As I get home from a visit to the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute I celebrate the spirit and endurance of these loyal, hard working AWI members. Both suppliers and manufacturers gathered at Elk Creek on Friday, September 25th. While everyone recognized the tough market, most were busy with current work and hopeful about new projects on the horizon. Comrades in the business of woodwork, keeping each other going, surviving the down economy, innovating – THIS is AWI at its best.