Vermont Woodworker Association to hold Annual Meeting Jan 26 at H. Hirschmann Windows & Doors

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The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association is holding their Annual Meeting in West Rutland at H. Hirschmann Windows & Doors & Sweet Caroline’s Restaurant on January 26, 2018 from 3pm to 7:00pm. The meeting and tour are open to all interested in learning more about woodworking in Vermont and what our association does.

We will start at H. Hirschmann Windows and Doors, LTD in West Rutland for a tour of their facility & then gather for our Meeting, dinner & networking at Sweet Caroline's Restaurant. H. Hirschmann LTD., incorporated in 1982, is celebrating over 30 years in business, continuing the legacy of fine craftsmanship passed down from father to son, from Europe to America, over more than 100 years. Their manufacturing facility was built specifically for H. Hirschmann LTD and houses several state-of-the art manufacturing features and equipment including humidification control, muffled dust collection duct systems, enclosed spray booth, and loading dock.

The meeting updates by association President Brent Karner, Executive Director Kathleen Wanner, Paul Frederick of the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation, and others. Hear about our 2017 Overview and the 2018 Year Ahead in addition to the presentation of the 2017 Woodworker of the Year and Friend of the Industry Awards. There will be time for updates from partners and members, and then social hour, dinner and networking! Governor Scott has been invited. Election of board members and officers will also occur (members must be current in dues to vote).

There is a cost to attend so please pre-register. VWMA members $25, non-members $35, which includes dinner (cash bar please). Please consider joining the VWMA if you aren't already a member, information at! Please sign up by filling out the form at, by emailing Erin at, or calling office at 802-747-7900 by January 25th, 2018. H. Hirschmann LTD is located at 467 Sheldon Avenue, West Rutland, VT 05777. Sweet Caroline's Restaurant is located just a mile away from the tour at 100 Main Street in West Rutland.

The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association, formed in 1996, represents primary and secondary woodworking companies and related businesses statewide. Member companies produce wood furniture, bowls, toys, carvings, flooring, windows, doors and much more. The VWMA’s mission is to support the industry in Vermont and promote its long-term viability by expanding members presence in the marketplace, ensuring a sustainable supply of raw materials, increasing workforce skill and acting as responsible employers and community members. Supporting the wood products manufacturing industry in Vermont. Learn more at

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 3:00pm