Join Woodworking Network as we pay tribute to 40 professionals, under 40, who are making a difference in the North American wood industry.

An annual award program, the Wood Industry 40 Under 40  celebrates the next generation of industry professionals who impact – through their deeds, motivation, innovation or entrepreneurial spirit – wood products manufacturing. Candidates for the fourth annual Wood Industry 40 Under 40 include individuals in all job levels and areas: sales, marketing, design, programming, manufacturing, management, research or other areas of the workplace.  The free nomination process closes May 10; go to to submit.

The 2019 40 Under 40 Award program is sponsored by Timber Products Co. and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence: Cabinet Vision and Alphacam.

Honorees selected by Woodworking Network’s editorial team will be featured in the special October Leadership edition of  FDMC magazine, as well as online. (View the 2018 issue.)

In addition, those attending the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas will receive free registration to a July 16 Woodworking Network symposium on Closets, Finishing, CNC or Leadership. They will also be recognized at a special Leadership Forum Reception, along with the 2018, 2017 and 2016 classes of 40 Under 40 award recipients. Everyone is invited to attend the reception and network. For details on the July 16 Leadership Forum Reception or the Woodworking Network symposia, visit the Events channel, AWFS, at

A newly formed Wood Industry 40 Under 40 LinkedIn group also has been set up to enable past and present honorees to network throughout the year.

The 40 Under 40 distinguish themselves through their contribution to their organization, or to the woodworking industry as a whole, in areas such as: productivity, profitability, social good (locally or globally), ingenuity, innovation, peer inspiration, product development, organizational leadership or another facet. Individuals can nominate themselves, or another person by May 10; those nominated must be involved professionally in the woodworking industry and be age 40 or younger by Dec. 31, 2019. 

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