Hear from industry experts and leading associations AWI (Architectural Woodwork Institute) and CMA (Cabinet Makers Association) on key topics to improve your shop performance!
RTF Lamination – How to achieve consistency, quality and quantity!
Tuesday, July 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
John Elder, Jowat Corp; Josh Savage, Omnova Solutions
This session will explore all aspects of the RTF industry and thermofoil laminates, including keys to achieving consistently high quality and quantity and valuable information obtained by the speakers from technical training and real world experiences. Read more.
Taking the Leap: Investing in Machinery
Tuesday, July 20, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Matt Wehner, Cabinet Concepts by Design
A cabinet company owner will talk about how he has taken the leap with $50-$250k machines including what he’s learned, what he wishes he had known, and what he’d do differently the next time. Read more.
Maximize your profits using AWI’s Cost of Doing Business Survey (CoDBS)
Wednesday, July 21, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sebastien DesMarais, Hollywood Woodwork
The AWI CoDBS is an industry-specific benchmark report that allows you to drill into our industry’s financial and human resources information. Join us in this session as we drill down into ways to use this information and maximize your profitability. Read more.
Wednesday, July 21, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Brian Clancy, Clancy Woodworking, LLC
If you have a nested CNC, attend this session and learn how to push your machine to be more effective, and ultimately more profitable including ways to simplify routine processes, and tactics to make additional revenue. Read more.
Project Management in a New Era
Thursday, July 22, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Bob Krejci, Riverside Architectural; Randy Lange, Lange Bros.
See how one manufacturer uses existing platforms to creatively improve remote work flow and team communication. Whether you are a veteran PM or just starting out, join us to discuss opportunities to embrace the constant change on post COVID jobsites. Read more.
CMA’s What’s Your Problem?
Thursday, July 22, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Amanda Conger, Cabinet Makers Association
This is an opportunity for show attendees to share their problems and solutions with other like-minded woodworking professionals. This free session offers a unique outlet to share business challenges and learn from others who have been there, done that, and succeeded. Read more.