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Remembering Duane Zinkel: "He Wrote the Book on Naval Stores"

Friday, September 4, 2015  
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Dr. Duane F. Zinkel, age 81, passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2015, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Duane worked his entire career in naval stores research at the USDA Forest Products Lab in Madison and was internationally recognized

for his many publications, including his joint editorship with Jim Russell of the monumental book: Naval Stores,  published in 1989 The most comprehensive source of information on our industry, "The Yellow Bible"  is known around the world (after the color of the covers). Duane was active in the technical activities of the PCA during his working years and was particularly knowledgeable in the most advanced analytical techniques that our industry now uses routinely. Duane was always easy-going, pleasant and willing to share his vast knowledge of naval stores. He will be missed, but his legacy remains with us.