March 2020

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Association implements plans to manage coronavirus risk

News of the coronavirus is foremost in many conversations and newsfeeds today. As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in the U.S. and particularly in Washington state, we want to inform you that APA and EWTA aim to lessen exposure of Association staff and their families to the virus, while also minimizing the impact to our business and member services.

We appreciate your support as we work through this outbreak together. The health and well-being of your company’s and our Association’s employees while maintaining member services remains our top priority. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact LaDauna Wilson at, or 253 620-7483.

Spring EWTA Advisory Committee meeting

The Engineered Wood Technology Association held its spring advisory committee meeting March 11 through video conference. The in-person meeting scheduled in conjunction with PELICE in Atlanta, Georgia, was canceled because of travel concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak. Fourteen members and one guest received reports on EWTA activities, programs, research projects and finances. For additional information regarding the association or updates on EWTA research, contact LaDauna Wilson.

Housing begins 2020 on a positive note

Supported by favorable weather in the Northeast and Midwest in December and January, housing starts in the U.S. over these two months averaged a seasonally adjusted annual rate near 1.6 million units. Details pertaining to the U.S. and Canadian housing industries and their respective economies are available in the January 2020 Monthly Housing Report.

A link to the report was sent to EWTA members in February. If you did not receive it, please contact LaDauna Wilson. Watch your inbox, as the February 2020 Monthly Housing Report is scheduled to be distributed later this week.

Info Fair registration opens April 13

Registration for EWTA’s 2020 Info Fair opens April 13. The event, along with APA’s Annual Meeting, is scheduled for Oct. 17 – 20 at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa in Aventura, Florida. Info Fair’s “Early Bird” registration deadline is Aug. 28.

For Info Fair exhibit information contact Emily Houg or visit


EWTA’s Connections newsletter, published electronically every other month, welcomes news from its members. News suitable for publication in upcoming issues includes press releases about new hires, new products, company news, or awards won. Please send your information or direct questions to LaDauna Wilson.

Welcome new member

BETE Fog Nozzle, Inc. recently joined EWTA, bringing the association’s membership to 125. BETE Fog and Nozzle (, based in Greenfield, Massachusetts, provides solutions for precise application of resin, wax, water and release agents during engineered wood production. Marketing Manager Maia Bissette can be reached at



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