If your company is engaged in the manufacture, processing, or distribution of cypress building products or veneers, then you must be a member of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association (SCMA). What, not yet involved with the Association? Here’s what you should know.
Don’t miss this!
SCMA’s 2020 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, at the JW Marriott Nashville, and all SCMA members (and interested prospective members) are encouraged to participate. There is still time to register to attend. And questions regarding the event should be directed to 412.244.0440.
Please note: the SCMA meeting is being held in conjunction with the Hardwood Manufacturers Association’s National Conference & Expo. SCMA members are welcome to participate, and may register for the HMA event at HMA member pricing. Registration and hotel information can be found at www.HMAmembers.org.
Regarding Cypress Promotion
As the voice of the cypress industry, the SCMA is charged with promoting cypress building products to design professionals and consumers. To spread our cypress message, we use a variety of media tools and outlets. For example:
- Online and print news media across the country recently distributed a list-based editorial article entitled, "Five Treatments to Enhance a Room’s Fifth Wall." While most homeowners or buyers pay close attention to a home’s wood floors and accent walls, the promo piece spotlights the ceiling, and offers five creative cypress applications to add character and drama to the potential of a room’s fifth wall. The article, which also includes striking photography of cypress in these real-world applications, is now available at www.CypressInfo.org.
- Building Products Digest recently highlighted cypress in a Product Spotlight feature. Entitled, “Creating Stunning Pergolas with Southern Cypress," the article explores the “how and why” of choosing cypress for outdoor spaces, and demonstrates that “when it comes to creating an outdoor structure that’s built to last, cypress is the natural choice.”
Distribution of other feature articles is on the cypress promotion agenda for 2020. And plans are in the works for SCMA’s participation in the November 2020 North American Wholesale Lumber Association’s (NAWLA) Trader’s Market - a uniquely designed tradeshow for manufacturers of lumber and lumber-related products, and an excellent venue for spreading our cypress message and expanding our lumber industry networks.
If you would like to join us in our efforts to promote this beautiful, durable and highly versatile species, or if you would simply like to learn more about the SCMA, either visit us at www.CypressInfo.org, or call us at 412.244.0440. And by all means, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.