May 2022 Connections


EWTA Connections E-newsletter



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

Spring 2022 Engineered Wood Journal

Covering a wide range of current topics within the industry, the 70-page spring edition of the Engineered Wood Journal is now available as a digital e-magazine. 

This issue includes:

  • Reflections on association and industry changes
  • A case study featuring a mass timber project in Portland, Oregon
  • Factors contributing to the recent housing industry outlook
  • EWTA’s annual 2022 Business Outlook
  • 2021 Supplier of the Year and Innovation of the Year award winners
  • 2022 EWTA Membership directory
  • EWTA member news
  • Advertiser Connections

Read all about it> Spring 2022 Engineered Wood Journal.  

A link to the magazine was distributed Wednesday, May 11. If you did not get the email and would like to receive the free bi-annual digital magazine, send your name, company and email address to

Mark your calendars for the 2022 EWTA Info Fair

After a two-year pause due to global COVID restrictions, Info Fair 2022, held in conjunction with the APA Annual Meeting, is planned in sunny Florida. The event will be held Oct. 15-18 at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura, Florida. 

Announcements with details are forthcoming. Exhibit registration opens in late May, with the APA meeting registration available in August. 

Info Fair sponsorship opportunities are now available

Four sponsorship levels are available – Diamond; Platinum; Gold and Silver, with additional opportunities to sponsor the golf or tennis tournaments.

For information, visit Info Fair - EWTA, or contact Events Coordinator Emily Houg at

EWTA Advisory Committee meets

The 2022 spring EWTA Advisory Committee meeting was held in conjunction with PELICE (Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo) on March 30, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. Eighteen members joined APA staff to hear updates on membership, finances, communications and upcoming Info Fair activities at the first in-person meeting held in two years.

Three committee representatives changed due to retirements or departures. EWTA welcomes Mark Aucoin with Hexion, Bob Hadden with Samuel Strapping Systems Group and John Baetz with Bostik (formerly Ashland Specialty Ingredients) to the advisory committee.

Best retirement wishes are sent to Dave Gagnon with Samuel Strapping Systems Group and Mark Vlaisavich with Ashland Specialty Ingredients. Thank you for all your support of EWTA.    

Innovation of the Year Call for Entries coming in June     

The Innovation of the Year Award recognizes a company providing new technology, product or service that has been shown to demonstrably reduce production costs, increase productivity, improve product quality or in some other way provide a bottom-line benefit to APA members.

Do you have a technology, product or service that fits these requirements? The call for entries will be announced in June. Details will be emailed to all EWTA members.

EWTA on LinkedIn

EWTA is all about fostering connections and building relationships. Be sure to visit the EWTA LinkedIn and Twitter sites 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.
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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 at