FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Registration Opens for the CLMA 2016 Annual Meeting
WASHINGTON, DC (August 15, 2016) Registration is now open for the Composite Lumber Manufacturers Association (CLMA) 2016 Annual Meeting, which will take place at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), November 9-10, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin.
Open to CLMA members and non-members alike, the meeting will provide valuable educational programming and networking opportunities for manufacturers and suppliers in the wood plastic composite lumber industry. Meeting topics will include updates on building codes and standards, end-user education, emerging research, and industry developments. Attendees will be able to hear from leaders in the industry, including Robert Tichy and Karl Englund, researcher engineers with the Composite Materials and Engineering Center at Washington State University.
The CLMA 2016 Annual Meeting will include a tour of the Forest Products Laboratory to learn more about the wood performance research conducted by FPL. The tour will feature a walk-through of the 87,000-square-foot Centennial Research Facility, a dynamic multiple-use laboratory capable of formulating wood preservative products, testing full-scale building structure strength, developing advanced composite materials, and testing durability of wood products within a weather simulation chamber. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with FPL researchers to discuss their past, present, and future experimental work.
For over a century, the Forest Products Laboratory has worked with academia, industry, and other government agencies to identify and conduct innovative wood and fiber utilization research. With research focuses in advanced composites, advanced structures, forest biorefinery, nanotechnology, and woody biomass utilization, FPL’s work contributes to the conservation and productivity of forest resources, the economy, and quality of life.
For more information on the CLMA 2016 Annual Meeting including the schedule of events, registration information, and details on hotel accommodations, please contact CLMA Industry Affairs Coordinator Jared Rothstein at 202-207-1104 or [email protected].
Founded in 2005, CLMA represents the manufacturers and suppliers of composite lumber to residential and commercial building construction markets. The mission of the association is to advance the growth of the North American composite lumber industry through proactive technical, advocacy, and awareness efforts. For more information on CLMA activities, programs, and initiatives, please visit us at www.compositelumber.org.