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Founded in 1947, FPS is a community of educators, researchers, manufactures, builders and industry leaders dedicated to advancing the use of wood and other renewable cellulosic materials. FPS members enjoy an international exchange of scientific discoveries, innovation, technical knowledge and practical best practices. Breakthroughs are published in the Forest Products Journal, careers are nurtured at the International Convention, and lifelong colleagues stay connected. Your membership provides the basis for life long relationships with like-minded professionals, real time assistance in resolving issues in your area of responsibility and a platform for unlimited learning. 

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Who Should Join? 

Academics: Publish, network with peers and industry, stay current with industry news and new research findings.

Students: Publish, gain practical information, network with potential employers, and get to know the right people within your chosen field.

Industry Professionals: Connect with the best and brightest in your field, collaborate with service providers, learn about new developments, enhance recruiting, connect with academia on new, current, and future research.

Service Providers (Engineering firms, consultants, etc.): Locate and develop customers, gain information to expand business, stay current with industry news, strengthen your network.

Suppliers: Network with the ‘doers’, find out what’s going on, develop sales contacts, refine new product ideas, find potential employees.


Member Benefits 

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Regular News/Technical Updates: Forest Products Report (weekly), FPS E-Update (monthly)

Technical and Practical Information: Subscriptions to Forest Products Journal, International Journal of Forest Engineering, and Wood Design Focus

Extensive Research Tools: Access to FPS’s Knowledge Base – a searchable database of 10,000 journal articles, conference papers, handbooks on wood and bio-related subjects, including EVERY article published in Forest Products Journal over the past 70 years!

Expanded Network: Member directory includes movers and shakers in academia, industry, consulting and the supplier community.

Access to Conferences and Courses: Discounted registration and VIP benefits at FPS events.


Individual Member Types 

Individual Member: $155 USD/year

Individual Member 2 year: $295 (5% discount from 1 year Individual)

Individual Member 3 year: $420 (10% discount from 1 year Individual)

Student: $25 USD/year

Developing Country: $42 USD/year

Retired: $55 USD/year


Organization Member Types

  • Logo with link and company description on the FPS website 
  • Member Spotlight Forest Products Report Newsletter 
  • 10% Discount on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at FPS events 
  • Special advertising discounts 
  • Organization name listed in each issue of Forest Products Journal 
  • Up to 6 individual memberships for employees

Bronze Level - $400 USD/year

  • Two Individual memberships
  • Annual complimentary quarter page ad in Forest Products Journal (supplied by company)

Silver Level - $800 USD/year

  • Four Individual memberships
  • Annual complimentary half page ad in Forest Products Journal (supplied by company)

Gold Level - $1,200 USD/year

  • Six Individual memberships
  • Annual complimentary full page ad in Forest Products Journal (supplied by company)


Become a Member Today


Physical copies of FPS membership applications are available for download below. 

Individual Membership Application

Organizational Membership Application