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Forest Products Laboratory
Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive Madison, WI 53726 USA

- Located in Madison, Wisconsin, since 1910
- Nation's only federally funded wood utilization research laboratory
- Currently employs 60 Research Scientists
- Primarily or partly responsible for many of today's wood-based technologies, including wood preservatives, glulam beams, oriented strandboard, and fiber-based packaging
- Research partnerships located in virtually every state in the Nation
- Reduced timber demand for railroad ties by 75% through preservatives research
- Increased average lumber yield per log from 25% to 60%