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SFPA Lumber Shorts – January Issue II

January 25, 2022

SFPA Exhibiting in Orlando at IBS

Southern Forest Products Association is excited to be part of the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS)—the premier, once-a-year event that connects, educates and improves the residential construction industry. SFPA exhibiting as part of the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) Think Wood Exhibit. If you’re in or around the Orlando area, make sure to visit us in booth #W7361. Registration is FREE. Each IBS expo pass includes access to both the exhibits of the International Builders’ Show® and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design & Construction Week® in Orlando, FL, Tuesday-Thursday, February 8-10, 2022. Join the fun and register NOW.

Spring meeting in the French Quarter

Join SFPA at their Annual Board of Directors Meeting in New Orleans. The board meeting is open to all attendees and takes place at the historic Hotel Monteleone. The meeting is part of a larger event co-hosted with the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association, Inc. (SLMA). Learn more about southern pine, southern pine products and engage in conversation about the latest products and services in the lumber industry. The three day event begins March 16, 2022.

Registration Now Open!

Reforestation for Florida Forests

In a world of uncertainty, one thing is certain, plant trees and they will grow. In October 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall as an unprecedented Category 5 Hurricane in the Florida Panhandle region. The storm caused catastrophic damage from wind and storm surge. Hurricanes wreak havoc on forest structure, creating canopy gaps, removing limbs and vegetation, and stressing the trees that remain standing. Investing in the future of forests is key to long-term growth, resiliency and sustainability.

Ingka Investments acquired over three thousand acres of land in Florida and as part of its commitment to forest management Ingka is creating new forestland by planting trees in areas where there were none before. The new forest will help ensure timber production sustainability and recover land damaged by Hurricane Michael.

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