Press Release – Registration Opens for the CLMA 2017 Annual Meeting


Registration Opens for the CLMA 2017 Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC (August 18, 2017) Registration is now open for the Composite Lumber Manufacturers Association (CLMA) 2017 Annual Meeting, which will take place October 25, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Open to CLMA members and non-members alike, the CLMA Annual Meeting will provide valuable educational programming and networking opportunities for manufacturers and suppliers in the composite lumber industry. Meeting topics will include updates on building codes and standards, regulatory developments, emerging research, and other industry technical information.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a number of leading industry representatives on major issues impacting the composite decking and railing industry. Speakers include Robert Tichy, Researcher Engineer, Composite Materials and Engineering Center at Washington State University; Steve Quarles, Chief Scientist for Wildfire and Durability, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS); Ping Cheng, Senior Staff Engineer and Bill Gould, Vice President of External Relations and Client Services, International Code Council (ICC) Evaluation Services (ES).

The CLMA 2017 Annual Meeting will also include a tour of Vanderbilt University’s Laboratory for Systems Integrity & Reliability (LASIR). The 20,000-square-foot facility, launched in 2014, hosts a variety of interdisciplinary engineering research programs supported by the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, as well as contractors and equipment manufacturers. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to meet with university researchers and view their experimental work in the field of composites.

For more information on the CLMA 2017 Annual Meeting including the schedule of events, registration information, and details on hotel accommodations, please contact CLMA General Manager 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