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


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