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SFPA Welcomes LaSalle Lumber Company

SFPA welcomes LaSalle Lumber Company, LLC, as its newest Lumber Manufacturer member. Tolko Industries, headquartered in Vernon, BC, has partnered with Louisiana-based Hunt Forest Products to build a state-of-the-art sawmill near Urania, Louisiana. Earlier this year, Tolko announced plans to build the new facility; click here to read the company’s news release. The mill is designed to produce 200 million board feet annually, with three continuous dry kilns and a planer facility.

“This is our first venture into the United States,” said Brad Thorlakson, Tolko president and CEO. “And we are thrilled to be in Louisiana with Hunt Forest Products, a family-owned company like ours, and one that has played a vital, reliable role in Louisiana’s forestry industry for more than a century.”

Pino Pucci is the company’s manager and will represent LaSalle Lumber on the SFPA Board of Directors. Contact Pino at 250/550-2504 or send an e-mail to pino.pucci@tolko.com.

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EXPO 2019: Robust Exhibit Sales

Nearly 100 companies have contracted fully 80% of the available exhibit space for the 35th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – Expo 2019 – to be held June 26-28, 2019 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

“Participation in Expo is approaching an early sell-out; most of the larger exhibit spaces are already occupied,” commented Eric Gee, SFPA’s exposition director. “Many of the exhibiting companies are determining the equipment they’ll bring for display in Atlanta, and some have expanded their exhibit space based on strong, pre-show orders,” he added.

Sponsored and conducted by SFPA every two years since 1950, this event has traditionally included many of the biggest names in the business displaying everything from sawmill machinery to materials handling equipment, attracting key representatives from the nation’s largest wood products manufacturers. Expo 2017 featured 183 exhibitors, with a total attendance of just over 2,000.

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SFPA Welcomes Beasley Forest Products

SFPA welcomes Beasley Forest Products of Hazlehurst, Georgia, as a new Lumber Manufacturer member. Beasley Forest Products is North America’s premier producer of matting products for the energy transmission, utility and construction industries. The company also has an extensive line of Southern Yellow Pine products and is a top hardwood producer for both domestic and exports markets.  Other products include crossties and switch ties for the railroads. For the shipping industry, Beasley offers a wide variety of pallet products including cants, stringers and cut stock of various widths and dimensions.  As a proud steward of sustainable forestry, the company is committed to procuring material from FSC-certified sustainable sources for its manufacturing operations.

Brandon Cox handles Business Development-Grade Lumber and will represent Beasley with SFPA. Contact him at 912/375-5174, ext. 4703 or send an e-mail to brandon.cox@beasleygroup.com.   To learn more about Beasley Forest Products,

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