FPInnovations

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FPInnovations is a Canadian non-profit member organization which carries out scientific research and technology transfer for the Canadian forest industry, based on priorities set by the company's members. The company's headquarters are located in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, and has its main research centers located in Vancouver, Quebec City, and Pointe-Claire, but also has many regional offices located throughout the country.

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FPInnovations came into existence April 1, 2007 through an amalgamation of Forintek Canada Corporation, the Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC), and the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (Paprican), along with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre of Natural Resources Canada .[1] Each of these institutes focused on different areas of the Canadian forest industry, and now operate as divisions within FPInnovations:

  • Forintek: Wood products
  • FERIC: Forest operations
  • Paprican: Pulp and paper
  • Canadian Wood Fibre Centre

Each division operates with a divisional steering committee to oversee its operations. The company's board of directors represents industry members as well as provincial and federal governments. As a whole, FPInnovations has over 600 employees.[2]

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