International Convention

Forest Products Society

Strategic Partners

AWPA

Founded in 1904, the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) is a non-profit organization which is responsible for promulgating voluntary wood preservation standards. AWPA Standards are developed by its technical committees in an open, consensus-based process that involves individuals from all facets of wood preservation: Producers of preservatives and preservative components; producers of treated and untreated wood products; end users of treated wood; engineers, architects and building code officials; government entities, academia, and other groups with a general interest in wood preservation. AWPA's Standards are universally specified for wood preservation in the USA, and are recognized worldwide.

Forest Products Lab

For almost 100 years, our mission has been to use our Nation's wood resources wisely and efficiently, while at the same time keeping our forests healthy. Our research began with preserving railroad ties, and now we are venturing into nanotechnology and finding ways that our research can contribute to mitigating the impacts of climate change. The FPL research staff has the experience and expertise needed to make us world renowned among forest products research organizations and an unbiased source of information. FPL researchers have longevity, with an average of 20 years of experience in their related fields.

Hatton & Brown

Hatton-Brown has been the influential leader in forest-based publishing for more than 60 years. Today, its publications set the editorial standard for their respective niches in the forest industry and the power equipment community.

National Hardwood Lumber Association

The National Hardwood Lumber Association was founded in 1898 to establish a uniform system of grading rules for the measurement and inspection of hardwood lumber. Since then, NHLA has taken on the role of educator, whose mission is to provide the industry with the training it needs to succeed in a changing and global economy.

SFPA

Today, SFPA is building momentum and demand for Southern Pine products with marketing efforts focused on structural, treated and specialty/industrial lumber applications. Annual production of Southern Pine lumber reached a modern-era record of 19 billion board feet in 2005. SFPA continues to serve as an information clearinghouse to design/build professionals, providing informative seminars, technical guides and references, and online content. SFPA remains at the forefront of promoting members' products around the globe.