Member Communication Opportunities

EWTA offers a number of platforms for members to publicize their information and accomplishments.


Engineered Wood Journal

EWTA’s signature publication, the Engineered Wood Journal, is published two times a year and includes industry news of interest to EWTA and APA members. The digital magazine covers a wide range of subjects of interest to the engineered wood products industry, including processing trends and innovations, research and development issues, marketing challenges and opportunities, technical developments, quality assurance trends, certification and regulatory developments, safety and health, and other topics.

Members are welcomed and encouraged to submit authored stories and articles that cover topics of broad interest and significance to the engineered wood products industry. Stories should avoid promoting specific companies, proprietary products or other commercial interests, although articles occasionally may have a product, service or company-specific focus if it serves to illustrate or explain a subject of broad readership interest. A byline and short biographical sketch of the author accompany all feature-length stories. For additional information, see writer guidelines.

Members can request PDF versions of their published stories to serve as marketing pieces for their companies or simply link to the online version of the story. Authored pieces are valuable marketing tools that help position authors as thought leaders within the industry.

The digital edition of the Journal is distributed free of charge to U.S. and Canadian engineered wood product manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, analysis, academia and other industry stakeholders and promoted on multiple APA and EWTA social media platforms.

Current and past issues are available.


Connections e-newsletter

The Connections e-newsletter is an additional way for members to publicize company news, including acquisitions, new products, employee promotions/new hires/retirements, and other news of interest to your customers and the industry. Members can send items for publication in the form of a press release to LaDauna Wilson.

The Connections newsletter is published electronically every other month (six times a year) and is distributed via email to all EWTA and APA members.


Directory listing

EWTA members are published in the spring issue of the digitalEngineered Wood Journal magazine. The directory listing includes company contact information (emails, website and phone numbers) and a company description and is updated annually. This information is included on EWTA's online Member Directory and is easily searchable. Each company’s online directory listing is dynamic and can be reviewed and updated at any time.


Supplier Awards Program

The annual Supplier Awards Program recognizes members for their contributions to the industry and is voted on by APA member company personnel. The program honors three member companies chosen as Suppliers of the Year in each of three categories: Consulting/Services, Equipment/Tooling and Materials/Supplies. The Innovation of the Year award recognizes a company's new product or service that demonstrates a positive impact in the field.

The Supplier Awards Program receives publicity, whether or not they win an award. Every EWTA member is automatically entered into the Supplier of the Year competition and published in the autumn issue of the digital Engineered Wood Journal. The Innovation of the Year entries are also published in the autumn issue and include a detailed description and photo provided by the member.

Award winners are honored on stage and with a trophy at the Chairman’s Dinner at the APA Annual Meeting and receive additional coverage in the spring issue of the Journal.