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Woodworking industry supports SkillsUSA California contests

AWFS exhibitors Royal Plywood, Blum, Colonial Saw/Lamello, Hafele, ESI, Decore-ative Specialties, Grex Tools and West Wood Products donated nearly $10,000 in supplies, tools, and giveaways for students at the 2017 SkillsUSA California State Cabinetmaking and Introductory Woodworking contest championships held April 22 at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego.

Staff and industry volunteers from the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers assisted as contest coordinators, judges, and with overall contest support.

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A total of 19 students from 10 schools across the state competed in the cabinetmaking contest for medals and the opportunity to represent California at the SkillsUSA National Championships. The students built a desk.

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