Build reputation. Build success

British Columbia

Reputation and credibility are key to business success. AWMAC BC continuously strives to strengthen industry standards and improve the quality of workmanship. In partnership with members throughout British Columbia and Canada, we have achieved international recognition as industry leaders.

AWMAC BC supports a growing membership while setting the bar for our industry through commitment to the following Mission Statement and Goals.


Our Mission

AWMAC BC, an acknowledged leader in the architectural woodwork industry, upholds the highest standards of education, workmanship and business practices.

Our Goals

  • Promoting a premium grade of workmanship through out Architectural Woodwork Standards
  • Providing opportunities for members to increase their expertise and knowledge through seminars, workshops and apprenticeship programs
  • Promoting high ethical standards through a code of ethics and business practices
  • Maintaining a guarantee program that ensures the high quality of methods, materials and workmanship of all members
  • Creating a forum for the exchange of ideas


To create a better climate for their industry, millwork operators in the Vancouver area began the Mainland Millwork Association in the 1920s. In the early 60s, the Millwork Contractors Association (MCA) succeeded this group. By the late 60s, this organization expanded nationally as the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC), with Chapters in several provinces.

In 1994, the BC Chapter changed its name from MCA to the Millwork Manufacturers Association of BC (MMABC). In 1997, it became the Architectural Manufacturers Association (AWMA). The last name change to Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada British Columbia Chapter (AWMAC BC) came in 2007.

Today, the goal of Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada British Columbia Chapter is to build a credible and prosperous woodwork industry in Canada by:

  • Promoting strong relationships and partnerships among industry members, suppliers, general and trade contractors, architects and architectural designers and owners;
  • Standardizing manufacturing and installation methods; and,
  • Supporting education and upgrading skills within the industry.


AWMAC BC Chapter Office
101 – 4238 Lozells Ave.
Burnaby, BC V5A 0C4

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.