Wood Industry 40 Under 40: Search is on
March 9, 2020 | 4:42 pm CDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The search is on for Woodworking Network’s 5th annual 40 Under 40, celebrating the next generation of industry professionals who are making an impact on wood products manufacturing in North America.

Pictured are honorees from the 2019 Class of 40 Under 40. Nominations are open for the 2020 Class of 40 Under 40, sponsored by Timber Products Co. and Hexagon Production Software: Cabinet Vision and Alphacam.

The Wood Industry 40 Under 40 awards program recognizes the achievements of standout individuals in the categories of: productivity, profitability, social good (locally or globally), ingenuity, innovation, peer inspiration, product development, organizational leadership, or other areas. Persons in all job levels, in all facets of the professional woodworking industry, are eligible to enter. Past honorees include those involved in the cabinet, residential furniture, contract/office furniture, closets/home organization, architectural woodwork, retail fixtures, and wood components markets, as well as research, education and industry associations and organizations.

Nominating is free, and is open through June 8. Nominate a team member, colleague or enter yourself at bit.ly/submitunder40. Candidates must be involved professionally in the woodworking industry and be age 40 or younger by Dec. 31, 2020, to qualify.

Honorees will be selected by Woodworking Network editors and recognized online and in the FDMC Leadership issue, published in October.  Honorees, and alumni, attending IWF 2020 in Atlanta are also invited to the Woodworking Network Leadership Awards Ceremony on Aug. 24 at the Georgia World Congress Center.  A special LinkedIn group, Wood Industry 40 Under 40, has also been set up for current honorees and all alumni to network.

The Class of 2020 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 is sponsored by Timber Products Co. and Hexagon Production Software: Cabinet Vision and Alphacam.

The nomination process is free, and the deadline to nominate an individual, or enter yourself, is June 8. For more information visit woodworkingnetwork.com/40under40 or email Karen Koenig at karen.koenig@woodworkingnetwork.com.

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Karen Koenig | Editor

Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at karen.koenig@woodworkingnetwork.com