The CFPB is a cooperative between the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech and its industry partners that seeks to help companies remain competitive through its management of assets and marketing activities.

Recent Submissions

  • Investigation of vacuum and steam treatments to heat treat and sanitize ash logs and ash firewood 

    Chen, Zhangjing; White, Marshall (Virginia Tech. Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, 2013-11-16)
    The goal of this project was to investigate the efficacy of vacuum/steam technology to sanitize low quality ash logs and ash firewood. It is difficult to heat treat the saw logs and firewood because of the relatively large ...
  • Annual Report, Center for Forest Products Business 2019 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (2019-08-24)
    This annual report lists faculty and student accomplishments at the Center for the period of July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.
  • Fostering Relationships Among Central American and Appalachian Forest Products Companies 

    Lyon, Scott; Quesada-Pineda, Henry J.; Smith, Robert (Virginia Tech. Center for Forest Products Business, 2011-11)
    Exporting wood products offers many advantages for firms entering the global market, such as increased profits and credit, market growth, and economic strength (Parhizkar 2008; McMahon and Gottko 1989). In the past few ...
  • 2011 Annual Report, Center for Forest Products Business 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech. Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, 2011-08)
    This annual report details student and faculty accomplishments for the Center in 2010-2011.
  • Increasing Exports of US Wooden Modular Homes to Developing Countries Systems 

    Kakkar, Gaurav; Quesada-Pineda, Henry J.; Smith, Robert L. (Virginia Tech. Center for Forest Products Business. Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, 2017-11)
    Sustainable housing is one of the fundamental necessities for socio-economic development. Yet a considerable population of the developing world is living in substandard houses. On the other hand, developed countries like ...
  • Center Focus, Fall 2010 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2010)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.
  • Center Focus, December 2007 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2007-12)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.
  • Center Focus, Fall & Winter 2008 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2008)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.
  • Center Focus, Fall 2009 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2009)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.
  • Exports of U.S. Hardwood Products: Increasing Performance in Asia and Western Europe 

    Arias, Edgar; Lyon, Scott; Quesada-Pineda, Henry J.; Smith, Robert (Virginia Tech, 2013-11)
    The identification and understanding of factors impacting international markets for primary hardwood products (i.e. lumber) in key US overseas markets is essential for US hardwood producers to shape successful marketing ...
  • Center Focus, December 2006 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2006-12)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.
  • Benchmarking Performance Measurement and the Implementation of Lean Manufacturing in the Secondary Wood Processing Rough Mill 

    Cumbo, Dan; Kline, D. Earl; Van Aken, Eileen M.; Smith, Bob (Virginia Tech, 2004-09)
    It is hypothesized that, while other components of the secondary wood products value stream; e.g., moulding, turning, sanding, etc, are being integrated and “leaned up” so to speak, the rough mill represents a real or ...
  • Center Focus, April 2007 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2007-04)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.
  • Evaluating Markets for Small Diameter Timber: A Case Analysis in Northern Mississippi 

    Perkins, Brian; Smith, Bob; Jackson, Jerry (Virginia Tech, 2005-04)
    Small diameter timber (SDT) has emerged as a national problem in the forest products industry due to catastrophic forest fires in the West, increases in imported pulp in the South and high grading in the Central and Eastern ...
  • Center Focus, Spring 2013 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.
  • Center Focus, Spring 2012 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.
  • Center Focus, Summer 2009 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2009)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.
  • Center Focus, Summer 2008 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2008)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.
  • Annual Report: Center for Forest Products Business, 2017-2018 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2018)
    This annual report details student and faculty accomplishments for the Center in 2017-2018.
  • Center Focus, Spring 2010 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2010)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.

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