AWC (Architectural Woodworking Company) 2016 MFG Day Event and Expo

Approximately 150 local area high school students and teachers attended the Manufacturing Day event hosted at Architectural Woodworking Company (AWC) near Los Angeles (CA) on Friday, October 7, 2016. The event at AWC featured a mini woodworking “expo”, with local representatives from twelve different brands or companies exhibiting their products or services including: ARC Document Services, AWFS (also promoting SkillsUSA), Colonial Saw, ESI (Edgebanding Services, Inc), Hafele, Ideal Drawer, Kemp Hardware, Local 721 Carpenter’s Union, One Source Distributors (3M products), Royal Plywood, Salice, and Sherwin Williams. The students who attended were from a local career tech center, an engineering academy, and woodworking programs. The students were given a presentation about careers in manufacturing, followed by a tour of AWC’s 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility, and an opportunity to network with the exhibitors. AWC also provided a complimentary lunch for all attendees. “We were honored to host this event and we hope this will inspire other wood manufacturing companies to participate next year,” says AWC Vice President of Manufacturing Saul Martin. “It’s important for us to connect with local schools and educate students about career opportunities in our industry.”