,000-square-foot operation houses two distribution operatons, one serving the professional sector and the other which supplies retailers. Attendees will get a look at how custom software is used to manage the plants and an overview of its logistics system.
More information about both events is available at the AMD web site.