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Distributed every other month, the EWTA Connections newsletter highlights news from EWTA members, the association, and the industry as a whole.

Regular features include:
  • EWTA News: Updates on association activities, programs and events

  • EWTA Member News: Member press releases and activities. Send us your stories!

  • Around the Industry: General news and events impacting the engineered wood industry

  • Resources: Key links to stay connected and informed

Highlighting news from EWTA and APA members, the association and the engineered wood industry as a whole.

November 2023

Happy Holidays

Wishing a safe and happy holiday season to all. We look forward to 2024 as we maintain and enhance our communications and opportunities to stay connected and share industry news.

It's a wrap . . .
APA Annual Meeting and EWTA Info Fair Held

APA and EWTA members, staff, spouses and guests recently gathered at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California, for four days of business meetings, sporting events and networking. 

The General Session included a presentation by Keynote Speaker John Burns on home construction in a high interest rate world and the presentation of the Bronson J. Lewis Award by APA Board of Trustees Chair Ashlee Cribb. As part of this year’s General Session, APA Chair Ashlee Cribb, APA Vice Chair Doug Asano, APA President Mark Tibbetts and APA Market Research Director Joe Elling unveiled APA’s new strategic plan.

View > APA Strategic Plan 

Info Fair 2023

The 2023 Info Fair was well attended by APA and EWTA members, providing opportunities to connect with others in the engineered wood industry. Sixty-six EWTA members exhibited at this year's Info Fair annual supplier event with 39 members providing sponsorship. Six companies participated as top level Diamond Sponsors, eight companies as Platinum Sponsors, twelve companies as Gold Sponsors and thirteen companies provided sponsorships at the Silver level. Additional sponsorships included support for the golf tournament and tennis tournament. 

Thank you to all the Info Fair sponsors! View > 2023 EWTA Info Fair Sponsors

Mark your calendars!

The 2024 APA Annual Meeting and EWTA Info Fair supplier exhibition is scheduled for September 28 – October 2, 2024, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Meeting information will be available in spring 2024.

EWTA Supplier Awards Presented     

EWTA’s 2023 Supplier Awards honored one member innovation and three member companies during the Oct. 16, 2023 Chairman’s Dinner at the APA Annual Meeting. Please join us in congratulating following EWTA member companies:

2023 Innovation of the Year Winner
  • Willamette Valley Company for its Engineered Wax Emulsion for Wood Composites.
2023 Supplier of the Year Winners
  • Equipment/Tooling category: IMAL-PAL
  • Materials/Supplies category: Willamette Valley Company
  • Consulting/Services category: Panel World Magazine / Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc.

APA members voted for the awards via an online format. Winners will also be highlighted in the spring 2024 Engineered Wood Journal magazine. 

Learn more > EWTA Supplier Awards Program. -

Thank you, APA members, for your votes and participation in this awards program!

Advertise in the Engineered Wood Journal  

It’s time to plan and place your ads in the 2024 Engineered Wood Journal. The media kit for the new year is available and lists key advertising and editorial deadline dates as well as 2024 rates for display advertising in the biannual digital magazine.

2024 EWJ Advertising Opportunities > Learn more
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EWTA Member News

Welcome New Member    

ACMOS is a global technology leader specializing in high-quality release agents, lubricants, grinding coolants, and cleaning agents for various industries, including polyurethanes, composites, glass, and wood processing.  Contact:> Alyssa Boehringer - Marketing Manager.

Con-Vey Welcomes New Sales Manager  

Con-Vey, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Stults as its new Sales Manager. Jon, a seasoned sales professional with nearly three decades of experience in the industry, will play a pivotal role in advancing Con-Vey's sales strategies and processes. 

BID Group Acquires YGE Inc.     

BID Group recently announced the successful completion of its acquisition of YGE Inc. This strategic transaction further enhances BID’s product offering within the wood processing saw and tooling sector, while also extending BID’s industry-leading product and service offerings across the entire operational life cycle.  

Thank You to the 2023 Info Fair Sponsors     

Info Fair wouldn't happen without the support of EWTA members and sponsors. Following are the companies who contributed as Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors at the 2023 event. Links to company information is available on the EWTA website. 

> Check it out! - INFO FAIR 2023 SPONSORS

Thank you again to all past and current sponsors!

EWTA on LinkedIn

EWTA is all about fostering connections and building relationships. Be sure to visit the EWTA LinkedIn site for features and links to recent news and articles from the engineered wood industry. Check out the Member of the Week posts highlighting randomly selected EWTA members, and read the stand-alone articles taken from the Engineered Wood Journal.