Forest Products Expo: Best Show in Years

The 32nd Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – Expo 2013 – delivered a much-needed boost to the forest products industry. Sponsored by the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA), the show featured the products and services of 156 exhibitors, displayed… Read More



SFPA Announces 2012 Sawmill Safety Awards

Six Southern Pine lumber facilities – all members of the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) – are recipients of the 2012 Sawmill Safety Award. This award recognizes sawmills, treating plants and laminators for outstanding safety records. SFPA member facilities are… Read More


New Southern Pine Design Values Effective June 1, 2013

New design values for all sizes and grades of visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber became effective June 1, 2013. New design values apply only to new construction; the integrity of existing structures designed and built using design values meeting… Read More


New Pocket Span Card Available

Spans for Southern Pine joists and rafters, including those based on the new design values for visually graded dimension lumber effective June 1, are featured on a new pocket span card now available from the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA).… Read More


Forest Products EXPO – Biggest Show in Years

The floor plan of the 32nd Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – EXPO 2013 – is now officially larger than the event held two years ago.  Scheduled for June 5-7 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, the show is shaping up to… Read More


New Design Values Effective June 1, 2013

SPIB Publishes Supplement No.13 New design values for ALL sizes and grades of visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber were published in the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau’s (SPIB) Supplement No.13 to the 2002 Standard Grading Rules for Southern Pine Lumber on February 11, 2013.… Read More


Forest Products EXPO Expands Floor Plan

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has announced expansion of the floor plan for the 32nd Forest Products Machinery and Equipment Exposition – EXPO 2013.  Citing increased interest in exhibit space for this event, set for June 5-7 at Atlanta’s… Read More


ALSC Approves New Design Values for Southern Pine Lumber

The American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Board of Review has approved the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau’s (SPIB) design value changes for all sizes and grades of visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber, and recommended an effective date of June 1,… Read More


Industry Leaders to Showcase Their Latest at Forest Products EXPO

The biggest names in forest products equipment manufacturing are set to display their latest products and services at the 32nd Forest Products Machinery and Equipment Exposition – EXPO 2013. Sponsored by the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA), this three day event… Read More