SPIB Resubmits Proposed Design Values to ALSC

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) has resubmitted proposed design values for all grades and sizes of visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber to the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC). SPIB and the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory worked cooperatively to… Read More


EXPO 2013 Expands Show Hours

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has announced expanded show hours for the 32nd Forest Products Machinery and Equipment Exposition – EXPO 2013.  Originally scheduled for June 6-7 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, the event is now… Read More


More Time Needed for SPIB Submittal to ALSC

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) is working with the USDA Forest Products Laboratory to verify all data to establish new design values for visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber, for final consideration by the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC)… Read More


SFPA Installs New Officers

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers during its recent Annual Meeting in Asheville, North Carolina. Joe Patton of Westervelt Lumber in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will serve as Immediate Past Chairman. Tom Rice… Read More


Design Values Analysis Now Online

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has produced a comprehensive collection of data analysis covering SPIB’s proposed design values for visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber. This package is now available to the public at www.southernpine.com. All proposed design values for… Read More


SPIB Submits Proposed Design Values to ALSC

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) has submitted proposed design values for all grades and sizes of visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber to the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC). The ALSC Board of Review will meet on October 18,… Read More


Comprehensive Testing of Southern Pine Lumber Completed

Preliminary Analysis Suggests Smaller Reductions than Originally Projected The latest full In-Grade Testing matrix for visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber has been completed by the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) in cooperation with Timber Products Inspection and others. In… Read More


SFPA Announces 2011 Sawmill Safety awards

Eight Southern Pine lumber facilities – all members of the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) – are recipients of the 2011 Sawmill Safety Award. This award recognizes both sawmills and treating plants for outstanding safety records. SFPA member facilities are… Read More


New Design Values – Effective June 1, 2012

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) issued new design values effective June 1, 2012 inSupplement No.9 to the 2002 Standard Grading Rules for Southern Pine Lumber. The only design values that changed apply to visually graded Southern Pine and Mixed Southern Pine sized… Read More


Transition to New Design Values – Effective June 1, 2012

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) has issued Supplement No.9 to the 2002 Standard Grading Rules for Southern Pine Lumber providing new design values effective June 1, 2012. The only design values that will change on June 1 apply to visually graded… Read More