I have a carpentry background with an Associate's Degree in Residential Construction before that.
Pros: working with wood in 15 different colors, production mode with decent working conditions.
Cons: not real good pay, very hot in the summer, basically no frills.
I have an earlier Associate's Degree in Residential Construction and years of carpentry experience, so this was a job that I was very good at, making production quantities very consistent, with quality.
The bottom of the cabinet industry took a nose dive in the 2008 area, leaving this plant at large layoff capacity.