International Convention

Forest Products Society

Organization Members

Gold Level

APA – The Engineered Wood Association

APA – The Engineered Wood Association (formerly the American Plywood Association) is a not-for profit trade association representing manufacturers of plywood, oriented strandboard (OSB), glued laminated timbers (glulam), structural composite lumber (such as LVL, LSL, and OSL), prefabricated wood I-joists, and cross-laminated timber (CLT).

Arch Wood Protection

For over 80 years, Lonza Wood Protection has led the market in the delivery of trusted and innovative technologies, application, sytems, and support service. Our company reaches all over the world, with location in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. We combine global product and technology platforms and broad industry knowledge with regional market-focused technical, sales, marketing and regulatory expertise. And, we support our customers with an industry-leading level of service, designed to ensure their success.

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (NYSE: AFI)

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (NYSE: AFI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative flooring solutions that inspire spaces where people live, work, learn, heal and play. Headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong Flooring is the #1 manufacturer of resilient and wood flooring products across North America. The Company safely and responsibly operates 17 manufacturing facilities in three countries and employs approximately 4,000 individuals, all working together to provide the highest levels of service, quality and innovation to ensure it remains as strong and vital as its 150-year heritage. Learn more at www.armstrongflooring.com.

FPInnovations

FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader specializing in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness.It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector’s value chain, from forestry operations to consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations’ staff numbers more than 500. Its research laboratories are located in Québec City, Montréal, Thunder Bay and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada.

Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

I invite you to explore our site to learn more about the diversity of programs we offer, and I urge you to consider becoming a part of our Renewable Natural Resources program. We are committed to teaching, research, and service excellence. Our Forest Resource Management program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters and graduates with B.S. Degrees in Natural Resource Ecology and Managements are qualified to become certified Wildlife or Fisheries biologist. Our award-winning faculty members are dedicated mentors and educators as well as outstanding scholars in their disciplines. We are dedicated to your success. If you would like additional information, do not hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to answer any questions you have, or help set up a campus visit. I wish you the best in the decisions you are making about your future and hope the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources will be part of that future. Exciting things are happening in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources!

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

LP Building Products is a leading manufacturer of high quality building materials. Builders and homeowners use our products primarily in new construction, repair and remodeling, and manufactured housing. LP products are sold through distributors, dealers, professional lumberyards, and retail home centers.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry protects Ontario’s biodiversity while promoting economic opportunities in the resource sector and supporting outdoor recreation opportunities.

TAPPI

TAPPI fosters the vitality of the global forest products, pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, and associated industries by delivering unsurpassed technical knowledge, valuable networks, and professional growth for our members.

University of Tennessee Center for Renewable Carbon

The Center for Renewable Carbon functions across the units of the University of Tennessee  (UT) Institute of Agriculture. It conducts research, utilizes UT Extension programs to reach out to clients statewide, and works to establish educational opportunities for the future research and industrial workforce required to develop and maintain a sustainable bioeconomy.

Weyerhaeuser Wood Products

The Weyerhaeuser Wood Products business provides seamless building solutions for residential, multi-family, and light commercial projects – from design to installation to support. We offer the most comprehensive and innovative collection of proven structural framing materials, including Trus Joist® Engineered Lumber Products, panels, lumber, and a wide range of high-quality distributed products. We back our products with industry-leading warranties, technical expertise, an impressive distribution channel, proprietary software, and innovative solutions.

 

Silver Level

Bright Wood Corporation

Bright Wood Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wood components and millwork. We offer window/door/furniture manufacturers and distributors a variety of species and product alternatives. Our facilities are flexible, robust, and utilize cutting edge technology to maximize precision and minimize waste. Our Research and Development team helps customers propel their products to the next performance level. 

Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth

The Natural Resources Research Institute mission is to foster the economic development of Minnesota’s natural resources in an environmentally sound manner to promote private sector employment.

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Southern Pine Inspection Bureau

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau is the leader in providing quality assurance standards to the softwood lumber industry. Since 1915, SPIB has provided grading rules, training, production surveys, and other services to ensure product integrity and build a sustainable future for the industry. The SPIB grademark is recognized throughout the industry as a sign of quality and consistency that manufacturers and consumers know and respect.

TEMBEC

Tembec is a manufacturer of forest products – lumber, paper pulp, paper and specialty cellulose pulp – and a global leader in sustainable forest management practices. Tembec has operations in North America and France with some 3,500 employees, is listed on the TSX and has annual sales of approximately $1.6 billion.

 

Bronze Level

American Wood Council

American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American traditional and engineered wood products. AWC develops technical information on structural wood products to assure their safe and efficient design and use. AWC also provides information on wood design, green building, and manufacturing environmental regulations advocating for balanced government policies.

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Auburn University Forest Products Development Center

The Forest Products Development Center (FPDC) is located within the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. We focus to provide high quality graduating students coupled with relevant research to key industrial stakeholders. Key stakeholders include industry, government, academia, and granting institutions whom has an interest in finding solutions to barriers that hinder product performance or prevent product entry for sustainable green biomaterials from our natural resources. Our education based mission is to prepare and supply a high quality pool of graduating students to our stakeholders whom need the next generation of leaders for their industrial programs. Our research mission is to characterize, define and provide processing or new product solutions that are environmentally friendly and utilize natural resources. We also strive to address wood quality issues for biobased product manufacturers, forestry and renewable natural resource managers, and timber management companies in the southern U.S.

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Composite Panel Association

Formerly the National Particleboard Association and the Canadian Particleboard Association, the Composite Panel Association (CPA) is the North American trade association for particleboard, hardboard, medium density fiberboard, and the decorative surfaces industries. The CPA is dedicated to increasing the acceptance and use of industry products and to the general welfare of the industry.

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Environmental Compliance and Safety

ECS is dedicated to servicing its clients with over 150 years of collective experience in safety and environmental permitting, program development, training, and compliance assistance. ECS can assist by providing specialized project needs or by managing and maintaining ongoing regulatory compliance with all environmental and safety programs.

Evergreen Engineering

Since 1985, Evergreen Engineering, Inc. has been committed to providing innovative industrial engineering, design, consulting, and construction solutions for a variety of industries.

Gilsanz Murray Steficek

Gilsanz Murray Steficek provides structural engineering and building envelope consulting for a diverse range of construction and restoration projects.

Holzforschung Austria - Austrian Forest Products Research Society

As an applied research institute and testing institute Holzforschung Austria addresses the entire value chain in the wood sector. Our competence spans from the storing of wood in the forest to wood processing into different applications such as cross laminated timber, windows or multi-storey residential construction. Bordering disciplines such as surface coatings, wood preservatives, emissions, bio energy, pulp and paper, fittings, connectors and adhesives are also within the scope of our work.

Kimball International, Inc.

Kimball International, Inc., based in Jasper, Indiana, USA, is a global manufacturer and marketer of commercial furnishings, providing a variety of products for the office and hospitality industries. Extensive product lines cover all businesses, from multinational corporations to small start-up companies. Kimball has advocated and practiced sound forest management for four decades, and it currently owns over 28,000 acres of timberlands, located in over 70 different forest tracts, primarily in Indiana and Kentucky.

Kop-Coat Inc

Begun in 1907, Koppers became the world’s largest manufacturer of wood preservatives. The innovative Koppers Science and Technology group solved wood preservation challenges in a wide array of market segments around the world. It was this group that developed the pressure treatment system that spawned North America’s love affair with residential decks. That global technical experience, which includes 20 years working with engineered wood, is invaluable today as Kop-Coat provides solutions to the Composite Panels and Engineered Wood industry.

Materials Testing Institute University of Stuttgart

MaterialsTesting Institute (MPA), University of Stuttgart

The Materials Testing Institute of Stuttgart conducts research and development in the areas of materials and component testing, materials development and optimization, and safety of components and design. Other areas include damage prevention, modern computational methods, adequate materials selection, adequate materials production methods, conformity tests of existing codes and regulations, and certification of products.

Metriguard Inc

Metriguard Inc

Metriguard designs and manufactures electronic and mechanical equipment for testing and grading wood products. This equipment is used world-wide by sawmills, wood products companies and research facilities. Customers can maximize profit by using Metriguard equipment to measure physical properties of wood materials and then grade or sort the material so it does to its highest and best end use. Various Metriguard products are designed to measure the physical properties of structural dimension lumber, timber, particleboard, oriented strand board (OSB), and veneer for use in structural laminated veneer lumber (LVL).

Pella Windows & Doors

It’s not just the energy efficient windows and doors that Pella builds, but the way they build them that respects and protects our environment. Since Pella was founded in 1925, they’ve been proud environmental stewards and have received various awards and recognition including the esteemed ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award.

PFS TESCO

PFS TECO

In 2015, PFS Corporation and Timberco Inc. dba TECO merged to form PFS Corporation dba PFS TECO. The combined company offers services ranging from forest certification to building product certification and testing to manufactured structure plan review and inspection. Our Certification Marks have not changed, and they continue to be Marks You Can Build On.

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Qualtim INC

Qualtim is the engineering, technology, product development, and management firm that staffs the Structural Building Components Research Institute (SBCRI). Through SBCRI, Qualtim is able to conduct in-depth research, and develop and test a variety of structural building products.

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Random Lengths

Random Lengths provides the forest products industry with unbiased, consistent, and timely reports of market activity and prices, related trends, issues, and analyses. The company's focus has traditionally been on North American markets, but as international trade in wood products has increased, we have expanded our coverage to prices and developments in overseas supplying regions. We also strive to deliver information to our customers in a timely and economical manner, utilizing modern technology.

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Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

Salzburg University of Applied Sciences is the university for technology, health and media. Here, 2,700 students receive training in the disciplines of Engineering, Business and Social Sciences comprising Tourism, Business Management and Social Work, Design, Media & Arts and Health Studies. This local research and teaching institution, with its 320 staff, is also a driving force for innovation. With its international outlook and focus on innovative research and teaching, the university is a pioneer of future-oriented degree programmes and practice-oriented solutions for business and society.

Timber Products Inspection

Timber Products Inspection, Inc. is an independent, third party wood products inspection, testing, and consulting company with field representation throughout the entire U.S. TP provides assurance services to grade stamping facilities, pressure treating facilities, heat treating facilities, panel manufacturing facilities, pallet manufacturing facilities, log/timber frame manufacturing facilities, truss manufacturing facilities, utility product manufacturing facilities, green building programs, and engineered products manufacturing facilities.

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TOP WOOD JOBS

Top Wood Jobs, LLC supplies recruiting, staffing and consulting services for the wood products industries for full or part time assignments. As a Search Firm, Top Wood Jobs can provide experienced industrial plant staffing, engineering, construction and equipment supplier personnel for the primary wood processing industry.

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United Treating and Distribution

UTD has 50 employees with more than 300 customers in 18 states. Their customer range is very broad. UTD works with retail lumber yards, independent building material dealers, portable barn builders, decking pros, fencing pros, metal manufacturers, trailer manufacturers, retaining wall companies, specialized industrial suppliers and contracting groups. The UTD team has two dedicated partners with its own freight company and freight brokerage.

Woodlife Envrionmental Consultants, LLC

WoodLife Environmental Consultants, has been performing life cycle assessments (LCA) on renewable materials since 2006. As an affiliate of CORRIM (the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials) Woodlife has been involved with over 25 wood product LCA studies on forestry operations, solid wood products, structural composite panels and lumber, glue laminated beams, engineered I-joists, solid wood flooring, engineered flooring, treated wood, and biofuels (liquid and solid), serving private industries, associations, government agencies, and institutions internationally.

To learn how to become an organizational member, please visit organizational membership or contact Craig McKinney via email or +1 770 209 7294.