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Founded in 1921, the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association (HPVA) represents the interests of the hardwood plywood, hardwood veneer, and engineered hardwood flooring industries. HPVA member companies produce 90% of the hardwood plywood stock panels and hardwood veneer manufactured in North America.
Founded in 1960, the Composite Panel Association (CPA) represents the North American composite panel and decorative surfacing industries and brings together the entire value chain affiliated with composite panels.
CPA - Surface & Panel 2011 Buyers Guide - Full Version (PDF)
The 2011 Buyers Guide is the most complete resource for understanding and specifying composite panels and decorative surfaces.
APA - PS1-95 - Voluntary Product Standard
- Construction and Industrial Plywood (PDF)
APA - HDO/MDO - Product Guide (PDF)
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
Industry Associations & Product Guides
The American Hardwood Information Center is the authoritative resource for consumers and professionals seeking information about American Hardwoods. ...products ranging from flooring, cabinetry and furniture, to millwork and building materials ... offers advice from industry experts on design trends, care & maintenance, installation, finishing and professional specifying.
The National Hardwood Lumber Association was founded in 1898 to establish a uniform system of grading rules for the measurement and inspection of hardwood lumber. Since then, NHLA has taken on the role of educator, whose mission is to provide the industry with the training it needs to succeed in a changing and global economy.
Western Wood Products Association is a trade association representing softwood lumber manufacturers in the 12 Western states, from the Canadian border south to Mexico and from the West Coast to the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Association also provides services in Alaska.
At the turn of the 19th century, logging had proceeded across much of the eastern United States and demands for wood products were rising rapidly. In 1910, the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) was established in Madison, Wisconsin, to find ways to conserve scarce timber resources. For almost 100 years, our mission has been to use our Nation's wood resources wisely and efficiently, while at the same time keeping our forests healthy. Our research began with preserving railroad ties, and now we are venturing into nanotechnology ...