Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association celebrates its 90th Anniversary at its Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL on May 1-3, 2011 with outstanding speakers, panels, and plentiful social and networking opportunities. This meeting brings together manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to network, engage, learn and grow their businesses in one place.

HPVA’s Welcome Networking Reception on Monday, May 2, honors Gail Overgard retiring from Timber Products, Springfield, OR. Gail was HPVA’s 1979 Chairman of the Board, Chairman/Member of their Technical Committee for over 20 years, and voted an HPVA Honorary Life Member.

Today its members are manufacturers of engineered hardwood flooring, hardwood plywood (cut-to-size, stock panel, prefinished) and hardwood veneer (rotary, sliced, spliced), wholesale distributors and suppliers (machinery, adhesives, adhesive finishes and other services) to these industries

The HPVA laboratory is accredited and meets the need for compliance with regulatory requirements, national consensus standards, product certification, research and testing. It offers Product Certification, Fire, Formaldehyde and Product Testing.

Topics covered in Orlando include the latest trends in the market, in technology developments and in innovations from HPVA’s member companies; better use of working capital, human resources, using inventory to improve business; promoting products into the market better – the new unified branding campaign, AHEC overseas promotion, the latest in green building; and providing a better understanding of economic trends domestically and internationally.

SOURCE: HPVA

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