APA and its related supplier organisation, the Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA), played key roles in the well-attended Joint International Symposium on Wood Composites & Veneer Processing and Products held April 5-7 in Seattle.

The composites symposium has been sponsored annually for decades by Washington State University while the veneer processing event has been held since 2004 in France, Canada, China and Finland.

The three-day symposium in Seattle, which for the first time combined the two separate functions, attracted some 200 attendees from around the world.

As one of the organisers of the joint event, APA helped recruit attendees from among its US and Canadian members, including Boise Cascade, Georgia-Pacific Wood Products, LP, Pacific Woodtech and West Fraser Timber Company.