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AWFS 2015

Join RSA at AWFS July 22-25, 2015 ~ Booth #7441.

We are very excited to be showcasing our solutions to the woodworking industry: woodCAD|CAM AutoCAD based design & engineer software, the best job shop ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, OnScreen Takeoff estimation software and the SL Laser Digital measuring device. All these proven solutions will be sure to address your business needs and help you to “Discover Your Profits!”

RSA to Exhibit at AWFS 2015

AWFS Logo Tradeshow July 2105 Las Vegas NV

Roger Shaw & Associates to Exhibit at AWFS 2015

Lamar, Missouri, November 6, 2014 ~ Roger Shaw & Associates, Inc. announced today that they will be exhibiting July 22nd – 25th at AWFS 2105 in Las Vegas. Attendees will find our premier line-up of technology solutions and our expert consultants for the industry in booth #7441.

About AWFS:
AWFS® (Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers) began in 1911 as the Suppliers Chapter of the California Furniture Manufacturers Association. In 1979, the organization became a separate entity in order to better focus on representing the interests of companies and individuals who supply the home and institutional furnishing manufacturing industries.

Today, they are a national association with international membership that includes manufacturers and distributors of machines, hardware, lumber, upholstery materials, bedding, wood products and other suppliers to furniture and cabinet manufacturers. From our headquarters in Southern California, AWFS® works closely with other trade groups of mutual concern to protect your interests and strengthen the future of the industry

About RSA:
Founded in 1999, RSA has built a solid reputation over the last decade of being the largest independent sales and marketing company representing the woodworking & construction industry worldwide. With over 100 years of combined knowledge in manufacturing, Roger Shaw & Associate’s commitment is to provide the best choices in technology that will allow your business to grow and “Discover Your Profit.”

2014 Manufacturing Solutions Seminar

Learn how to accelerate your production velocity with the latest technologies.

Highlights Include
Four unique work cells, each designed to meet specific production needs:

  • Mid-range cell for moderate production quantities
  • Custom cell for short runs of unique parts
  • Flex cell for ultimate product flexibility
  • High production work cell for volume manufacturing

IntelliStore Inventory Panel Management System for space and labor efficiencies

New ideas to help your company be more competitive and profitable with today’s demands for short lead times and short run quantities

Vendors on site include Canplast, Multi Graphics, Leuco, Belfab, Weima, Jowat, Roger Shaw, Rehau, Flamex and Cut Rite.

For a full schedule and more information, please download the eventflyer. (3 MB, PDF)


November 11 and 12, 2014

Stiles Machinery
729 Gallimore Dairy Rd.
Highpoint, NC

Although there is no cost to attend, registration is required to reserve your seat.

RSA Joins Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI)

AWI Logo

Roger Shaw & Associates, Inc. announced today that they have joined Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) as a Supplier Member. “We are thrilled to become AWI Members and look forward to being an active part of the organization,” Kim O’Sullivan, VP of Marketing explains. “Our debut will be at the upcoming AWI National Convention on Oct 22nd – 24th and we look forward to meeting all of the members in San Antonio.”

About AWI:
Architectural Woodwork Institutes vision is to be the global leader in architectural woodwork standards, industry-specific education and member networking opportunities. Founded in 1914 and incorporated in 1954, AWI has been and will continue to be a leader in the industry.

About RSA:

Founded in 1999, RSA has built a solid reputation over the last decade of being the largest independent sales and marketing company representing the woodworking & construction industry worldwide. With over 100 years of combined knowledge in manufacturing, Roger Shaw & Associate’s commitment is to provide the best choices in technology that will allow your business to grow and “Discover Your Profit.”

AWI 61st Annual Convention For The Woodworking Industry


The 61st Annual AWI Convention “kicked off” yesterday with an action packed schedule. However, the most successful event of the day was the “Behind the Scenes Manufacturing Plant Tours”. The tour included two stops with two completely packed charter buses, filled with woodworking professionals eager to learn the secrets to the success of these high profile AWI Members.

The host companies were Advanced Millwork, Inc., who is a leading architectural millwork company that has been making visions become reality for their central Florida clients in their 32,000 square foot Orlando facility. The second host, Creative Concepts of Orlando, has been providing design and manufacturing services to the central Florida area for a half a century. They provide examples of their specialized capabilities regarding fine commercial cabinetry and architectural millwork by offering unique and innovative ideas to their clients. As the attendees made their way through these plant tours, they experienced the craftsmanship, creativity, utilization of technology and overall excellence of these manufacturers. Attendees were able to see the fully operational facilities from the office environment, where all the design & engineering originates, to the shop floor, where the production takes place. Many thanks to them for opening their facilities to help share their success with those in our industry!

In the evening, attendees participated in mutual collaboration and connected with AWI leaders & members at the Welcome Reception and Product Fair. Each attendee had the opportunity to learn about exciting products & offerings from various industry exhibitors.

Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics was a speaker yesterday at the AWI Convention in Orlando, FL. Many attendees commented they really enjoyed his presentation and found it to be very informative. Not only from a global understanding, but very practical standpoint. He was very effective in summarizing with some specific recommendations what businesses should be doing now to prepare for future economic conditions in the US. For those interested in finding out more about Alan Beaulieu you may visit his website at itreconomics.com

AWFS Woodworking Tradeshow 2013 Review

AWFS-Tradeshow-SmallerSo it’s Monday and AWFS 2013 is now a memory … the question being, “How was it Ross?” Personally, I would give it a 90%, which qualifies as an “A” in any university. All those who attended that I had an opportunity to speak with felt the trade show floor was well worth the price of admission. As far as the educational side was concerned, most told me they felt their money was well invested there as well, with very few exceptions.

From my perspective, the three most important takeaways were; the show was well trafficked, the attendance exceeded everyone’s expectation and most importantly, suppliers were writing orders on the floor. While I would never want to diminish the importance of the educational side, the above three factors are far more telling.

We all know the west coast has lagged behind the rest of the country when it comes to the ‘recovery.’ Well, it would appear the healing has begun. In addition, it is evident that practitioners across the country have positive feelings about the future of the economy and how it will affect their business and are continuing to invest in the future of their businesses.

So now we’ll all have to see if the housing market will show some steady growth in the third and fourth quarters. All indicators seem to indicate that we will see a steady but slow uptick in that market and we proceed through the rest of the year … but only time will tell. The waters we’re traveling across are still uncharted. All eyes are on the FED and how what they do will effect interest rates which will have a direct bearing on all of us. I will continue to read, research and bring you the best-calculated opinion in my blog on WoodIQ.com, FinishingIQ.com and CountertopIQ.com as we continue through 2013 into 2014.

This was written by Ross Scovotti from WoodIQ.com.