Awfs Fair Just another WordPress site 2017-08-28T20:55:30Z http://awfsfair.org/feed/atom/ WordPress admin <![CDATA[New “Make & Take” Booth Supported by AWFS®Fair Exhibitors]]> http://awfsfair.org/?p=6883 2017-08-17T22:19:44Z 2017-08-16T21:14:33Z Attendees Donate for Industry Education Anaheim, Calif. – August 11 , 2017 — One of the new show features introduced at the 2017 AWFS®Fair was the “Make & Take” booth, a fun activity where attendees could make a tea light candle holder. This project was made possible by generous donations totaling over $5,000 in value […]

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Attendees Donate for Industry Education

AWFS Education Manager Adam Kessler helps an attendee make a candle holder at the AWFS Fair Make & Take Booth.

Anaheim, Calif. – August 11 , 2017 — One of the new show features introduced at the 2017 AWFS®Fair was the “Make & Take” booth, a fun activity where attendees could make a tea light candle holder. This project was made possible by generous donations totaling over $5,000 in value from AWFS®Fair exhibitors, including Sierra Forest Products who donated all of the solid stock material; Woodworker’s Emporium of Las Vegas who provided the drill presses on loan for the event; Laguna Tools who provided the laser machine on loan; Bessey Tools provided clamps, and OneSource (a 3M distributor) provided safety and finishing supplies. Attendees enjoyed using the Laguna laser machine to customize their candle holders. Booth staff helped attendees program the desired word or phrase into the software and within minutes it was complete.

Society of Wood Manufacturing chapter President Saúl Martín and volunteer Imelda Reyna networking with attendees at the AWFS Fair Make & Take Booth.

The Make & Take was hosted by the Society of Wood Manufacturing (SWM) a new AWFS chapter with the purpose to support woodworking education programs and connect schools with industry partners. “The Make & Take booth was a great opportunity for us to connect with AWFS®Fair attendees and share our mission,” says SWM founding President Saúl Martín. “We also raised some money through attendee donations which will be used to support students competing in SkillsUSA woodworking contests.” Volunteers staffed the booth and ran the activity including Martín and Charles Wilson, who also prepared

CTE and SkillsUSA advocate Kayleen McCabe assists an attendee making a candle holder at the AWFS Fair Make & Take Booth.

and delivered all of the donated material, and Kevin Walgate of OneSource Distributors. Woodworking educators assisted in the booth as well as some industry celebrities including CTE and SkillsUSA advocate Kayleen McCabe and Kyle Toth of Wood by Toth and “The Dusty Life” woodworking podcast.

For more information about the Society of Wood Manufacturing (SWM), contact AWFS Education Manager Adam Kessler adam@awfs.org or (323) 215-0312.

 

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admin <![CDATA[MiLL Auction at AWFS Fair]]> http://awfsfair.org/?p=6729 2017-07-12T08:03:15Z 2017-07-12T07:38:02Z A beautifully hand-crafted tool box made by Vic Tesolin, fine woodworker and author of the book The Minimalist Woodworker, is being auctioned off and the winner will be announced at the 2017 AWFS Fair on Friday, July 21. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the MiLL (Manufacturing Industries Learning Lab), the new national training center […]

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A beautifully hand-crafted tool box made by Vic Tesolin, fine woodworker and author of the book The Minimalist Woodworker, is being auctioned off and the winner will be announced at the 2017 AWFS Fair on Friday, July 21. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the MiLL (Manufacturing Industries Learning Lab), the new national training center led by Dean Mattson that will open this August in Colorado. The tool box includes $1,200 in Lee Valley tools and an autographed copy of The Minimalist Woodworker.

Learn more and place your bid here: http://consulting-catalyst.com/index.php/auctions/

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admin <![CDATA[CWWK Track Spotlight: Legislation & Safety]]> http://awfsfair.org/?p=6712 2017-07-03T21:48:34Z 2017-07-03T21:45:24Z “Safety & Environment” Educational Seminar Track Includes Two Free Sessions on Shop Safety and Legislative Updates Two FREE seminars will be offered at the AWFS Fair: one on Legislative Updates affecting our industry including dust collection and EPA Formaldehyde Regulation and one on Developing a Written Workplace Safety Program offered by an OSHA representative. Read […]

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“Safety & Environment” Educational Seminar Track Includes Two Free Sessions on Shop Safety and Legislative Updates

Two FREE seminars will be offered at the AWFS Fair: one on Legislative Updates affecting our industry including dust collection and EPA Formaldehyde Regulation and one on Developing a Written Workplace Safety Program offered by an OSHA representative. Read on for more info about these and other Safety & Environment-related sessions:

 

WE29: DUST COLLECTION AND COMBUSTIBLE DUST FOR SECONDARY WOOD OPERATIONS – FUNDAMENTALS AND SAFETY

Wednesday, July 19 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenters: Jamison Scott, Robert Williamson

This session combines basic dust collection fundamentals with information on combustible dust for medium to large woodworking plants. Participants will learn about basic design and guidelines to assist in the specification, installation, operation and maintenance of an effective, efficient and safe dust collection system.

 

WE37: LEGISLATION AFFECTING THE WOODWORKING INDUSTRY

Wednesday, July 19 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Presenters: Stewart Holm, Jackson Morrill, Jamison Scott, Eric Winchester

Attend this session for up-to-the-minute information on pertinent industry regulations. Learn about the details of the EPA Formaldehyde Regulation released in December 2016. Find out about the latest in Cal-DOSH wood dust PEL change.

 

FR64: DEVELOPING A WRITTEN WORKPLACE SAFETY PROGRAM

Friday, July 21 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Kelly Baetz

This session focuses on the value of having a written program to guide all employees concerning safety in the workplace. The material included will address rights and assigning responsibilities; how to go about the identifying, analyzing and controlling of hazards; establishing a training program for employees; incident investigation and reporting; enforcement and compliance; and establishing safety committees.

 

SA84: DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE MACHINE GUARDING PROGRAM

Saturday, July 22 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: John Podojil

In today’s world, it is essential to develop a written machine safeguarding program that is endorsed by your senior management and clearly defines machine safeguarding requirements and the roles and responsibilities of employees, supervisors and management.

 

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admin <![CDATA[CWWK Track Spotlight: Plastics, UV Finishing Featured in Education]]> http://awfsfair.org/?p=6709 2017-07-03T21:08:23Z 2017-07-03T21:05:01Z Educational Seminars on Plastic Fabrication, UV Finishing Among Those Offered at AWFS Fair Three educational sessions addressing plastic materials and fabrication will be offered at the AWFS Fair, including two SMART sessions taking place at exhibitor booths with machinery demos. If you are interested in expanding your offerings and exploring the world of plastic fabrication, […]

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Educational Seminars on Plastic Fabrication, UV Finishing Among Those Offered at AWFS Fair

Three educational sessions addressing plastic materials and fabrication will be offered at the AWFS Fair, including two SMART sessions taking place at exhibitor booths with machinery demos. If you are interested in expanding your offerings and exploring the world of plastic fabrication, don’t miss these sessions.

WE21: PLASTIC FABRICATION – STAYING COMPETITIVE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

Wednesday, July 19 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
SMART seminar, SCM Booth #8600
Presenter: Michael Batky

This seminar will review the risks for fabricators of not adapting to demand changes in various plastic fabrication markets, including the downturn in the POP display market, and strategies that can be employed to remain competitive and foster growth.

 

FR60: PLASTICS I – MINIMIZING HANDWORK WHILE PRODUCING PLASTIC PARTS

Friday, July 21 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
SMART seminar, Stiles Booth #7411
Presenter: James Swanson

Attend this SMART session for an introduction to the latest plastics processing technologies in reducing manual work for producing high-quality parts.

 

FR63: PLASTICS II – UNDERSTANDING HOW PLASTIC IMPACTS THE WOODWORKING INDUSTRY

Friday, July 21 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Presenters: Michael Fabbri, Dave Golling, George Southard

This seminar will provide an introduction to plastics, explaining how high density polyethylene (HDPE) is made and how you can to discover new markets and applications.


UV LED Finishing “Mini-Conference” Presented by RadTech

RadTech, the UV&EB Technology Association, presents a 3.5 symposium on advancements in UV Finishing, featuring experts from UV lamp companies, coatings and LED suppliers, wood application and equipment companies and a well-known furniture maker.

TH45: LATEST ADVANCEMENTS IN UV FINISHING TECHNOLOGY – LED & BEYOND

Thursday, July 20 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Presenters: Benjamin Keesee, David Kim, Jim Raymont, Gloria Valtorta, Larry Van Iseghem

Learn about cutting edge UV LED technology, the keys to maintaining your process window and profitability, how to implement UV technology, and the difference between the UV technologies on the market.


…And don’t miss these other great sessions focused on “Techniques and Applications”!

WE31: COLOR SHIFT – EXPOSING THE MYSTERY BEHIND INCONSISTENCY IN FINISHES

Wednesday, July 19 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Diane Shattuck

In this session Diane will discuss how many of the simple applications used in everyday practices could lead you down the wrong path of color change without you even realizing it until it’s too late.

 

SA81: EMERGING TRENDS IN EDGEBANDING

Saturday, July 22 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
SMART seminar, Biesse Booth #4800
Presenter: Lauro Dominici

This workshop is perfect for manufacturers looking for valuable insight into latest industry trends for edgebanding and easy ways to create high-quality products without the high-end price tag.

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admin <![CDATA[CWWK Seminar Spotlight: CAD/CAM, Panel Saws Covered at AWFS Fair]]> http://awfsfair.org/?p=6703 2017-07-03T19:07:29Z 2017-07-03T19:06:29Z CAD/CAM Software, Panel Saws Will be Addressed at the AWFS Fair Two CWWK educational sessions will be offered at the AWFS Fair that will focus on the buying process and questions you need to ask yourself and sales representatives before making the commitment to purchase any CAD or CAM software package. In addition, Stiles Machinery will […]

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CAD/CAM Software, Panel Saws Will be Addressed at the AWFS Fair

Two CWWK educational sessions will be offered at the AWFS Fair that will focus on the buying process and questions you need to ask yourself and sales representatives before making the commitment to purchase any CAD or CAM software package. In addition, Stiles Machinery will present a SMART session in their booth on Panel Saw efficiency maximization including demos.

WE28: CAM SOFTWARE – WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY

Wednesday, July 19 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Hector Henry

Henry will explore different solutions available for Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software in the woodworking industry and will provide useful information to navigate through the complicated world of CNC software.

 

WE35: CAD SOFTWARE – TAKE YOUR ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Wednesday, July 19 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Presenter: Doug Hague

Doug will provide a brief overview of the capabilities that exist in current market Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software packages.

 

WE22: TRICKS OF THE TRADE FOR PANEL SAWS

Wednesday, July 19 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
At the Stiles Machinery Booth #7411
Presenter Arnie Hopkins

Arnie’s advanced, engaging demonstration will guide panel processing manufacturers through live demonstrations on new ways to get the most output from their panel saw, whether its a horizontal beam saw or a sliding table saw.

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3D Printing Sessions Offered at the AWFS Fair

Featuring Speakers from MAKE Magazine and Autodesk Pier 9

          

 

  TH44: 3D PRINTING FOR WOODWORKERS – TECHNOLOGY AND BASICS

Thursday, July 20 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Matt Stultz, MAKE Magazine

Matt will address computer aided design (CAD), 3D scanning, types of 3D printers, machine control software, 3D printing materials, and some of the communities that are developing around 3D printing. The goal of this session is to help you determine what 3D printing technology will help you with your end goal and give you a firm enough base to move towards getting started with your own creations.

TH50: 3D PRINTING – APPLICATIONS IN WOODWORKING

Thursday, July 20 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Presenters: JD Sassaman, Vera Shur, Matt Stultz

Experts from Autodesk’s famed Pier 9 and Make Magazine will guide you through some of the best examples of how this flexible tool is being used in the woodworking industry, as they share some of their own experiences incorporating one of the oldest maker skills with one of the newest.

ADD THESE SESSIONS TO YOUR AWFS FAIR REGISTRATION TODAY!

 


Check out these other educational seminars geared for Small Shops

WE27: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Wednesday, July 19 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Bradley Lortz

 

TH41: THE PROPER THREE ARE KEY – DUST COLLECTION FOR SMALL SHOPS

Thursday, July 20 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Jamison Scott

 

FR67: WHICH SPRAY EQUIPMENT IS BEST FOR MY BUSINESS?

Friday, July 21 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Diane Shattuck

 

FR73: LOOKING UNDER THE HOOD – HOW ONE SUCCESSFUL MAKER DOES BUSINESS

Friday, July 21 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter: Paul Downs

 

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admin <![CDATA[CWWK Speaker Spotlight: Spencer Dick]]> http://awfsfair.org/?p=6689 2017-07-02T22:21:02Z 2017-07-02T22:21:02Z Industry Veteran Shares Tips on Controlling Hardwood Costs Spencer Dick is the Founder of TigerStop, LLC, a worldwide leader in stop gauge and material positioning systems for rapid, precise positioning of almost any material. He has been involved in all phases of manufacturing for the last 40 years. Read more here. Join Spencer for the following […]

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Industry Veteran Shares Tips on Controlling Hardwood Costs

Spencer Dick is the Founder of TigerStop, LLC, a worldwide leader in stop gauge and material positioning systems for rapid, precise positioning of almost any material. He has been involved in all phases of manufacturing for the last 40 years. Read more here.

Join Spencer for the following educational seminar:

 

WE23: TEN MUST DO’S TO CONTROL HARDWOOD COSTS

Wednesday, July 19 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Are you getting what you pay for when buying hardwoods and hardwood components? Raw material costs, in most wood products businesses, typically exceed 50% of all costs on Profit & Loss Statements. Controlling these costs has a greater impact on your bottom line than any other effort you can make. Spencer Dick, Founder of TigerStop, will teach you how to determine your real costs by outlining ten steps you can take to actually cut your hardwood purchase costs by as much as 20-45%. He will also provide real case studies from customers who have successfully applied the ten steps. Your suppliers’ biggest advantage over you is how they can purchase and process raw materials. The good news is that technology has caught up with them, and there are affordable solutions available that allow you to take advantage of the same economies.

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Check out these other Cabinet/Millwork sessions at the AWFS Fair:

FR71: NAVIGATING THE ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK STANDARDS (AWS) – VERSION 2

Friday, July 21 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Presenters: Ashley Goodin and Doug Hague

Get acquainted with the format of the AWS to more easily extract the information to be shared and discussed with your engineering department. Learn more.

FR75: COLLABORATION – INCREASING YOUR REVENUE FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

Friday, July 21 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Presenters: Bob Krejci and John Leininger

Learn how to reap the benefits of working with a team of experts while remaining focused on your core business. Leave this session ready to build a network of colleagues dedicated to the mutual purpose of growing each of your respective businesses. Learn more.

SA82: IMPROVING EFFICIENCY AND QUALITY OF COMMERCIAL INSTALLATIONS

Saturday, July 22 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Presenters: Steve Bialek, Randy Estabrook, Greg Parham, Charlie Phillips

This discussion will go in-depth to address common practices and ways to enhance your installation experience to increase the bottom line and ensure quality installation appearance. Learn more.

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admin <![CDATA[CWWK Speaker Spotlight: Daniel Moshe]]> http://awfsfair.org/?p=6686 2017-07-02T21:47:20Z 2017-07-02T21:45:15Z Business Pro and Serial Entrepreneur Offers Sessions on Business Management at AWFS Fair Daniel Moshe, “the caring entrepreneur”, is passionate about helping companies grow.  A serial entrepreneur, Dan plays a leadership role in several businesses, all focused on helping other businesses thrive.  With his company Strong in Six, Dan is an Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) […]

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Business Pro and Serial Entrepreneur Offers Sessions on Business Management at AWFS Fair

Daniel Moshe, “the caring entrepreneur”, is passionate about helping companies grow.  A serial entrepreneur, Dan plays a leadership role in several businesses, all focused on helping other businesses thrive.  With his company Strong in Six, Dan is an Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) Professional Implementer and helps leadership teams implement a set of simple, practical tools to help leaders get what they want from their businesses.  Learn more here.

Join Daniel for the following CWWK educational seminars:

 

TH43: ESTABLISHING A “MEANINGFUL NUMBERS” SCORECARD FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Thursday, July 20 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
If you were on a 6-month sabbatical and only got a set of numbers once a week to give you an absolute pulse on your business, what would those numbers be? They’ve been called a million things: dashboards, scorecards, key performance indicators, and metrics but in this session, we will drill down to the numbers that matter the most in gaining traction and accountability in your business. You will discover the leading indicators that will help you predict the future, make timely decisions decisions, and measure your success. Walk out the door with a scorecard that you can start using as soon as you get back to the office. This is a hands-on workshop and as such, you will achieve the best results if you bring your entire leadership team.

TH47: ARE YOU RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS OR IS IT RUNNING YOU?

Thursday, July 20 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
If you are the owner, leader or manager of an entrepreneurial organization who wants to see your business consistently run better and grow faster, Daniel Moshe and the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®) can help you and your team simplify, clarify and achieve your vision. Even the most successful entrepreneurs occasionally find running a business more challenging than they expected, getting less return on their investment of time and money than they would like. Many regularly grapple with lack of control over time, the market, or the company; people not listening, understanding, or following through; profit (or lack thereof); inability to break through to the next level of growth; the “magic pills” that aren’t working or making a difference. If these problems seem all too familiar, you are not alone. In this session, you will be introduced to the Six Key Components of successful businesses, and armed with a set of simple, practical tools, you and your team can begin using them right away for better results.

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Check out these other Business Management sessions offered at the AWFS Fair:

WE26: DIGITAL MARKETING BEST PRACTICES FOR WOODWORKING BUSINESSES

Wednesday, July 19 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Presenters: David Biggs, Alan Harp, Marc Spagnuolo, Kyle Toth

This digital marketing session provides more than just an overview of the available technologies – you will learn ways to target specific audiences and promote posts effectively, and established professionals in the woodworking industry will share case studies and best practices that you can immediately put into practice for your company.

WE30: E-MAILING YOUR CUSTOMER DATABASE – GAIN MULTI-PRONGED STRATEGIES

Wednesday, July 19 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Presenter: David Biggs

This session will familiarize attendees with important concepts such as deliverability and list cleaning, present an overview of the most popular free and paid e-mail platforms, provide a checklist of best practices that should be incorporated into new and existing messages, and leave everyone with five actionable items to put into effect immediately.

FR62: KICK ASS LEAN – VEGAS STYLE: PART I

Friday, July 21 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Presenters: Brad Cairns & Lynn Thomson

Speakers share why Lean is their passion and what it has done for their businesses and they are not leaving until you can identify the Seven Deadly Wastes that plague all woodworkers. You will leave understanding how to kick your corporate culture into high gear and realize how to grow your profits while simultaneously reducing your stress.

FR66: KICK ASS LEAN – KICKING IT UP A NOTCH: PART II

Friday, July 21 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Presenters: Brad Cairns, Beau Lewis, Lynn Thomson

The panel will bring you up to speed on what you have to add to your skill set to be a great Lean leader and Beau Lewis shows you the power of throughput accounting.   The goal of this session is to get your organization past the basics and to dig a little deeper into your Lean tool box.

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admin <![CDATA[CWWK Speaker Spotlight: Scott Grove]]> http://awfsfair.org/?p=6582 2017-07-03T22:18:28Z 2017-06-07T20:33:32Z   Award-winning Furniture Maker Instructs on Curved Joinery and Cold Metal Casting at the AWFS®Fair Scott Grove is a self-taught seasoned woodworker known for layers of artistic expression and unconventional techniques. Scott has won four Veneer Tech Craftsman Challenge Awards, an unprecedented achievement, and has pioneered a number of alternative veneering techniques including asymmetrical matching and […]

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Award-winning Furniture Maker Instructs on Curved Joinery and Cold Metal Casting at the AWFS®Fair

Scott Grove is a self-taught seasoned woodworker known for layers of artistic expression and unconventional techniques. Scott has won four Veneer Tech Craftsman Challenge Awards, an unprecedented achievement, and has pioneered a number of alternative veneering techniques including asymmetrical matching and veneering extreme compound curves. Read more here.

 

Curved Joinery, Edges and Inlays

Wednesday, July 19, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

In this session, Scott will show you how to add an incredible range of exciting curved edges, joinery and inlays to your furniture. He will reveal a simple system using a set of large offset template guides on a router, which when used properly, accurately mate a hardwood seam to any curve.

 

Cold Metal Casting and Reproduction for Furniture Embellishment

Thursday, July 20, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Scott will also deliver a presentation dedicated to mold making, reproduction and cold metal bronze-casting to create or reproduce just about any form and texture, whether a found object such as a pine cone, a finely carved picture frame or a hand-sculpted door pull.

 

AWFS®Fair education program includes these additional furniture topics:

 

WE24: Research, Design and Branding for Furniture Makers

Wednesday, July 19 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Presenters: John Conrad and Jason Phillips (ASFD)

Get a crash course in design and branding and how to market your product to the furniture industry.

 

TH40: Matching Fine Veneers

Thursday, July 20 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Jonathan Benson

This class will take the mystery out of veneering. Jonathan Benson, a master veneer craftsman and author of Woodworker’s Guide to Veneering and Inlay will demonstrate how to cut and match various patterns starting with the basic book match and advancing to more complex patterns.

 

FR72: Touch-Up Repair to Damaged Wood & Coatings

Friday, July 21 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter: Mitch Kohanek

Mitch starts with the basics that build to performing advanced repairs. Methods of filling the damaged area, color theory, coating repair, and sheen control will be discussed. You will learn the options in tools and materials available for repairing damaged wood/coatings.

 

SA83: CNC in the Furniture shop: Introducing Modern Manufacturing

Saturday, July 22 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Paul Downs

Paul Downs, who has run a successful furniture business for 31 years, tells how introducing CNC changed his products, his methods, his workforce, and his business.

 

ADD THESE SESSIONS TO YOUR AWFS FAIR REGISTRATION TODAY!

To view all AWFS®Fair educational sessions, click here.

 

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admin <![CDATA[Exhibitor FAQ’s]]> http://awfsfair.org/?p=6437 2017-05-09T21:50:45Z 2017-05-09T21:50:45Z When will I receive my Exhibitor Badges? Badges are not mailed out in advance of the show. You can bring your email confirmation to the Express Registration to pick up your show badge. When can I pick up my exhibitor badges? Exhibitor registration will be open in the Grand Lobby: Saturday, July 15, 2017 Sunday, […]

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When will I receive my Exhibitor Badges?

Badges are not mailed out in advance of the show. You can bring your email confirmation to the Express Registration to pick up your show badge.

When can I pick up my exhibitor badges?

Exhibitor registration will be open in the Grand Lobby:

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
1:00pm
8:00am
8:00am

4:30pm
4:30pm
4:30pm
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 8:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 8:00am 4:30pm
Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:00am 4:30pm
Friday, July 21, 2017 8:00am 4:30pm
Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:00am 2:30pm

 

What is Distributor Day?

On Tuesday July 18, we allow Distributors on the show floor to have meetings and for training purposes.  You do not have to man your booth or have your booth set up by this day. Tuesday is still considered an official move in day.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:00am 5:00pm* (Distributors Only)

 

Who gets the emails from AWFS and AWFS Vendors?

Only the trade show contact on the contract will receive the information from the AWFS Fair.  Due to  of the financials, passwords and invoicing. Our system only allows for ONE Main point of contact.  If there are more people (marketing and operations) that need to receive this information, it is up to you to forward that information to the appropriate people.

 

How do you have the main point of contact changed?

Please submit this in writing by email to AWFSsales@awfs.org, and include the new contact’s title, phone and email address and let us know why the change has occurred. i.e. no longer with the company, job change, etc.

 

How do I request to change my show move in date?

Please review the targeted move in map If you need to change your target date then you must submit a target freight change form.

 

Do I need booth insurance?

Yes you do need to provide the AWFS with proof of insurance for your booth. Information and insurance requirements are on the Online Exhibitor Service Kit. If you have questions, please contact our Operations Director at Kim@awfs.org

 

What is an EAC and is there a fee?

EAC is an exhibitor appointed contractor, and the EAC form is online and attached.  No EAC will have access to AWFS®Fair without submitted application and payment.

How do I book a hotel room?

You can log onto the housing website and book your rooms at a reduced rate.

 

How do I apply for a VISA?

Everyone can request a VISA letter when they are registering online.  Link to registration.

 

What is Distributor Day?

On Tuesday July 18, we allow Distributors on the show floor to have meetings and trainings.  You do not have to man your booth or have your booth set up by this day. Tuesday is still considered an official move in day.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:00am 5:00pm* (Distributors Only)

 

Link to Online Service kit (Freeman): https://www.freemanco.com/store/show/landing.jsp?showID=253065

Contact information:

888-508-5054

customersupport@freemanco.com

 

Link to Exhibitor registration: https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=513&site=EXH

Contact information:

877-303-0711

AWFS@compusystems.com

 

Who do I contact with questions? 

Booth sales

Advertising Sponsorship

Signage and Banners Sales

Amy Bartz, AWFS®Fair Sales Director

323.215.0302

amy@awfs.org

 

Membership and Booth – Billing and Payment Questions

Visionary Award information

Industry 4.0 information

Angela Hernandez, Executive Assistant & Accounts Receivable

323.838-9440

angela@awfs.org

 

Booth Regulations or Requirements

Move in and move out questions

Operations Questions

Kim Roehricht, Assistant Executive Director & Operations Director

323.215.0315

kim@awfs.org

 

Marketing Manual Questions

AWFS Membership Questions

Jennifer Evans, Marketing Manager, AWFS®Fair & Member Services, AWFS®

323-215-0317

Jennifer@awfs.org

 

CWWK®, Education and Freshwood Questions

Adria Torrez, Assistant Education Director

323-215-0311

Adria@awfs.org

 

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