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Woodworking Industry Supports SkillsUSA California

Students Compete in Statewide Woodworking Contests

SkillsUSA California hosted the 2019 State Cabinetmaking and Introductory Woodworking Competitions on Saturday, April 27th at Chaffey High School in Ontario, California. Staff and industry volunteers from the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®) assisted as contest coordinators, judges, and with overall contest support. Over $10,000 in contest supplies, tools, and giveaways for students were donated by: Blum, Inc, Castle, Inc., Colonial Saw/Lamello, Decore-ative Specialties, Drawer Box Specialties, Edgebanding Services Inc (ESI), Grex Tools, Hafele, Kemp Hardware, Royal Plywood, and Society of Wood Manufacturing (SWM), a chapter of AWFS®. Read more...[...]

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AWFS®Fair 2019 College of Woodworking Knowledge Opens

Designed to meet the current needs of the show audience demographics, the 50 sessions will span topics to strengthen corporate culture and grow your workforce, enhance business management expertise, improve skill sets, and increase knowledge of the latest technologies. Read more...[...]

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Design it Digital Student CAD Contest Winners Announced

For Immediate Release Contact: Adam Kessler adam@awfs.org 323.215.0312 August 24, 2018, Anaheim, CA — The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®) announced the winners of its inaugural Design It Digital (DID) student CAD competition at the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) Atlanta on Wednesday August 22nd, at the AWFS® Booth #2375. DID is a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) competition open to students in North America. In the contest, students are presented three hypothetical scenarios in which a client is asking for a custom piece of furniture. Students choose their favorite client project and design a solution using CAD and rendering software. They also estimate project[...]

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