- June 20, 2011 â DELTAÂ® Power Equipment Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of portable, stationary and benchtop woodworking machinery and equipment, is continuing the DELTAÂ® tradition of supporting SkillsUSA by providing 18 special production run UNISAWÂ® cabinet saws and nine dust collection units to the Cabinetmaking competition at the SkillsUSA National Conference and Contest in Kansas City, Missouri, June 21-23, 2011. This is the highest level of support DELTA has ever provided to SkillsUSA.
The 18 Made in USA UNISAWÂ® cabinet saws were built at DELTAâs new manufacturing facility in Anderson, South Carolina. Sixty-eight SkillsUSA students will compete in the Cabinetmaking competition in two age groups â secondary and post secondary â and the winner of the post secondary competition will compete in the WorldSkills Cabinetmaking Qualifying Trial at the AWFSÂ® Fair in July. DELTA will be providing the UNISAWÂ® cabinet saw for this competition as well.
âWe are pleased to provide the SkillsUSA national cabinetmaking competition with our machinery and equipment,â said Bryan Whiffen, President and CEO of DELTAÂ® Power Equipment Corporation. âThese young men and women are serious about entering the cabinetmaking industry and we naturally want to encourage and support their interest in this industry in any way that we can.â
At the WorldSkills Cabinetmaking Qualifying Trial at the AWFSÂ® Fair in July, there will be two competitors who are prior SkillsUSA first place winners, who will be racing each other and the clock to provide the best quality project.
The winner in July will be awarded a UNISAWÂ® by DELTAÂ® and DELTA will donate a UNISAWÂ® to the winnerâs school. The ceremony will be held at the Las Vegas Conventions Center on Saturday, July 23, 2011 and DELTA will have Scott Phillips of The American Woodshop present to congratulate the winner and runner up and encourage them to not only chase but to capture their dream.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps each student excel. The nationwide organization serves more than 300,000 high school, college and post secondary studentsâand their instructorsâin training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA has the active support of more than 1,100 corporations, trade associations, business and labor unions at the national level. Over 9.9 million people have been members of SkillsUSA since its founding as The Vocational Industrial Clubs of America in 1965. SkillsUSA instructional programs teach leadership, citizenship and character development to complement technical skill training. The association emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety. For more information, go to www.skillsusa.org.
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