The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) was founded in 1915 as the Southern Pine Association. Today, SFPA is recognized as one of the foremost trade organizations in the forest products industry. SFPA represents Southern Pine lumber manufacturers from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Members of SFPA produce about 55% of the Southern Pine lumber in the United States, enough to build more than a half a million new homes a year. The association has active, affiliate, and associate members. SFPA's office is located in suburban New Orleans, with marketing operations serving the entire United States. International market consultants are stationed in Europe, Mexico, Japan, and China.
SFPA's mission is 'To maintain current markets, develop and expand new market opportunities for Southern Pine forest products, and to engage in such activities and programs that the members deem useful to advance and protect their interests.' These many activities include a marketing program and a Forest Products EXPO – an extensive display of forest products machinery and equipment, technology, and services.
Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA)