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Keith Crowder, former AWMAC association manager, succumbs to cancer

Keith Crowder, who for seven years served as the association manager for the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC), died August 20, 2021, after a battle with cancer. His late daughter Sonja Crowder also passed away from cancer three years ago. Crowder joined the AWMAC on Oct. 1, 2010, as association manager and led the transformation of AWMAC's Board of Directors from a management board to a governance board. He retired from AWMAC in June of 2017.

Canadian News

AWMAC board approves best practices for GIS inspections during COVID-19 crisis

EDMONTON --  The  Board of Directors of the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) approved best practices for Guarantee and Inspection Service (GIS) inspections during the COVID-19 crisis.   According to AWMAC, "the recommendations are intended to help inspectors, AWMAC members, general contractors and owners stay safe while continuing to work towards project completion.  At no time will an inspection take precedent over the health and safety of any person.

Canadian News

AWMAC annual meeting to be held in Edmonton May 31 - June 2

EDMONTON -- "Infinite Possibilities" is the theme for the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada 49th National Convention, which will be held May 31-June 2 at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton.
 
In addition to the general membership meeting, attendees will hear from several business-related speakers.  Presenters this year include Connie Clark, owner of Mission Computers, who will address "Are you on the leading edge of Cloud Computing?"  This one-hour session will
include:
• Can you trust the Cloud?