PFS Corporation of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, is an internationally
recognized, independent quality assurance agency, unaffiliated
with any manufacturer or specific trade name. It is headed
by a building industry veteran with more than 30 years of
leadership experience in building construction and code compliance,
and staffed by unique and competent quality control engineers.
PFS was chartered in 1959 as Plywood Fabricator Service, a nonprofit plywood quality control agency affiliated with the American Plywood Association (APA). As factory production of structural components and entire buildings became widespread, more complete quality control services were needed by the building industry. PFS answered that need by expanding its scope to include plan review and inspection services for the housing industry. The name was changed to Product Fabrication Service and moved from Tacoma, Washington to Madison, Wisconsin in 1972.
In 1978, the Internal Revenue Service determined that PFS was an independent agency no longer eligible for nonprofit status; hence, the present PFS Corporation was formed.
As of November 14, 2000, PFS Corporation became an employee-owned corporation (ESOP) PFS' growth continues as the No. 1 third party agency in the industrialized construction industry.
PFS has come full circle since its 1959 beginnings, diversifying from serving manufacturers of plywood to factory-built structures, heating appliances, and wood component systems. PFS provides certification services to most of the major engineered wood producers in the United States.
Today PFS has over 50 employees including thirteen licensed engineers and two wood scientists. It also operates a 20,000 sq. ft. testing and research facility in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, certifying wood products for nearly 700 manufacturing facilities as far away as China. PFS continues to grow and expand its services to the wood construction industry.