Affiliate Spotlight: American Plywood Association

Timber Products Company’s success depends in part on the support of our incredible partners and affiliates. This quarter, we want to recognize the American Plywood Association (APA), a nonprofit trade association focused on engineered wood products.

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The APA has its roots in the Pacific Northwest. It was founded in 1933 as the Douglas Fir Plywood Association, and has grown along with the introduction of new innovations to represent manufacturers in both the US and Canada through applied research, product certification and market development.

The APA’s research plays an important role in advancing new engineered wood systems like glulam, wood I-joists, rim board and laminated veneer lumber. Additionally, special research projects help set standards for performance and safety. Recent projects include evaluating creep performance of structural insulated panels, testing energy-efficient panels that combine foam and wood, and identifying design standards for load-bearing structures.

The APA Trademark is an important tool to identify panel grades and performance. It appears only on products manufactured by APA members as an assurance that the product lives up to the APA’s rigorous quality inspections and tests.

Timber Products Company is a proud member of the APA. The engineered wood products from our mill in Grants Pass, Oregon carry the APA Trademark, giving our customers reassurance backed by the APA's decades of excellence.

Learn more about the APA.

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