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