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Market-Oriented Wood Technology

Materials and Bioeconomy

Man standing amidst piles of cut lumber.

Program Contacts: Pat Donahue,, (218) 788-2705 and Matt Aro,, (218) 788-2700

NRRI's Market-Oriented Wood Technology program serves the Minnesota forest products industry and companies across the Midwest region.  We collaborate with industrial and entrepreneurial partners to develop new products and processes, with an emphasis on wood-based building systems and modified wood technologies.  

We are a leader in wood products research and development, and our goal is to develop know-how with tangible, real-world applications.  We achieve this goal by leading innovation with high-risk research to develop new manufacturing processes and products, and by providing both market research and market development services.

We serve a wide variety of existing industries, including:

  • Wood-based building components and systems
  • Wood composites
  • Fenestration
  • Cabinetry
  • Flooring
  • Other durable and non-durable wood-based products