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Call for Woodworking Network 40 Under 40 Nominations—May 31 Deadline


April 28, 2022 | Bill Esler

North Liberty, IA—Nominations are open for the 2022 Woodworking Network 40 Under 40 recognition program. Honorees will be celebrated at a Leadership Reception held during IWF 2022.

The program honors industry professionals under the age of 40, who are making a difference in their workplace, community, and industry. Individuals working within wood products manufacturing firms, industry suppliers, educators, association staff—persons from all wood industry job positions and all market segments are eligible.

Sponsored by PaintLine (IWF Booth B4159), the Woodworking Network (IWF Booth A10803) 40 Under 40 is now in its seventh year.

Nominations can be submitted through May 31 at The Woodworking Network 40 Under 40 Class of 2022 is sponsored by PaintLine.

The Woodworking Network 40 Under 40 awards program recognizes the achievements of standout individuals in the categories of: productivity, profitability, social good (locally or globally), ingenuity, innovation, peer inspiration, product development, organizational leadership, or other areas. Past honorees have been involved in the cabinet, residential furniture, contract/office furniture, closets/home organization, architectural woodwork, retail fixtures, and wood components markets, as well as related organizations.

“The young men and women who will make up the Class of ‘22 have overcome challenges that were not in any playbook just a couple of years ago,” says Harry Urban, publisher of FDMC magazine and Woodworking Network. “We’re proud of their accomplishments and salute their commitment to the industry, their communities, and to greater causes.””

Tim Fixmer, president and CEO of CCI Media, the parent of Woodworking Network, notes, “We are again proud to celebrate the commitment to excellence portrayed by some of the youngest, best, and brightest contributors to the woodworking industry in North America. This year’s team of honorees will join 242 alumni who have been recognized with this distinction in the past,” he says.

Selected by Woodworking Network’s editorial team, the 2022 honorees will be profiled on and in the October issue of FDMC magazine.


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