Four Southern Pine sawmills – all members of the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) – are recent recipients of the 2014 Sawmill Safety Award.

SFPA lumber manufacturer members are considered for the award based on information submitted regarding occupational injuries and illnesses. Safety performance is judged by how each mill’s safety record stacks up against facilities with comparable lumber output throughout the year. Division I includes sawmills that produce 50 million board feet or less; Division II covers facilities that produce 51 to 150 million board feet; and Division III includes mills that produce more than 150 million board feet annually. The four sawmills being honored for outstanding safety records during 2014:

Division I     Almond Brothers Lumber Co. – Coushatta, Louisiana

Division II    Weyerhaeuser Company – Holden, Louisiana and Millport, Alabama

Division III   Anthony Forest Products – Urbana, Arkansas

“On behalf of all members, I want to commend these companies that excel at making safety in the workplace a priority,” said SFPA Executive Director Tami Kessler.

The awards were presented recently at the opening ceremony of EXPO 2015 in Atlanta.

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SFPA is a nonprofit trade association that has represented manufacturers of Southern Pine lumber since 1915. Today, SFPA is the leading source of information about Southern Pine products for design-build professionals and consumers.