State Materials Office Laboratory
The Florida Department of Transportation State Materials Office (SMO), located in Gainesville, sets policies and procedures for the materials program, which are carried out at the district level. This office works in conjunction with six district materials offices that are located throughout the state. Part of the SMO's mission is to provide research to help enhance the performance of Florida's transportation system. In conjunction with the research done in the Granular Lab, the SMO provides facilities to for testing of granular material.