Welcome to the Southern Forest Products Community

We’re stronger together. That was the idea behind the initial founding of the original Southern Pine Association in 1915, and it remains the core of the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) today.

As a collective industry association, we pool our resources to:

  • Promote and educate users, specifiers, and retailers about Southern Pine
  • Develop credible lumber product information and supporting publications
  • Provide access to forest products industry experts and international markets
  • Advocate for the use of sustainably managed, climate-smart Southern Pine
  • Grow our industry by amplifying the features, benefits and use-cases of Southern Pine products
  • Sponsor and produce the bi-annual Forest Products Machinery & Equipment EXPO, bringing industry professionals together for insight and opportunities to showcase the newest equipment, products and services.

SFPA members are visionary industry leaders who understand the power of working together:

  • Our sawmill members are experts in the efficient production of quality southern pine lumber.
  • Associate treater and distributor members understand the entire supply chain, tapping into our global network of industry representatives that support international trade.
  • Associate equipment manufacturing members assist member companies with mechanical efficiencies, creating value across the entire manufacturing process.

Finally, and importantly, all SFPA members understand the power of operating as a collective to offer a broad range of programs and networking opportunities. The connections forged through SFPA activities are driving significant growth for the southern pine industry.

Will you join us?

“Our SFPA membership has unlocked industry connections we never dreamed possible.” – CZ 2022

“The discounted EXPO exhibition space alone is worth our membership dues and then some!” – MS 2019

“SFPA’s detailed industry trend reports have been critical in our sales and production forecasting.” – SC 2020

“We’re selling in Europe now. That would never have been possible without the network we’ve cultivated as SFPA members.” – PA 2021

Exclusive SFPA Member Benefits


  • Discounted EXPO exhibit space
  • Preferential consideration for EXPO exhibit space assignment
  • FREE listing enhancement package in the EXPO Show Program

Member Only access

  • Current production statistics
  • Import/export data
  • Statistical reports and analyses that affect day-to-day industry operation
  • Shipment data & trends
  • In-depth market surveys, analysis and activity reporting
  • Access to SFPA’s export and trade policy experts

Network Growth

  • Real-time trade leads
  • Connections industry experts in treated wood markets, engineered and framing markets, component manufacturing, industrial and international markets
  • International buyer contact lists
  • Alliances with other industry organizations

Sales Growth

  • Broader exposure in the marketplace through online product locators, technical and reference publications, interactive websites, news releases and outreach to trade and consumer media
  • Reimbursement for qualifying international trips

Become a Member Today

If your company produces Southern Pine products or provides products and services to manufacturers of Southern Pine products, we invite you to consider becoming an SFPA member.

Joining is simple! Just download and fill out our Membership Application below, and then return to SFPA with your dues (details on application). We also have a Membership Packet available with complete information about SFPA’s programs and services.

Download this Membership Packet with complete information about SFPA’s programs and services.  Included in this packet is a Membership Application, with dues rates listed.

View the summary of SFPA programs and activities.