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Industry Leader Discusses Skills Gap in Interview with NBMDA

Blum’s Brian Joyce Looks to the Future, Even in the Uncertain Present

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE Brian Joyce, Vice President of Sales at Blum Inc., entered our industry in the early 1980s, building cabinets for a small, custom cabinet shop in Southern California as a way to support himself through college.  Little did he know then that this "odd job" would lead to a rewarding career. Over the last three decades, he has worked for three industry leaders. Five years ago, he moved from California to North Carolina where Blum's U.S. corporate office is to take on more national responsibilities within the Sales Department before becoming VP of Sales almost three years ago. We[...]

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AWFS Education April 2019: Update on WIRC; Check out CueCareer!

Associations participating in the Wood Industry Resource Collaborative (WIRC), of which AWFS is a founding member, are working with Industrial Strength Marketing on a campaign to increase awareness and improve the perception of careers in the wood industry. Industrial’s past projects include the “MFG Day” initiative with National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and a rebranding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network. “We are excited to work with Industrial and feel confident that we are in good hands,” says AWFS Education Director Adria Salvatore, “Industrial has an impressive portfolio and is exclusively focused on the manufacturing industry. They understand our objectives[...]

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