WMIA Seeks Nominations for 2014 Wooden Globe Awards NEW MILFORD, CT – The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association is now seeking nominations for the 2014 Wooden Globe Awards. This year, the awards will be presented during the General Session of the 2014 Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) in Puerto Rico.

Woodworkers are asked to nominate companies and educational institutions known for innovation and a commitment to excellence through technology.

The nominator for each winning entry will have the opportunity to personally present the award to their nominee at the awards ceremony. WMIA will pay the WIC registration fee and travel expenses for the nominators of the winning entries. In addition, the expenses for the award winner and their significant other will be paid by WMIA. Each nominator will also receive a polo shirt emblazoned with the WMIA logo.

Click here to review the awards criteria and download an entry form. Nominations and questions can be emailed to lwentworth@wmia.org.

In 2013, Koetter Woodworking received the Innovator of the Year award for developing new business strategies to succeed in the recession, and also for creating EnvisionIT—a profile library and architectural design program which assists in the creation of unique architectural designs for residential or commercial millwork projects.

North Salem High School received the 2013 Educator of the Year award. Woodshop instructor Dan Mattson raised $600,000 to help the program grow from a woodshop class into a high school curriculum using woodworking as a basis for STEM-based, science, technology, engineering, and math education.

Stanley Furniture received the Commitment to Excellence award for investing in high-technology machinery to obtain the necessary competitive advantage for competing in today’s global market.

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