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Housing & Registration Opens for EXPO 2017

Registration to attend the 34th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – EXPO 2017 – is now open; visit SFPAexpo.com. This three-day event will be held June 14-16 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

The show for 2017 is shaping up to be another record event – larger than the 2015 show – continuing to benefit from an industry-wide recovery and many companies with ongoing upgrades underway. More than 150 companies are set to exhibit the latest equipment and services for the forest products industry, across more than 51,000 square feet of indoor space.

Some exhibit space remains. “More than 90% of the floor plan is under contract,” notes exposition director Eric Gee. “Many exhibitors returning from the 2015 show have expanded their displays for EXPO 2017, plus we have many first-time exhibitors,” he adds.

Complete registration information, housing details and other show facts are available by visiting SFPAexpo.com.

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SFPA Welcomes New Member

SFPA welcomes the Crossett Economic Development Foundation of Crossett, Arkansas, as a new Associate member.  Since its formation in 2001, the foundation has worked to provide quality economic development services to the City of Crossett.  Its primary mission is to create jobs and opportunities for the community, working with existing businesses and also recruiting new industry to the area. Jobs have been both saved and created due to the foundation’s efforts working with local enterprises.

Mike Smith is the Executive Director and will represent the foundation with SFPA. Contact him at 870/364-8745, or send e-mail to mike@cityofcrossett.net.  To learn more about the foundation, visit www.cityofcrossett.net.

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2016: SP Shipments Top 17Bbf

For the seventh consecutive year, shipments of Southern Pine lumber in 2016 have increased, reaching a total of 17.34 billion board feet (Bbf), 4% above the 2015 volume. Tabulation of SP shipment totals is a cooperative effort with the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau and Timber Products Inspection.

SFPA members can review further details, including a month-by-month comparison of shipments over the past three years, within the Members Only section of SFPA.org. Also there is an historical summary of annual SP shipments, 1915-2016.

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