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Welcome New Members & Sponsors!


The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome 17 new EDUcation™ member schools, three new MANufacturing™ member, and one new EDUcation Supporter. We also welcome back five sponsors for another year.

Thank you for your membership and support!

New EDUcation™ Members

Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School, Clariton, MA
Burlington High School, Burlington, WI
East Troy High School, East Troy, WI
Hanford High School, Richland, WA
Hiwassee Dam High School, Murphy, NC
Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, Watertown, NY
Laurelbrook Academy, Dayton, TN
McDowell High School, Marion, NC
North Mason High School, Belfair, WA
Port Angeles High School, Port Angeles, WA
Roseburg High School, Roseburg, OR
St. Francis High School, St. Francis, WI
Silverton High School, Silverton, OR
Technical Careers High School, Idaho Falls, ID
Watertown High School, Watertown, WI
Western Michigan Christian High School, Norton Shores, MI
Whitnail High School, Greenfield, WI

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New EDUcation™ Supporter
Microvellum Software,
Central Point, OR


New MANufacturing™ Member
Advantage Architectural Woodwork
, Colby, KS
J. Miles Construction LLC, Shady Side, MD
Nucraft Furniture Co., Comstock Park, MI


INDustry™ Gold Sponsor Renewal
Newman Machinery,
Browns Summit, NC
SawStop LLC, Tualtin, OR


INDustry™ Silver Sponsor Renewal
Brookhuis, Suwanee, GA
Rowland Woodworking, High Point, NC
Sorrelli Woodwork Consultants, Brooklyn, NY

View all WCA INDustry™ Sponsors & Supporters.

Learn more about the benefits of sponsoring the WCA.

Welcome New Members & Sponsors!


The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome 16 new EDUcation™ member schools, one new MANufacturing™ member, and three new INDustry™ Sponsors. We also welcome back nine sponsors for another year.

Thank you for your membership and support!

New EDUcation™ Members

Burns High School, Lawndale, NC
Crest High School, Shelby, NC
Greenville High School, Greenwood, WI
Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville, NC
Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH
Lancaster High School, Lancaster, WI
Merrill High School, Merrill, WI
North Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC
Platteville High School, Platteville, WI
Sevastopol High School, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Seymour High School, Seymour, WI
Sheboygan Central High School, Sheboygan, WI
Shoshoni High School, Shoshoni WY
Webster High School, Webster, WI
West Essex High School, North Caldwell, NH
West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC

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New MANufacturing™ Member
Hunter Trim & Cabinets, Fort Worth, TX

New INDustry™ Gold Sponsor
Festool, Lebanon, IN
Kreg Tool, Huxley, IA

INDustry™ Gold Sponsor Renewal
Friulmac,
Hickory, NC
Shopbot Tools,
Durham, NC
Wood-Ed Table by Mimbus, Chicago, IL

New INDustry™ Silver Sponsors
Bessey Tools, Cambridge, ON

GDP Guhdo,
Marietta, GA

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Learn more about the benefits of sponsoring the WCA.

Welcome New Members & Sponsors!

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome five new EDUcation™ member schools, one new MANufacturing™ member, three new INDustry™ Sponsors. We also welcome back nine sponsors for another year.

Thank you for your membership and support!

New EDUcation™ Members
Canaan Memorial High School, Canaan, VT
Hill-McCloy High School, Montrose, MI
MakeHaven Inc., New Haven, CT
Sheboygan Falls High School, Sheboygan Falls, WI
Smith Vocational High School, Northampton, MA

Find WCA EDUcation™ woodworking programs in your area.


New MANufacturing™ Member
MCS Woodworking LLC, New Berlin, WI

New INDustry™ Gold Sponsor
Thermwood
, Dale, IN

INDustry™ Gold Sponsor Renewals
Atlantic Plywood,
Woburn MA
Daniels-Olsen/Metro Hardwoods,
Sioux Falls, SD
M.L. Campbell,
The Woodlands, TX
North American Building Materials Distributor Association (NBMDA),
Chicago, IL
Stiles Machinery,
Grand Rapids, MI
Web-Don, Charlotte, NC
Wurth Group North America, Vernon Hills, IL

New INDustry™ Silver Sponsors
C.R. Onsrud,
Troutman, NC
Star Moulding,
Bedford Park, IL
WDLusk Consulting,
Dallas, TX

INDustry™ Silver Sponsor Renewals
Aiken Controls,
Lenoir, NC
Weima America, Fort Mill, SC

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Learn more about the benefits of sponsoring the WCA.

Welcome New Members & Renewing Sponsors

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome four new EDUcation™ member schools, one new MANufacturing™ members  and five new INDustry™ Sponsors. We also welcome back two sponsors for a second year.

Thank you for your membership and support!

EDUcation™ Members
Beloit Memorial High School, Beloit, WI
Crosby-Ironton High School, Crosby, MN
Hillcrest High School, Midvale, UT
Kettle Moraine High School, Wales, WI

Find a WCA EDUcation™ woodworking program in your area.

MANufacturing™ Members
Advanced Fixtures Inc., Farmersville, TX

New INDustry™ Gold Sponsors
Lutz Woodworks,
Wylie, TX
Hafele America, Archdale, NC
Newman Machine,
Browns Summit, NC
SawStop,
Tualatin, OR
ShopBot Tools,
Durham, NC

INDustry™ Gold Sponsor Renewals
WoodEd Table by Mimbus, Chicago, IL 

INDustry™ Silver Sponsor Renewals
Aiken Controls,
Lenoir, NC

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President’s Message: New Year, New Industry Support

The Woodwork Career Alliance is starting 2018 – and its second decade – with a big boost from the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) and 14 of its members. They have all signed on as Gold INDustry Supporter Sponsors!

We have since added the Wood-Ed Table by Mimbus, as a Gold sponsor and have received support from three companies as Industry supporters.

Our initial sponsors include:

Gold Sponsors: Arauco, Atlantic Plywood, Axalta Coating Systems, Columbia Forest Products, Daniels-Olsen/Metro Hardwoods, E.B. Bradley, Intermountain Wood Products,  M.L. Campbell, Milesi Wood Coatings, NBMDA, OHARCO, Rev-A-Shelf, Timber Products, Web-Don, Wood-Ed Table and Wurth Group North America.

INDustry Supporters: Brookhuis America, Deerwood Fasteners and Lutz Woodworks.

I thank each and everyone of these companies for supporting WCA EDUcation institutions and students and helping us raise awareness of the WCA’s Woodworking Skill Standards and efforts to develop and grow a skilled woodworking workforce in the U.S. and Canada.

I hope you will consider joining the ranks of our inaugural sponsors. Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

Maine State Prison Update
In WCA MANufacturing news, I am pleased to report that the pilot program we are working on with the Maine State Prison Industries is moving forward.  Passports have been issued to 23 inmates and they have started the credentialing process by undergoing skill assessment evaluations. The goal is for each of these inmates to earn their Blue Credential by the end of this year. 

This pilot program is possible through a grant from the Northern Forest Center which is funding 50% of the cost of the Passports and Assessments. The overall objective is to enter 50 inmates into the program prioritized by release date. When the inmates are eligible to enter the work release program, which is 18 months from release, they will be placed with a manufacturer that has the need for their skills and start their journey back into the workforce and society.

Two other quick things:

  1. We just added a map of EDUcation member schools. Click here to find WCA institutions nearest you. If you know of a high school or postsecondary woodworking program not listed, please let us know, including a contact name and information if possible.
  2. Mark your calendar for IWF 2018, August 22-25 in Atlanta, and plan on visiting WCA at Booth 4156!

 I hope everyone has a great 2018!!!

Scott Nelson
President
Woodwork Career Alliance of North America
snelsonwca@gmail.com