A bi-monthly news publication for AWI Manufacturing
& Supplier Members
June 2, 2011

AWI Safety Week Launches June 6

Watch for daily AWI e-blasts from june 6 through June 10. 
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AWI Learning Forum

Registration Open for "GREEN Talk" and "QCP Talk"

Hosts of these two online AWI "Talk" forums will answer your questions about sustainable building matters and the AWI Quality Certification Program. Participation is limited. Register today!

"Green Talk"
June 22, 201
2:00 pm EDT, Online
Host: Rob Ziegelmeier

Total number of seats: 45
Cost: Free to AWI members
Registration: Click here

About Rob Ziegelmeier
Rob Ziegelmeier is the host of AWI’s "Green Talk." Rob’s multi-faceted committee service began in 1986 and culminated in his election as AWI National President (1996-1997). He chaired the AWI LEED® Task Force from 2003 to 2007 and currently chairs the AWI Sustainability Resources Committee, serves on the AWI Education Committee, and is an AWI LEED Team Presenter and a member of the AWI Speakers Bureau. In recent years, Mr. Ziegelmeier has established Forest Stewardship Council Certification for two companies. He conducts numerous AIA-accredited presentations to architectural and design firms on the impact of LEED on the woodworking industry and is a resource consultant to AWI members about LEED projects.

"QCP Talk"
July 27, 2011
2:00 pm EDT, Online
Presenter: Joe Sorrelli

Total number of seats: 45
Cost: Free to AWI members
Registration: Click here

About Joe Sorrelli
AWI's QCP Talk will be delivered by Joe Sorrelli, a Quality Certification Program (QCP) Representative. Joe's involvement with the QCP began with its founding. He serves as a QCP Inspector and has made AIA-approved continuing education presentations about the QCP to architects, designers and woodworkers. He is well versed in the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS). Joe's commitment to AWI dates back to 1979 on various AWI committees, and as AWI President in 1993-1994.  
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New Offerings Added to AWI eLearning...Always On Site

AWI eLearning is a click away, 24/7. In addition to the "Fundamentals of Estimating" online course, check out previously conducted AWI "Talk" sessions and webinars – free to members.

"Fundamentals of Estimating"
The online "Fundamentals of Estimating" course features many of the same components as AWI’s "Fundamentals" seminars. Save time and travel costs while supplementing your skills and expertise.

"AWS Talk" Sessions - NEW
If you missed the limited "seating" shop talk sessions hosted in January, February and May by Randy Jensen of Leonard Peterson, check out the Q&A forums online. They are now posted.

"Contracts" Webinar - NEW
Did you miss this free AWI "Pay If Paid Contract Language" webinar in March led by attorney Michael P. Davis of Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin? Now you can access it online/anytime.

AWI members may enter through the "Members Only" portal, so be sure to login FIRST at www.awinet.org. Then, on the home page, on the left menu column, look for "Educational Offerings" to find the "eLearning" tab. Click on that tab and enter a new world of learning opportunities.

Your suggestions and comments are welcome. Remember that the site is under continuous development and refinement while being Beta tested. Check out what is already operative and check back often for new offerings. AWI e-briefs will include announcements about the AWI eLearning...Always On site as new materials are posted.
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Drive to Success ... in Your Business & on the Speedway!

If you ever wondered what it feels like to take a lap in a race car, your dreams can come true at the AWI 59th Annual Convention.

Plan to join other AWI members at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the team-building Richard Petty Driving Experience.  AWI members will be divided into teams hosted by an AWI Annual Sponsor and compete to win the race.  With your Charlotte Speedway professional driver, you’ll plan your race strategy, work with your team members in the pits, and take a turn in the passenger seat as you race at over 100 mph on the speedway. 

Will your team take the Victory Lap? Find out how champions are determined!

Save the Date!

October 26-29, 2011
AWI 59th Annual Convention
Charlotte, NC

Build the Winning Team!




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Safety Matters

2011 AWI / CNA Safety Awards Submission Period Opens

It’s time again to apply for recognition in the 2011 AWI / CNA Safety Awards Competition. The submission period opened today.

To honor those AWI Manufacturing Members who have good workplace and jobsite track records for safety, AWI and its safety insurance partner, CNA, are conducting the 2011AWI/CNA Safety Awards Program. As in previous years, AWI and CNA will bestow three different awards to architectural woodwork manufacturing members who meet the criteria. The awards are:

  • Best Safety Achievement Award
  • Zero Lost Time Accident Achievement Award
  • Safety Improvement Recognition Award

Awards will be distributed based on company size, thus leveling the competition among honorees with vastly different work hour totals.

The annual safety recognition program was launched on June 1, 2011. Submissions will be accepted from AWI Manufacturing Members until July 1, 2011. To submit your safety data for consideration, click here.

Without a safe working environment, your most important asset – your employees – can be endangered and less than optimally productive. Honorees will be recognized at the AWI 59th Annual Convention, October 26-29, 2011, in Charlotte, NC. There will be a special awards luncheon.
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AWI Safety Week Launches June 6

What can you do to focus on a safe working environment to protect your most important asset – your employees? Find out starting June 6, when all AWI Manufacturing Members will receive e-blasts packed with tips and information.

Re-dedicate your efforts to optimize productivity in a safe working environment. Focus on safety from June 6-10, 2011! Safey is No Accident!

Watch for this little guy – AWI’s safety mascot during AWI Safety Week!
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Safety Solutions Web Portal Coming Soon

Stand by for a new comprehensive resource to help members provide a safe working environment for employees and comply with OSHA regulations while reducing risk.

Watch for news and more information in the June issue of AWI NewsBriefs coming to your mailbox around mid-June.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll find in the AWI Safety Solutions Web Portal:

  • Member only access through new AWI Web site
  • OSHA compliance resources for both Federal and State
  • Forms, templates, resources
  • Safety PowerPoints, audio, training guides and handouts
  • Library of workplace safety topics
  • Safety Quick Links – find what you need quickly
  • Safety News – keep abreast of latest regulations

New resources from AWI...helping you make the most of your membership.

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AWI News

New AWI Members

In the past few months, AWI has added 30 new members to its community. Who are they?


A/S Custom Furniture, Warrington, PA, www.ascustom.com
Antix, Inc., Las Cruces, NM, www.antix-inc.com 
Anything Woodworks, LLC, Oak Hill, NY, www.anythingww.com 
Creative Design Custom Cabinets, Inc., Crystal Lake, IL
Crimson Group, Inc., Makati City, Philippines
Custom Kraft, Inc., Hampton, VA, www.customkraftva.com 
Dawning Heritage Inc., Sheridan, CO, www.dawningheritage.com
Forest Millwork, Inc., Asheville, NC, www.forestmillwork.com
Kohout Woodwork, Inc., Addison, IL
Library Worx, High Springs, FL, www.libraryworx.com
MCC Millwork & Cabinet Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD
Meilahn Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL
Milestone Cabinetry & Millwork, Hobart, IN
National Custom Millwork, Beltsville, MD, www.Nationalcustommillwork.com
New Era Custom Design & Cabinet Works, Inc., Frederick, MD, www.gonewera.com
Perfection Products Company, Greensboro, NC
Pilgrims Fine Woodworks Inc., Salem, OR, www.pilgrimsfinewoodworks.com
Platinum Development Services, Ankeny, IA, www.platinumdevelopmentco.com
Ross Display Fixture Company, LLC, DBA/ RDwoodworks, Seattle, WA, www.rossdisplay.com
Styles Woodwork, Blythewood, SC, www.StylesWoodwork.Com
Top Service of Lexington, LLC, Nicholasville, KY, www.topservicelex.com
Trimpac, LLC, Marshfield, WI, www.trimpac.com 
Triton Industries Inc., DBA/ Millwork Services, San Marcos, TX, www.millwork-services.com
Woodmotif, Inc., Hempstead, NY
Woodsmiths, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI, www.The-Woodsmiths.com


Clark's Hardwood Lumber Company, Houston, TX, www.clarkshardwood.com
Drawer Connection, Inc., Mesa, AZ, www.drawerconnection.com
Install Solutions International, Kansas City, MO, www.installsolutionskc.com 
SD Verret Company, Richmond, VA, www.sd-verret.com
Surface Solutions, LLC, Waterloo, IA, www.surfacesolutionsia.com

Use the online Directory of AWI Manufacturing and Supplier Members at www.awinet.org for contact information and access to the Web sites of these and other AWI members. The resource is open 24/7 for use in seeking manufacturers and suppliers of architectural woodwork.
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Business Tools

2011 CODBS Survey Results Now Available

The 2011 AWI Cost of Doing Business Survey & Compensation Study Report will be shipped to all AWI Manufacturing Member participants this week. An Executive Summary is online.

All AWI Manufacturing Members
Non-participants can now view the 2011 CODBS Executive Summary in the "Members Only" section of the AWI Web site, www.awinet.org.  

For CODBS Participants Only
Participants will receive an invitation to attend an analysis webinar to be presented in late June or early July.  It will be hosted by a recognized authority in business management. Check your e-mail in the coming weeks for an exact date and time. The webinar will be free of charge to CODBS participants as an added benefit.

In addition to your hard copy of the CODBS Survey Report, participants will also receive a CD-ROM with pre-loaded company data and the aggregated survey results to begin using right away. Compare your firm’s financial data against those of high-profit and average firms (aggregated) and map out a plan to adjust your processes to advance to the next level of operating efficiency and profitability.
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What Are They Talking about this Week?

Check out the hot topics this week among AWI members connecting on the AWI LinkedIn network.

What are AWI members talking about?

  • Vertical Laminate Shrinkage
  • LEED® - Discourage / Diminish Use of Wood?

Click into the forums anytime to find out what’s important among architectural woodworkers. The AWI LinkedIn home page is here. See what your peers are saying. If you’re not yet registered with LinkedIn, do it when you check out the current discussions. It’s free and it’s a useful networking tool among AWI members and now over 1100 participants strong.
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Did You Know What the AWS Says?

By Shows Leary, AWI Quality Certification Program Inspector

...about Premium Grade veneer panel installation? Find out.

A careful review of the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) reveals the following.

Installation of wall surfacing is described in the Execution part of section 8 beginning on page 197 of the AWS. Once the panels have been delivered and allowed to acclimatize the install is ready to proceed. If shop drawings have been properly executed as required in section 1 Submittals, then the panels are properly made, labeled and referenced by location on the shop drawings.

The installer should lay out each panel elevation and check that each panel is well matched for color and grain to its adjacent member. ( and ( If at this time any veneer repairs might be needed, the installer needs to remember that any repairs need to be inconspicuous from 24". ( In the author's opinion, if suitable repairs cannot be made at this time, there is no reason to install the rest of the panels as a replacement panel will be out of sequence, match and most likely color as well. If physical modifications are needed to the any panels, then the installer must make modifications that comply with the material, machining and assembly rules found within the Product parts of section 8. (6.1.4). Among the detailed installation requirements are the need to spline or dowel any miters over 4" long. ( When exposed trim ends are needed, the ends need to be profiled or self mitered. ( All outside corners require mitering ( and coping at inside corners ( 

Panels need to be hung on grounds or hanging systems; nails and glue are not allowed ( except for individual components that cannot be otherwise fastened in a concealed manner to complete an installation. ( Panels need to be within 1/8" of plumb over 8' of panel height. ( In section 6.1.6, you will note that the AWS allows that perfection in hanging is not possible in all instances. As a result, certain allowances are given for gaps between various surfaces and flushness variations between various surfaces, (6.1.17).

In item 6.1.8, we see the various attachment methods allowed when concealed fastening of individual components is not possible and exposed fastening is required. Fasteners can be set into quirks or reliefs; construction adhesive, finish nails and trim screws can be used and matching filler should be used on countersunk fasteners. As in all millwork installation, the use of drywall, bugle head or case hardened screws is not allowed.

When wood reveal strips are used between panels to hold them flush and aligned, remember to make the splines slightly undersized in width to allow for the solid lumber to expand or contract without affecting the panels. And do not glue the reveal strips in place. (6.1.9).

Finally, beginning on page 201 the AWS gives Compliance criteria to determine if your panel installation is compliant. It covers smoothness of materials (7.1), tests for veneer joints (7.2.2), end match joints (7.2.3), side match joints (7.2.4), heart figure progression (7.2.5), sapwood (7.2.6), veneer patching (7.2.7), and veneer matching requirements (7.2.8).

Panel installation can make or break a great looking veneer job. Well crafted veneer panels hung askew with puttied nail heads all over the place will never look good and will reflect poorly on the panel manufacturer and installer.

About the author: Shows Leary has been an AWI Quality Certification Program (QCP) inspector since 1996. He has served as QCP's Regional Representative and as a member of the Quality Certification Corporation Board of Directors and Board of Appeals. He is an alternate member of the AWI Technical Committee. Contact Shows Leary at Shows Leary Project Management, LLC, shows@showsleary.com.

Please see cautionary AWI statement in the right-hand column. 

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Construction Industry

Discover How to Get Better Subcontracts

Construction subcontractors and specialty trade contractors are using new approaches to confront today’s extreme economic and project risks. For techniques to reduce risk to reasonable levels, the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association (FASA) is offering a new CD-ROM.

The new CD-ROM, "Critical Tactics: Flexing Your Muscle With ASA’s Updated Tools" (Item #8046), contains a 72-minute audiovisual recording that explains how to use ASA’s freshly updated bidding and negotiating tools — the ASA Subcontractor Bid Proposal (2011), ASA Addendum to Subcontract (2011) and ASA Short-Form Addendum to Subcontract (2011).

The recording is of an ASA webinar presented by construction attorney Michael Davis, Esq., Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin, Atlanta, GA, who explains that:

  • The ASA Subcontractor Bid Proposal (2011) takes advantage of new and improved 2011 ConsensusDOCS documents, enabling subcontractors to condition their bids on use of the ASA-endorsed ConsensusDOCS 750 Agreement Between Constructor and Subcontractor. When accepted, bids conditioned on this form create a binding subcontract based on the terms of the ConsensusDOCS 750.
  • The ASA Addendum to Subcontract (2011) contains comprehensive language to suggest terms or modify proposed subcontract agreements.
  • The ASA Short-Form Addendum to Subcontract (2011) addresses four key areas of subcontracts in more limited negotiations: hold harmless; insurance; payment terms; and changes and claims.

ASA members can access the ASA bid proposal and addenda in the members-only section of the ASA Web site, www.asaonline.com. Nonmembers can download a sample of the short-form addendum from the ASA home page. The new FASA CD-ROM costs $65 for ASA members and $95 for nonmembers and is available from the online FASA bookstore at www.fasaonline.com.

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Allan George “Al” Sparling Passes Away

Al Sparling of Tavistock, Professor of Woodworking at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, passed away at the age of 58 peacefully at his residence on May 17.

Professor Sparling was a member of Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) where he served as President of the Ontario Chapter for two terms. He represented AWMAC in establishing the Architectural Woodwork Standards Manual; and was a member of the Woodworking Sector of IAPA. He was a long term Scouter and had served as an Auxiliary Member of the Walkerton Fire Department for eight years. Professor Sparling is survived by his wife, Sylvia Anne and one daughter, Hillary, as well as other relatives. All expressions of sympathy and donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 1.519.655.2431.
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Trade Shows / Industry Forums

See You at AWFS

While you’re at the AWFS Fair, stop in the AWI booth and the AWI / WCA-sponsored workshop.

AWI’s booth is #2064.  Stop in and say hello; grab a gift; and bring a prospective member.

Check out the education workshop sponsored by AWI and the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA).

"Using Industry Standards as Teaching Guides" (General Attendees)
Saturday, July 23 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Session Code: SA85B
Track: Teacher

Kent Gilchrist, Chair, AWI SkillsUSA Committee
Greg Larson, New England School of Architectural Woodworking
Patrick Molzahn, Madison Area Technical College
Scott Nelson, President, WCA

Moderator: Duane Griffiths, Stiles Machinery, Inc.

This workshop will integrate both the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) and the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) Skill Standards into a useful, practical package for teachers of woodworking, whether they be in schools or in plants. Gain an understanding of the WCA’s Skill Standards and how the process can produce WCA’s Woodwork Passport Credential. Combining the individual credentialing process with an overview of the AWS manufacturing standard makes the goal of developing a properly trained workforce attainable. This session is applicable to anyone who trains or instructs woodworking professionals to meet or exceed industry standards for advanced woodworking.

To register, go to www.awfsfair.org.

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Green Scene

Hardwood Federation Concerned about USFS Land Management Planning Rule

The Hardwood Federation (HF) is alerting the wood industry to comment on the proposed National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule to assure that the United States Forest Service (USFS) hears the industry’s concerns. 

"The proposed forest planning rule does not adequately address USFS’s economic and social responsibilities.  Specifically, it does not address the importance of timber harvesting to maintain excellent environmental stewardship goals for federal lands," according to the HF.  "We believe that USFS can increase their harvest goals and still follow their environmental stewardship goals.  This in turn would improve the health of the forests and achieve significant economic benefits in rural America," HF noted.

HF has provided information for contacting your Member of Congress to encourage your representative to contact Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR, 2) and Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR, 4) and sign onto a letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack.   HF noted that the "letter is asking for a re-evaluation of the proposed rules, and supports our position that appropriate and well-managed timber harvesting and environmental stewardship can be achieved at the same time." 

To send a letter to your Member of Congress, click here.
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FSC Revising Product Classification List

The list revision has been put forward by FSC’s Policy and Standards Unit (PSU). See the new draft.

FSC reported that after one formal comment period, comments received were analyzed and incorporated into a new draft. According to PSU, some comments were not accepted. Follow this link to learn the reasons and for more information.
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Hardwood Advocacy Earns New Bids at Camp Lejeune

Hardwood flooring will be given a chance to compete for a Department of Defense (DOD) contract that was originally slated to go to bamboo in order to meet a renewable mandate in the contract. 

After DOD learned more about American hardwoods, procurement officers at the military site of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina changed the bid requirements, the Hardwood Federation reported.  "Maple flooring manufacturers were notified last week that the choice of flooring for a new fitness center at the Marine Corps facility was still open and in fact would specify domestic hardwood," according to HF. 

HF (www.hardwoodfederation.com) reported that together with North Carolina industry leaders they notified Rep. Larry Kissell (D-NC), member of the House Armed Services Committee, that a gym floor to be installed in a new facility at  Camp Lejeune  was poised to be made of a higher cost bamboo ($30,000 more) than domestic hardwood.  This material selection was based on misinformation on renewable resources.   HF raised the attributes of hardwoods as a renewable resource and concerns over the flooring purchase directly with DOD officials in Washington.  Rep. Kissell, a long-time hardwood industry Congressional supporter, launched an investigation into the planned contract.  In a letter to DOD officials, Rep. Kissell noted that the contract appeared to violate Buy America requirements and added unnecessary excess cost to the U.S. government by ignoring the hardwood alternative.  In addition, Rep. Kissell noted that the choice of imported bamboo as an environmentally sustainable alternative failed to consider that U.S. hardwoods are "abundant, renewable, and sustainable."   

The response of U.S. Department of Defense officials in recognizing the preferability of domestic hardwoods comes on the heels of the U.S. Department of Agriculture announcement that the U.S. Forest Service would select wood in all new building projects as a sustainable, renewable material. 
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AWIEF Announces Workforce Scholarships/Donations

A robust, well-trained workforce doesn’t grow on trees, but it gains sustenance from trees if one’s livelihood is fabricating wood products.

AWIEF President David E. Nadolski of A. J. Pietsch Company announced the Foundation’s 2011 award of $30,000 in scholarships and contributions during AWI’s Spring Professional Development Seminars & Leadership Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Four students were awarded $2,000 scholarships each toward the completion of their education in the wood industry: Matthew Broome of Pittsburg, KS; Ethan Crooke, Doylestown, PA; Marion Goodsell, Westerly, RI; and Tyler Petersen, Black Creek, WI.

The AWIEF also donated $2,000 to the Tropical Forest Foundation and $20,000 (the largest contribution) was awarded to WoodLINKS USA.

Contact the AWIEF at 571.323.3636 if you wish to make a contribution to this 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. And, for more details about the scholarships, see the June issue of AWI NewsBriefs, which will arrive in your mailbox by June 10.
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AWI Trading Pin Designed for SkillsUSA

For the first time in the over 30 years of AWI sponsorship of the SkillsUSA National Cabinetmaking Competition, AWI’s team will be represented with a limited edition Trading Pin.

Pin trading is a long-standing tradition at SkillsUSA events. Contestants collect and trade pins, and limited edition pins are highly prized.

The pins are designed and produced by the AWI SkillsUSA Committee as part of the materials given to each contestant by AWI (which also includes a copy of the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS), an AWI ball cap, and other small gifts). The gift packets, which include the Trading Pins, will be distributed at National Leadership and Skills Competition in Kansas City, MO, on Tuesday, June 21.

How the Collecting and Trading Works
Contestants obtain pins from various sources over the years. Most states have pins, but only a few Sponsoring organizations or specific contests have pins. That's what makes the AWI National pin very special and valuable on the trading circuit. Collectors often lay out their trading collection on a brightly colored cloth in a designated trading area or along the corridors of the trade show. Many trade on-the-fly as they walk down the halls.
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Member News

Lange Bros. Awarded AGC Leadership in Safety

Randy Lange, President and co-owner of Lange Bros. Woodwork Co. Inc. of Milwaukee, WI, announced that the state’s oldest continuous family owned and operated custom architectural woodwork company earned safety recognition from the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee.

Randy Lange accepts safety award from an AGC official.

The award was for safety performance for 2010. The woodwork company was one of several association contractor firms honored at the 2011 AGC President’s banquet May 17 for "Leadership in Safety." The award recognizes companies with the lowest incidence of accidents compared with other similar companies.

Wisconsin woodwork companies were compared and their safety records calculated revealing Lange Bros as the 2010 winner. Lange Bros. formalized it safety training program in 2006 in addition to its regular weekly trainings. "When you consider the machinery and processes involved in creating the diversity of custom products our company produces and the opportunities for accidents inherent in the woodwork industry, the fact that Lange Bros. has such a low incident record is a testament to the care each employ takes to avert harm in our work environment."

"R-Respect for the other team member’s space and actions; A-Awareness of the tools and materials as they are present in our workplace; V-Vigilance, the continuous watchful eye toward potential dangers; and I-Initiative, each team member takes leadership to act in correcting unsafe situations, play a large role in Lange’s comprehensive "RAVI SAFETY" program," said Linda Rakow, Lange Bros. safety director.

Lange Bros. Woodwork Co., Inc. is 79 years old and employees 43 craftsmen in its 60,000 square feet of facility in Milwaukee and Marinette Counties. The company has been an AWI Manufacturing Member since 1989.
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Chapter News

Chapter Anniversaries

What chapters are celebrating their anniversaries in June and July?

Wish them well by contacting the AWI chapter presidents listed on the AWI Web site.


  • June 8 – AWI Texas West Chapter (founded in 2006)
  • July 15 – AWI Central PA Chapter (founded in 1965)

Congratulations and thank you for being part of the AWI community of architectural woodworkers and suppliers.

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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.  To reach any of the chapter officers for more information, visit the AWI Web site chapter page here.

AWI Arizona Chapter
When: June 7, 2011 (11:00am - 1:00 pm)
What: Chapter Meeting & Lunch
Update: Brief Overview by Alana Henderson, Meyer and Lundahl, about their flat line finishing line
Where: Meyer and Lundahl factory, Phoenix, AZ
Information & Registration: Carlos Castillo, ccastillo@jowat.com

AWI Chicago Chapter
When: June 9, 2011
What: Gold Outing
Where: St. Andrews Golf Course, West Chicago, IL 

AWI Oregon Chapter
When: June 13, 2011 (5:00 pm)
What: Chapter Meeting
Special Guest: Greg Heuer, AWI Chief Learning Officer
Where: Salem, OR

AWI Iowa / Nebraska Chapter 
When: June 17, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting
Sponsor: Jaeckle Distributors / Scott Neubauer
Where: DMAC

AWI Wisconsin Chapter
When: June 21, 2011
What: Board of Directors Meeting
Where: Milwaukee, WI 

AWI Central PA Chapter
When: July 14, 2011 (8:30-9:30 am Registration; 10:00 am Shotgun Start; 3:00 pm Dinner/Awards)
What: Chapter Golf Outing, Dinner & Awards
Where: Four Seasons Golf Course, Landisville, PA
Registration/Information: See attached  AWI Heart of America Chapter
When: July 21, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting

AWI New England Chapter
When: July 25, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting on FSC & Annual Golf Outing

AWI Arizona Chapter
When: August 2, 2011 (5:00 – 8:30 pm)
What: Chapter Meeting
Information: Carlos Castillo, ccastillo@jowat.com 

AWI Oregon Chapter
When: August 5, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting & Golf Outing AWI New England Chapter
When: August 12, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting & Annual Fishing Outing

AWI Wisconsin Chapter
When: August 16, 2011
What: Board of Directors Meeting & Program
Where: Milwaukee, WI 

AWI Oregon Chapter
When: August 17, 2011 (12:00 noon)
What: Chapter Meeting and BBQ Lunch
Host: States Industries 

AWI Central PA Chapter
When: September 1, 2011 (1:00 – 3:00 pm)
What: Lunch, Presentation, Tabletop Exhibit
Program: "Business Relationships in an Electronic Age" Program
Presenter: Herb Meldahl, Meldahl Consulting Services
Where: C. Ted Lick Wildwood Conference Center, Harrisburg, PA
Information/Registration: See attached
Contact: Garry Astles, gastles@northwayind.com; (p) 717.503.6295

AWI Wisconsin Chapter 
When: September 8, 2011
What Annual Golf Outing

AWI Virginia & Carolinas Chapters (Updated)
When: September 14, 2011
What: Joint Chapter Meeting & "Finishing 101" program
Where: High Point, NC
Host: Stiles Machinery
Hotel Accommodations: contact Joni Oligmueller at joligmueller@stilesmachinger.com
Table Top Displays: contact Owen McGee at mcgee@stilesmachinery.com by September 8

AWI Wisconsin Chapter
When: September 14, 2011
What: Annual Golf Outing & Chapter Meeting
Where: The Bog-Saukville, Madison, WI

AWI Heart of America Chapter
When: September 16, 2011
What: Golf Outing & Meeting
Host: Salina Planing Mill

AWI Iowa / Nebraska Chapter
When: September 16, 2011
What Chapter Meeting
Where: DMAC
Sponsor: Hafele America / Shawn Svoboda

AWI Arizona Chapter
When: October 4, 2011 (5:00 – 8:30 pm)
What: Chapter Meeting

AWI Florida Chapter
When: October 7-9, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting and Changeover Program of Officers and Board of Directors Meeting
Where: South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, FL

AWI Wisconsin Chapter
When: October 18, 2011
What: Chapter Board of Directors Meeting
Where: Milwaukee, WI

AWI Oregon Chapter
When: October 19, 2011 (12:00 noon)
What: Chapter Meeting

AWI Central PA Chapter
When: November 3, 2011
What: "LEED® & FSC Certification" Programs (1:00 – 3:00 pm); Lunch (12:30 – 1:30 pm); Tabletop Exhibits
Speakers: Garry A. Astles, Northway Industries; Keith Atherholt, Lewis Lumber Products
Where: C. Ted Lick Wildwood Conference Center, Harrisburg, PA
Registration: $35 (Chapter / AWI Members); $70 (Nonmembers); $10 (Students)
Information: See Attached

AWI Virginia Chapter
When: November 9, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting & Plant Tour in Ashland
Host: Rex Lumber
Where: Richmond, VA

AWI Heart of America
When: November 17, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting
Host: Woodwork Manufacturing & Supply

AWI Iowa / Nebraska
When: November 18, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting
Where: DMAC
Sponsor: Blum/Kevin Voit

AWI Arizona Chapter
When: December 6, 2011 (5:00 – 8:30 pm)
What: Chapter Meeting

AWI Oregon Chapter
When: December 9, 2011 (5:00 pm)
What: End of the Year Meeting / Celebration

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