A bi-monthly news publication for AWI Manufacturing & Supplier Members September 3, 2009
Learning Forum

Registration Ending for AWI Convention Registration: Don’t Miss It

Registration is closing September 11 for the 57th AWI Annual Convention, October 7-10, in "Old Town" Alexandria, VA. Don’t miss the ultimate knowledge and networking forum, minutes away from our Nation’s Capital. And, don’t forget to book your hotel accommodations before September 13.

The program is filled with powerful learning forums aimed at giving architectural woodwork company owners and senior management the tools and information needed in these challenging economic times. For a full agenda and to register, click here.


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Business Tools

Peers Learn / Counsel Each Other in AWI Best Practice Groups: Join the Next Group

Best Practice Groups are comprised of top management of non-competitive firms. To sign up for Group 6 now being formed, contact AWI Director of Marketing Katie Allen at kallen@awinet.org.

Groups 1 through 5 are operating as highly successful learning forums. Find out about the opportunities for business growth and efficient operations that are discussed during BPG meetings. The groups are limited to 10 participants.


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Submissions Invited for AWI Award of Excellence: AWI Manufacturing Members Eligible

Gain honors and get noticed in the quarterly AWI "Award of Excellence" program. Use an AOE Award to market your excellence and gain a competitive advantage during these challenging times when others are seeking entry into your markets. All Manufacturing Members are eligible to participate.

Gain exposure among the outstanding projects of AWI Manufacturing Members who are featured in Design Solutions Magazine, AWI’s official quarterly journal. Visit awinet.org for submission forms. The deadline for submissions for the next quarterly (winter) AOE honors program is December 1, 2009. Benefits to AOE honorees include exposure in the online issue of the journal which is open for business 24/7.

Pictured is one of the award-winning AWI Manufacturing Member projects featured in the spring AWI "Award of Excellence" quarterly competition. Creative Arts Unlimited, Inc. of Pinellas Park, FL designed and fabricated the woodwork in the lobby, coffee shop and meeting/concierge room at the Hilton Southlake Hotel in Texas. Shown here the lobby utilized the high contrast palette of deep grown Wenge wall paneling with brushed silver reveal lines. More views of this project can be seen in the spring issue of Design Solutions.

Photo Credit:: Scott Keith, Dallas, TX


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Awareness: Key to Maintaining Project Bid Potential

One way to boost your business potential is increasing the number of successful bids you submit for upcoming projects. But how do you increase the odds of getting the jobs?

An article in the August issue of RSMeans Cost Connections offers insights into the good and the bad aspects of bidding on jobs, including areas which are key to ensuring that your business thrives: budget, quality, relationships and schedule. Click here (subscription required).


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AWI News

Deadlines for Board of Directors Nominations & Elections

Petitions for proposing additional candidates for AWI Board of Directions positions are due by close of business on Monday, September 15, 2009. Official ballots for AWI Manufacturing Members to vote for board nominees will be mailed during the week of September 21.

Official Petitions to propose additional director candidates became available to AWI members as of August 15, 2009. Click here for a copy or visit the "Members Only" section of the AWI Web site, www.awinet.org. Nominee petitions must be signed by 1% of the AWI Manufacturing Membership (12 firms) and submitted to the AWI Executive Vice President Philip Duvic at the AWI national office by close of business on Monday, September 15, 2009. Questions? Contact pduvic@awinet.org or phone 571.323.3621.

Official director ballots will be mailed to each AWI Manufacturing Member during the week of September 21, and will include candidates nominated by the AWI Nominating Committee for three vacancies for terms (2010-2012), plus additional director candidates, if any.

Cast your vote! Participate in your association!


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Invitation to AWI General Meeting of the Membership – Plan to Attend!

AWI President Whitney Coombs has called a general meeting of the AWI Membership for Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 8:00 am - 9:00 am where he will deliver a State of the Association Report and conduct business of the association at the Westin Alexandria Hotel, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA  22314. 

Members are also encouraged to attend AWI’s 57th Annual Convention, October 7-10, 2009 at the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, VA. Visit www.awinet.org for program information and to register.
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AWI Launches Manufacturing Member Survey: Share Your Views!

The Architectural Woodwork Institute wants to ensure you are getting the most out of your membership. One way to do that is to "speak up" by responding to membership surveys. So, take advantage of the opportunity to do so. All respondents who complete the 2009 AWI Manufacturing Member Survey will be eligible to win a $500 American Express Gift Card. Good deal: a drawing of money for your views!

AWI has become the authoritative voice for the architectural woodwork industry by allowing our members a platform to gather general business as well as industry specific data and knowledge. It is the voice of the members that provide the roadmap for AWI’s success.

To help us better serve you and your specific needs, we are asking our members to complete a study on our offerings so we can continue to improve the value of your membership and the industry as a whole.

The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.  Click here for access. The survey was launched via e-mail on September 2, 2009.

Your feedback is important to us!
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Safety Matters

CNA Risk Control Hosts Safety Webinars on September 14 and 18: Join In

AWI’s insurance safety partner, CNA, will host a Webinar "Struck By/Against Solutions" for architectural woodworkers on September 14, and repeating September 18. The webinars are each scheduled as complimentary one-hour programs beginning at 2:00 PM EST. All AWI Manufacturing Members are invited.

Struck by/against incidents are among workplace exposures for woodworkers when operating equipment, working around pallets, unloading raw materials and working with rack storage units. Learn practical ways to maintain productivity while minimizing struck by/against incidents.

Both webinars will be presented by Shari Falkenburg, CNA Risk Control Consulting Director.

For participant access instructions for the webinars, click on the date of your choice:

   September 14, 2009; September 18, 2009.
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Is a Federal Crackdown on Record-Keeping in the Offing?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has confirmed that record-keeping audits will be an agency priority.

According to news reported in ProBuilder Weekly, contractors’ records have caught the agency’s attention because research shows that companies may not be keeping adequate records. For more insight, click here (subscription required).
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Green Scene

“Green” Certification – How “Green” Are You?

As AWI receives information about companies that have various "green" certification credentials, we will publish the information as a service to members. Send your information to AWI Director of Marketing Katie Allen at kallen@awinet.org

Johnson Brothers of Idaho Falls, ID, is green all over, and not just for its FSC chain-of-custody certification. Check out the company’s green initiatives and policies that not only are evidence of the firm’s environmental sensitivity but also realize cost savings for the company’s operations. Are there are some initiatives you might employ at your firm?

Johnson Brothers...

* Encourages all of its clients to utilize quality products that will help them build to last. By constructing longer lasting buildings, together they can reduce overall environmental impacts.
* Recycles most of its sawdust and hardwood waste.
* Strives to minimize production wastes through new technologies like computerized materials optimization, and encourages its employees to minimize waste.
* Thirty percent of its electricity comes from renewable hydroelectric generation.
* Production and sales facilities maximize solar access, and they utilize skylights to illuminate work areas.
* During the summer months, uses natural ventilation in its production facility.
* During the summer months, halts production prior to peak energy demand in the region.
* Carries wood products that are from sustainable forests. (Johnson Brochures became certified with FSC on June 11, 2008 (chain of custody certificate # SCS-COC-001583).
* Strives to coordinate deliveries so the truck/trailers are at minimum 80% capacity.
* Provides secure bicycle storage for employees.
* Upgraded older fluorescent T12 fixtures with more efficient T8 fixtures. This is projected to save 49,253 kWh/year.
* Sells products that meet credits for LEED® building certification as follows:  MR Credits 4.1, 4.2 for recycled content, MR Credits 5.1, 5.2 for regional materials extracted, processed and manufactured regionally, MR Credit a6 for Rapidly renewable materials, MR Credit 7 for certified wood (see FSC certificate), and EQ Credit 4 for low-emitting materials.
* Has experience working on LEED® certified buildings: Sutton Geology & Geophysics Building at the University of Utah; Davey Jackson Elementary, Jackson. WY; Browning Park Elementary, Ogden, UT; Hillside Middle School, Salt Lake City, UT; UBATC Uinta Basic Applied Technical College, Vernal, UT.
* Has implemented a Paper, Glass, Plastic and Aluminum recycling program, with recycling bins located throughout its facility.
* Newly remodeled and areas currently under construction are been designed with energy conservation fixtures and built to meet or exceed local energy recommendations.

AWI thanks Johnson Brothers for sharing good ideas with other AWI members. For more information about Johnson Brothers, click here for an article about the firm that appeared in the Idaho edition of BuilderArchitect.
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GBCI Launches Credentialing Maintenance Program for LEED® Professional Credential Holders

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has launched a credentialing maintenance program (CMP) for LEED APs and Green Associates, to ensure that LEED professional credentials will remain relevant and meaningful in a rapidly evolving marketplace. 

With the launch of LEED v3 in April 2009, GBCI put in place a number of changes and enhancements to the LEED professional credentialing program, including the introduction of the LEED Green Associate and realigning the specialties within the LEED AP program to better reflect market practice areas.  The GBCI reports that more than 1300 green building professionals have already signed up to participate in the CMP since it was launched in early August.

In addition, "More than 130,000 LEED APs obtained their credentials between 2001 and June 2009. CMP will ensure that those credential holders who tested under previous versions of LEED for New Construction, LEED for Commercial Interiors or LEED for Existing Buildings continue to demonstrate a level of knowledge that places them at the forefront of a constantly evolving green building marketplace," said Beth Holst, Vice President of Credentialing for GBCI.

For more information related to CMP, visit www.gbci.org
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USGBC Plans to Release Second Draft of Forest Certification Benchmark

A benchmark that forms the basis for assessing the rigor of forest certification systems for LEED® recognition will soon be coming from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) reports that a first draft in August 2008 was "widely perceived as ambiguous and lacking important protections for forest ecosystems and forest dependent communities."

To view the FSC’s summary comments on the first draft, visit the FSC Web site. FSC reports that a second draft of the forest certification benchmark should be released soon. Click here to find out what’s at stake.
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Green Building Initiative Launches Two New Personnel Certification Programs

The Green Building Initiative® (GBI), one of the nation’s leading green building organizations and exclusive provider of the Green Globes green building certification in the U.S., has announced the availability of two new personnel certification programs for green building practitioners. 

The certifications, Green Globes Professional (GGP) and Green Globes Assessor (GGA), will help expand the knowledge base around accepted sustainable building best practices including Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), as well as extend the reach of the Green Building Initiative as it responds to growing demand for Green Globes certification.

Visit www.thegbi.org for more details.
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Industry News

AIA Cautiously Optimistic About Uptick in Billings

Exhibiting a welcome rebound following a 5-point dip the previous month, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) was up almost 6 points in July, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. AIA reported the July ABI rating was 43.1, up noticeably from 37.7 the previous month. This score, however, still indicates a decline in demand for design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry score fell to 50.3 from 53.8, but it was the fifth straight month with a score in above 50.

"It is always encouraging to see an uptick in our index, but there has been too much contraction in recent months to get overly optimistic about business conditions returning to levels they were at two months ago," said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. "In addition to a very competitive marketplace, architects continue to report that lenders have still not yet fully opened credit lines and that the stimulus funding has so far provided limited project activity for the design community overall."

Key July ABI highlights:
* Regional averages: south (43.4), west (39.7), northeast (37.8), midwest (36.9)
* Sector index breakdown: mixed practice (42.9), commercial / industrial (42.9), multi-family residential (40.7), institutional (37.1)
* Project inquiries index: 50.3.
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New Construction Starts Rose in July

The value of new construction starts climbed 8% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $420.3 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Nonresidential building strengthened after a very weak June, while residential building continued to edge upward from its depressed performance at the outset of 2009.

The July statistics lifted the Dodge Index to 89 (2000=100), up from 82 in June. "Since March there’s been an up-and-down pattern for construction starts, supporting the belief that a leveling-off process is now underway," stated Robert A. Murray, vice president of economic affairs for McGraw-Hill Construction.

This follows the steep decline during the latter half of 2008 that carried over into early 2009, McGraw-Hill reported. Single family housing, while still at an extremely low volume, has now shown improvement in five out of the past six months. For nonresidential building, the broad downward trend is still in progress, but occasionally there are upticks, such as the strengthening that occurred in July following the dismal activity in June.

For more details by market sector and geographic region, click here (subscription required).
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Standards

Additional Copies of the Architectural Woodwork Standards Are Available

The Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) are available!  If you would like to purchase additional copies, please go to the AWI Web site, www.awinet.org.  Make sure to login to get the member price of $12.50 each or $93.75 for a case of 10.

Use the AWS as a tool to visit with current and prior customers. Introduce them to the AWS; use the tips about The Exceptional Presenter running in AWI NewsBriefs as a series that began in July. Tim Koegel, author of The Exceptional Presenter, is giving AWI members great tips that will help your presentations capture – and hold – the attention of any audience, large or small.

The new Architectural Woodwork Standards were developed and introduced by the Joint Standards Committee early last month. The Standards become effective October 1, 2009. At that point in time if contract documents state that a project be specified in accordance with The Quality Standards Illustrated or The Manual of Millwork, then the AWS takes precedence.

The Joint Standards Committee is comprised of representatives of AWI, the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada and the Woodwork Institute. For more details about the AWS, see the lead article in the July issue of AWI NewsBriefs.
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Understanding & Marketing AWS: Upcoming Presentations

With the release of the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS), members of the AWI Speakers Bureau, AWI chapters, staff and others will be making presentations to architectural woodworkers, architects, designers and the contractors about the differences between the AWI Quality Standards Illustrated and AWS. Watch for news of special presentations in your area.

AWI New Jersey Chapter
When: September 10, 2009
Presenter: AWI Past President Joe Sorrelli
Information: Contact Chapter Officers

AWI Washington Chapter
When: September 16, 2009
Presenter: Greg Bednar, AWI Chapter Development Director
Information: Contact Chapter Officers

AWI Chicago Chapter / Hafele America
When: September 16, 2009 (optional times: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
Presenter: Paul Kelly, Barsanti  Woodwork Corporation
Where: Hafele America Company Chicago Showroom, 154 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654
Information: Click here.
Questions: Sherry Kaye at 312.467.2225 x222

AWI Chicago Chapter
When: September 21, 2009
Information: Contact Chapter Officers 

AWI Empire State Chapter / Hafele America
When: September 24, 2009
Presenter: AWI Past President Joe Sorrelli
Where: Hafele America Company New York Showroom, 25 East 26th St., New York, NY 10010
Information: John Risch at jrisch@hafeleamericas.com 

Harrington College of Design
When: October 13, 2009
Presenter: AWI Director of Chapter Development Greg Bednar
Where: Chicago, IL 

Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters
When: October 14-15, 2009
What: Training & Workshop Classes & Exhibits
AWI Exhibit: Promoting AWS Standards and Skill Standards
Where: Training Center in Elk Grove Village, IL
Information: Greg Bednar, AWI Chapter Development Director, gbednar@awinet.org 

AIA Chicago Chapter
When: October 15, 2009
AWI Chapter Development Director Greg Bednar will highlight the benefits of referencing this definitive reference source for quality architectural woodwork.  Experience a chapter-by-chapter review and learn how to best use this valuable tool.  Find what you need fast by learning time saving tips to ensure your woodwork projects look their best. This program is AIA accredited and does have CEU Credits available.
Presenter: Greg Bednar, AWI Director of Chapter Development
Questions: gbednar@awinet.org 

ALA / CSI Chicago Architectural Conference
When: October 20, 2009 (1:15 – 2:45 pm)
Where: Drury Lane Conference Center, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook, IL 60181
Questions: gbednar@awinet.org
ALA is the Association of Licensed Architects and CSI is the Construction Specification Institute. 

AWI Florida Chapter
When: November 7, 2009
Presenter: Mike Bell of Kentucky Millwork
Where: Marriott Hotel, Orlando, FL
Questions: Phyllis Thornberg, Lyndan, Inc.; (P) 813.977.6683

The AWS is jointly produced by AWI, the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) and the Woodwork Institute.

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Blogger Praises Architectural Woodwork Standards

On his blog, Aaron Coates, CPBD, LEED AP, principal designer and drafter with Outline Studios, reported about the availability of the new Architectural Woodwork Standards.

He hails the new standards for inclusion of an entire section devoted to the submittal process. Read more by clicking here.
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Member News

SCM Group USA Honored with Sequoia New Product Award

At the AWFS®Vegas, SCM Group USA was awarded a Sequoia New Product Award for its rapid tool locking device for moulders in the category of Product Innovation & Productivity – Tooling.

The exclusive AWFS® Sequoia Awards, a prestigious competition that’s judged by industry users, recognizes and honors the creativity, quality and innovation of the best new offerings on the market. Entries compete in five categories: Environmental, Ergonomics, Safety, Innovative Technology, and Productivity.

SCM Group joined AWI as a Supplier Member in 2009. Visit them at www.scmgroup-usa.com.
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Mark Richey Woodworking Apprentices Graduate to Cabinetmaker Level

Mark Richey Woodworking of Newburyport, MA, and its training committee would like to congratulate its latest graduates, Ryan Douglas and Nicholas Gordon. The two individuals have undergone 18+ months of training and have attained Cabinetmaker status.

The Mark Richey Woodworking Apprentice program was designed to take unskilled workers and give them a structured training regiment that encompasses training modules along with "on the job training".

Mark Richey Woodworking has been an AWI Manufacturing Member since 1992. Visit them at www.markrichey.com

 


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Workforce

Members Supporting the Workforce of Tomorrow

Thomas Tuck, SCM Group USA and Mini Max USA have generously agreed to support WoodLINKS USA teachers secure the necessary supplies to teach industry relevant curriculum. 

Thomas has made available SCMI Industrial Line and Mini Max Machinery at a 25% discount to WoodLINKS USA Schools. In addition, they will provide a 20% discount on any parts, for the machine purchased, within the first year.
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What Others are Saying about the Woodwork Skill Standards

After only two years of intense work, a carefully selected DOZEN woodworking firms tested the first-in-the-industry Woodwork Skill Standards – the performance standards for folks on the SHOP side of the door, real woodworkers who make the product and ship it with an invoice attached.

Here are samples of what they say:

"Most everything in the book is relevant to our company. Book is clear and well laid out."
DeLeers Millwork

"I feel it gives a great way to evaluate our workforce and a company as a whole and was easy to follow."
Central Plains Millwork

"I think the Standards Book is extremely easy to use and has a good variation of typical tools used in most woodworking companies. . . . it will help our company . . . qualify new employees, train existing employees, and . . . as an evaluation tool for merit based raises."
Rowland Woodworking

"The (three) levels work well and the whole process was pretty simple once we got started."
TMI Systems Design Corporation

"I think you hit the nail on the head."
Wisconsin Built

"What I really did like about this exercise is that it gave me a tool to take to the shop floor to open discussions with employees. We were able to talk about operations, procedures, and safety. My employees were anxious to see how they performed and it provides a measurable goal to reach a higher level."
Louisville Lumber

For more details about the status of the Skill Standards project of the Woodwork Career Alliance, visit www.woodworkcareer.org.


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How Is Your Organization or AWI Chapter Supporting Tomorrow’s Woodworkers?

AWI wants to know how your company is working with local schools, WoodLINKS, and/or SkillsUSA.

Let us know who you are. Let us know how you work with future woodworkers, faculty and other trainers. Let us know if you would like to tap into AWI’s Adopt-a-Shop program? Contact AWI Director of Marketing Katie Allen at kallen@awinet.org.
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Blue Ribbon Panel at WorldSkills 2009 in Calgary

AWI and the USA advanced woodworking community is well represented at the 40th WorldSkills Competition in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Supporting Team USA, in conjunction with the SkillsUSA contingent, our panel consists of: Glenn Wirgau, Meyer and Lundahl, AZ; Jerry Finch, Finchworks, WI; Patrick Molzahn, Madison Area Technical College, WI; and Georgia Patrick, The Communicators, MD.

AWI Member Rob Tobias, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, is a key trainer for TeamUSA at his Pennsylvania campus.

Power. Passion. Precision. Craftsmanship. Camaraderie. Competition!  
These six words represent the thrill, excitement and spirit of WorldSkills International.

Every two years, hundreds of the best young professionals from trades, service and technical programs around the world gather to showcase their talents and abilities.  This thrilling, high-performance, four-day WorldSkills Competition is the biggest event of its kind in the world.

WorldSkills International was established in 1950. Today it is made up of 51 Member countries/regions worldwide. Participants compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals – striving to excel in world-class standards in 45 skill categories, ranging from cabinetmaking to Web design. 

Participation by our panel is funded by the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) with grants and donations to the tax-deductible Skill Standards initiative. Help us defray the costs. To donate contact the Secretary of the Woodwork Career Alliance Greg Heuer at gheuer@umich.edu.
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Federal Scene

Tax Incentives for Cabinets, Flooring, Home Furnishings

Purchases of items that meet environmental standards could give individuals a $2,000 tax credit and $4,000 for a family, if the Home Improvements Revitalize the Economy (HIRE) Act of 2009 becomes law.

It was sent to the House Ways & Means Committee on July 29.

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association and 13 other associations are supporting the legislation. For details about the bill, go to http://thomas.loc.gov and type in the bill number, H.R. 3382. There are 14 sponsors.
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DHS Issues Proposal to Rescind No-Match Rule

As expected when Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on July 8th the agency’s intent to rescind the controversial No-Match rule, DHS has begun that process.

A proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on August 19, 2009. As announced on July 8th, DHS intends to "focus its enforcement efforts relating to the employment of aliens not authorized to work in the United States on increased compliance through improved verification, including participation in E-Verify, ICE Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers (IMAGE), and other programs."

For more details, see also the article "Federal ‘No-Match’ Rule to Be Rescinded" in the July 16th issue of AWI e-briefs.
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Chapter News

Upcoming Chapter Events

What’s happening in your local AWI chapters and architectural woodwork communities?  Check out the informative AWI chapter programs sponsored in your area. Tap into your local AWI chapter for vital information that can help your business grow and put you in touch with fellow AWI architectural woodworkers and suppliers.

AWI Chicago Chapter
When: September 9, 2009
What: Sustainability Program
Presenter: Margaret Fisher, Saunders Wood Specialties
Information: Contact Chapter Officers 

AWI Western Washington Chapter

When: September 16, 2009
What: Understanding and Marketing Architectural Woodwork Standards; Finishing Technology Presentation; Tour of Pacific Crest Cabinets
Presenters: Greg Bednar, AWI Chapter Development; Tony Varda, Stiles Machinery
Where: Pacific Crest Cabinets, Sumner, WA
Registration & Details: Click Here.

AWI Carolinas Chapter
When: September 18, 2009
What: LEED® & FSC
Presenter: Rob Ziegelmeier, AWI Sustainability Resources Representative
Information: Contact Chapter Officers

AWI New England Chapter
When: September 23, 2009 (12:00 noon)
What: Sterling Surfaces Plant Tour & Demonstrations
Where: Sterling, MA
Information: Click here; pre-registration required
Questions: Tye Waller, tyewaller@msn.com

AWI Heart of America Chapter
When: September 24, 2009
What: Chapter Booth at AIA Kansas Architects Convention

AWI Ohio Valley Chapter
When: September 25, 2009 (7:30 am)
What: Continental Breakfast; Meeting on LEED/Green Projgram Opportunities & Presentation about Architectural Woodwork Standards and Skill Standards; Lunch; Sporting Clay Event; Wine Tasting
Where: Elk Creek Hunt Club, Owenton, KY
Information: Program; Response Form; Directions to Elk Creek Hunt Club 

AWI Chicago Chapter
When: November 11, 2009
What: Veneer Seminar for AIA Chicago Chapter
Where: Haffele Showroom in Chicago
Information: Contact Chapter Officers 

AWI Heart of America Chapter
When: November 20, 2009
What: LEED® & FSC
Presenter: Rob Ziegelmeier, AWI Sustainability Resources Representative
Information: Contact Chapter Officers 

All chapters are encouraged to plan their events early to allow for ample promotion of your activities in this section of AWI e-briefs as well as through other avenues.  Also, if your chapter is involved in local and regional SkillsUSA competitions, advise AWI.  Contact Greg Bednar, AWI Chapter Development Director at gbednar@awinet.org.

 
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Next Issue of E-briefs

The next issue of AWI e-briefs will be published September 17, 2009.


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