Industry Alliances

The Southern Forest Products Association cooperates with a variety of allied organizations to accomplish mutually beneficial objectives and maximize staff resources.

American Forest & Paper Association

AF&PA is a national trade association representing the forest, pulp, paper, paperboard and wood products industry. SFPA has frequently worked with AF&PA over the years.

American Wood Council

AWC provides an organizational structure for wood products companies and associations to work together on building codes and standards, green building policy issues, and a focused set of environmental regulations. SFPA and AWC share many mutual members and work together on industry initiatives.

APA – The Engineered Wood Association

APA works in partnership with members to develop and maintain markets through excellence in product promotion, quality assurance and technical and educational support. SFPA has had a strategic alliance with APA to increase staff efficiency through shared product support and promotions, including joint product literature and market research.

Softwood Lumber Board

SLB is an industry-funded initiative established to promote the benefits and uses of softwood lumber products in outdoor, residential and non-residential construction. SFPA received a grant from SLB to study the feasibility of raised wood floor construction with high-production homebuilders.

Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association

SLMA represents independently owned sawmills throughout the Southeast. SFPA cooperates with SLMA on issues important to the Southern Pine industry. Under the banner of the Southern Pine Council, SFPA and SLMA exporting members cooperate on international efforts to improve export markets for Southern Pine.

Southern Pressure Treaters’ Association

SPTA represents producers of industrial wood products preserved with AWPA approved industrial preservatives and preservative components. SFPA works with SPTA on issues that affect the marketability and promotion of treated wood products for America’s infrastructure.

Treated Wood Council

TWC serves all segments of the treated wood industry in the field of government affairs. SFPA is a founding member of TWC.

Wood Products Council – WoodWorks

WoodWorks is an initiative of the Wood Products Council (WPC), a cooperative venture of major North American wood associations, as well as research organizations, government agencies and other funding partners.  WoodWorks provides education, resources and technical support related to the design of nonresidential and multi-family wood buildings. SFPA is a charter member of WPC and cooperates with WoodWorks for product support and promotion of Southern Pine lumber.