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  • Dec 12, 2017
    Otterbox Season Savings
    Please enjoy many savings from Otterbox as part of your AWFS Membership! Save Up to 50% Off Clear...
    Dec 11, 2017
    Baron Manufacturing Seeking Production Manager
    Please click here to learn more about this job opportunity....
  • Dec 06, 2017
    Apprenticeship Updates
    Advocates of workforce development and industry training and education are focused on the prospect o...
    Dec 06, 2017
    Join the AWFS Board of Directors
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  • Nov 16, 2017
    AWFS Announces New Online Student Competition
    Call for Entries: AWFS Announces New Online Student Competition “Design it Digital” to Focus on...
    Nov 14, 2017
    AWFS Member Benefit - OTTERBOX
    Click here to learn and save on OTTERBOX products as part of your AWFS Membership....
  • Nov 03, 2017
    Your voice needed NOW on apprenticeship
    There’s a new apprenticeship bill moving in Congress that needs your support. The PARTNERS Act of ...
    Nov 01, 2017
    Save $$$ on travel with this AWFS Member Benefit
    Click and save here when you book travel on CheapOAir.  AWFS is an affiliate partner and offers Che...
  • Oct 31, 2017
    Enjoy the Decore of Halloween with these Rustic Jack-O-Lanterns
    DREXEL HILL, Pa. - Made from 100 percent reclaimed, recycled, and salvaged wood, Reclaim and Refurbi...
    Oct 23, 2017
    AWFS Announces Member Survey Winners
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Industry News
  • EAST GREENVILLE, Pa. - Knoll Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Muuto for $300 million. The Skandinavian company offers furniture, lighting and acccessories for the office/workplace and home. Announced Dec. 12, the transaction is expected to close in January. Knoll (NYSE: KNL) said ...
  • The report also profiles few of the prominent players in the worldwide global Automatic Surface Planer market: MARTIN, Scm, Weinig, Ridge, Messers Griggio, Steton, PAOLONI, Guilliet, Robland, SICHUAN QINGCHENG MACHINERY, WEIHAI QIQUAN WOODWORKING MACHINERY, GONGYOU ...
  • Tips and techniques for manufacturing cabinetry and architectural millwork were seen by more than 80 North American professional woodworkers and industry suppliers during plant tours of North Atlantic Corp, and South Shore Millwork. The tours were conducted as part of the 88th annual meeting of ...
  • Self-taught, Kevin said woodworking has been an interest of his for quite a while. “I went along to a woodworking night class at the high school back in 1950. I made my girlfriend at the time a sewing machine cabinet,” he said. “I was handy with tools because I had been a tractor mechanic previously.”.
  • The Crazy Horse is a low-tech anti-gravity device invented for woodworkers. Using a combination of the old technologies in a new way, heavy, awkward sheet goods such as plywood, particleboard, and other engineered panels are easily handled by one person, eliminating the need for human ...
  • When asked what real-life careers or applications these projects may be related to, Evan suggested woodworking trades and Gardner talked about applied skills in the electrical field. Evan reminded us of the importance of learning “what to do and what not to do” as the two students talked excitedly ...
  • THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - December 12, 2017 (LSN) St. Patrick's High School's woodworking class built crossing guard huts and presented them to the City of Thunder Bay today. The City approached St. Patrick's High School and Hammarskjold High School with the idea of their students using the ...
  • MILFORD, Iowa - Office & organizational furniture manufacturer Safco Products will add 100 manufacturing jobs at its new plant in Milford, Iowa thanks to an economic incentive package from the city. The 430,000-square-foot plant, previously operated by off-road vehicle manufacturer Polaris Industries, ...
  • Instagram has brought out a new feature where you can follow a hashtag just like you would a user. So, say you're planning your wedding, you'll probably want to follow #weddings, #weddingdresses, #weddingflowers, and so on. Or if you're really into woodworking, you can follow #wood (behave), ...
  • The underground garage, which contains a small woodworking shop, is located at 7610 Smetana Lane. A tenant noticed that a door handle was broken on the southeast side of the building, near a stairwell door. Further inside, the door to the woodworking shop had a broken window, via which a suspect ...
  • Even though it's not very practical (or edible), watching YouTube woodworking star Kyle Toth handcraft a wooden pizza is fun. Check it out above. ... Toth is a popular YouTube woodworker - filming and editing videos of himself building items like coffee tables, carved wine holders, and wooden pizzas.
  • Renatus Woodworks, located in Sturgis at 1848 Main St., has big plans to make a difference in the community. Co-owners Jamey and Amber Nehring are on a mission to turn old wood into new and useful things. The woodworking business gives old wood a new lease on life by refurbishing old furniture ...
  • "My dad has fought a life of heart disease and he had a transplant 14 years ago and a year or so ago he got really sick, and we thought we were going to lose him but he bounced back and this summer he started doing some woodworking projects," said daughter Alison Cromie. "He told me in the ...
  • Then he decided to share his woodworking talent with children getting better or fighting for their lives at Children's Hospital. ... he got really sick, and we thought we were going to lose him but he bounced back and this summer he started doing some woodworking projects," said daughter Alison Cromie.
  • Eddie Roberts needs your help today! Starting a Woodworking Business -
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  • Matt, of Royal Leamington Spa College, was recognised for his outstanding achievements, commitment and personal development. Matt Brown with award at WCG. Jamie Ward, curriculum leader of furniture crafts at the college, said: “Matt has now completed his City of Guilds Level 1 and 2 ...
  • Charities have been given a welcome boost this Christmas after benefitting from grants handed out by their regional newspapers. A number of organisations were awarded donations by the Gannett Foundation, which are made on behalf of publishers Newsquest Media Group. This included Herts Mind ...
  • TEKHNODREV
    Dec 12, 2017
    From 20 to 22 March 2018 in St. Petersburg on the site of the congress and exhibition center "EXPOFORUM" will be held a professional event on technology, machinery, equipment and tools for logging, bioenergy, woodworking and furniture industry - specializ. 12 December — December 15, 2017.
  • The old Deters Dairy building on State Street could soon be home to a new business. At Quincy's City Council meeting Monday night, a petition was filed for a permit to put in a custom woodworking shop at 4801 State Street. The building has been vacant for a number of years. City officials say this ...
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