APA Puts the Engineered into Engineered Wood Products
For over seventy years, APA-The Engineered Wood Association has focused on helping the industry create structural wood products of exceptional strength, versatility and reliability. Combining the research efforts of scientists at APA’s 42,000 square-foot research center with the knowledge gained from decades of field work, and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry.
The Mark of Quality
Always insist on engineered wood products bearing the mark of quality – the APA or APA EWS trademark. APA and APA EWS trademarks are the manufacturer’s assurance that the product conforms to manufacturing and product performance standards shown on the trademark. The mark appears only on products manufactured by APA members committed to APA's rigorous program of quality inspection and testing. Click here to read more about APA's quality service standards.
The Leading Resource for Information About Engineered Wood Products
With nearly 500 publications, extensive research and technical reports, free CAD details, comprehensive market studies and more, APA has the information you need about engineered wood products. Tap into APA’s extensive knowledge and resources:
- www.APAwood.org -- APA’s primary website is your link to in-depth design and building support, including free instant PDF downloads of APA publications.
- APA Product Support Help Desk -- Engineered wood specialists answer your questions about the specification and application of APA products.
- APA Field Services – APA representatives are available in many major U.S. cities and Canada to provide product information, recommendations and support.
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The Voice of an Industry
APA is a nonprofit trade association that has grown and evolved with the engineered wood industry. APA was founded in 1933 as the Douglas Fir Plywood Association, and was later recognized as the American Plywood Association. In 1994, APA changed its name to APA – The Engineered Wood Association to better reflect the range of products manufactured by APA members and the international scope of the Association.
APA members are comprised of well-known industry leaders, whose mills produce the majority of the structural wood panel products manufactured in North America, plus a host of engineered wood products that include glued laminated timber (glulam), composite panels, wood I-joists, and structural composite lumber.
APA Vision and Mission
The APA Vision: To maintain our position as the leader in creating engineered wood product growth for North American member companies.
The APA Mission: To work in partnership with members to develop and maintain markets through excellence in:
- APA trademarked product promotion
- quality assurance
- technical and educational support
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APA members are comprised of well-known industry leaders, whose mills produce the majority of the structural wood panel products manufactured in North America, plus a host of other products, including glulam, wood I-joists, Rim Board and laminated veneer lumber.
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