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Forest Products Society

The Forest Products Society is an international not-for-profit technical association founded in 1947 to provide an information network for all segments of the forest products industry — from standing tree to finished product.

Forest Products Society fosters innovation and research in the environmentally sound processing and use of wood and fiber resources by disseminating information and providing forums for networking and the exchange of knowledge.

Society members represent public and private research, development, industrial management, production, marketing, education, engineering, sales, supply, and consulting interests. With over 3,000 members and subscribers worldwide, the Society enables you to develop invaluable personal contacts.


Forest Products Society - Upper Mississippi Valley Section Officers


Survive and Thrive - Seizing Opportunities in a Tough Economy (Summer 2009 Conference)

U.S. manufacturers and companies are facing one of the most challenging economies ever. Yet, opportunities exist to strengthen your company by increasing revenue and reducing costs. This conference was held on July 15, 2009, at The Inn on Lake Superior in Duluth, MN. Click through to see more information about the presentations.

Woody Biomass Opportunities in the Upper Midwest - Pellets, Fuels for Schools and Electrical Generation (Spring 2009 Webinar)

The Forest Products Society, Upper Mississippi Valley and Midwest Section, sponsored this webinar in April 2009, featuring these presentations: Pamela Porter of the Biomass Energy Resource Center, who will provide an overview of the activities for the Wisconsin Fuels for Schools and Communities Pilot Program; Don Peterson of Renewable Resource Solutions, LLC will provide key information on wood pellet industry in the Great Lakes Region; and Xcel Energy's David Donovan will provide a public utilities perspective on woody biomass electrical generation.

California's 2009 Formaldehyde Regulations: What does the new CARB Rule Mean for Wood Products Manufacturers? (Fall 2008 Webinar)

The Forest Products Society, Upper Mississippi Valley and Midwest Section, sponsored this webinar in December 2008, featuring key information that will help producers and consumers understand and comply with the new California formaldehyde air toxic control measure. This webinar feature a presentation from John Bradfield from the Composite Panel Association, discussing the background and implementation of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) rule for formaldehyde emission from composite wood products used in manufacturing finished wood products.  Denise Van Valkenburg of the Masco Retail Cabinet Group presented information focused on how a secondary wood products manufacturer has addressed the CARB rule and strategies for other companies to consider.


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