WMA Newsletter

March 2016

Sponsor: Wenzco Supplies

Wenzco Supplies carries a wide range of monument setting supplies and products for sandblasting, monument, stone and industrial needs.

Several Wilbert licensees use and recommend the Wenzco tools. View this video that demonstrates how easy it is to use their monument setting clamp. Reach to Stephen McKinney for more information on products and costs.
Wenzco Supplies Setting Clamp

Bears from Wilbert Foundation

The new Wilbert Foundation Bertie Kits have an expected delivery date in mid-April. The new kits will be shown at the upcoming regional meetings, and ordering information will be available in the next few months.

Call for Innovative Ideas - First Prize: $1000

Thanks to a survey suggestion from the 2015 annual meeting, we are starting a "Call for Innovative Ideas."

Top submitters will be asked to give a 5-10 minute presentation at the annual meeting on their innovative idea sharing how they do something at their plant that is new and/or different.


First: $1000 * Second: Amazon Echo * Third: GoPro Camera

Example ideas:

  • What you do with concrete waste
  • Special personalization of non-vault products
  • Recycling in the plant
  • Ways to pre-assign drivers with route tickets
  • How you transport tools in trucks

The audience will vote on the best presentations, and winners will be announced in Marco Island.

Effective Collection Processes?

Seems like everybody has accounts that either don’t pay or are super slow pay. What has worked well for you to decrease the amount owed and/or get money faster? Tell Beth. Results will be shared in the next newsletter.

Consolidated Manufacturing

If you missed the Piedmont Precast Plant Tour in Atlanta this past January, you can take a quick peek into their 100,000+ sq ft facility with these 2 videos:

- Step 1: Pouring concrete to make the vaults: View video
- Step 2: Brushing the vaults for a polished look: View video (new)

Want to learn more about the success story of Piedmont Precast? Read this recent article from Precast Magazine.
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Submitting Your Sales Reports

This is friendly reminder that your liner sales reports are due to WFSI no later than 15 days after the end of each month. Due to the number of late reports, WFSI is delayed in providing WMA with year-end numbers.

As a result, WMA will not start invoicing for 2016 dues until April. We will bill your organization annually or quarterly depending on your preference. If no preference is stated, we will invoice annually.

Remember that you receive a 1% discount when submitting payment by ACH. Questions?

“How to Save Time and Space in your Plant” - an upcoming Webinar

Be on the lookout for a webinar invitation in the coming weeks. Sponsored by Georgia Storage Systems, the webinar will be focused on actionable ways to save time and space in your plant.


South & Central Regions: Charleston, SC

Agenda and Registration

View the May 15-18 meeting agenda. If you haven't already, register for the meeting now and reserve your hotel room ASAP at The Mills House Hotel (the hotel will sell out).

If you didn't sign up for optional activities when registering for the meeting, email us the name(s) of the attendees who will participate in each activity so we can reserve spots:

  • Historic Homes Tour: Sunday, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

  • Historic Culinary Tour: Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:30pm

  • Historic Carriage Tour: Monday, 1:30pm – 2:30pm (highly recommended)

  • Charleston Wilbert Lunch & Plant Tour: Tuesday, 12:30pm – 3:00pm (NO CHARGE but registration required)

West Region: Phoenix, AZ

The event will be held at the Arizona Biltmore (hotel info to be shared soon). Register with WMA now.

Sunday, June 12

6pm: Evening reception
Monday, June 13
8:30am-5:30pm: Meeting
6pm: Group dinner
Tuesday, June 14
9am-12pm: Optional plant tour at Mickelson & Ray

For details, contact: Brett Henery or PJ McCloskey.

Northeast Region: Boston, MA

Thanks to the speakers and the 25 licensees who attended the WMA northeast regional meeting March 14-15 in Boston. Also, here is a special shout out to Tommy Abbate at Elm Cap for organizing the venue and logistics.

Annual Meeting: Marco Island, FL

The 71st Annual Meeting of the WMA will be held October 2-5, 2016.

  • Not signed up ? Register online (ONLY if you have not already registered)
  • Need a list of activities? See what's in store and book your preferences.
  • Ready to make your hotel registration? Our group rate at the Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa is $209 + tax. Reserve a room now.

Over 100 people have already registered -- see who's coming.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

All Regional Meetings
  • WFSI: Opening Reception

Regional Meeting, Charleston, SC

  • Cemetery Funeral Supply: Lunch
  • Georgia Storage Systems: Breakfast
  • Stewart, Brimner, Peters & Co: Breakfast

Annual Meeting, Marco Island, FL
  • WFSI: Opening Reception
  • Wenzco Supplies: Beach Day
  • Cemetery Funeral Supply: Exhibitor
  • Holland Supply: Exhibitor
  • Paws & Remember: Exhibitor
  • Piedmont Precast: Bag Sponsor
  • Kryprotek: Bag Stuffer

Know someone interested in a sponsorship or have a recommendation? Contact Tanya.