FRA Southcentral Region

Southcentral Region 500

This FRA Region, managed by Rick Meyer and extending from Texas and Oklahoma through western Florida and Alabama, is comprised of members who grow, harvest, transport, and/or consume fiber, primarily for delivery to sawmills, plywood plants, OSB mills, pulp and paper mills, and wood-energy facilities. Current issues of emphasis are trucking availability and trucking insurance issues, and logging capacity as it relates to wood fiber availability. The Region hosts a two-day Annual Meeting in the spring and a Southwide Timber Security Group Meeting in the fall. The Security Group Meeting location alternates every other year with FRA’s Southeastern Region.


Contact the FRA Southcentral Region

Rick Meyer, Region Manager
Forest Resources Association
2129 Electric Road, SW
Suite 205
Roanoke, VA 24018
540-989-4171
[email protected]

David West, Wood Supply Chain Specialist and Southwide Region Manager
2601 Kiln Creek Circle
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
360-430-3558
[email protected]

Spotlight Features - Southcentral

Georgia-Pacific Corp. announced earlier this month that it will close its bleached-board operations at Crossett, costing 555 people their jobs. In 2011, the company closed its plywood and stud operations, and 700 people lost jobs.
In 2016 the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (“Endowment”) and Region 8 of the USDA. Forest Service commissioned a scoping study to identify the challenges facing log transportation businesses in the Southeast and opportunities for improving productivity.
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