The CMA, in conjunction Woodworking Network, conducts an annual survey of the woodworking industry in the U.S. and Canada. Designed to establish benchmarks, the survey probes a wide range of subjects. For example, the survey explores business outlook, staffing and compensation, shop rates, CNC automation, construction methods, and marketing. On the demographic side, the survey paints a portrait of where shops are located, how many employees they have, how big the shops are, and what kind of work they do.

The 2019 survey summary article was published in the December issue of FDMC magazine, and can be accessed via the link below. Also, there's the option to purchase the complete results if you are interested in learning more.