IWF GoPro Guys: wood business owners will shop the show real-time, online
August 10, 2016 | 4:35 pm CDT

ATLANTA -  Three woodworkers will don cameras, and stream their experience as attendees at the International Woodworking. These  IWF GoPro Guys are wood business owners will shop the show real-time, so everyone can watcch through Facebook's Facetime streaming video application.

The trio will be familiar to the audience of Woodworking Network, as all three are regularly featured online and in print: Corbin Clay, of Azure Furniture in Denver; Jared Patchin of J Alexander Fine Woodworking in Boise; and Ethan Abramson, who operates the eponymous Ethan Abramson, a furniture design and production business in New York.

The Woodworking Network team has been kept busy in the run-up to this year's International Woodworking Fair, producing record-sized issues - including the IWF Show Preview edition - in July and August. Woodworking Network has partnered with IWF show management in sales and development of IWF TV, which will include a daily news and video feed piped to hotels and buses during the show. 

Woodworking Network is also producing three, day-long symposia on August 23, just prior to IWF's opening. The symposia cover Finishing, Veneering, and Closets. 

As to the GoPro Guys, expect to see even more of them: they were drawn from the ranks of the 2016 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 winners, and will be feted along with 37 of their peers at an awards event August 25 after IWF closes for the day.  


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Bill wrote for WoodworkingNetwork.com, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for WoodworkingNetwork.com.

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.