Rikon Power Tools handed out more than $16,000 in prizes and gifts to outstanding students and school programs at the 2015 AWFS fair, according to the show’s producer.
“Rikon is always glad to do whatever we can to support the education of our future woodworkers,” Rikon president Jack Bransfield said in a statement.
Rikon has contributed $13,000 in machinery to the National Woods Manufacturing Training Center in Peyton, Colo., and also supplied prizes to winners of the fair’s Fresh Wood and Turning to the Future student competitions.
“We are grateful to have Rikon as a partner and strong supporter of woodworking education programs and students who are considering careers in our industry,” AWFS executive vice president Angelo Gangone said. “Their contributions have strengthened these schools and enriched these students’ woodworking experiences.”