Lamar, Missouri, December 5, 2014 ~ Roger Shaw & Associates, Inc. announced today that our very own Regional Sales Manager, Russ Rucks has been selected to serve as the AWI Florida Chapter President. Russ is a University of South Florida graduate and has been involved in the woodworking industry for more than 30 years. Russ joined Roger Shaw & Associates in 2001, where he has shared his vast experience and insight to countless businesses throughout the southeastern United States. Russ has been actively involved over the years with the Florida Chapter of AWI and is looking forward to this upcoming role within the organization. Russ states, “ Along with its membership, The Florida Chapter of the AWI suffered from the recent recession. Now, the improving economy is allowing Florida companies to regain focus, and I’m excited to help our chapter become one of the tops in the nation again.” The Florida Chapter is starting their 2015 by hosting a seminar on the new Architectural Woodwork Standards in West Palm Beach in late February. As more details unfold, we will be sure to inform the industry on how to participate in this upcoming event, which is open to all AWI Members.
Florida AWI is a “local extension” of the Architectural Woodwork Institute. Chartered in 1966, just twelve years behind AWI National, the chapter now includes over 60 members statewide and is firmly established as one of AWI National’s strongest. Their goal includes educating woodworking business owners toward the successful operation of their businesses. The mission of the Florida AWI, also includes educating architects and other design professionals regarding the unique and appealing characteristics of architectural woodwork.
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.”