FRA Southeastern Region

Southeastern Region 400

This FRA Region, managed by Rick Meyer and extending from Florida through eastern Virginia, 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 Southcentral Region.


Contact the FRA Southeastern 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 - Southeastern

Boise Cascade Company will expand its existing operations in Chester County, SC. The engineered wood products and plywood maker and building products distributor is investing an additional $17.5 million in the facility in a series of upgrade projects.
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.
The Forest Resources Association and STIHL Incorporated honored Josh Key, the owner and president of Beech Island Timber & Construction, Inc. of Jackson, South Carolina, as FRA’s Southeastern Region 2019 Outstanding Logger at its Southeastern Region (SER) Awards Dinner in Fernandina Beach, Florida on May 21.
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