Industry and Associations Donate Time and Money
We are an ALLIANCE of associations, federations, clubs, volunteers, supporters, partners, and dedicated owners, employees, teachers, and students. Contact us to learn more about how you can support the WCA and get your logo displayed here.
The International National Woodworking Fair 2016 will be one of the top woodworking trade shows in the world for the furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking industries.
EXHIBITS | August 24-27, 2016
SHOW HOURS | Wednesday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION | Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30313
The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers supports WCA’s efforts in targeting educators to receive Skill Evaluator training, which ensures that today’s woodworking students are acquiring skills that align with tomorrow’s industry needs. We do this by subsidizing training costs for educators where possible, offering the training at the AWFS Fair and helping to increase awareness through our teacher networks.
U.S. Forest Service
Our story quite possibly would not be told without some forward thinking by members of this department. The Forest Service provided initial funding for us via some 1:1 matching grants. For every dollar of federal support we raised a dollar of private support from many of the other partners you see on this page.
Architectural Woodwork Institute
The next torch bearer, Greg Heuer, Chief Learning Officer with AWI enthusiastically cooperated with the forest service to gel our mission and move us forward. AWI provided financial, philosophical, and in-kind support from the beginning. The leadership of AWI has been faithful to the vision and mission of the programs.
Stiles‘ leadership and employees are part of the foundation of the WCA. Steve Waltman’s Adopt-A-Shop initiative preceded WCA and continues to offer gateway to industy:education liaisons. Duane Griffiths career as educator and WoodLINKS officer helps WCA see the future.
Vermont Wood Manufacturers Assoc.
The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association represents nearly 110 businesses employing approximately 2,500 people. VWMA’s mission is to support the wood products manufacturing industry in Vermont. Learn more at the VWMA website.
Northern Forest Center
The Northern Forest Center collaborates with the wood products
manufacturing industry across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and northern New York to facilitate innovation that enhances competitiveness.
Woodworking Machinery Industry Association
Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America
Cabinet Vision from Vero Software is a unique CAD/CAM solution for those in the woodworking industry. Our products help enable any furniture, woodworking or kitchen cabinet manufacturer to fully automate and integrate its design through manufacturing processes, saving time, eliminating costly mistakes and increasing productivity.
Plans, projects, workshops and tool guides. Images from Fine Woodworking appear in WCA publications courtesy of Taunton Press.
Planning, cutting, assembling. Tool guides and workshops use many of the tools and machines in the WCA Skill Standards.
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has been providing solutions for woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers since 1954. They have been happy to work with the WCA to provide woodworking care packages to high school and college woodworking instructors across the nation, sharing some of the many innovations developed by Rockler.
Founded in 1987 as a local wholesaler of products for the cabinet and furniture trades, Quickscrews International Corporation has evolved into the supplier of the most popular brand of fasteners in the industry. Quickscrews has become recognized as a leader in both Quality and Performance. Goods are able to arrive anywhere in the country within 4 days due to optimal warehouse locations in California and South Carolina. Our highly trained and experienced personnel are ready to discuss your needs and concerns to ensure you get the product you need when you need it.
Bessey Clamps make woodworking work. Their donation package to our teachers is superb every year. "One, who stops improving himself, has already ceased to be good." We behave and work as per this guiding principle of Max Bessey, the founder of our company, for more than 120 years already.
Every day, woodworkers, professional contractors and do-it-yourselfers reach for the brand they trust most…Titebond.
Our brand promise of unsurpassed product quality and technical expertise makes Titebond a preferred global choice.
Veneer Tech–the advanced technology supplier of natural face veneer, sheet veneer, edgebanding, exotic hardwood, and other specialty wood products–is pleased to provide materials for WCA-EDU. At 200,000 sq. ft., the company is one of the largest face veneer plants in North America.
The Wisconsin Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute is pleased to support the ongoing efforts of the Woodwork Career Alliance. AWI-WI members believe this initiative is critical to their success. A well trained workforce makes our industry more competitive globally. The WCA is helping to ensure a steady supply of woodworkers for future generations.
Woodworking Network is North America’s leading source for business and technical information for custom and production wood product manufacturers, closets professionals, and industry suppliers. Its website, WoodworkingNetwork.com, includes microsites for live events - Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS) - and for Wood Products, Custom Woodworking Business and Closets magazines.