IWF 2016 Chairman Tom Onsrud.
The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) has made a $25,000 donation to the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MILL) on behalf of its owners and sponsors, the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) and the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA).
Based in Colorado, the MILL educates the next generation of manufacturing leaders and pioneers to apply science to life’s common purposes in transformative and world-changing ways.
“We are committed to investing in the future of our industry,” said IWF 2016 Chairman Tom Onsrud.
“We fully support the MIll’s forward-looking manufacturing learning environment that leverages instructor expertise and state-of-the-art equipment.”
Co-owned and cosponsored by WMMA and WMIA, the IWF is one of the top woodworking trade shows in the world for the furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking industries. In 2016, the IWF brought together over 27,000 industry professionals and 1,079 exhibitors in over 500,000 net square feet of exhibit space. The event is held in Atlanta, Georgia USA in even numbered years.
“We are so grateful for the support of IWF, WMMA and WMIA. They are an anchor to our continued development of future leaders for the industry,” said Dean Mattson, director of Peyton Woods Manufacturing and founder of the MILL.
Onsrud added, “We value the commitment Dean and his team have to the industry. They are an integral part of the industry’s success."