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Congresswoman Julia Brownley Recognizes Oxnard, California-Based Musical Instrument Manufacturer for Nearly Half Century of Craftsmanship and Commitment to Music Education

Congressional RecognitionL-R: Drum Workshop Inc., Executive Vice President, John Good, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Drum Workshop Inc., President & CEO, Chris Lombardi (July 19th, 2017 – Oxnard, CA) Oxnard, On the occasion of their 45th Anniversary, California-based Drum Workshop, Inc. was recently honored with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition acknowledging their exceptional craftsmanship of musical instruments, as well as DW’s commitment to supporting music education. California Congresswoman Julia Brownley toured the Oxnard, California-based company’s California Custom Shop and presented Drum Workshop, Inc., Executive Vice President and Drum Designer, John Good and President/CEO, Chris Lombardi with the citation.

“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 long-standing commitment to American musical instrument manufacturing and promoting the importance of music education.”

Brownley also received a tour of the company’s U.S. production facilities and observed how DW painstakingly hand-crafts their award-winning Collector’s Series and Performance Series drums and precisely-machined drum pedals made from aircraft-grade aluminum.

Founded by drum educator Don Lombardi in 1972, Drum Workshop, Inc. (DW) is a premier, American musical instrument company best known for designing and manufacturing award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories under the DW and PDP banners. Employing over 250 people companywide, DW is headquartered in Oxnard, California and operates domestic manufacturing facilities in Oxnard, California, New Hartford, Connecticut, and Ridgeland, South Carolina. International operations include a joint partnership in a manufacturing facility near Tianjin, China and DW also maintains worldwide distribution for all of its brands. In 2014, Drum Workshop expanded to include other iconic American instrument brands such as Gretsch Drums®, Latin Percussion®, Toca Percussion®, KAT® Percussion, Gibraltar® Hardware and Ovation Guitars®. Drum Workshop’s extensive product lines are endorsed by many of the world’s top artists including: Neil Peart, Taylor Hawkins, Chad Smith, Phil Collins, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Mick Fleetwood, Don Henley and Dave Grohl among others. Named among the world’s “Top 25 Highest-Grossing Musical Instrument Brands,” by MMR magazine, Drum Workshop is still owned and operated by the Lombardi family and maintains top-of-mind global brand recognition as America’s premier producer of quality and innovative musical instruments and accessories. For 45 years, DW has remained “The Drummer’s Choice.”

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