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Crowds Excited to Attend EXPO 2017

Two years in the making, the Southern Forest Products Association’s (SFPA) 34th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – Expo 2017 – opened June 14 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. For three days, June 14-16, 186 exhibitors showcased the latest technology and services for the wood products industry, displayed across more than 54,000 square feet. The expansion of industry participation at Expo 2017 was reflected by 35 first-time exhibitors. Total attendance is expected to surpass 2,000 people.

“Expo 2017 is the culmination of an industry coming together to demonstrate the advances in technology and services,” notes exposition director Eric Gee. “There’s a promising future for both softwood and hardwood operations in today’s market, and mill owners were here to help upgrade their facilities,” he adds.

Expo 2017 is the largest such event in many years. Partnering with the INNOTECH educational program taking place June 14-15,

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AMSO Website Remodeled

There’s a whole new look to the American Softwoods website, AmericanSoftwoods.com. The new site functions as a comprehensive portal of information about North American softwoods for a wide range of applications. It’s built around a highly visual framework, using extensive photo galleries to illustrate both the performance and the appearance of all species.

From the home page, the Species & Characteristics tab takes users to essential listings of the main uses, physical and mechanical properties of various softwoods. The Typical Applications tab describes the versatility of products used for structural and outdoor building as well a decorative uses indoors for flooring, paneling and joinery.

From every page of the site, users can begin a Purchase Inquiry or click on Find Suppliers to locate sources of materials. For Southern Pine inquiries, visitors are linked to the Export Product Locator on SouthernPineGlobal.com.

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SFPA Welcomes New Member

SFPA welcomes HUB Industrial Supply of Lake City, Florida, as a new Associate member.  Established in 1990, HUB Industrial Supply provides consumable products commonly used in the forest products industry. Some of the commodities supplied are saw blades, fasteners, safety supplies and paints.

Sam Lacey is the company’s national accounts manager and will represent HUB Industrial Supply with SFPA. Contact him at 800/743-9401, or send an e-mail to sam@hubindustrial.com. To learn more about HUB Industrial Supply, visit www.hubindustrial.com.

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