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July 19, 2012
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New Web-based AWI eCost Book: How Will it Function?

AWI members attending the IWF 2012 in Atlanta, August 22-24, will see this NEW automated and greatly enhanced version of the AWI Cost Book demonstration at the AWI Booth #1573.

The new eCost Book is designed to calculate the number of labor hours required to complete a labor operation based on a quantity entered by the user. “It’s challenging to accurately estimate the cost of labor,” AWI Education Committee Chair Bruce Spitz said.  “The Education Committee believes that the eCost Book will give our members a tool to estimate labor hours for jobs more quickly and easily than ever before.”

“This new product will be available to all Manufacturing Members in good standing at no charge.  It is one of the benefits of belonging to AWI.” Mr. Spitz advised.  Make the most of your AWI membership!

Site Functionality

Mr. Spitz explained that users will see three different panes on the home page of the eCost Book site.  Here’s how the site will function.

1.  The left pane – the Navigation Panel – is for viewing either labor operations or labor assemblies and for doing a quick search.      

The labor operations are comprised of all operating sections from the AWI Cost Book as well as individual labor operations. 

Under the Assembly tree, in each section, the user will be able access a small library of pre-built assemblies. The Quick Search will work by typing a key word and all related entries will appear.   

2.  The center pane of the Web site – called the Grid – is used to calculate labor hours for Labor Operations, for building Assemblies, such as a base cabinet, wall cabinets, etc. and for accumulating Assemblies into jobs.  

To calculate labor hours, select a Labor Operation in the Navigation Panel and enter a quantity (e.g., linear feet, square feet, each etc.); the number of labor hours required to complete the Labor Operation is displayed.  Users will be able to add Labor Operations to the existing ones and to build tables for new Labor Operations.

To build Assemblies users will select the section from the Assembly Tree for the new Assembly, name the new Assembly and then drag and drop Labor Operations from the Navigation Panel into the new Assembly in the Grid.

Once Assemblies are built and saved, the user can select a specific Assembly. He/she will enter the quantity for the Assembly and the total labor hours required to build the Assembly will be calculated and displayed based on the labor table chosen for the calculation.

After building Labor Operations and Assemblies, the user can execute the same process to accumulate a number of Assemblies leading to a job level.  The total number of labor hours required for a job can be calculated by selecting Assemblies and entering quantities for the Assemblies and the tool will do all the calculations. That process will determine total estimated labor for the job. 

3. The right pane – the Data Panel – displays Labor Operations tables showing data points within the tables and labor hours as well as a chart that depicts the efficiency curve for each table.  

AWI Education Committee Cost Book Task Force
Bruce Spitz (Chair), Classic Millwork & Products, Inc.
Mike Bell, Allegheny Millwork
John Leininger, Leininger Cabinet & Woodworking, Inc.
Scott Nelson, Woodwork Career Alliance  (AWI Past President
John Whitling, Alliance Millsoft (Supplier Member)
Greg Heuer, AWI Chief Learning Officer (staff liaison)
Hank Lindwall (Programmer)

Check out what the benefits of the eCost Book announced in the July issue of AWI NewsBriefs here.
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New AWI Best Practice Group Forming: Are You Doing the Best You Can?

Are you interested in learning other best practices that might improve your own business?  Do you want to join a group of non-competitive top management peers who serve as mentors to each other?

AWI is now forming its Best Practice Group #8 and you are invited to participate.  A few slots are open.  The first meeting of BPG8 on November 29-30, 2012 will be hosted by AWI Board of Directors member Greg Lutz.  Contact AWI’s Teresa McCain,, for more information. 

What can participation do for you?  One BPG group member says:

“I come back from our meeting both energized and exhausted by the intense exchange of ideas. My participation in this group has definitely made me a better owner, leader and manager [and has improved my fishing skills too].”  Rose P. Murphy, John Murphy Millworks, LLC

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Elevate Your Profile in Design Solutions Magazine: Outreach to Architects

A Gaithersburg Cabinetry & Millwork project featured in the spring edition of Design Solutions Magazine spreads the word about outstanding woodwork.  How about your project?  Want to be featured in AWI’s quarterly journal Design SolutionsProject submissions for the fall edition are being accepted until August 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.

Take a look at the unique offices of Bloo Dental in Ashburn, VA.  Gaithersburg Cabinetry & Millwork fabricated and installed the reception desk, checkout desk, curved back banquette, interlam panels, iconic seapod panels, benches, casework, care waiting area and countertops.  Pieces were all made of high pressure decorative laminate, all in glacier white. See the spring issue of Design Solutions here for other views of the project and the extensive woodwork applications throughout the dental office.

Photo Credit: Geoffrey Hodgdon, Deal, MD  

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

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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Summer 2012 Design Solutions Published; Online Edition Open

AWI is pleased to announce that the summer 2012 edition of Design Solutions, AWI’s quarterly journal, is not only distributed internationally but is currently available online.  

The projects of winners of the “Award of Excellence” will be seen by thousands of design professionals, contractors, property owners and facility managers.

AWI “Award of Excellence” Honorees Featured
  • Mark Richey Woodworking & Design, Inc., Newburyport, MA
  • Allegheny Millwork, Pittsburgh, PA
  • New Holland Church Furniture, New Holland, PA
  • HCW Incorporated, Bainbridge, GA
  • Daiek Woodworks, Sterling Heights, MI
Click here to view their projects. 

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2012 CODBS Executive Summary Posted: See Highlights!

If you didn’t participate in the 2012 AWI Cost of Doing Business Survey (CODBS), you didn’t receive your personal financial information survey data compared with industry averages.

But all members in good standing may access the Executive Summary of the 2012 CODBS by visiting the “Members Area” of  Go to “Manufacturer Resources” to access the Highlights.

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What’s the Talk among AWI Followers on LinkedIn?

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

  • Sustainability: More Complicated Than It Needs to Be
  • Surplus Brazilian Cherry Treads and Risers
  • Oil Based Stain on Veneer with Water Based Adhesive
  • Exterior Transparent Finished Wood
  • White Paint Cracks on Stile and Rail Cabinets
  • Employment Opportunities – 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 News

Nominations for Outstanding Supplier Award Close July 31

At their recent meeting in May 2012, the AWI Development Council created a task force to develop the criteria for an Outstanding Supplier Award.  The task force has completed their mission and is asking for nominations for the 2012 AWI Outstanding Supplier.

The AWI Outstanding Supplier Award honors an individual Supplier Member for excellent service. This individual will have shown dedication and support through service to the association (committee involvement, speaker/panelist, table top at convention, membership recruitment); to the industry (trade show participation, product innovation, supporting others in the industry); and to his or her peers and community.

Nominations must be received by July 31, 2012.  All submissions will be reviewed by the Development Council leaders and then sent to the AWI Board of Directors for final selection.

Click here to submit your nomination.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Allen,

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Honorary Life Member Nomination Period Closes July 31

AWI is currently inviting nominations for the high distinction of Honorary Life Member. Do you know someone who should be recognized?

Honorary Life Members are individuals who have contributed exemplary service to the association, its’ members, and AWI’s Mission as deemed by his/her peers.

Any current or retired owner or employee of an AWI Manufacturing or Supplier Member in good standing is entitled to nominate an individual for the distinction of Honorary Life Member. Nominations will be made and presented to the AWI Board of Directors. A majority vote by a quorum of the AWI Board of Directors is required for election to the position of Honorary Life Member.

Nominees must meet the following qualifications:

  • A current or retired AWI member in good standing.
  • 25 years of membership in AWI.
  • 15 years of voluntary service to AWI.
  • All Past Presidents 10 years removed from office are automatically nominated.
  • An individual who may not have met above qualifications but has demonstrated superior leadership and championed the Mission of AWI.
  • All Rinehimer Award recipients are automatically elevated to the distinction of Honorary Life Member.


An Honorary Life Member of AWI shall receive the following:

  • Gratis Lifetime Individual Membership entitling recipient to all regular Manufacturing Membership mailings, meeting announcements, electronic communications and other benefits as might be determined by the AWI Board of Directors.
  • Recognition in the roll of AWI members.
  • Continuous Honorary Life Membership until death.
  • Entitlement to attend AWI events where attendance fees are charged at a reduced rate.? (Discount equal to 50% or maximum $200.00 attendance fee for Honorary Life Member. This same discount can be used to bring a spouse/guest.)
  • The Honorary Life Members will be awarded at the AWI Annual Convention.

The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2012.
Click here to complete a nomination form.

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AWI Learning Forum

Free AWI Webinars Offer No Cost Business Solutions: What’s Coming Up?

Can you spare one hour of time to gain at least one new idea for more efficiently and profitably operating your business?  AWI webinars offer no cost business solutions.  Make the most of your membership and participate in these FREE webinars for AWI members only.  

July 25, 2012 – Registration Open!
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
“QCP Talk”

Host: Ashley Goodin, AWI Quality Certification Program
Hear about key topics and gain answers to your questions about QCP.  Join the open discussion on common deficiencies.

Registration: Click here
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo,

August 1, 2012 – Registration Open!
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: Click here
This webinar was originally scheduled for June 27, 2012. If you previously registered for this webinar, there is no need to re-register.
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo, 

August 8, 2012 – Registration Open!
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
“What's Your Unique Value Proposition?”

Jack Warkenthien, CEO of NextStep Solutions
(See the article that follows, "AWI Convention Watch: Five Free Courses in Sales & Marketing)

Registration: Click here
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo, 

August 15, 2012 – Registration Open!
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
“AWS Talk”

Mike Bell, Allegheny Millwork & Lumber; AWI President-Elect, Vice Chair, Joint Standards Committee
Join Mr. Bell for an opening discussion on navigating the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) first edition and upcoming changes in the second edition.  Get answers to your questions following the presentation.

Registration: Click here
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo,

September 19, 2012 – Registration Open!
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
“Negotiating Success: Demystifying Price Objections”

Jack Warkenthien, CEO, NextStep Solutions
(See the article that follows: “AWI Convention Watch: Five Free Courses in Sales & Marketing”)

Registration: Click here
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo,

October 31 – November 2, 2012 – Registration Open!
AWI 60th Annual Convention

Phoenix, Arizona
Registration Now Open

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AWI Convention Watch: Five Free Courses in Sales & Marketing

July 11 was the kickoff of our three-part Sales and Marketing Webinar Series; but truly this is more than just a webinar series, it’s an opportunity for collaborative online learning.  Within this series there are two levels of participation, you can either be a listener or you can be a collaborator.  Tune into speaker, Jack Warkenthien (CEO of NextStep Solutions), and between each webinar, with a culmination during two sessions at convention, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with industry peers, learn, practice and grow your marketing skills.  That’s FIVE intense sessions presented and facilitated by Jack Warkenthien – all subsidized by AWI.        

Webinar participants will have an opportunity to join weekly “campfire” conference calls facilitated by AWI’s Greg Heuer using a curriculum devised from the webinar content.   

Webinar #1: July 11, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT) – CONCLUDED
“The Networking Game:
How a Two-Minute Engagement Leads to a (Business) Marriage for Life”

Webinar #2: August 8, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT – Register Today!
“What's Your Unique Value Proposition?” – Separate Yourself from the Rest & Create a Legacy in Wood”

Host: Jack Warkenthien, CEO, Next Step Solutions
Don’t apologize for your pricing. You’re worth it.  Join Jack as he guides you through identifying what really sets you apart from the competition for your next project. This is the second of three webinars that Mr. Warkenthien will deliver this year to assist members in enhancing their sales and marketing skills. Take away three kernels of information from this webinar for immediate implementation: 1) “Do Yourself a F.A.B.R.E.!;” 2) “Why People Buy;” and 3) “Traditional v. Relationship Selling.”
Registration: Click here
Questions?  Contact Ilaria Buffalo,

Webinar #3: September 19, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Register Today!
“Negotiating Success: Demystifying Price Objections”

Host: Jack Warkenthien, CEO, Next Step Solutions
Competition has become more intense.  Price has become a bigger issue.  When everyone is trying to cut costs and eek out better profit margins, how do they survive – and thrive? Find out in the third and final sales and marketing webinar hosted by Jack Warkenthien.  He’ll share some negotiating techniques to overcome objections to a fair price for quality workmanship.  Take away three kernels of information: 1) “The Negotiation Process;”  2) “Welcome to Negotiation Theatre;” and 3) “Impact of Personality and Style.”

Registration: Click here
Questions?  Contact Ilaria Buffalo,

Learn More...
AWI 60th Annual Convention
October 31 – November 2, 2012
Phoenix, Arizona
For details, click here.

Complete your sales and marketing immersion experience with Jack Warkenthien, CEO of NextStep Solutions.  He will deliver the final two sessions at the AWI convention to help you increase your sales ability to more closely match the quality of your woodwork.

Session 1: November 2, 2012, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
“Building on Our Success: Selling Strategies to Seal More Sales”
Learn the #1 most effective ways to sell – even if you HATE sales.  Learn the reasons why people buy – giving you the upper hand in the selling process.  Leverage your sales efforts by empowering your own FREE Sales Force. Eliminate competitors with this simple approach.  Learn the "Game" that will help you WIN – early and often. Leave with the #1 Strategy for converting "relationships" to revenue streams.

Session 2: November 2, 2012, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
“Grand Face-2-Face Campfire”
Join us in the “Big TeePee” for the “PowWow” of the year.  This inspirational sales conversation will pull together the stimulating “kernels” from the three AWI webinars being hosted this summer.  Join “Chief” Jack Warkenthien, facilitator of this event.  He wrote the book on sales, Life's a Sales Call: How to Succeed in the World's Oldest Profession, and has been a frequent speaker and sales trainer at AWI events in the past.

Register for AWI Convention here.

About Jack Warkenthien
Jack Warkenthien, CEO and founder of NextStep Solutions (NSS), is a radio personality and the author of the best selling book, Life’s a Sales Call: How to Succeed in the World’s Oldest Profession, on sale everywhere and at  Prior to founding NextStep Solutions, Mr. Warkenthien had a decade-long career with IBM, where he quickly established a stellar reputation as the best “new account” sales professional in the company. 

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AWI Convention Watch: Registration Open; Speakers/Tours Announced

Did you see it ... the 60th AWI Annual Convention brochure?  It recently arrived in your mailbox with the July issue of AWI NewsBriefs.  

What can you expect at  the 60th Annual Convention, October 31 – November 2, 2012, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona?

Presentations / Sessions

  • Team Building Games
  • “Manufacturing at the Speed of Change” featuring Robert Stevenson, author of 52 Essential Habits for Success
  • “20/20/20 Updates: The 20-Minute 411” featuring Adam Lega, SenovvA; Rob Ziegelmeier, AWI Sustainability Resources Representative; Joe Sorrelli, QCC Board of Directors President
  • “Make Your Move” featuring Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics™
  • “Building on Our Success: Selling Strategies to Seal More Sales” featuring Jack Warkenthien, NextStep Solutions
  • “The Really BIG Roundtable: Hot Topics of Business” featuring Marc Sanderson, Wilkie Sanderson
  • “Grand Face-2-Face Campfire” featuring Jack Warkenthien, NextStep Solutions

Plus . . .

Tours: PING® Golf Factory; A Taste of Old Town Scottsdale; Scottsdale Art Walk and Shopping Tour; Ladies Luncheon and Garden Tour; Desert Botanical Garden Tour; Musical Instruments Museum; Heard Museum

Awards & Honors Luncheon Celebrations

Product Fair

Networking Opportunities

Convention Information & Registration: Click here  Register today for the Ultimate AWI Learning Experience, October 31 - November 2, 2012!

The renowned Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa is a destination you won’t want to miss – not only for the AWI business sessions and networking opportunities with woodworkers and suppliers in attendance but also for the historic architecture of the AWI convention hotel.  

Hotel Reservations: Click here to reserve accommodations

Group Name: AWI National Conference 2012
Group Code: AWI12
Check-in: 30-OCT-2012
Check-out: 03-NOV-2012
Hotel Name: Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Hotel Address: 2400 East Missouri Avenue,  Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Phone Number: 602-954-2561

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Safety Matters

Plan. Provide. Train. OSHA's National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

Falls are the leading cause of death in construction.

In 2010, there were 264 fall fatalities out of 774 total fatalities in construction, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The agency says the deaths are preventable and invites support OSHA's Fall Prevention campaign.  OSHA suggests that you reach out to workers and employers in your community with the resources available at The newest of these resources is a "Safety Pays. Falls Cost" sticker that can be affixed to equipment on a worksite. To order these or any of OSHA's outreach materials, call OSHA's Office of Communications at 202-693-1999 or visit OSHA's Publications page.

For more OSHA and other information about safety and risk management, visit the AWI Safety Solutions portal in the Members Area of
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Green Scene

What Are the Principle Differences between Green Globes & LEED®?

What Are the Principle Differences between Green Globes & LEED®?

Find out the top five differentiators between the two green building rating systems recently published in  

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TFF Explores Sustainable Forest Management Training in Peru

Peru is a significant exporter of mahogany.  Timber exports are growing at a rate of 25% annually, and the demand for exports challenges Peru’s current rate of deforestation, according to Bob Johnson, Executive Director of the Tropical Forrest Foundation (TFF).

Check out the facts in a blog under Mr. Johnson’s byline in Woodworking Network.

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Industry Forum

IWF 2012 in Atlanta, GA, August 22-24

AWI will be in booth #1573. The AWI Quality Certification Corporation will be our neighbor in booth #1575.

Make sure to register for AWI’s workshop, “Financial Management / Money Matters” on August 23, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. This comprehensive workshop will be presented by Bruce Spitz, AWI Board of Directors Treasurer and chair of the Education Committee and Scott Nelson, WCA President.

Register for the IWF and the workshop at

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Chapter News

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 Ohio Valley Chapter (Canceled — To Be Rescheduled)
When: July 20, 2012 (8:00 am start)
What: Annual Golf Outing
Where: Legendary Run Golf Course, Cincinnati, OH
Questions: Bob Krejci, 513-723-0900,

AWI Central PA Chapter

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

AWI New England Chapter
When: July 30, 2012 (7:30 am)
What: Annual Golf Outing (Includes Breakfast & Lunch)
Where: Blackstone National Golf Club, Sutton, MA
Information/Registration: Click here

AWI Washington Chapter
When: August 7, 2012 (3:00 – 6:00 pm)
What: “Bowling Tournament for Educating our Youth” (A fundraiser to benefit the local high school woodwork programs for the 2012-2013 school year)
Where: Daffodil Bowl Lanes, Puyallup, WA
Fees: $40 pp covers cost of lanes, shoes, prize fund, snacks and donation to the cause
Information: Click here
Donations: Goal is $1,020 minimum 

AWI Wisconsin Chapter
When: August 9, 2012 (12:30 pm start)
What: Annual Golf Outing & Dinner
Where: Kettle Moraine Golf Course

AWI Great Lakes Chapter
When: August 16-17, 2012 (August 16 – 11:30 am start)
What: Summer Event – Party with a Purpose
(Golf, Boat Cruise sponsored by Wilsonart and Lumbermen’s, Touring Opportunities, Wine Tasting, Educational Session)
Where: Traverse City, MI
Information: 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,; (p) 717-503-6295

AWI Carolinas Chapter
When: September 14, 2012 (8:00 am)
What: “10 Commandments of Contract Management”
Presenter: Michael Davis, Esq.
Where: Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel, Myrtle Beach, SC
Information: Click here
Questions:; (p) 336-887-0700

AWI New Jersey Chapter
When: September 21, 2012
What: “10 Commandments of Contract Management”
Presenter: Michael Davis, Esq.
Information/Registration: Coming soon

AWI New England Chapter
When: September 26, 2012
What: Annual September Program & Awards Night
Presentation: “Specification Writing”
Where: Boston Society of Architects, (p) 617-858-1615

AWI Iowa / Nebraska Chapter

When: November 16, 2012
What: “10 Commandments of Contract Management”
Presenter: Michael Davis, Esq.
Information/Registration: Coming soon

AWI Central PA Chapter
When: November 29, 2012 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
What: “Mass Customization in our Woodworking Industry”
Presenter: Donald O’Hora, President & CEO, Northway Industries, Inc.
Information/Registration: See attached

AWI Central PA Chapter
When: January 17, 2013 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
What: “Impact & Effects of LEED® in the Woodworking Industry”
Presenter: Rob Ziegelmeier, AWI Sustainability Resources Representative
Where: C. Ted  Lick Wildwood Conference Center, Harrisburg, PA
Information/Registration: Click here
Questions: Garry Astles,, (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

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 AWI e-briefs

When Will It be Published?

The next issue of AWI e-briefs will be published August 2, 2012.

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July 25, 2012
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)

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