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Hurry, Participate: AWI's CODB Survey Closes May 1

It’s getting very late to participate in the 2012 Cost of Doing Business Survey (CODBS), but there are still 11 days left before the survey closes on May 1.

What are you waiting for?  Tap into AWI’s most coveted membership benefit.  This annual survey produces the ultimate financial management tool – designed exclusively for AWI Manufacturing Members – to help you guide the future direction of your business. 

Remember, this year’s survey is Web-based; there is a full survey and a CODBS “Lite” version option; and free webinars are coming up to give participants insights about the survey results.

If your company’s AWI Point of Contact needs their username and password to access the survey, contact Teresa McCain at tmccain@awinet.org.

$500 Gift Card Drawing

Participation pays in many ways.  In addition to the many outstanding benefits for participants, you could win a $500 gift card.  All “Full” CODB Survey participants are eligible for a drawing for a $500 gift card. 

Cost of Doing Business Survey Webinars

Watch for announcements with registration details about these free webinars offered exclusively for participants.


June 6, 2012 (2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT)
“Un-encrypting the CODB Survey Results”


Presenters:
Sebastien DesMarais, CFO of Hollywood Woodworking, Inc. and the AWI Financial Management Committee
Questions: Contact Teresa Mccain, tmccain@awinet.org


June 20, 2012 (2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT)
“Secrets of the Upper Quartile” NEW FOR 2012

Note: webinar dates subject to change


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“Award of Excellence” Program Seeking Project Submissions until May 1

The Leininger project spreads the word about outstanding woodwork.  How about your project?  Want to be featured in AWI’s quarterly journal Design Solutions?  Project submissions for the summer edition are being accepted by May 1, 2012. 

Gain honors, recognition and customers by submitting your next architectural woodwork project to Design Solutions Magazine, AWI’s quarterly journal that is distributed to more than 25,000 design professionals.  All AWI Manufacturing Members are eligible to participate in the quarterly “Award of Excellence” (AOE) program.

A beautiful Prairie style residence overlooking the Kentucky River includes woodwork by AWI Manufacturing Member Leininger Cabinet & Woodworking, Inc. of Lexington, KY, one of the AOE honorees featured in the winter 2012 issue of Design Solutions.  Pictured here is the entry foyer of the 10,000 sf home which featured paneling, a conference table, desks, casework, sanding and running trim, box beams, interior doors, clerestory windows and exterior entries for the residence fabricated by Leininger Cabinet & Woodworking.  See the current issues of Design Solutions here for other views of this project.

Photo Credit: Walt Roycraft, Nicholasville, KY 


Visit the AWI Web site to access information and submission forms for the upcoming (summer 2012) AWI “Award of Excellence” program. The deadline is May 1, 2012. If you have any questions, contact Katie Allen at kallen@awinet.org.

Use an AOE award to market your excellence and gain a competitive edge during these challenging times. All Manufacturing Members are eligible to participate. Benefits to AOE honorees include exposure in the online issue of Design Solutions Magazine which is open for business 24/7.  Design Solutions showcases, quality, professionalism and creativity among architectural woodworkers.

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LinkedIn Now Connects Almost 3,300 AWI Followers: What's the Talk?

The AWI LinkedIn Network is growing stronger and stronger.  Get in on the conversations. Some of the current topics being discussed are:

  • Environmental Attributes of Reconstituted Veneer
  • Qualified Woodworkers Needed
  • Wooden Skyscrapers? Greener Than You Might Think
  • Q-Accredited Woodworkers Ultimately Responsible for Registering QCP Projects
  • Equipment for Sale
  • Software Choices for Inventory Management and Purchasing?
  • Employment Opportunities – Several Job Openings
  • And much more...

Click into the forums anytime to find out what’s important among architectural woodworkers. Access LinkedIn here.  See what your peers are saying. The AWI network is growing. If you're not yet registered with LinkedIn, do it now to check out the current discussions.  It’s a free, useful networking tool among AWI members.

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AWI Learning Forum

Free One-hour Webinars Focus on Variety of Topics

Mark your calendar and plan to participate. Register early – space is limited for these free webinars for AWI members only.


April 25, 2012 – Registration Open
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
“The 10 Commandments of Contract Management”

Register for the discussion of the essential elements to negotiating effective contract terms and conditions.  Arm yourself to level the playing field when negotiating, entering into and completing contracts with owners and general contractors.
Presenter: Michael P. Davis, Esq.

Register here

Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo, ibuffalo@awinet.org

May 16, 2012 – Save the Date!
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
“AWS Talk”

Gather your thoughts and questions to ask during this open discussion webinar about the Architectural Woodwork Standards.
Host:
Randy Jensen, AWI Technical Committee Chair and AWI Representative to Joint Standards Committee

Registration: Coming soon
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo, ibuffalo@awinet.org


May 23, 2012 – Save the Date!
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
Stiles: "How to Drive Production”

Presenters:

Farid Bichareh
, software manager, will present about utilizing software, such as iConnect, to control your process, which results in controlling your costs as well. Knowing exactly what part needs to be made, where it is in the plant, where it needs to go next, and how long it will stay at the next operation is powerful information – the sort of information iConnect not only puts at your fingertips, but integrates completely into your work process.

Jeff Conger, Weeke product manager, will present on the BHX 050: the new face of CNC machining. Things are looking up! Typical to most woodworking shops are the horizontal machining centers but an increasing number of companies are investing in vertical CNCs. The unique vertical configuration provides all of the technical features of traditional horizontal machining centers but in a smaller footprint and cost point.

Registration: Coming soon
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo, ibuffalo@awinet.org


June 13, 2012 – Save the Date!
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
“The Hidden Hazards of Wood Dust: Protecting Your Business and Your Reputation”

Presenter:
Roger D. Wilson, AVP, Underwriting, CNA
If you’re like most woodworkers you understand there are risks associated with wood dust. But do you have the proper measures in place to prevent them? Join CNA for an informative one-hour presentation that will explore the health and safety implications of wood dust in the work place. You’ll learn strategies to reduce the risk of fire and explosion, the requirements necessary to comply with regulatory health standards, and the steps you’ll need to take should OSHA become involved.

Registration: Coming soon
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo, ibuffalo@awinet.org 


June 27, 2012 – Save the Date! 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
“Green Talk”

Host:
Kevin Mortensen, AWI Sustainability Committee member
Join us for this one hour discussion on the Green side of business, focusing on Controlled Wood.  Controlled Wood is virgin material originating in non FSC-Certified forests or plantations from suppliers included in the verification program of organizations certified according to FSC-STD-40-005.  Controlled material must be independently verified before it is sold as controlled material or mixed with FSC-Certified material to become part of a product that can be sold carrying the FSC label.

Registration: Coming soon
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo, ibuffalo@awinet.org


October 31 – November 3, 2012 – Save the Date!
AWI 60th Annual Convention

Phoenix, Arizona

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Green Scene

Fourth Comment Period Announced for LEED® 2012: Vote by May 15!

LEED 2012, the next version of the LEED green building program, will open for a fourth public comment period on May 1.  The U.S. Green Building Council announced that the draft of LEED 2012 will incorporate final technical revisions based on public comment feedback, and will incorporate credit requirements that have been positively impacted by credit documentation development.

Credit documentation, reference guide and education development will continue concurrent with public comment and ballot. Public engagement opportunities to provide feedback and assist in the refinement of this work will be announced later this month and throughout the ballot period.

The 4th public comment period will run May 1 until May 15. Once the comment period process concludes, LEED 2012 will be balloted from June 1 until June 30, and launch in November, USGBC reported. To vote in the ballot, USGBC members have until May 1 to opt into the LEED 2012 consensus body. The Consensus Body is made up of employees of USGBC national member organizations in good standing, and ensures voting from the full diversity of USGBC members. To be eligible to join the Consensus Body and vote in the LEED 2012 ballot, USGBC members must have been in good standing by March 1 and be maintained throughout the balloting period.

To learn more about the LEED development and implementation process, visit the LEED Foundations Documents, www.usgbc.org/LEED2012 or LEED 2012 FAQs.

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New AWI Resource for Completing LEED® Projects

AWI Manufacturing and Supplier Members in good standing can tap into a new benefit of membership relating to sustainability issues.  AWI LEED® 2009 Version 3 Review is a 35-page document compiled by the AWI Sustainable Resource Committee, to provide members with a helpful resource about the process of LEED certification.

What will you learn?  Basics: LEED 101, Preparing for LEED Projects, Bidding on LEED Projects, Pre-Construction Calculations and Submittals, Innovation and Design Credits, Regional Credits and more.

Download the LEED 209 Version 3 Review here.

Questions?  Contact AWI Sustainability Resources Representative, Rob Ziegelmeier at rzig@awinet.org or 914-277-2874.



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10-Point Letter from SFI about LEED 2012

On April 11, Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) President & CEO Kathy Abusow sent the following letter to the U.S. Green Building Council Board of Directors.

“The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) third draft of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 2012 green building rating tool was released March 1st, and public comments closed on March 27, 2012. While USGBC made some forward movement in LEED 2012 by instituting credits for Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations, it continues to let down forest owners and managers, state foresters, conservation groups, researchers, auditors, producers, Governors, Congressmen and over 6,000 petitioners because it refuses to explicitly recognize the value of all forest certification programs.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) certification supports the responsible production of wood and paper products, communities, jobs and numerous conservation values that are derived from working forests. Yet products from well-managed North American forests continue to be excluded from the USGBC’s “responsible extraction of raw materials” credit, which recognizes only certified wood that is “Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), or better.” That slogan has moved from the lapel pins of FSC proponents onto the pages of what is intended to be a technical and leading green building rating tool by a responsible organization. USGBC’s LEED extraction credit continues to ramp up the competing materials debate: non-renewable steel and concrete get a credit without achieving third-party certification, while products third-party certified to SFI do not get access to this same credit.

As USGBC deliberates on the language that will go out for a final ballot in early June, here is why you should encourage USGBC to make a decision that supports the future of our forests.

1. Say 'Yes' to healthy working forests.
2. Say 'No' to discrimination against domestic forests.
3. Follow the lead provided by USGBC sister organizations in Australia, Italy and Spain.
4. Support North America’s forest communities and workers.
5. Base LEED on science, not slogans, and encourage continual improvement and research.
6. Recognize forest communities and the contributions of indigenous forest communities.
7. Reward sound harvesting practices.
8. Consider the wider impact of your actions.
9. Heed the calls of 100 elected officials.
10. Let competition and choice prevail.

SFI supports green building and the recognition of multiple forest certification standards. USGBC is a market influencer and as such the LEED rating tool has the ability to continue to undermine responsible forestry and the jobs and communities that depend on them.  USGBC, however, is able to make a decision that will positively impact the future of our forests by recognizing and rewarding credits to products from certified forests and other responsible sources of supply. The future of our forests depends on decisions made today. For other opinions on this important issue, visit a summary of Good for Forests blogs here.


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Workforce

WCA Launches Career Registry; Training Sessions Coming Up

The Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) has launched the North American Woodwork Career Registry in which Passport Holders and Skill Evaluators enter and keep their online personal achievement records.

The WCA has begun a nationwide campaign to train and accredit Woodwork Skill Standard Evaluators in every state and province. Over 40 Skill Evaluators are already accredited.

Upcoming Training Sessions

  • Region 5, Plainwell, Michigan – June 9
  • Region 1, Olympia, Washington – June 16
Check out other WCA news on the WCA LinkedIn site here.


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WoodLINKS USA Gains Tools for Students

BESSEY® Tools North America has announced two programs to assist WoodLINKS USA schools. The goal of both programs is to offer BESSEY® tools as either a donation or at reduced prices to reach the next generation of professionals at the point where they are learning about their trade.

Educational Outreach Program – The goal for this program is to offer a donation of BESSEY® tools at no charge to help equip WoodLINKS USA schools who are teaching the next generation of professionals. The donation is limited to $250 per calendar year for schools at the Journeyman/Tier 2 membership level.

Special Educational Incentives – The goal of the “Special Educational Incentive” program is to make the full spectrum of BESSEY® tools more readily available to the next generation of professionals at a discount of 10% from regular prices (distributors may sell for less).

About WoodLINKS USA

WoodLINKS USA is a 501(c)(3) organization established to provide the Wood industry with the necessary skilled workers to remain competitive. WoodLINKS USA is the most complete educational support organization for our industry in the United States.  Our volunteers, teachers, and students are re-igniting a passion for woodworking careers, all across the country.  The main office for WoodLINKS USA is located in Tuscola, IL. For more information, contact Patrick Molzahn, WoodLINKS USA President, at pmolzahn@matcmadison.edu or 608-246-6842.

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Safety Matters

OSHA Revises Hazard Communication Standards

To better protect workers from hazardous chemicals, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the United Nations' global chemical labeling system.

The new standard, once implemented, will prevent an estimated 43 deaths and result in an estimated $475.2 million in enhanced productivity for U.S. businesses each year, according to OSHA.

”The Hazard Communication Standard, being revised to align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, will be fully implemented in 2016 and benefit workers by reducing confusion about chemical hazards in the workplace, facilitating safety training and improving understanding of hazards, especially for low literacy workers. OSHA's standard will classify chemicals according to their health and physical hazards, and establish consistent labels and safety data sheets for all chemicals made in the United States and imported from abroad,” the OSHA announcement said.

The revised standard also is expected to prevent an estimated 585 injuries and illnesses annually. It will reduce trade barriers and result in estimated annualized benefits in productivity improvements for American businesses that regularly handle, store and use hazardous chemicals, as well as cost savings of $32.2 million for American businesses that periodically update safety data sheets and labels for chemicals covered under the standard.

During the transition period to the effective completion dates noted in the standard, chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers may comply with either 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.1200 (the final standard), the current standard or both.

The final rule revising the standard is available at http://s.dol.gov/P1.

Further information for workers, employers and downstream users of hazardous chemicals can be reviewed at OSHA's Hazard Communication Safety and Health topics at http://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html, which includes links to OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard and guidance materials such as Q and A's, OSHA fact sheet and Quick Cards.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

To view the new Hazard Communication pictograms, click here.

What Employers Need to Do and When (Effective Dates)

Employers must train workers on the new label elements and SDS format by December 1, 2013. For more information about the phase-in dates required under the revised Hazard Communication Standard, see the chart on OSHA's effective dates.

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CNA Study Examines Three Aspects of Manufacturing Businesses

Manufacturing — A Risk Profile, a new study available from CNA – AWI’s insurance safety partner – provides an overview of claim and operational trends within the U.S. manufacturing sector.

Executive Summary

CNA’s goal in developing this study is to help manufacturers better understand their common risks, managerial controls and the financial impact of losses for their industry. The risk control, claim and other industry safety data derived from this study provides a snapshot of employee health, safety and prevention programs in the manufacturing industry. 

CNA performed more than 8,190 on-site risk assessments for manufacturing customers in 2009 and 2010, forming the foundation for this study. In addition, discussions with their customers have identified three main areas of concern that we address in this study as they relate to CNA’s findings:

  • Operational Efficiency
  • Employee Safety and Management
  • Supply Chain

In this edition of AWI e-briefs, members will see study findings about Operational Efficiency.  Subsequent issue of e-briefs will focus on the other sections of the study.  Full details about Operational Efficiency from which the following is extracted can be found on  pages 3-8 of the full report here.

Operational Efficiency

  • In 2008, manufacturers experienced the second highest injury rate when compared to other major industry segments.
  • Manual material handling (MMH) injuries accounted for 24 percent of all CNA manufacturing workers’ compensation claims. The average direct cost of these claims was more than $12,900.
  • More than 52 percent of manufacturing employees are routinely involved in manual handling tasks as part of their job.
  • On average, CNA Risk Control assessments have found that having an effective MMH program in place reduces claim rates by 16 percent.

Operational efficiency is a top priority for manufacturers, particularly in today’s challenging environment.   Manufacturing companies depend on the expertise and efficiency of their employees as well as the reliability of machinery and facilities to maintain product quality control and timely delivery to the end user. When this suffers, so does customer satisfaction. Managing the risks that threaten employees, capital equipment and customers is a critical part of maintaining a competitive advantage through all types of economic conditions. Employee health and safety are just as vital to maximizing operational efficiency and sustaining a competitive advantage over industry competitors.

See the full report here for details about:
  • Loss Trends for Employee Injuries
  • Management Involvement
  • CNA Accounts with Managerial Controls
  • New Employee Orientation and Training
  • Injury Types
  • CNA Solutions

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Reduce Your Risk: Tap into AWI’s Safety Solutions Web Portal

  • Keep current about Occupational Safety and Health Administration news.
  • Find facts and forms for your internal safety programs.
  • Gain resources for training your employees to keep them safe. 
  • Don’t reinvent the wheel creating a safety program. 

Visit AWI Safety Solutions, an online resource, open 24/7 to help you reduce and manage your risk.  The Safety Solutions site is accessible in the “Members Area” of the AWI Web site, www.awinet.org.


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Submit Your Nomination for the 2012 Heartwood Award

Created by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) Insurance & Safety Committee, the Heartwood Award is presented to AWI member companies and suppliers for developing and implementing, in 2011, a product or process that introduces unique safety attributes to the woodworking discipline. Distinctive designs, practical applications and safety innovations are considered in determining a winner.

What does the winner receive? In addition to gaining instant recognition as a woodworking safety and innovation pioneer, the Heartwood Award winner will be invited to demonstrate their product or process to AWI members.

Nominate today by visiting www.cna.com/heartwoodaward.

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Member News

Beer & Wood Contributed to a Great Fundraiser & Gathering in Minneapolis

Searching for a fundraising idea for Boy Scout Troup 1 (the first Catholic troup in the U.S.), Rick Siewert of Siewert Cabinet & Fixture Manufacturing in Minneapolis, MN, gained inspiration from the national Pinewood Derby for Cub Scouts.  But he added beer to the mix to raise funds for the Boy Scout Troup of his sons, Riley and Kyle, and turned the concept into an “adults only” event.  The Beerwood Derby took place on March 31and featured 46 cars on the track and 65 people in attendance. 

Our company made and sold the kits for assembly by participants, in addition to building a track and formulating the rules of the game,” Rick Siewert said.  There were three race classes: the 12 oz.; 750 mml; and 64 oz.  Essentially, the derby cars were made from a block of wood and a (full) bottle of beer.  There was also an Open Class race at the end of the “official” race which got raucous, as expected.  For more photos and details visit www.beerwoodderby.com. 

“Sales of race car kits, sponsor fees, spectator fees, and a Silent Auction generated $1900 for Boy Scout Troup 1,” Rick announced.  Race car participants were required to bring their own beer. The Silent Auction offered opportunities to bid on many great items, including “Beer for a Year” from Summit Brewery.  A delicious lunch added to the festivities.

Well as you might expect, there were some racers who violated the rules -- and got caught!  So, even more fun ensued when the group decided on the “punishment.”  “Grill em” was the cry of the afternoon as the violators’ cars were burned on the BBQ grills.

The first Beerwood Derby was such a success participants are calling for a semi-annual event.  October 27 was tentatively set for a repeat of the first derby.  “We’ll see what happens,” Rick said.  A great fundraising idea – congratulations Rick!  Going regional? national?

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Chapter News

Who are the Winners in Texas?

The Texas Architectural Woodwork Institute (TAWI) is proud to announce the results of the 2012 Texas Skills USA State Cabinetmaking contest.

 The winners (left-right): 3rd Place – A J. Failace, Belton Career Studies, Belton; 1st Place – Brice Mckelvy, Lubbock Cooper HS, Lubbock; Tech Chair Jim Kollaja, Imperial Mill & Fixtures Inc., Corpus Christi; 2nd Place – Adolfo Aguilarv, MacArthur HS,  San Antonio.

2012 marked the 15th year TAWI has sponsored, chaired and funded the Texas SkillsUSA Cabinetmaking contest which was held in Corpus Christi, TX, March 22-23.

The Texas first place delegate to the SkillsUSA contest in Kansas City, Brice Mckelvy, received a $1500 travel voucher to cover his travel expenses to reach the national contest and a $1500 College Scholarship. The Second place winner received a $1000 College Scholarship and the third place winner a $500 Scholarship.

TAWI members Bill Donnelly and Mark Middleton of Louis & Company solicited over $3000 in prizes from vendors and TAWI members. Each of the 10 contestants received a gift bag full of prizes for competing. The chapter extends a big thank you to Russell Wilson of Louis and Company for providing and setting up two Sawstop Industrial model Table Saws for use in the competition.

Contestants pose with their project at close of contest.

Twenty TAWI members attended a chapter meeting on Thursday morning and helped judge over 150 projects as well as the Cabinetmaking Skills contest. Some of the chapter’s members also helped judge other Skills contests which SkillsUSA appreciated.

 

 
Judges
Jim Kollaja - Imperial Mill
Bill Donnelly - Louis Company
Tom Klar - Roddis
Mark Middleton - Louis & Company
Mark Wilson - Louis & Company
Richard Musgrave - Formwood
Beth Miletello - Knape & Vogt
Kent Terrill - Terrill Manufacturing
Weldon Riley - Terrill Manufacturing
Quinn Banister - Terrill Manufacturing
Craig Reyenga - Reyenga Ent.
Greg Lutz - Lutz Woodwork
John Nguyen - Broschsteins
Carlos Flores - Broschsteins
Desi Rubio - Broschsteins
Glenn Zubler – ML Campbell
John Havel - JD Havel & Company
Craig Montgomery - Maverick
Mel Manning - Environment Ltd.
Donna Havel - JD Havel & Company

Donors:
Imperial Mill & Fixtures Inc., Paxton Lumber, Grass America, Louis and Company, Hafele, Craig Reyenga Associates and others. 

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Upcoming Chapter Events

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, click here.

AWI Virginia Chapter
When: April 20, 2012 (11:00 am)
What: Brief Business Meeting & Industry Update, Barbeque lunch Hosted by Rex Lumber, and Plant Tour
Host: Rex Lumber
Where: Rex Lumber, Doswell, VA
Fees: No charge for dues-paid members: $20 otherwise
Information and Questions: Chapter President Bruce Cody – (p) 540-989-1040; bcody@arcwoodva.com.

AWI Iowa-Nebraska Chapter
When: April 20, 2012
What: Chapter Meeting
Where: DMACC


AWI Washington Chapter

When: April 25, 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)

What: Chapter Meeting
Where: Galliano’s Cucina, Seatac, WA

Registration: Click here 

AWI Ohio Valley Chapter
When: April 27, 2012
What: Meeting TBD
Tour / Social: Koetter Woodworking

AWI Texas Chapter
When: May 2-3, 2012
What: Networking Event
Where: Dallas, TX
Registration: Click here

AWI Central PA Chapter
When: May 10, 2012 (12:30 – 3:00 pm)
What: Lunch, Tabletop Exhibits, Presentation
Program: "QCP & the Architectural Woodwork Standards"
Presenter: Joe Sorrelli, President, Quality Certification Program
Where: C. Ted Lick Wildwood Conference Center, Harrisburg, PA
Information: See attached
Questions: Garry A. Astles, gastles@northwayind.com; (p) 717-503-6295

AWI Heart of America Chapter
When: May 17, 2012 (4:00 pm)
What: Chapter Board Meeting
Host: Wood Systems, Tulsa, OK

AWI Washington Chapter

When: May 19, 2012 (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
What: Business Seminar
Where: Columbia Winery, Woodinville, WA
Registration: Click here  MAY BE CANCELED; CHECK WITH CHAPTER

AWI New England Chapter
When: May 24, 2012 (11:30 am start)
What: Reception, Lunch, Tabletop Exhibitors Presentation and “Electronic Document Processing Seminar”
Presenters: 1) “File Storage and Structure Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” by Mike McNulty, Millwork One, Inc.
2) “You Asked for It! Attain Technology” by Robert Paradise, Attain Technology; Robert Kerwin, Tarlow, Hart & Rodgers PC; Robert Fitzgerald, The Loranzi Group
Where: Feeley Driscoll, P.C., Boston, MA
Sponsor: Topaz Engineering Supply
Information & Registration: Click here
Membership Offer: Click here

AWI Central PA Chapter (8:30 am start)
When: July 26, 2012
What: Golf Outing, Dinner, Awards
Where: Four Seasons Golf Course, Landisville, PA
Information/Registration: Click here

AWI Central PA Chapter
When: September 13, 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
What: “Hidden Hazards of Environmental Dust in the Workplace and Related OSHA Issues”
Presenter: Tony DiLorenzo, Risk Control Consultant, CNA Insurance
Where: C. Ted Lock Wildwood Conference Center, Harrisburg, PA
Information/Registration: Click here
Questions: Chapter President, Garry Astles, gastles@northwayind.com; (p) 717-503-6295

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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The next issue of AWI e-briefs will be published May 3, 2012.

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