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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.

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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!

See You In 2014!

We've had a great year for the chapter and we're currently planning our schedule for 2014! Please be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss any chapter events.

Enjoy your holidays and check back for updates!

Education Outreach: Estimating Seminar -- Registratin Closed

Thanks for registering! See you August 1st!

A course for those who already have a practical understanding of fundamental estimating and are looking for a way to improve their skills by learning how more involved and complicated project elements are estimated. The course is designed to guide estimators in developing true anticipated costs, rather than overhead, pricing, profits, or job costing. Participants are introduced to the new AWI eCostBook and are shown how it can be used for estimating difficult projects. They work through several challenging, complex, real life examples ­ jobs which really were produced by the faculty.

To get a Return on Investment you will make the most of this workshop you must:

1. ­ Have a solid understanding of both fundamental estimating, woodworking operations, and mathematics.
2. ­ Bring a laptop computer, loaded with the estimating software you use daily, including but on limited to MS Excel, and wireless internet access

3. ­ Commit to investing the entire two days with us, as the most challenging advanced activities will take place the afternoon of the second day.


When: August 1st-2nd from 8am - 5pm
Doubletree at the Carrier Circle in Syracuse, NY

  • Note: There are a block of rooms under "Empire State Chapter of the AWI". Space is limited!
  • Rate is $129.00 per night.
  • Breakfast, morning break, lunch and afternoon breaks are included in the seminar cost for Thursday and Friday.
  • Thursday evening there will be a reception at the hotel with Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

There is complimentary shuttle service from Hancock International Airport and the Amtrak Station, just 6 miles away.

Full service restaurant on site and Free and secure on-site parking.

Early bird pricing for ESC members is $200.00 (this is not applicable to National members, only available to Empire Chapter members who sign up before June 30th)

ALL AWI members at $250.00 per attendee (This includes National members)

Non-members will be charged $975.00. If you become an AWI National member within 30 days of the end of the seminar then we will refund the difference to you!

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