Membership Categories

Lumber Manufacturer
Any individual, corporation, partnership or association engaged in the  U.S. domestic manufacture  of Southern Pine lumber whether from the log or from rough green, and shipped whether treated or untreated, from all the Member’s plants, irrespective of the destination of such shipments (including member’s shipments to a member’s distribution center).  Dues are paid on all lumber shipped (including lumber purchased for treating, laminating, component manufacturing, then shipped).  Lumber Manufacturers do not qualify for Associate membership.  “Lumber” is defined to be a manufactured product derived from a Southern Pine log in a sawmill, or in a sawmill and planing mill.

Associate Member
Any individual, corporation, partnership or association not qualified as a Lumber Manufacturer member. Associate Members include treaters, laminators, component manufacturers, remanufacturers, machinery or equipment manufacturers/distributors, exporters, distributors/wholesalers, associations, timber growers, engineered wood products, engineering service providers, and suppliers of preservatives, paints, stains and coatings.  An SFPA Associate Member that is engaged in some business enterprise involved with the manufacture and/or distribution of Southern Pine lumber, and that is interested in the objectives and purposes of the Association, may be elected to Associate Membership by the Board of Directors.  Dues are established by the Board of Directors and paid annually.