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Forest Service lab helps keep MLB bats swinging

Researchers at the Forest Products Laboratory worked with Major League Baseball to investigate what causes bats to break.

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'I Like Wood'
Research Engineer David Kretschmann explains the work of the Forest Products Laboratory during an interview on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

The lab recently made recommendations to Major League Baseball about how to lower the number of broken wooden bats that occur in games.

Listen to our full interview with Kretschmann.

(Photos/Video courtesy of the Forest Products Laboratory. Video editing by Federal News Radio's Mike O'Connell.)
'Fired up' feds celebrate their achievements

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Federal employees celebrated their achievements Wednesday at the Feds Feed Families closing ceremony. Collectively, feds donated nearly 9 million pounds of food and other non-perishable goods in 2013. Read the full story here.
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2013 NCMA Symposium

2013 NCMA Symposium

Photos from the National Contract Management Association's annual Government...
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