Cogent is proud to announce that it is officially a member of the Composite Panel Association. The Composite Panel Association represents the North American composite panel industry on technical, regulatory, quality assurance and product acceptance issues. CPA General Members include 40 of the leading manufacturers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and hardboard. Together they represent nearly 95% of the total manufacturing capacity in US, Canada and Mexico. This announcement further exemplifies Cogent’s commitment to advancing the industries it serves by joining like-minded to promote product advancement and industry competitiveness.
As part of our membership into CPA, Cogent representatives also attended and exhibited at the CPA Spring Meeting in Naples, Florida earlier this month. Cogent would like to thank CPA staff for organizing speakers, meetings, and networking for attendees of the event.
The Composite Panel Association (CPA), founded in 1960, brings together the complete value chain affiliated with the composite panel industry. CPA is a vital resource for both producers and users of industry products. As an accredited standards developer, CPA writes and publishes industry product standards. It also participates in the standards development work of ANSI, ASTM and others, sponsors product acceptance activities and works with government agencies and model building code bodies. Outreach and education are also focal points of the CPA. The Association publishes industry performance data, produces a series of technical bulletins and develops publications to inform key audiences about the attributes of industry products.
Cogent is a professional services firm offering independent expertise in Industrial Technologies and Project Management to the Wood-based Panel Board and Wood Pellet industries. Our technical expertise include Process Engineering, Industrial Safety, Industrial Automation, Electrical, Industrial IT and Operations Performance Management Systems delivering a totally integrated plant connecting equipment, processes and people. From Greenfield to Modernization, our clients across the globe utilize our proven Project Execution Methodology to successfully Define, Design, Build and Operate their industrial plant and to improve Safety, Productivity and Efficiency in their operation.