A bi-monthly news publication for AWI Manufacturing
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October 20, 2011
AWI News

Director Candidate Elections Coming Up

Elections for open seats on the Board of Directors are coming up – November 1 through 15, 2011.

Watch for announcements of the official elections.

"The 2011 AWI Nominating Committee has selected the following Director candidate nominees for election to fill three (3) vacancies on the AWI Board of Directors for one, two-year term beginning on January 1, 2012 and ending on December 31, 2013," AWI Executive Vice President Phil Duvic announced.  Elections are coming up in November.

Candidate Nominees

Kent Gilchrist
Fremont Interiors
Indiana
Manufacturing Member
(Incumbent Director, term expires 12/31/2011)

John Ianiri
Fairfield County Millwork
Connecticut
Manufacturing Member

John Leininger
Leininger Cabinet & Woodworking, Inc.
Kentucky
Manufacturing Member 

Greg Lutz
Lutz Woodworks, LLC
Texas
Manufacturing Member

Bruce Spitz
Classic Millwork & Products, Inc.
Texas
Manufacturing Member

Stephan Waltman
Stiles Machinery, Inc.
Michigan
Supplier Member
(Incumbent Director, term expires 12/31/2011)

"The AWI Director election ballot opens on November 1, 2011 and closes on November 15, 2011. Each AWI Manufacturing Member Company in good standing is entitled to one (1) vote," Mr. Duvic announced.
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Business Tools

Your Purchase Agreement for Non-commodity Goods

ConsensusDOCS members can participate free on October 26 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET. Don't miss it.

A distinguished panel experienced in construction contract drafting and negotiation will review the major provisions of this ConsensusDOCS #703.

Webinar: ConsensusDOCS 703 Standard Purchase Agreement for Non-commodity Goods by a Constructor.

The interactive panel will identify and analyze critical elements for successful contract negotiations regarding the purchase of complex goods to meet project-specific needs. The experts will speak for approximately 75 minutes, reserving approximately 15 minutes to answer your specific questions. Issues to be covered include:

  • Which purchases require a more sophisticated and comprehensive agreement
  • Coordination between the Constructor, Distributor and Factory
  • Proper alignment of risks and liabilities
  • Inspection
  • Suspension/Termination issues
  • Warranties
  • Insurance and indemnities
  • Payments and liens
  • Dispute Mitigation and resolution

Participation rights are free for all ConsensusDOCS subscribers. A fee of $49 will be charged for all others. Register at www.consensusdocs.org/webinars/.

ConsensusDOCS, www.consensusdocs.org, are the only contracts written and endorsed by 35 leading design and construction industry organizations, including AWI. 


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Got Four Minutes?

Making the sale is about how you craft the pitch. Learn how.

Click here to access a presentation on YouTube linked to the AWI Wiki page.


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What's the Talk This Week?

Check out the hot topics this week among AWI members connecting on the AWI LinkedIn network, now over 1,600 participants strong. 

Here are some of the current topics being discussed:

  • Feedback about Woodworker’s New Web Site Sought
  • Using iPads on the Construction Site
  • Collection Agencies
  • Imported Wood Species
  • Equipment Availability
  • Collaborative Relationship Sought for Projects
  • Higher Flame Spread Indices
  • WCA Skills Evaluators Sought
  • QR Codes to Drawings for Field Access
  • And more.

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.


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    Gain Honors, Get Recognition, Gain Customers

    Looking for business exposure and opportunities to promote wood as a beautiful, sustainable component of building projects?

    Showcase your projects in Design Solutions Magazine and win recognition as an Aware of Excellence honoree. Here is an example of a summer AOE winner – MEDCO Construction LLC Millwork Division.

    Pictured here is a project by MEDCO Construction, LLC Millwork Division for the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas, TX. The architect wanted to incorporate the concept of a boutique hotel into the space. Woods used are Rift Red Oak, Select White Maple and Solid Bamboo. Other views of the architectural woodwork throughout this project can be seen in the summer 2011 issue of Design Solutions. The firm is located in Dallas, TX.  

    Photo Credit: Nathan Shands, Mesquaite, TX

    Visit the AWI Web site for information and submission forms for the upcoming (winter 2011) AWI "Award of Excellence" (AOE) program. The deadline is December 1, 2011.

    Use an AOE award to market your excellence and gain a competitive edge 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.

    The Cornerstone article in the summer edition of Design Solutions explains why you should publish your projects in the magazine.

    Benefits to AOE honorees include exposure in the online issue of Design Solutions Magazine which is open for business 24/7, plus distribution to more than 25,000 industry professionals. Design Solutions showcases, quality, professionalism and creativity among architectural woodworkers.
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    Construction News

    Construction Job Openings & Employment Rise

    Employment edged up by 103,000 in September, and the unemployment rate held at 9.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported earlier this month. Construction jobs were among the gains.

    Construction employment increased by 26,000 over the month, after showing little movement since February. The over-the-month gain was due to employment increases in the nonresidential construction industries, which include heavy and civil construction, BLS reported.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the job openings rate average for the middle of 2011 (2.4%) is the highest since the middle of 2008. However, the hiring rate, at 3.1%, has hovered at this range since May 2010, which indicates a business sector with open positions but not yet able to increase employment. "This is worth watching at it may point to a mismatch between employees in demand and skills of available workers. It could also indicate yet another problem with a weak housing market in that workers are unable to move where jobs are in supply," according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
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    Architecture Billings Index Turns Positive after Four Straight Monthly Declines

    Finally, demand for design—and subsequently—construction services turns positive.

    On the heels of a period of weakness in design activity, the Architecture Billings Index took a sudden upturn in August. 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.

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the August ABI score was 51.4, following a very weak score of 45.1 in July. This score reflects an increase in demand for design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 56.9, up sharply from a reading of 53.7 the previous month.

    "Based on the poor economic conditions over the last several months, this turnaround in demand for design services is a surprise," said AIA chief economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. "Many firms are still struggling, and continue to report that clients are having difficulty getting financing for viable projects, but it’s possible we’ve reached the bottom of the down cycle."

    Key August ABI highlights:

    • Regional averages: Midwest (49.0), South (47.4), West (47.4), Northeast (46.5);
    • Sector index breakdown: mixed practice (50.9), institutional (48.5), commercial / industrial (46.0), multi-family residential (44.8); and
    • Project inquiries index: 56.9.

    Note: The regional and sector breakdowns are calculated as a 3-month moving average, whereas the index and inquiries are raw numbers.

    About the AIA Architecture Billings Index
    The Architecture Billings Index is produced by the AIA Economics & Market Research Group. The diffusion indexes contained in the full report are derived from a monthly "Work-on-the-Boards" survey that is sent to a panel of AIA member-owned firms. Participants are asked whether their billings increased, decreased, or stayed the same in the month that just ended as compared to the prior month, and the results are then compiled into the ABI. 
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    Keynote Speakers Announced for 10th Anniversary Executive Briefing Conference

    Find out what’s planned for this long-standing conference for key manufacturing executives to network and explore visions for the future of the architectural woodwork industry.

    The EBC provides a venue for businesses of all sizes to explore concepts, learn about new technologies, and discover opportunities in a non-commercial environment, with the goal of uncovering "What’s Now, What’s New, and What’s Next." Providing strategic and practical information to help solve manufacturing challenges, the EBC is an occasion to be introduced to new ways to succeed.

    The tenth anniversary conference will be held March 4-6, 2012 in Charlotte, NC, adjacent to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Given the location, the theme of the conference will focus on speed, specifically tactical ways to match the speed to market with the speed the market is changing.

    The conference will open with a keynote address by Robert Stevenson, a widely recognized professional speaker and author of the best-selling book, How to Soar Like An Eagle In A World Full of Turkeys. Stevenson’s presentation will explore change: the successes, the failures, and the reasons behind both. Attendees will learn that by embracing the concept of change, one embraces the future.

    A highlight of the conference will be Dr. Jeffrey Karrenbauer, president and founding director of INSIGHT, a world leader in providing supply chain solutions and consulting services. A former Logistics Staff Officer for the United States Air Force, Dr. Karrenbauer will explain how he applies optimization and simulation to improve supply chains.

    Maximizing the future is all about separating fact from fiction. The fear and uncertainty about the global markets are enough to cause any business leader to wonder if the recovery is durable or not. Alan Beaulieu, the president of ITR® (Institute for Trend Research) will present the economic outlook for our industry and for the global economy with the clarity that business leaders have come to expect from ITR®. 

    The agenda also includes a special tour of the BLUM US facility in Stanley, NC, and much more! For more details about the program visit www.stilesmachinery.com/ebc.

    Registration is now open. The early bird price is $895 and includes two nights lodging, all meals, presentations, and tours. Register soon because the discounted price is only available until November 18, 2011. Visit www.stilesmachinery.com/ebc to register.

    AWI is industry partner of Stiles Machinery for the 2012 EBC.
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    Green Scene

    Most-Innovative Green Buildings Using FSC-Certified Wood

    What commercial and residential buildings of 2011, does the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) consider to be the "best" based on innovative uses of FSC-certified wood products?

    "These projects clearly show wood from responsibly managed forests can meet all your design and construction needs," said Corey Brinkema, president of FSC US. "At a time when the old guards of industry are trying to make us believe that all wood is ‘green,’ these projects demonstrate we can and must do better. So we applaud the award winners for pushing the envelope to incorporate as much FSC-certified wood as possible," he added.

    The award for the best commercial project of the year went to the Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) Energy Research Lab in Kamuela, HI. "While the HPA project achieved LEED Platinum, it was also certified as "Living" by the Living Building Challenge, the most ambitious measure of sustainability in the built environment," according to a FSC announcement. "One hundred percent of this 6,112 sq. ft. wood-intensive laboratory was FSC-certified or salvaged, including FSC-certified glu-laminated roof beams, framing, roof decking, siding, millwork, and lab workbenches. In reverence to Native Hawaiian culture, the project team installed a symbolic "Ohia" support column that was sourced from standing local dead wood," FSC reported. For more information, visit www.faiarchitects.com/projects/hawaii-preparatory-academy-p2/.

    The best residential project of the year was awarded to zHome in Issaquah, WA. "The zHome project, which has received national acclaim for advancing deep-green thinking into suburban, multi-family residential development, received the highest-ever certification score by Built Green, a program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties," FSC reported. zHome is a 10-unit, 14,000 sq. ft. townhome development in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah." zHome is a remarkable example of the application of FSC-certified wood in speculative multi-family construction. Nearly all of the project’s framing lumber was FSC certified from Oregon. Millwork was custom built in Washington with FSC-certified maple from Michigan. The project team also selected FSC-certified bamboo for flooring and FSC-certified Tigerwood for stair stringers. Seventy-eight percent of wood used was FSC certified and 9% was salvaged," according to FSC. For more information, visit www.z-home.org

    The winning projects were selected based on the total amount of FSC-certified products used, the level of market transformation the projects achieved, as well as the creativity with which they used the products.
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    Member News

    Member Shares Expansion Success Story

    Architectural Wood is expanding and moving to a new location in Ronceverte, WV. "It's a true success story in a bad business climate," said AW’s Bruce Cody.

    "For years, Architectural Wood had sub-contracted work for a much larger firm in West Virginia. This company did work throughout Washington, New York, & Boston. We did some very interesting, high-profile work together. Two of top managers from this company, Tony and Carol Osterbeek, eventually joined me as partners here in Roanoke."

    Recently, Architectural Wood was approached by two employees of the former company to join them in a plan to salvage the remaining West Virginia manufacturing facility. "We worked with the West Virginia Department of Economic Development to finance the effort to purchase the building, remaining machinery and equipment. Last week, we formalized the agreement and will be operating from that facility as of Monday, October 10," Mr. Cody reported. He will be in Roanoke overseeing sales and estimating. "We will continue to service our clients here and beyond."

    "While the economy has brought a decline to our industry, we have been able to secure several new contracts. In particular, we have been hired to outfit the new Greenbrier Presidential Express train. This is a passenger train that will deliver guests from Union Station in DC, to the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. That work is in design now. Business has been a real challenge over the last several years, and this change is welcome. We at Architectural Wood wanted to share the good news with you."


    New Address: Architectural Wood, E. Edgar Avenue, Ronceverte, WV 24970; (p) 304-647-3300; (f) 304.647.1376.
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    Standards

    Do You Know What the AWS Says?

    By Shows Leary, AWI Quality Certification Program Inspector

    ...about review of veneer requirements for Premium Grade flush doors.

    Section 9 of the AWS contains manufacturing requirements for Premium and Custom Grade flush veneer and stile and rail doors. In this article I will discuss some the requirements for Premium Grade veneer specifications.

    On page 211, item 1.2.18.2 there are several general notations about veneer requirements. Included are notes about the requirements for the widths of the outer most veneer leaves on a door face. At Premium Grade doors "the outer leaves, after trimming will not exceed 1/2" less than its adjoining leaf."

    Another item is regarding the terms "natural," "heartwood" and "sapwood". If the specification calls for "natural Maple" you should expect to supply unlimited amounts of sapwood and heartwood. If only sapwood or heartwood is desired then it must be specified. "White" is defined in the glossary on page 404, meaning the veneer contains all sapwood and no heartwood. (Both heartwood and sapwood are defined in the glossary as well.)

    Item 1.2.18.2.8 discusses veneer thickness. Due to the many types of veneer slicing equipment and variables within the trees themselves, the AWS does not have a minimum thickness requirement for veneers. The requirement is that the veneer "shall be of sufficient thickness so as not to permit show-through of cross banding after sanding and finishing."

    Moving along to the Product section of Section 9, on page 225, you will note at item 4.2.6.1.2 a series of requirements for veneer matching at transparent finish flush doors.

    For Premium Grade doors the minimum requirement is for balanced center matched HPVA Grade AA veneers. Balanced match is defined on page 381 of the glossary as "two or more leaves of uniform width on the face of a panel, wherein the two outermost leaves in a panel or face are the same width."

    Center matched is defined on age 383 of the glossary as "two or more even numbered leaves of equal width, matched with a joint occurring in the center of a panel." A quick test to verify if you have balanced center match is to find the centerline of your door face. There should be a veneer seem in the center. Then look at the edges and check that the outermost leaves on each side are the same width and within 1/2" of the width of inner leaves.

    One of the most common door faces is Birch. Looking at page 226 we see the beginning of the HPVA face summaries. For Birch we can see that both grades can be broken down into white, red/brown or natural and the slicing techniques can be plain sliced, quarter sliced or rotary sliced. In both grades for "white Birch" sapwood, which is white in color, is the part of the veneer that is required.

    For Premium Grade the veneer leaves for plain sliced and rotary need to be a minimum of 5" in width, while for Custom Grade the minimum is 4".

    What about special characteristics of the veneer? In Premium Grade you are allowed a small conspicuous pin knot, 1/4" or less in diameter, within a 5 square foot section. A typical architectural door at 3/0x7/0 contains 21 square feet on one face. At the most you could expect 4 pin knots in that face if they are all separated and not within 5 square feet of each other. A book matched set of veneers with a continual row of knots in every adjacent leave would not qualify, even for Custom Grade. What about pin knots larger than 1/4"? For Premium Grade none are allowed.

    Can you cut out and repair knot holes? No, and that goes for Premium and Custom Grade. If you need a "Dutchmen" in the face of your door, reject it! It will not pass for either Grade.

    In Premium Grade no mineral streaking or bark pockets are allowed. Premium Grade does allow for slight worm tracks, vine marks and cross bars. Not sure what all of these characteristics are? Look in the glossary; they are all defined.

    Whether you are making flush veneer doors or buying them out for a project, get to know your veneer requirements and assure yourself of providing AWS Premium Grade compliant doors to your customer.

    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.

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    Safety Matters

    OSHA to Host Stakeholder Conversation on Occupational Hearing Loss

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will host an informal stakeholder meeting on November 3 to solicit comments and suggestions on occupational hearing loss prevention.

    The purpose of OSHA's public meeting is to provide a forum and gather information from stakeholders on best practices for hearing conservation programs, personal protective equipment and feasible engineering controls.

    The meeting will take place November 3 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Department of Labor headquarters in Washington, DC. Parties interested in attending must register online, by phone or by fax by the October 27 deadline. See the Federal Register notice for more information on the meeting and visit OSHA's Occupational Noise Exposure Web page for background on health effects of noise exposure, warning signs of hearing loss and examples of workplace engineering controls.
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    New Small Business Resource on OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a new guide for businesses with fewer than 250 workers.

    The Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respiratory Protection Standard is intended to help small businesses protect workers from respiratory hazards.

    The updated guide explains how to comply with OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard. It provides instruction on how to select and fit test appropriate respirators to protect workers in many different industries. It includes new illustrations to help employers and workers identify different respirators, and describes how and where they should be used.

    The revised guide also explains how Assigned Protection Factors (APFs) and Maximum Use Concentrations (MUCs), detailed in OSHA's revised standard, can help workers and employers assess the level of protection necessary in a given workplace. To order the respiratory standard compliance guide, please call 1-800-321-OSHA or 202-693-1999.

    OSHA's Respiratory Protection Web page includes hazard alerts and training materials. In addition, OSHA provides assistance to small businesses through the free On-site Consultation Service. Employers with fewer than 250 workers can call 1-800-321-OSHA to request this service, free of charge, to help identify and correct hazards, as well as improve comprehensive safety and health programs. Consultation services are separate from enforcement activities and do not result in penalties or citations.

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    Federal Scene

    ASA Takes Lead for Subcontractors on 3 Percent Tax Withholding Requirement

    The U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means voted on October 13 to send legislation (H.R. 674), that would repeal the 3 percent tax withholding requirement, to the U.S. House of Representatives for a full vote.

    The American Subcontractors Association sent a letter that same day to Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, expressing its support for H.R. 674. "The 3 percent tax withholding requirement would reduce the cash flow and increase the record-keeping responsibilities for government contractors. This new tax withholding requirement is particularly burdensome for a construction contractor, since the government owner must withhold 3 percent of each progress payment to a contractor, whether or not that payment results in a profit to the contractor," ASA wrote.

    If you wish to join ASA members in telling your member of the U.S. House to vote to repeal the 3 percent tax withholding requirement, visit its advocacy site at http://capwiz.com/asaonline/home/
    . Meanwhile, the Associated General Contractors of America is actively building a grassroots momentum to support passage of the legislation. See AGC's insights about the impact of the bill on contractors by clicking here.
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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,go to www.awinet.org.

    AWI Wisconsin Chapter
    When: October 21, 2011
    What: WCA Evaluator Training, WoodLINKS Fall In-Service, WI Built Plant Tour
    Where: Madison Area Technical College & Wisconsin Built, WI
    Information: See attached for these three concurrent events.

    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 Chicago Chapter
    When: November 3, 2011 (5:00 pm)
    What: Cocktails & Networking, Buffet Dinner, Program & Q&A
    Program: "9-20-20" (9 Constructions Specialists Sharing Project Management Expertise"
    Where: Diplomat West, Elmhurst, IL
    Information: Click here
    Questions: Kevin Forrestal, (p) 262-208-0415, kevinforrestal@metrohardwoods.comAWI Virginia Chapter (Postponed - new date to be announced)
    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
    Questions: Jack M. Ragan, III, jragan@tigerstop.com (new e-mail address)

    AWI Virginia Chapter
    When: January 19, 2012 (12:30 – lunch; 1:00 - 3:00 pm – program)
    What & Presenters: "LEED® for New Construction," Speaker – Garry A. Astles, Northway Industries, Inc.; "FSC Certification and Carbon Footprint of Forest Products," Speaker – Keith Atherhold, Lewis Lumber Products, Inc.
    Registration & Details: See attached
    Fees: $35 pp, Chapter / AWI Members; $70 pp, Non AWI Members; Tabletop Exhibits - $200
    Information: Garry A. Astles, gastles@northwayind.com

    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. Contact Greg Bednar, AWI Chapter Development Services at gbednar@awinet.org.

    Members are encouraged to check chapter event listings in the most recent issue of AWI e-briefs, as well as with chapter officers and chapter Web sites for program changes. As plans become finalized, dates and presentations may change for chapter programs previously listed. This issue of AWI e-briefs contains the most current information available to AWI National.


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    Next Issue of E-briefs

    The next issue of AWI e-briefs will be published November 3, 2011.


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