Industry Group Profile: CLMA

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Industry Group Profile: CLMA

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Jared Rothstein, CLMA Industry Affairs Coordinator

The Composite Lumber Manufacturers Association (CLMA) is the national trade association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of composite lumber to the residential and commercial building construction markets. CLMA’s members manufacture composite decking systems and components including deck boards, guard post attachments, gates, handrails, and fascia boards. Established in 2005 and headquartered in Washington, DC, CLMA serves as the leading voice of the composite lumber industry in contributing technical information to building code officials, regulatory agencies, consumers, and allied trade groups. CLMA has worked diligently to promote the benefits of composite lumber products and brings a unified voice on common issues and concerns important to its respective members.

CLMA Membership

CLMA offers two membership categories which include Regular Membership and Associate Membership. CLMA Regular membership includes any firm, partnership or corporation involved in the manufacture of composite lumber products made from a combination of plastics and filler materials sold as a substitute for wood in building applications. CLMA Associate membership includes any firm engaged in the business of supplying materials, services, equipment, machinery, or testing to composite lumber manufacturers.

Activities and Initiatives

CLMA’s standing committees include the Codes and Standards Committee and the Communications Committee. In addition, CLMA is an active stakeholder in the Deck Codes Coalition, International Codes Council (ICC), California Wildfire Protection Building Construction Task Force, and ASTM. CLMA members directly participate on the Association’s committees and contribute their expertise toward industry initiatives and CLMA issues management.

Recent News

CLMA’s involvement at ICC has proved beneficial to the industry and to its members. Code proposals CLMA submitted were approved for the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) to bring composite lumber decking and guard system requirements in alignment with revisions CLMA successfully incorporated into the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC). CLMA also submitted code changes to revise ICC’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) requirements for decking to be consistent with current California WUI requirements. CLMA has also helped other decking stakeholders formulate code change proposals on foundations, posts, beams, and guard attachments for the 2018 IRC.

CLMA recently launched a communications program that included the full redesign of the CLMA website with a streamlined user interface, updated content, and new sections for meetings, news, membership, technical resources, and more. Other programming has included the development of technical bulletins, press releases, and quarterly newsletters to ensure that the latest information on technical developments, regulatory changes, and installation best practices are available to CLMA members and the public alike.

Meetings

CLMA convenes at least twice annually, providing valuable educational and networking programming for attendees in the wood plastic composite industry. CLMA’s membership meets in conjunction with the International Builders Show (IBS) each year, as well during the CLMA Annual Meeting, which typically features a tour of a composite lumber research and testing facility.

In 2016, the CLMA Annual Meeting was held in Madison, Wisconsin and included a tour of the Forest Products Laboratory to learn more about their wood performance research. The tour featured a walk-through of their 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.

Contact CLMA

For more information about CLMA, please contact Industry Affairs Coordinator Jared Rothstein at [email protected] or visit www.compositelumber.org.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CLMA Issues 2016 Annual Report of Accomplishments

WASHINGTON, DC (December 13, 2016) ‘ The Composite Lumber Manufacturers Association (CLMA) recently released its 2016 Annual Report. The report highlights the association’s strategic objectives, mission, and accomplishments in 2016. CLMA is the leading advocate for the composite lumber industry, and represents the industry’s manufacturers and suppliers to the residential and commercial building construction markets.

In the report, CLMA highlighted the successes of its codes and standards advocacy, communications initiatives, industry collaboration, membership recruitment, and meetings.

CLMA met its objective to enhance its communications by redesigning its website, creating a promotional Associate Member E-Blast program, and developing three technical bulletins, three newsletters, and two press releases.

As the industry’s technical and educational resource, CLMA participated heavily in building codes and standards development. CLMA worked diligently to advance code proposals and public comments at the International Code Council (ICC). CLMA also advocated at the state and local level, working with the California Office of the State Fire Marshall to develop recommended updates to the state’s wildland urban interface requirements.

The CLMA 2016 Annual Meeting was very well attended, and provided valuable educational and networking programming for attendees in the wood plastic composite industry. The meeting also featured a comprehensive tour of the facilities and research programs of the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin.

For more information on CLMA activities and programs, please contact CLMA Industry Affairs Coordinator Jared Rothstein at 202-207-1104 or , order online drugs with a mastercard, , , , , order online drugs with a mastercard, order online drugs with a mastercard. [email protected].

 

About CLMA

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.

 

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CLMA Newsletter

December 2016

CLMA Newsletter

August 2016

International Builders Show

January 10 – 12, 2017

Orlando, Florida

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].

 

About CLMA

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.

 

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CLMA Newsletter

June 2016

November 9-10, 2016

Madison, Wisconsin

The CLMA 2016 Annual Meeting took place November 9-10, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Open to members and non-members, the meeting opened with a CLMA Networking Reception & Dinner on November 9.A´┐ŻOn November 10, the CLMA meeting was held at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL). Attendees had the opportunity to tour the lab facilities, meet FPL researchers, view various testing programs, and discuss technical issues important to the wood plastic composite lumber industry.
Along with the tour, the meeting included a forum for discussion of CLMA activities as well as featured topics on building codes and standards, technical education, emerging research, and industry trends. To access the CLMA 2016 Annual Meeting presentations, please log in using your member credentials or contact CLMA staff.