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WoodLINKS USA-IWF Contest 2012

The finalists are gearing up! WoodLINKS USA and the International Woodworking Fair have again joined together to present this national student competition involving the design and marketing of a ready-to assemble (RTA) wooden product.

KCD Software takes pride in sponsoring this challenge where teams of up to four students must develop and submit an entry with a thorough understanding of what is required to design, build, market and manufacture a wood product within the industry.


KCD Software Developer Tim Murphy talks about the contest, the WoodLINKS organization and the movement to help teach America’s youth about woodworking; “Now more than ever, the U.S. needs skilled talent in the woodworking industry. WoodLINKS offers a great marriage between education and industry to promote woodworking skills and management knowledge for the next generation. It’s an honor to support these talented young adults and the WoodLINKS program as it helps to ensure the future success of the U.S. wood manufacturing industry within the global marketplace.”

From the entries, four schools have been selected to display five projects at IWF 2012 in the special “WoodLINKS USA Showcase” located in Booth 3255 of building A. A national winner will be selected from the five projects in Atlanta at IWF 2012.

Good luck, students!

Student finalists and the teachers coming for the RTA Contest:

Rolla Technical Institute (Robert Studdard-teacher)
(Shown above left in red shirts)
Zach Ludden
Nikki Look
Lucas Shelton

South Boston Higher Education Center (Clint Johnson)
(Shown top left)
Jared Owen
Dustin Meadors
Shonque'l Betts

Quinter High School (Brian Roesch)
(Shown above right)
Kamron Broeckelman
Colton Corwin
Jesse Roesch

Dale Jackson Career Center
Team #1-SubRosa Table

Stasislav Karmalyuk
Daniela Karmalyuk
Matt Domagala
Chase Eller

Team #2-Wine Rack Stack
Conner Goodson
Jonathan Hamilton
Josh Stone
Parker Squires