Architectural Woodwork Institute Members Become Educators at IWF
Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 07/24/2014 5:27PM
AWI members will be presenting several education programs at the IWF, August 20-23, 2014, in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center.
For program details, session times and to register, visit www.iwfatlanta.com/Education/default. Take time to learn at IWF. Register for the education sessions early for discounted fees. Save $10 by registering before August 1.
Wednesday August 20
10:30 am – 11:30 am
“How Do We Cross the Talent Gap?”
Speaker: Kent Gilchrist, Vice President, Fremont Interiors, Carmel, IN
As the economy picks up finding, training, and keeping skilled, productive shop floor and office employees is getting harder and harder. Advanced wood manufacturing needs much more than willing bodies. Here are the ways to build your workforce for the future of your company.
Thursday, August 21
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
“What Does It Cost to Turn the Key in the Morning?”
Speakers: Sebastien DesMarais, CFO, Hollywood Woodwork, Inc., FL and Scott Nelson, President, Woodwork Career Alliance
So many firms don’t know their break-even point when creating project bids or budgets. Learn how to calculate your FIXED costs of doing business and how to build in a “contribution to overhead” in every project bid or budget. Don’t go out of business one day at a time.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
“Partnering to Increase Capacity and Throughput”
Speakers: Bob Krejci, Co-Owner , Riverside Architectural, Cincinnati, OH and Kent Gilchrist, Vice President, Fremont Interiors, Carmel, IN
Also related to the “Speed to Deliver” and “Plant Scheduling” modules, firms with successful records of partnering with other firms to take on projects neither could have handled alone will share the techniques. Break down the walls of competition by working with your friends in our industry to get the job done and invoices written.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“Can I Afford a New Truck, Saw, or Edgebander?”
Speaker: Bruce Spitz, CFO, Classic Millwork & Products, Inc., El Paso, TX
Provide tools to calculate your income, cash flow, and return on investment related to a specific capital purchase. Calculate the payback period for the purchase of a vehicle, new or used tool or machine, including associated costs to justify the purchase.
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
“Mass Customization – Production Cells and Quick Changes”
Speaker: Don O’Hora, President and CEO, Northway Industries, Middleburg, PA
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