64th International Convention Program, Photos, and Presentations

About the 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. The Society's Vision is to be the world leader in technical information transfer to further the socially beneficial use of wood and fiber resources. The Society's Mission is to foster 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 a broad range of professional interests, including private and public research and development, industrial management and production, marketing, education, government, engineering, and consulting.

The Forest Products Society also acts as the distributor for the technical publications of the American Wood Council which constitutes an invaluable information resource on wood construction for engineers, architects, builders, and building code regulators, including engineering data, state-of-the-art design technologies, and construction standards. Membership is open to all interested individuals and organizations.

For information on membership, please contact the Forest Products Society at 608-231-1361 or membership@forestprod.org.

Convention Planning Committee

Robert J. Ross (General Chair), USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI

Stefan Bergmann (FPS Representative), Forest Products Society, Madison, WI

John Shelly (FPS Board Representative), University of California, Berkley, CA

Barry Goodell (FPS Board Rrepresentative), University of Maine, Orono, ME

Paul Merrick (FPS Board Representative and Technical Program Chair), Weyerhaeuser, Gig Harbor, WA

Xiping Wang (General Session Co-Chair), USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI

Richard E. Schebler (General Session Co-Chair), Pella Corporation, Pella, IA

Pamela J. Byrd (Paul Bunyan Party Co-Chair), USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI

R. Bruce Allison (Paul Bunyan Party Co-Chair), Allison Tree Care, Inc., Verona, WI

Scott A. Bowe (Student Activities Chair), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI