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The Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association membership footprint spans from Texas to Maryland and includes sawmills, lumber remanufacturers, lumber treaters and their suppliers. The mills directly employ over 11,500 people, in addition to the countless secondary jobs that are supported in the rural parts of the Southeast. Our members produce over 4.5 million board feet annually and manage over 2 million acres of timberland.
Any corporation that is independently-owned and controlled, partnership or sole ownership, which possesses a lumber manufacturing operation, lumber remanufacturing operation, or lumber treating operation may be elected to membership of this Association by a majority vote of the Executive Committee provided such membership is not inconsistent with the stated goals of the Assocition set forth in its Articles of Incorporation. Any such membership decision by the Executive Committee may be vetoed by a majority vote of the membership.
Any corporation which possesses a lumber manufacturing operation, lumber remanufacturing operation, or lumber treating operation not meeting Group A qualifications may be elected to membership of this Association by a majority vote of the active Group A members.
Any business entity operating more than one mill shall be treated as a single member of the Association for purposes of voting, admission fees or other assessments.
Sawmill/Remanufacturer Dues Structure:
Dues are assessed on total company production, regardless of the number of sites, as illustrated by the following schedule:
|Production Levels||Rate||Maximum Payment|
|0 to 100 MMBF||$0.23 per MBF||$23,000|
|101 to 300 MMBF||$0.15 per MBF||$30,000|
|301 MMBF+||$0.00 per MBF||$0|
Treater Dues Structure:
Dues are calculated at $0.05 per MBF, with a maximum annual payment of $5,000.
Manufacturing operations with a treating operation on site must pay dues based on the production of the sawmill rather than the rate for the treating facility.
Any company (not eligible for manufacturer 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 year and paid at the time of joining. This amount is not pro-rated.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
- Spring Meetings - With a table-top exhibiting opportunity and valuable discussion sessions, this meeting is a great chance to network with important industry players.
- Annual Conferences - The family-friendly annual conferences deliver unparalleled opportunities to network with potential customers through sporting tournaments, general sessions, two-day trade expo, and receptions and dinners.
- Roundtables - SLMA hosts various manufacturer roundtables through the year (invite only). The Young Lumber Professionals (YLP) Roundtable is open to all members and is focused on the development of young business professionals through education, leadership training and networking.
- Leadership Development - The SLMA Fundamentals of Leadership program is an applied, connon-sense overview of the skills needed to successfully lead and maintain partnerships in our industry. Upon successful completion of the three module curriculum, participants will review formal Leadership Certification.
- 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, government and legislative updates, and other topics relevant to our industry.
- 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 alerts via email.
- Associate Member Spotlight - Once a year, each associate member company who would like to share news and information about their products and services may do so via the Associate Member Spotlight.
- Associate Member Digest - The Associate Member Digest is distributed ever year so that manufacturing members can stay up to date with supplier contacts. Advertising opportunities are available.
- Event Sponsorship - Show your commitment to the industry by becoming an event sponsor. With various opportunities for logo recognition and other benefits, sponsorship is a great chance to increase the visibility of your business in the forest products industry.
Government & 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.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:
- Air & Water Regulations
- Endangered Species Act
- Employment Law and NLRB
- OSHA and Healthcare