2014 Edition of Pressure-Treated Lumber Guide Available

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has published a new 2014 Edition of the booklet “Pressure-Treated Southern Pine” . This 24-page booklet provides information to assist with the proper specification and use of  pressure-treated Southern Pine materials. A copy is now available as… Read More


Dates Modified for Forest Products Expo

  The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has revised the dates for its 33rd Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – Expo 2015. The show will now be held June 10-12, 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta,… Read More


Southern Forest Products Association Elects 2014 Officers

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors elected its 2014 slate of officers during its recent Fall Meeting in New Orleans.  They are Chairman Joe Kusar of Tolleson an  Ilim Timber Company, Perry, Georgia; Vice Chairman Scott Vande… Read More


New Southern Pine Span Tables Available Online

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has posted online its comprehensive set of updated span tables, all based on the new design values for visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber that became effective June 1, 2013. From the Span Tables landing… Read More


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