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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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Students’ 2019 Demo Project Unveiled

Studio 804 is a year-long, comprehensive educational opportunity for graduate students who are entering the final year of the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Design. It is a unique instructional model that has earned notoriety among architecture schools worldwide. Studio 804 educates students through experience in all aspects of the design-build process. Objectives include promoting the creative use of materials in the development of affordable, sustainable and energy-efficient buildings. The design for Studio 804’s 2019 project includes many applications for wood products. Inside, flooring and exposed glued laminated beams are featured in the living area. Outside, decking and wood siding are incorporated.

Studio 804 is currently seeking manufacturing partners for materials, an opportunity to showcase Southern Pine products in a unique and innovative setting. Beyond local promotions and open houses, partners can look forward to recognition in national and international publications. 

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