From left: DW Drums’ John Good, US Representative Julia Brownley, and DW Drums’ Chris Lombardi. | Photo By Francesco Desmaele.

On the occasion of its 45th anniversary, California-based Drum Workshop Inc. was recently honored with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition acknowledging the company’s exceptional craftsmanship of musical instruments, as well as DW’s commitment to supporting music education. California Congresswoman Julia Brownley, United States Representative for California’s 26th congressional district, toured the company’s California Custom Shop in Oxnard and presented the citation to Drum Workshop Inc. Executive Vice President and Drum Designer, John Good, and President/CEO Chris Lombardi.

“Receiving this Congressional recognition is a proud moment for all of us here at DW,” said Lombardi. “The drums we manufacture here in California end up on stages, studios, homes and schools all over the world and we are honored to be recognized for our longstanding commitment to American musical instrument manufacturing and promoting the importance of music education.”



Photo By Francesco Desmaele

Photo By Francesco Desmaele

Brownley also received a tour of the company’s US production facilities and observed how DW painstakingly hand-crafts its award-winning Collector’s Series and Performance Series drums and precisely-machined drum pedals, which it makes from aircraft-grade aluminum.

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