WMIA awards more than $30,000 in wood technology scholarships in 2017.
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.
Meet the winners of this year’s coveted WMIA Wooden Globe Awards.
WMIA is the recognized voice of woodworking machinery importers, distributors and suppliers.
For second year, record number of female students receive scholarships.
David Rakauskas, executive vice president of Colonial Saw Company, Inc., Kingston, MA, was elected WMIA’s new Chairman of the Board at the Association’s Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, April 26.
Through its IWF expo organization, the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America and the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association donated $25,000 to the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab.
By Bill Esler
This year, the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association’s (WMIA) Educational Foundation awarded nearly $40,000 in scholarships to those wishing to pursue a career in wood technology and machinery. A record number of applications for scholarships were received, along with a record number of female applicants.