The Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association
The Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association (MLMA) was originally organized in 1954 as the Mississippi Pine Manufacturers Association to promote the sale and use of southern yellow pine lumber produced by Mississippi sawmills. In 1978, the name was changed to Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association and focus changed to include both hardwood and pine mills. MLMA’s hardwood mills are now an integral part of its membership. MLMA mill members include responsible manufacturers of quality Southern Lumber, both pine and hardwood, representing all lumber-producing sections of Mississippi. Associate memberships include business-related companies and suppliers, lumber wholesalers, lumber producers in other states. Any company who supports or does business with MLMA mill members is eligible for Associate Membership.
MLMA members contribute to the economy of their local communities, the state and nation by providing jobs and products. They play a leading role as good citizens through scholarship and award programs and in the conservation of renewable natural resources.
The Mission of MLMA is to provide a single point of contact for lumber manufacturers in Mississippi to promote the use of southern pine and hardwood lumber, to enhance demand for such products and to give producers a unified voice in addressing matters of importance to the industry.
This Mission is achieved by providing an exchange of ideas, information and industry contacts; through MLMA meetings, conventions and trade shows; through Governmental Affairs activities; by workiing with affiliate groups such as MFA, MLA and MMA.
Quality & Production
Member mills of the Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association are dedicated to the manufacture and shipment of quality pine and hardwood lumber. All lumber produced by member mills conforms to the American Lumber Standards (ALSC) and is grade marked by an approved Grade Marking System. All lumber produced by MLMA member mills equals or exceeds ALSC standards. Both hardwood and pine mills recognize the importance of producing high quality, grade-marked lumber. MLMA member mills have the capacity (collectively) to produce in excess of two and one-half billion board feet of lumber annually. During current economic conditions, the mills are producing much less.