Manufacturer Member Benefits

Membership Dues:
Annual Manufacturing Membership dues are based on the manufacturing company's gross annual sales*.

Annual Dues Gross Annual Sales
$2,400 USD Sales over $2,000,001
$1,200 USD Sales between $500,001 to $2,000,000
$600 USD Sales under $500,000**


*Architectural woodwork sales as defined for dues purposes means: Total sales of exterior and interior woodwork, panel work, partition work, casework and fixtures as supplied or manufactured for all types of buildings. All components and related services performed by an AWI member thereto are included, which are further identified as including wood, metal, laminates, plastics, fabrics, glass, doors, windows, hardware, design work, finishing and installation. Each declaration shall further include total sales of all plants operating under a single entity.

**All manufacturing companies with gross annual sales under $500,000 must additionally complete and submit an AWI Small Business Program application form with membership application. Click here to download the form.

Marketing:

  • AWI Logo [showhide]
    Market your company through the use of AWI's logo on your company's promotional material. Affiliation of your firm with AWI links you to an internationally recognized association representing the architectural woodwork industry.
  • AWI Web site & Membership Resource Directory [showhide]
    Your company profile will appear on AWI's Web site and in the Membership Resource Directory.
  • Design Solutions Magazine [showhide]
    Your company will be listed in Design Solutions Magazine, AWI's flagship quarterly magazine distributed to over 20,000 architects across North America.
  • Award of Excellence Program [showhide]
    Participation in the Award of Excellence program. If selected, your company's work will be published in Design Solutions Magazine. AOE honorees promote their company's capabilities through copies of the magazine for their existing and potential customers.
  • Speaker's Bureau [showhide]
    The opportunity to join AWI's Speaker Bureau and become the "local woodwork expert" to the design community by offering AWI's AIA-approved education programs.

Education and Professional Development:

  • AWI National Education Events [showhide]
    Educational seminars, plant tours and workshops deliver woodwork industry education on Estimating, Financial Management, Marketing, Contracts and Project Management. New AWI Manufacturer Members receive a $500 discount off event registration with the first year of membership!
  • Workshops [showhide]
    Workshops at AWI Chapters, trade shows, and AWI's Professional Development and Leadership events provide insights on strategic planning, offer perspectives on important issues, enhance professional expertise and builds a network of other AWI Members just like you.
  • Safety Webinars and Resources [showhide]
    Exclusive access to AWI's Safety Portal which includes safety compliance tools, reports, templates on workplace safety and other information. AWI’s insurance safety partner CNA offers AWI members complimentary safety webinars and can provide plant insurance at a discounted rate.
  • eCost Book [showhide]
    The eCost Book is a manufacturing member-only benefit. This online tool provides a labor calculator to compute time required to process materials through over 400 woodwork labor operations at your fingertips.

Publications & Other Benefits:

  • Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) [showhide]
    The AWS includes compliance criteria to ensure that all millwork manufacturers are competing equally when bidding on projects and they are obligated to perform work of equal quality. The Standards, as in both previous publications, encompass three grades of quality: Economy, Custom and Premium. The AWS also includes a comprehensive glossary of terms.
  • Design Solutions [showhide]
    AWI's flagship quarterly magazine, a vehicle for educating architects and design professionals about quality architectural woodwork and the merits of incorporating it into their projects.
  • NewsBriefs and e-briefs [showhide]
    Ebriefs, our semi-monthly electronic update and NewsBriefs, our monthly print newsletter, provide current and breaking member and industry news.
  • AWI Membership Resource Directory [showhide]
    Our annual membership directory showcases AWI Manufacturing and Supplier Members along with the sources of supply common to our industry.
  • Cost of Doing Business Survey Report and Compensation Study [showhide]
    The report from AWI's annual CODB survey is a source of industry specific business, financial, and human capital benchmark data to assist members in improving financial and human capital performance.
  • Best Practices Program [showhide]
    AWI's Best Practices Groups bring together 8-10 manufacturing business owners to exchange real-life situations and experiences, provide good counsel, and acquire new leadership skills and tested business practices to apply to their business challenges.
  • Discount Pricing [showhide]
    • AWI Event Registration
    • AWI Store Publications
    • AWI Quality Certification Corporation's Quality Certification Program application and renewal fee.
  • Technical Assistance for Architectural Woodwork Questions

How to Apply

Click here to apply online. Please allow 3-5 business days for your application to be reviewed. You will receive a confirmation when your membership is approved. Your new membership materials will be shipped once approved. Additional shipping charges will be applied for any membership outside the United States.

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