Upper Canada Supports New "Make & Take" Booth

Upper Canada Forest Products participated in the 2017 AWFS Fair in Las Vegas from July 19-22, 2017. One of the new features introduced at the show was the "Make & Take" booth, a fun activity where attendees could make and take home a tea light candle holder. This project was made possible by generous donations totaling over $5,000 in value from AWFS Fair exhibitors including Upper Canada Forest Products - we donated all of the solid wood stock material. Attendees enjoyed selecting the type of Upper Canada solid lumber they wanted, and then used the Laguna laser machine to customize their candle holders. Booth staff helped attendees program the desired word or phrase into the software and within minutes a customized wooden tea light holder was complete.

The "Make & Take" was hosted by the Society of Wood Manufacturing (SWM) a new AWFS chapter supporting woodworking education programs and connecting schools with industry partners. "The Make & Take booth was a great opportunity for us to connect with AWFS Fair attendees and share our mission," says SWM founding President Saul Martin. "We also raised some money through attendee donations which will be used to support students competing in SkillsUSA woodworking contests." Volunteers staffed the booth and ran the activity. Woodworking educators assisted in the booth as well as some industry celebrities including CTE and SkillsUSA advocate Kayleen McCabe and Kyle Toth of Wood by Toth and "The Dusty Life" woodworking podcast.

Upper Canada Forest Products was proud to be a contributor, we love to see our lumber transformed into creative art projects!  

Upper Canada Supports New "Make & Take" Booth

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