Seven Southern Pine sawmills – all members of the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) – are recent recipients of the 2016 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 seven sawmills being honored for outstanding safety records during 2016 are:

Division I             Weyerhaeuser Company – Zwolle, Louisiana

Division II           Canfor Southern Pine – Jackson, Alabama

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

Division III          Canfor Southern Pine – Graham, North Carolina

Division III          Weyerhaeuser Company – Bruce, Mississippi; Dodson, Louisiana

“All seven mills receiving the award for 2016 recorded perfect safety records, with zero lost-time accidents or injuries,” said SFPA Executive Director Tami Kessler. “We commend these companies that excel at making safety in the workplace a top priority,” she added.

The awards were presented recently in Atlanta during SFPA’s Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition.

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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.