The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association recognizes extraordinary wood manufacturing companies with the prestigious Wooden Globe Awards. The awards honor notable success and achievements in applying high technology machinery and software supplied by WMIA’s member companies. A separate award is reserved for the field of education, underscoring the importance wood machinery suppliers place on training, work skills, and development of our industry’s future leaders.

The following is a listing of all WMIA Wooden Globe Award winners, from 1988-2017.

2017 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year: Crystal Cabinet Works Inc.
Commitment to Excellence Through Technology: Haas Cabinet
Educator of the Year: New England School of Architectural Woodworking

2016 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year: Decore-ative Specialties
Commitment to Excellence Through Technology: Koetter Woodworking Inc.
Educator of the Year: Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA)

2015 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year: New England Casket Co.
Commitment to Excellence Through Technology: Menck Windows
Educator of the Year: Pittsburg State University

2014 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year: Brown-Forman
Commitment to Excellence Through Technology: Rodgers Wade
Educator of the Year: Chicago’s Greater West Town Training Partnership (Doug Rappe)

2013 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year: Koetter Woodworking, Inc.
Commitment to Excellence Through Technology: Stanley Furniture
Educator of the Year: North Salem High School

2012 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Premier Hardwood
Commitment to Excellence Through Technology: Northland Forest Products
Educator of the Year:  Blum, Inc.

2011 Wooden Globe Awards: Awards not given

2010 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year: Select Veneer of Smithfield, KY
Commitment to Excellence Through Technology: Foliot Furniture Pacific
Educator of the Year: Pittsburgh Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program

2009 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year: Anvil Motion
Commitment to Excellence Through Technology: Hoff Enterprises
Educator of the Year: Hennepin Technical College

2008 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Paladin Industries
Commitment to Excellence Through Technology 1:  Jasper Chair Co.
Commitment to Excellence Through Technology 2:  Custom Cupboards Inc.
Educator of the Year: Madison Area Technical College (MATC)

2007 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  OFC Panel Processing LLC
Commitment to Excellence through Technology: OFS Brands
Educator of the Year: Michigan Career & Technical Institute

2006 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  General Casework
Commitment to Excellence through Technology: KraftMaid Cabinetry
Educator of the Year: West Ottawa High School

2005 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Woodharbor Doors & Cabinetry
Commitment to Excellence through Technology: PIN
Educator of the Year: Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI)

2004 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Premier EuroCase
Educator of the Year: Georgia Tech College of Agriculture
Global Marketer of the Year: Loti Corp.

2003 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  LesCare Kitchens, Inc.
Educator of the Year: United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners – Las Vegas International Training Center
Global Marketer of the Year: Hollman, Inc.

2002 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Lewis Lumber Products Co.
Educator of the Year: San Marcos High School
Global Marketer of the Year: Sandberg Furniture

2001 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  American Woodmark Corp.
Educator of the Year: Pittsburg State University’s Woodworking Technology Department
Exporter of the Year: Fish Construction, Inc.

2000 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Eggers Industries/Neenah Division
Educator of the Year: Cerritos College
Exporter of the Year: Swiss Services of Nevada

1999 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Siewert Cabinet & Furniture Manufacturing
Educator of the Year: Precision Wood Products
Exporter of the Year: Design Fabricators, Inc.

1998 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  d-Scan Co.
Educator of the Year: Kent Career/Technical Center
Exporter of the Year: Bush Industries

1997 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  The Maiman Co.
Educator of the Year: WoodLINKS
Exporter of the Year: American Cabinetry

1996 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Ellstrom Manufacturing
Educator of the Year: Fox Valley Technical College
Exporter of the Year: Haworth, Inc.

1995 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  The Knoll Company
Educator of the Year: Stiles Education Center
Exporter of the Year: ICO Manufacturing, Inc.

1994 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  O’Sullivan Industries
Educator of the Year: Henredon Furniture Industries
Exporter of the Year: American of Martinsville

1993 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Omega Cabinets
Educator of the Year: Catabwa Valley Community College – Furniture
Exporter of the Year: Rogers-Wade Manufacturing, Inc.

1992 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  VT Industries
Educator of the Year: Performance Learning Cooperative (John Keisling)

1991 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Buchner Design Studio

1990 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
Educator of the Year: Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

1989 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Stevens Industries
Educator of the Year: North Carolina State University

1988 Wooden Globe Awards

Innovator of the Year:  Wisconsin Furniture Industries, Inc.
Educator of the Year: Pittsburg State University

 

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