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A century of wood work

The USDA’s Forest Products Laboratory turns 100 this year. If you’d like to learn more about what’s been done there during that span of time, see this centennial history authored by James Spartz, a grad student in the CALS Department of Life Sciences Communication. At lot has been accomplished at the FPL which includes the massive concrete main building (built in the American Perpendicular or Modernistic Phase of the Art Deco style, in case you wondered), a new 87,000-square-foot multi-use laboratory called the Centennial Research Facility (CRF), and a number of other facilities. CALS researchers in several departments collaborate with FPL scientists.

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