March 2011

AWI Minnesota Chapter Member Benefits

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2-3 Facility tours per year

Facility tours typically include 2 or 3 tours per outing and include a mixture of peer facility tours, tours of supplier facilities and "fun" tours (Shell Brewery.for example). Numerous benefits are derived from these tours (like seeing a "Lean Manufacturing" woodworking facility in operation and talking to the owner about the process of setting it up and the benefits realized).

Spring Table Top Meeting

At the Spring Table Top Meeting, industry venders set up booths to share their products and services with us. In addition, we invite students and teachers from local woodworking programs and recognize outstanding students with awards.

Summer Fun Event (Golf)

Nothing but fun at this annual golf outing where members get to enjoy each others poor golf game.

Fall Round Table Meeting

A mixture and fun and education. The 2006 Fall Round Table was held at the Mn Horse and Hunt Club and started with a Sporting Clays Fun Shoot that was followed by a discussion on multiple topics of interest and importance to our indus-try and community.

Educational Seminars

Periodic educational seminars are arranged and they cover a wide scope of topics like Bio-Mass/Wood Waste Management or the Technical Aspects of Sanding

Chapter Projects/Programs

The Minnesota Chapter will engage itself into topics, projects and programs that are of interest to our members and have the ability to benefit the membership in general and/or our local community. We are currently working on a program with Habitat for Humanity to provide cabinets on a number of Habitat home projects. Another group project is to identify bio-mass and wood waste opportunities.

Brainstorming and Sharing of Ideas between Members

An invaluable benefit of being a local member is the brainstorming and technical resources available between members. Subject matter ranges from the best way to set up a dust collection system to who has immediate capacity for outsourcing. The collective input of chapter members can shed a lot of light on any given subject and can help all of us by defining the direction of our industry.

AWI Minnesota Chapter Dues

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Active membership in the AWI Minnesota Chapter is available to all companies that provide products or services to the architectural woodwork industry. Membership with AWI National is a prerequisite for joining our chapter (go to for information on AWI National). Minnesota Chapter dues are $300-$500 per year, based on the sales volume of your company. See the membership form for more details.

Funds raised from these dues are used to promote awareness of the AWI Minnesota Chapter member companies and their capabilities and to encourage their utilization.

Supplier Membership

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Supplier Membership is offered to all companies that provide products or services to the architectural woodwork industry.

Annual dues for Minnesota Chapter Suppliers Members are $225. One full year's dues are payable with submission of this application. Due by July 15th.

Funds raised from these dues are used to promote awareness of AWI Minnesota Chapter member companies and their capabilities, and to encourage their utilization.