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AWCI Introduces New Website

Built from the ground up and developed for nearly one year, the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry’s new website,, serves as the central hub for the wall and ceiling industry.

Launched Jan. 4, visitors to the site will find industry news, valuable technical resources, up-to-date media and event information and an abundance of education opportunities.

The new site offers a seamless experience that allows users to find the information they need quickly and efficiently on desktop and mobile devices.

2023 Annual Report Now Available

The 2023 annual report for the AWCI and the Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry is now available.

The 20-page document captures the excellent work undertaken by the 2022–2023 and 2023–2024 AWCI and Foundation boards of directors. In addition to the efforts from these respective boards, the countless volunteer hours from committee members were, and continue to be, essential to the work of AWCI and the Foundation.

Stunning graphics and photos illustrate the highlights and successes that made 2023 a productive year for the 106-year-old association.

AWCI Member Milestones

Baker Triangle is celebrating 50 years in business in 2024.
Based in Texas, Baker Triangle employs over 1,600 people in eight offices throughout the state. The contractor’s main concentrations are in drywall and acoustical, prefabrication, plaster, metal panels and window treatments.

The Baker companies have produced several AWCI presidents. Baker’s current chairman of the board, Steve Baker, was AWCI’s president in 1996; Jerry Smith, president of Baker’s Austin division, was AWCI’s president in 2018; and Johnny Barnes, president of Baker’s newest division in Bryan/College Station, will become AWCI’s president later this year on July 1.

TJ Wies Contracting was incorporated in 1994 by Timothy J. Wies and this year is recognizing its 30th year in business.

Based in Lake St. Louis, Missouri, the company, which started as a handful of employees and an office in the basement of his house, today has a team of over 500 across Missouri and Tennessee. Construction services include preconstruction services, project management, prefabrication, metal stud framing, acoustical ceilings, and specialty ceiling and wall finishes.

TJ Wies employees have also volunteered much of their time to AWCI activities for several decades. Wies, who is CEO of his company, was AWCI’s president in 2011, and the company’s director of operations, Jeff Dreisewerd, will be AWCI’s president in 2025.

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