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SCM Group’s Rob Howell & John Park Speak At AWFS College Of Woodworking Knowledge

First Choice Industrial, LLC

AWFS Fair: July 20-23, 2011 – Las Vegas Convention Center

New at AWFS 2011, an educational track targeted specifically to the needs of smaller shops.  Specifically, The College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK®) is a professional learning opportunity designed to provide knowledge,  know-how and new ideas.  Topics covered will include . . .

  • business and manufacturing challenges
  • lean manufacturing strategies
  • emerging technologies
  • software & technology
  • techniques & applications
  • cabinet/millwork
  • hand crafted furniture
  • environmentally sustainable developments& regulations
  • improvements to finance & marketing
  • safety & environment

AWFS 2011 The popular SMART seminars (Special Machinery and Relevant Technology) are technical in nature and are conducted on the show floor to take advantage of the machines before the show opens in the morning.  They focus on new technology applications, understanding machine processes, comparative processes and more.

The SMART seminars are capped at 25 due to space limitations at the booths.  Some sessions will be offered twice. Early registration is recommended. Booth numbers are listed on the Schedule-at-a-Glance, in the full program seminar descriptions and in the Main Lobby on-site.

SCM Group Woodworking MachineryThis year’s line up of industry professionals includes a presentation on Rapid Case Construction Through Dowelling by SCM Group’s Rob Howell & John Park.

Rapid Case Construction Through DowellingSMART! Booth #8503
(Appropriate for all size businesses)

Most shops have implemented a CNC machine for nesting.  As a result, more cabinetmakers are moving from screws, dados or KD fasteners to dowel and case clamp construction.  Using traditional methods, the average cabinet takes 3-5 minutes to build, and quality is left in the hands of the assembler.  Employing the latest in machine technology, build time can be compressed to one minute or less and quality is a function of engineering and the equipment.

This equates to huge labor savings and throughput gains.  This seminar is targeted to woodworking professionals interested in learning how to utilize nesting to switch to dowel construction and increase profits by using the latest technology in cabinet construction. Attendees will learn how they can improve finished product quality, decrease costs, compress build time and remove drawer and door adjustment in the shop.

Speakers Rob Howell & John Park:

Rob Howell is the CNC Product Manager of Morbidelli, REM and SCMI, for the SCM Group North America. Rob started his career in the woodworking industry with SCM Group North America in the early 90s and has held several positions with the Group including Sales Engineer, Regional Manager and his present position.   He is an active member of the WMIA and AWI, and serves on the AWFS’s Board of Directors. Rob attended Southern Illinois University where he received his BS in Management.

John Park has over 27 years experience in the woodworking industry. For twenty two of those years he held the position of General Manager for Delmac Machinery Group.  He has recently been named Vice President of Industrial Sales for SCM Group North America.  John attended NC State University where he received his BS in Wood Science Engineering and his Masters from Georgia Tech University.  He has served on the board of the WMIA and is active in many industry associations.

About AWFS:
The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS), founded in 1911, is a non-profit organization that wholly owns and produces the biennial AWFS®Fair. The largest trade association serving the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, AWFS has more than 400 members, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, software, tooling, lumber, components, wood products and supplies for the woodworking industry including cabinet, furniture, millwork and custom woodworking products.

SCM Group Woodworking MachineryVisit SCM Group At AWFS 2011 (July 20-23)
Booths 8500, 8503, 8512

For more information,
contact First Choice Industrial,LLC,
an authorized SCM Woodworking Machinery & Commercial Equipment Dealer
Phone: 678.642.9722 / Email:


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