Forest Products EXPO Nearly Sold Out

Even with an additional 5,000 square feet of exhibit space added to the floor plan back in November, exhibitors are clamoring for the remaining 1,500 square feet that remains for EXPO 2015 – the 33rd Forest Products Machinery & Equipment… Read More


Forest Products EXPO Expands Floor Plan

High demand for exhibit space has required an expansion of the floor plan for EXPO 2015 – the 33rd Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition, set for June 10-12 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. The show is sponsored and… Read More


SFPA Elects 2015 Officers

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors elected its 2015 slate of officers during its recent Annual Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina.  They are Chairman Scott Vande Linde of West Fraser, Germantown, Tennessee; Vice Chairman William Almond of… Read More


Tom Rice Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from SFPA

At its recent Annual Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Tom Rice, president of Conner Industries in Fort Worth, Texas. In presenting the award, SFPA Chairman Joe Kusar announced… Read More


2014 Edition of Marine Construction Guide Now Available

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has published a new 2014 Edition of its “Marine Construction Guide”.  This 40-page booklet provides information to assist with the proper specification and use of pressure-treated Southern Pine materials for docks, piers, bulkheads, pedestrian… Read More


Wood Organizations Team for Education at Forest Products EXPO

A comprehensive educational component has been added to EXPO 2015 – the 33rd Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – to be held June 10-12 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.  The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) and the Forest… Read More


U.S. Softwood Lumber Exports Surge with Promotional Push

Export sales of American softwood lumber nearly doubled in the past five years, reaching $1.1 billion and the highest level in 16 years, reports the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA). Meanwhile, exports of pressure-treated lumber, a key value-added item promoted… Read More



Shipments of Southern Pine Lumber Up in 2013

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has announced that, for the fourth consecutive year, shipments of Southern Pine lumber recorded an increase from the previous year. Shipments in 2013 totaled 15.026 billion board feet (Bbf), an increase of 5% over… Read More


Southern Forest Products Association Names Executive Director

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors has appointed Tami Kessler to serve as Executive Director. Tami has most recently served the association as Corporate Secretary and Director of Administration. Since she joined the staff in 1976, Tami has… Read More