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Meet Your QCP Team: George Dudley, QCP Project Coordinator
March 7, 2022 |

Meet Your QCP Team: George Dudley, QCP Project Coordinator

In this podcast, Greg Parham, VP of Compliance with AWI, chats with QCP Project Coordinator, George Dudley, about his role at QCP and how he helps companies through the licensing and certification process. Join us as George explains what the job of a QCP project coordinator entails, when people are most likely to engage him, … Continued

Meet Your QCP Team: Keith Barrett, Director of Inspections
March 7, 2022 |

Meet Your QCP Team: Keith Barrett, Director of Inspections

In this podcast, Greg Parham, VP of Compliance with AWI, speaks with Keith Barrett, our new QCP Director of Inspections, about all things QCP. We hear about Keith’s journey to becoming a QCP staff member and what he most enjoys most about is role. We also learn what Keith thinks are the biggest changes and … Continued

Planning for the ANSI/AWI 0641 with Keith Barrett
March 7, 2022 |

Planning for the ANSI/AWI 0641 with Keith Barrett

In this podcast, Greg Parham, VP of Compliance with AWI, sits down with QCP Director of Inspections, Keith Barrett, to discuss how woodworkers can plan for the ANSI/AWI 0641 architectural wood casework standard. Here, you’ll find out how the standard affects you, how to plan for it, and why it’s in your best interest to … Continued

Leveraging Your QCP License: An Interview With Mike Sarno
October 6, 2021 |

Leveraging Your QCP License: An Interview With Mike Sarno

In this podcast, Greg Parham, Executive Director for AWI’s Quality Control Program (QCP), speaks with Mike Sarno, owner of Mass Cabinets Inc., about the power of leveraging your QCP license.   We hear about Mike’s experience with QCP, the process of registering and bidding on a project, and how you can leverage your QCP license … Continued

ANSI/AWI 0641 Casework | Part 1 Free casework performance testing with AWI
September 7, 2021 |

ANSI/AWI 0641 Casework | Part 1 Free casework performance testing with AWI

In this podcast, Greg Parham, Executive Director for the Quality Control Program, speaks with Doug Hague, Executive Vice President of AWS, regarding the recent announcement of free casework testing options for AWI members. Doug explains how the new ANSI AWI 0641 casework standard came about, why it’s important, and what the free testing element means … Continued

Clearing the Air On QCP Project Fees: An Interview with Roxanne Accetta
August 6, 2021 |

Clearing the Air On QCP Project Fees: An Interview with Roxanne Accetta

In this podcast, Greg Parham, Executive Director for the Quality Control Program, speaks with Roxanne Accetta, QCC Coordinator, to address some of the misinformation surrounding the QCP fee structure.    Greg talks to Roxanne about some of the most common misconceptions people have about QCP project fees. You’ll find out how the fee structure is … Continued

Marketing Advice for Woodworking Firms: an Interview with Marketing Expert Brandee Johnson
April 12, 2021 |

Marketing Advice for Woodworking Firms: an Interview with Marketing Expert Brandee Johnson

In this podcast, Randy Estabrook, Director of AWI-QCP, sits down with Brandee Johnson, founder and CEO of Limelight Marketing, to discuss the ins and outs of marketing and what it means for woodworking firms.   We talk to Brandee about how the marketing world has changed in recent years, and how she thinks people in … Continued

The AWI Standards from an Aerospace Engineer’s Perspective: an Interview With Ken Kueny
March 2, 2021 |

The AWI Standards from an Aerospace Engineer’s Perspective: an Interview With Ken Kueny

In this podcast, Greg Parham, QCP Director of Inspections, speaks with former aerospace engineer and current owner of Karn Custom Woodwork, Ken Kueny, about his experience of the AWI Standards and Quality Certification Program.    We talk to Ken about how his experience in the aerospace industry has equipped him for running a successful woodworking … Continued

Ask For Permission First, Not Later: How To Seek Approval for Variants
February 3, 2021 |

Ask For Permission First, Not Later: How To Seek Approval for Variants

In this podcast, QCP Director of Inspections, Greg Parham, discusses the importance of asking for permission at the start of a project when seeking approval for variances.   We talk about why asking for permission to modify should be the first thing a woodworker does, and how doing this can streamline the entire project. We … Continued