May 2021


EWTA Connections E-newsletter



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APA Cancels 2021 Annual Meeting/Info Fair

Given continued uncertainty around the safety and feasibility of holding a large event, COVID-19 variants, North America vaccination rates and members’ comfort levels around travel, APA made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of this fall’s 2021 Annual Meeting and Info Fair. Knowing that we are all eager to gather again, it was a hard call to make, but safety is our priority.

In the meantime, staff will continue to serve our APA and EWTA members using video conferences and the other online tools we have incorporated to stay connected. We appreciate your support and patience as we work through this second challenging year together.
Your health and the well-being of our communities remain our top priority while maintaining member services. We look forward to a time when we can gather again for face-to-face meetings.

EWTA Advisory Committee Meets, Forms Nominating Subcommittee

The Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA) Advisory Committee met April 28, 2021, through video conference. Sixteen members joined APA staff to hear updates on membership, finances, communications, research projects and Info Fair activities after one full year of EWTA’s integration under APA management.

A subcommittee is being formed to review committee guidelines and representation. Their recommendations will be presented to the advisory committee at the autumn meeting. If you are interested in being part of this subcommittee, contact LaDauna Wilson.

Spring 2021 Engineered Wood Journal Available

The 86-page spring edition of the Engineered Wood Journal is now available as a digital e-magazine. Topics include:

  • Reflections on association and industry changes
  • A case study featuring engineered wood in schools
  • 2021 Business Outlook
  • Supplier of the Year and Innovation of the Year award winners
  • Three keys to content marketing success
  • A comparison of North American and imported engineered wood products
  • 2021 Membership directory
  • Advertiser Connections

Read all about it on the EWTA website> Spring 2021 Engineered Wood Journal.

2021 EWTA Member Directory

Looking for a complete list of EWTA members? A tablet and phone-friendly version is now available.
Check it out on the EWTA website in the Membership/Member Directory & Contact section.

EWTA Member News
Welcome New Member - MINDA North America, LLC

MINDA North America, LLC joined EWTA earlier this year. For more than 40 years, MINDA has been meeting customer needs in the engineered wood industry providing leading technology for laminated timber processes. They provide specific solutions from concept and design to installation and commissioning for custom press technology, material handling, data flow management or overall plant development. MINDA, headquartered in Minden, Germany, and recently expanded to Granite Falls, North Carolina, USA, is a global supplier of flexible, high speed presses for cross laminated timber, glulam beam and LVL beam applications. Charles Martin, President and CEO of MINDA NA, can be reached at 828-313-0092 and


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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 at