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SFPA Lumber Shorts – April Issue I

April 19, 2022

Spring is in the Air

SFPA Provided Positive Market Outlook at March Board Meeting

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) recently hosted its Board of Directors meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Eric Gee, SFPA Executive Director, provided an overview of SFPA’s recent programs and activities, including a detailed International update. SFPA currently promotes southern pine lumber in nine global markets with in-market representatives based in five countries. 

After two years of hosting virtual events and meetings, SFPA is pleased to be offering in-person activities once again, with increased funding for International Program promotions, additional technical resources, the newly rebranded John Edgar Rhodes Sawmill Safety Excellence Award, and the annual Forest Products EXPO, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on August 23-25, 2023. For more information about the EXPO please email [email protected].

The Sustainable Future of CLT in the South

Cross-laminated timber, or CLT, is a growing industry in the southern United States, with southern pine and other softwoods abundantly found in the region. Using CLT has numerous economic and environmental benefits, thereby benefiting many sectors along the supply chain, including landowners and foresters, developers and contractors, architects and engineers.

Learn more about this innovative construction material and other sustainable wood products at the Auburn University-hosted CLT conference, “The Sustainable Future of CLT in the South: Grow. Design. Build.” held April 27 – 29, 2022, in Auburn, Alabama.

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