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AWFS® Chapter Produces Video for MFG Day; Hosts Live Q&A Sessions

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®), and it’s Southern California industry-education chapter Society of Wood Manufacturing (SWM) have produced a video showcasing the various roles and processes involved in professional woodworking. The nearly six-minute video, the purpose of which is to introduce students to career pathways in the wood industry, features the team at Architectural Woodworking Company (AWC), Los Angeles. “We were happy to open our facility up for this video,” says Saúl Martín, AWC Vice President of Manufacturing. “During this pandemic, it is more important than ever to provide students with information about wood industry careers through[...]

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MFG Day is Less than One Month Away, Get Involved!

MFG Day 2018 is Friday, October 5. This is a national campaign to increase student awareness of the manufacturing industry and careers. In June, AWFS® hosted a webinar on “How to Host A MFG Day Event”, you can watch the webinar recording here. Over 1,100 events are registered on the MFG Day event throughout the US, including events at AWFS® member companies Dynabrade, Mastercam, Mereen-Johnson, Stiles, and Weyerhaeuser, along with numerous woodworking, cabinetmaking, and furniture manufacturing companies. If you aren’t able to host an event this year, consider attending an event, and encourage local students and teachers to attend as well. Many post-secondary and technical schools are hosting[...]

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