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Silent Auction at IWF 2022 Supports Wood Industry Education


August 19, 2022 | Press Release

Dozens of items including signed collectibles, get-away packages and much more will be sold through a silent auction held during IWF 2022 by the Woodwork Career Alliance.

Net proceeds from the special event—to be held in-person and online—will help fund woodworking skills development programs offered by the Woodwork Career Alliance for students and professionals. WCA programs geared to develop and grow a skilled woodworking workforce in the United States and Canada.

This helmet signed by Patrick Maholmes is among the bid items that will support the Woodwork Career Alliance.

Early bidding is already open for the online silent auction, which will culminate with a live showing and final bidding of the lot items at IWF 2022.

The digital auction will feature dozens of bid items spanning autographed collectibles, framed sports and entertainment memorabilia, fun-filled travel packages, jewelry, and much more.

Among the auction items that will be displayed at Silent Auction Booth C2123 include:

  • Tom Brady signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet;
  • Patrick Mahomes signed Kansas City Chiefs helmet;
  • More full-size helmets signed by Dan Marino, Alvin Kamara, Tyreeq Hill, Rob Gronkowski, Jordan Davis, and many more;
  • John Smoltz and Tom Glavine signed baseball;
  • Bo Jackson signed baseball bat;
  • Mick Jagger signed guitar;
  • Framed collectables including University of Georgia National Championship collage, Atlanta Braves World Series Championship collage, William Shatner signed Star Trek, and many more;
  • Tuscany (Italy) Luxury 7-Night Stay for 2;
  • Mykonos (Greece) Escape 5-Night Villa Stay for 4
  • Plus, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings and more jewelry.
Bid now and come to IWF 2022 to see auction merchandise in person.

Join the Auction
The special fund-raising event to support the not-for-profit WCA is being presented through the collaboration of Expo Auctions of Sugar Hill, Ga., and IWF 2022, North America’s largest industrial woodworking event. The show is owned by the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) and the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA).

The WCA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing and growing a skilled woodworking workforce in the United States and Canada. The WCA works with high school and postsecondary woodworking programs, as well as the woodworking industry. The backbone of WCA programming is its Skill Standards and Passport credentialing program.

Bid now and come to IWF 2022 to see auction merchandise in person.

“It’s the generous support of tradeshows like IWF and our industry sponsors that have helped WCA continue to develop new programs to better serve educational institutions and the industry to train the next generation of skilled woodworkers,” says WCA President Scott Nelson. “Our ultimate goal is to highlight the industry’s advances and best practices to get people interested in woodworking, while also offering them a professional career path.”

Separate silent auctions will take place on each of the first three days of IWF, Tuesday, Aug. 23 through Thursday, Aug. 25. Show attendees and exhibitors will be able to view most of the auction items displayed on tables located at booth C2123 of Building C of the Georgia World Congress Center. In addition, auction items are now available for preview and early bidding online.

Expo Auctions’ mobile bidding platform allows bidders to participate from anywhere in the world using their smartphones. Individuals who are unable to attend this year’s show can still bid on items to support a good cause.

As Easy as 1, 2, 3
To participate in the silent auction and review all auction items:

Visit the official auction website
Register your mobile phone number, email, and name.
Submit your bid on the item or items of your choice.

Note: Five selected bid items will close each day at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, and Wednesday, Aug. 24. All remaining items will close at 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, Aug. 25. Text notifications will be sent to bid winners at the close of each day’s auction communicating payment options. All winning bids include free shipping within the continental U.S. Bid winners may also choose to pick up their items during designated hours at booth C2123.

Learn more about the WCA, its skill standards and credentialing programs at Booth A10809 of Building A or visit


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