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Successful Spring Meeting

Some 200 registered attendees convened in Atlanta last week for the 2018 SFPA/SLMA Spring Meeting & Expo.  The meeting kicked off with a welcome reception and dinner at the College Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday night. The agenda featured meetings of both boards of directors, as well as industry updates covering tax reform plus issues related to the environment and sustainability. A trade expo featured displays from more than three dozen companies offering products and services to the wood industry.

The SFPA Board of Directors received staff reports on the progress of Expo 2019, the Raised Floor Living campaign and SFPA publications, an update on the recent International inbound China mission, reviewed 2017 financial statements, approved an amendment to the Savings Incentive Plan, and discussed future meetings. The SFPA Board of Directors also welcomed new member, Conifex El Dorado, Inc.

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Remodeled Website: RaisedFloorLiving.com is Live!

SFPA is pleased to announce the launch of the remodeled website, RaisedFloorLiving.com. This updated site creates an information hub for both homebuilders and homebuyers featuring all the advantages and specifications to build a raised floor home. The new portal for building professionals, RaisedFloorLivingPro.com strikes a perfect balance between clear and logical navigation and extensive details to satisfy the needs of its users. Raised Floor Living’s expertise in the industry is demonstrated through dynamic charts, tables, diagrams and attractive imagery that will serve lumber dealers as helpful resources. Searchability is also incorporated into the site for easy access to information. Style and function merge into a website that provides a comprehensive, educational portal for Raised Floor Living’s growing acceptance, especially in flood-prone areas.

This remodeled site will support the new edition of “Raised Wood Floor Foundations – Design & Construction Guide” which is available as a PDF download from the publications page of SouthernPine.com.

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SFPA Welcomes Westwood Heat Treated Lumber Corporation

SFPA welcomes Westwood Heat Treated Lumber Corporation of Macon, Georgia as a new Associate member. Westwood Heat Treated Lumber Corporation is a technology and patent holder for the thermo-modification of wood – a Green alternative for pressure-treated lumber. In 2007, Westwood installed four thermo-modification chambers at US hardwood sawmills. Westwood is now introducing softwood thermo-modification to the United States with plans to place softwood thermo-modification kilns at softwood sawmills – producing thermo-treated SYP decking.

Igor Danchenko, Ph.D., is the company’s president. Contact Igor at 478/228-5555 or send an e-mail to wood@westwoodcorporation.com. To learn more about Westwood Heat Treated Lumber Corporation, visit www.thermotreatedwood.com and www.thermotreatedpine.com

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