Soon-to-close Georgia Dome also
hosted woodworking events
The Georgia Dome hosted the NFC championship
game, the last football event held at the venue. Several other events are planned in the coming weeks.
Then the Georgia Dome will be demolished, and it
will be replaced by the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium,
which is now under construction just south of the current building.
The Georgia Dome was located just steps from the
Georgia World Congress Center, the home of the International Woodworking Fair in downtown Atlanta.
This past August, the Georgia Dome hosted an opening night reception for IWF attendees that was on the
The dome also hosted actual IWF exhibits during
the 1998 event, when there wasn’t room in Hall A
The Falcons played at the Georgia Dome for 25
years, since it opened in 1992.
It also hosted college football games, including the
ball games, wrestling and events at the Olympics.
If you’re planning to go to the next IWF, which
will be August 22-25, 2018, you’ll be able to see the
completed Mercedes-Benz Stadium just south of the
International Woodworking Fair
supports wood Manufacturing Industry
The International Woodworking Fair announced that
on behalf of their owners and sponsors the Wood
Machinery Manufacturers of America and the Wood-
working Machinery Industry Association, the IWF
has made a $25,000 donation to the Manufacturing
Based in Colorado, the MILL educates the next
generation of manufacturing leaders and pioneers to
apply science to life’s common purposes in transfor-
mative and world-changing ways.
“We are committed to investing in the future of our
industry” commented IWF 2016 Chairman Tom On-
srud. “We fully support the Manufacturing Industry
Learning Labs forward-looking manufacturing learn-
ing environment that leverages instructor expertise
and state-of-the-art equipment.”
“We are so grateful for the support of IWF,
WMMA and WMIA. They are an anchor to our con-
tinued development of future leaders for the industry,”
says Dean Mattson Director of Peyton Woods Manu-
facturing and founder of the MILL. –B.E.