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Collier Journalism Award Announced

The memory of SFPA’s John Collier lives on. Timothy Schuler is the recipient of the 2017 John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism, presented by the Forest History Society (FHS). Mr. Schuler’s article, “Searching for a Sign” appeared in the November 2016 issue of Landscape Architecture.

In his letter of recognition to the author, FHS President Steven Anderson explained: “This award recognizes the author of the best article or series of articles published in newspapers, trade press publications, or general circulation magazines in forest and conservation history.” Mr. Schuler receives a $1,000 prize and a plaque.

The winning article was among eleven submissions this year. SFPA’s Richard Wallace, vice president of communications, served as one of three judges. Selecting Timothy’s article for first place, Richard noted: “Here’s an amazing story of ‘old Indian trail trees’ that provided landmarks and bearings to Native Americans.

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EXPO 2017 Approaching a Sellout

With only four exhibit spots remaining, SFPA’s 34th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – Expo 2017 – is virtually a sellout. The three-day event will fill Building A, Exhibit Halls A2 & A3 of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, June 14-16.

“A late surge in exhibit space sales has filled the hall with more than 170 exhibitors, ready to showcase the latest machinery and technology,” noted exposition director Eric Gee. “Among exhibitors, we are proud to welcome 29 first-time exhibitors to the show floor, including companies that have not participated in the last 10 years,” he added.

Click here to register to attend. On Wednesday, June 14, the INNOTECH program offers a full agenda of educational opportunities. For a complete list of all exhibitors, download the show’s app; search FOREST EXPO.

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SP Featured at AIA Show

Southern Pine products made a splash in Orlando last week, as the American Institute of Architects convened for its annual convention and trade exposition. Some 30,000 architects plied the aisles of the expo, collecting ideas and product information. The Softwood Lumber Board sponsored its reTHINK WOOD Showcase, an impressive 30×50-foot exhibit of products and design possibilities. In addition to SFPA representing Southern Pine,industry participants in the Showcase included WoodWorks, American Wood Council, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association and Western Wood Products Association. Architects could view and discuss a variety of products and applications. Information on sustainability, certified materials and environmental benefits of using wood were also available. Click here to see a collection of photos from this event.

SFPA’s Richard Wallace and Communications Director Erin Graham staffed the Southern Pine counter,

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