CITY OF COMMERCE, CA – AWFS Fair will be offering 50 sessions in the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) this July in Las Vegas. The CWWK seminars are designed to provide woodworking professionals with new skills, ideas and innovation strategies.

Eight educational tracks will be offered this year:

Business Management: Courses addressing business improvement topics, such as marketing, how to improve profit margins, and financial management for non-finance background managers, as well as instruction on various lean implementation methods.

Going Green: This new track addresses highly critical green issues of relevance to the wood manufacturing industry, from understanding green building and wood product certifications, to combining the strengths of Lean Manufacturing with green practices.

Cabinet and Millwork: Seminars designed to inform custom cabinet and architectural woodwork shops on key issues including the challenges of installation, projects that require collaborative work with designers and determining how and which trends can be profitable.

Software & Technology: Keeping abreast of evolving technologies, computer controlled equipment, software and automated processes is the focus of this track.

Techniques & Applications:
Increasing know-how drives this track, which encompasses new innovative processes in sanding, case construction, edgebanding, mass customization, lightweight composite panels and spray gun operation, as well as the application of Lean principles to cabinet manufacturing.

Handcrafted Furniture: Dedicated to the time-honored traditions of custom and hand-skill craftsmanship, this track stands out in its emphasis on the fine art of woodworking.

Safety & Environment: This cluster is very focused in its mission to assist businesses work safer, in compliance and in accordance with sustainability principles that demonstrate the validity of a triple bottom line -- people, planet, profit.

Teacher Track: These session topics have been developed specifically for wood technology educators.

For registration and a full schedule of CWWK seminars, visit

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