March 2023 Connections

EWTA and EWTA News

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

March 2023
Upcoming Spring EWTA Advisory Committee Meeting
Are you going to the 2023 International Mass Timber Conference, scheduled for March 27-29 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon? If so, you are welcome to join us at the EWTA Advisory Committee meeting. It will be held in person at the Hyatt Regency Portland on Monday, March 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. All members are invited. Contact LaDauna Wilson for meeting details.

Save the Date:
APA Annual Meeting and EWTA Info Fair Registration Website Coming Soon
The 2023 APA Annual Meeting and EWTA Info Fair will be held in sunny Palm Desert, California at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa from Oct. 14-17, 2023.

A new Annual Meeting information and registration website is in development and will be launched in April. The site will provide meeting and event details and Info Fair exhibit and sponsorship information as well as sign-up opportunities. Full details will be sent to APA and EWTA members in April.

Housing Starts Begin the Year on a Down Note
In January, housing starts in the U.S. fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.31 million units. Both single-family and multifamily starts were down compared to December 2022. Builder sentiment improved in February, but at a reading of 45, that is still consistent with a challenging market. Housing starts in Canada fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 215,365. The decline was heavily concentrated in Ontario. Perhaps the more critical pieces of data were related to the U.S. economy. Key indicators like employment, retail sales and manufacturing output bounced back in January. Both the consumer price and producer price index measures showed that ringing inflation out of the economy may take longer than thought by many analysts. This means that policymakers will not veer from the path of tightening monetary policy through at least the first half of 2023.

EWTA Member News
Welcome New Member
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Thank you Info Fair Sponsors
Info Fair wouldn't happen without the support of EWTA members and sponsors. Following are the companies who have contributed as Diamond and Platinum sponsors at the 2022 event. Links to company information is available on the EWTA website. Plus, don't miss the recently added sponsor videos. 

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2022 Diamond Sponsors
2022 Diamond Sponsors

2022 Platinum Sponsors
2022 Platinum Sponsors

Share Your Company News
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.