Tuesday – Friday | August 25-28, 2020

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA | USA

Capturing Value with Engineered Wood

Date: Thursday, August 23rd from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Session Code: MFG5

Location: B308

Presented by: APA -  The Engineered Wood Association

•  Mark Halverson, Region
Manager: APA - The Engineered Wood Association
•  Nick Wortel, Engineered Wood Specialist: APA – The Engineered Wood Association

In this session, attendees will learn about the structural and performance capabilities of engineered wood materials, including an orientation to new market options OSL and LSL.
APA is a non-profit trade association and the leading expert in engineered wood, pioneering methods in quality assurance, research and testing, and documenting in-the-field best practices for glued laminated timber (glulam), cross-laminated timber (CLT), wood structural panels, wood I-joists, and structural composite lumber.
The target audience for this presentation would be purchasing agents, industrial designers, manufacturing managers and suppliers who make these products available to the previously mentioned markets.

About the Speakers:



Nick Wortel,is the APA Engineered Wood Specialist based in Atlanta.  After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a BS in Design Engineering Technology, he spent over 20 years in the building products industry working with engineered wood products sales, support, and management.  As manager of a building products distribution center he successfully matched the best and often the newest products with the needs of his customers.  Consulting with industrial businesses was critical to the success of the business.  Nick joined APA in 2015 and covers the southeast territory which includes Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and central and western Tennessee.



Mark Halversongraduated with a degree in Business from Iowa State University and joined APA in 1990 following several years in the building products distribution industry.  In 1994 Mark became Manager of Industrial Markets and assembled and trained a small group of materials handling consultants who interacted with key pallet and container manufacturers and companies using those products across the country.  He became a manager in  APA’s Field Services division in 1997 and currently also serves as the staff coordinator for their Industrial Market Subcommittee.  In this role Mark helped develop APA’s website for industrial users of engineered wood products, www.PerformancePanels.com. APA is involved with many out of construction markets including upholstered furniture, cabinets, materials handling and concrete forming.