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Welcome to the Architectural Woodwork Institute

We are very excited to be able to connect with our members online now and we encourage you to connect with us on all our social platforms. Here we will be posting current news and events local to the New York State area for members and prospective members alike. If you are interested in learning more, please visit our About Us page or Contact Us for more information or to have any questions answered.

Welcome and enjoy.

Production Management 2-day Seminar

Join us in May for a brand new AWI Education program!

Leadership Dynamics presented by Norb Slowikowski, Slowikowski & Associates
May 14, 2015, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This seminar will focus on developing leadership skills, transforming resistance into support, communication strategies, and effective delegation. It explores how supervisors can maintain technical expertise while demonstrating the right type of leadership. Participants will learn how to adopt a leadership style that generates heightened performance and improved productivity.

Plant Scheduling presented by Dave Hallett, PullScheduling.com
May 15, 2015, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This seminar will demonstrate how to eliminate the guesswork and move from the stress and chaos of denial to a true understanding of your shops load and capacity with tangible metrics. Presenter Dave Hallett has been applying pull scheduling systems for over 28 years. He is a Management Consultant who helps businesses improve their operations, primarily through Lean Manufacturing and Theory of Constraints techniques.

Registration and Information
Cost - $400 per person
Breakfast, lunch and refreshments included.
Seating will be limited - Register now at http://awiempirestate.com/Event-Registration.aspx

Registration closes April 22, 2015

Questions? Contact Denise Hebbard, Genbrook Millwork
denise@genbrookmillwork.com, (607) 656-7563

Hotel Reservations
Doubletree by Hilton Syracuse
6301 NY-Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 432-0200

Rates - $129.00 per night (Reference Empire State Chapter AWI)
(SYR) Airport Shuttle available
Alternate Lodging in walking distance to Carrier Circle - Holiday Inn, Best Western, Embassy Suites, Comfort Inn,

AWS Ed. 2 Chapter Event - Sept. 25th!

Your Empire Chapter is pulling together details for an event that will introduce you to the updated Architectural Woodwork Standards, Ed. 2 (just released this summer)! Please add the date of September 25th to your calendar and don't miss this important event!


Headlining: Ashley Goodin, from AWI Technical Services, will deliver an introduction to the Architectural Woodwork Standards Edition 2 and highlight some of the changes.


Also Presenting:

David Welborn from Flex Trim / Carter Millwork   

Gino Malgieri from Stiles Machinery
Russell Blanchard from 3Form

Event Details


Dinner will be included. Please look for our emails for event updates!


When: Sep. 25, 2014

4pm - 9pm


Where: Doubletree Hotel at Carrier Circle

6301 New York 298, East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 432-0200

Click here for a map


Call or email questions to:

Liz DiFiore, Chapter Secretary:716-893-9663


We look forward to seeing you!

Join us for an AWI Vendor Fair and Plant Tour!

The Empire Chapter is kicking off the year with an open house! Come on down to beautiful Greene, NY for a tour of Genbrook Millwork's new, 37,000 square foot facility, and informational presentations on products you use to get your projects to look their best!


We welcome attendance from the design community and prospective members. This is a free event, thanks to our generous Supplier member sponsors, Syracuse Forest Products and Stiles Machinery!


RSVP soon so you don't miss out on this exciting event, and so we can make sure there's enough food (and beer)!

Event Details


Feel free to bring prospective members and/or others from your company for no extra charge - Be sure to let us know how many people are coming with you so we can order enough food (and beer)!


When: June 13th

11am - 3pm


Where: Genbrook Millwork's new location!

1294 State Hwy 12  

Greene, NY 13778

Click here for a map 


Lunch will be catered, so bring your appetite!


RSVP soon to reserve a spot for the presentations and plant tour:


Call or email RSVPs to:

Liz DiFiore, Chapter Secretary: 716-893-9663


Presentation Schedule:


11am - David Welborn from

Flex Trim / Carter Millwork: A worldwide leader in the manufacture of flexible polyurethane moulding.  Their product is the ideal solution when your design requires radius/curved moulding applications such as arched doorways, half round windows, curved walls and stairways, domed ceilings, etc. by replicating the grains and beauty of real wood.

1pm - Peter Madronich from Murphy Plywood / Syracuse Forest Products: Quality education on how hardwood plywood is manufactured and how that process can effect what applications a piece is best suited for.
2pm - Gino Malgieri from Stiles Machinery: Stiles takes the stage to give you the latest information in woodworking technology. Take this opportunity to stay up-to-date with tech trends!

Have questions about the event or location? Give Denise Hebbard a call at Genbrook Millwork: (607) 656-7563 

We look forward to seeing you!
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