If you're interested in joining as a manufacturing member, contact Bryan Smalley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This member type is for any firm (not elligible for Group A or Group B membership) involved in the sale or purchase of lumber, lumber mill machinery, equipment, supplies or service which is necessary, beneficial or useful to the active member in the operation and maintenance of his company.
Associate Member Dues Structure:
Dues are $750 per calendar year and are paid at the time of joining. This amount is not pro-rated.
- Spring Meetings - Annually, SLMA hosts a Spring Meeting & Expo; a two-day event filled with valuable discussion sessions and industry updates. With a trade expo and reception in the evening, this meeting is an excellent way to get your company's products and services in front of the customers who utilize them, and is a great chance to network with important industry players on a more personal level.
- Annual Conferences - As the largest of our networking events, the family-friendly annual conferences focus on informational and education sessions, but leave time for social aspects. The two-day trade expo offers a laid back, social environment to see many key decision makers in one setting. The SLMA Annual Conferences have become the most anticipated event of the year!
- Sponsorship Opportunities - Being a sponsor at the annual conference or spring meeting is a great way to increase the visibility of your business in the forest products industry. Sponsoring an event is the best opportunity to get your company name and logo in front of more than 800 member individuals, and shows your commitment to solid sawn lumber manufacturers.
- Weekly Newsletters - The Management Update is distributed to all members every week via email. In it, you can find the latest information on upcoming meetings and events, government and legislative updates, and other topics relevant to our industry.
- Associate Member Spotlight - Once a year, any associate member who would like to share news and information about their products or services may do so via the Associate Member Spotlight. SLMA will send an email on your behalf to help get the wrod out about your company. This service will be available on a first come, first served basis.
- News/Action Alerts - With such a dynamic government affairs arena, SLMA communicates calls to action (i.e., contacting your congressmen about pertinent issues) and other news alerts via email.
Government and Regulatory Affairs:
SLMA's flagship program is its successful government and regulatory affairs efforts; focused on federal issues of bottom line importance to solid sawn lumber manufacturers - your potential customers! It is important to stay up-to-date with the challenges your market faces, and the SLMA government affairs team works federal legislators and government agencies to track and act upon essential government affairs issues. Current issues include:
- Green Building Standards
- USDA BioBased/BioPreferred Program
- Air & Water Regulations
- Healthcare, NLRB, OSHA