Helpful Resources

SYP Grade Stamps

Importing can be a challenging business. When considering US Exports, you can rely on Putnam Lumber and our experienced staff to provide a hassle free experience. The export business is a very detail oriented business in which leaving the smallest detail out can end up costing the importer hours of their time fixing problems and potentially adding a lot of costs to the final delivery of goods. You have questions and we are here to help answer them. Click on the links below to learn more about the lumber business and terms of the export trade.

Southern Forest Products Association

Putnam Lumber is a member of the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA). The SFPA is a not only a great resource for an exporter like Putnam, but it is also a great resource for foreign importers to learn more about the US Southern Pine Lumber Industry. (Note: this link will take you out of Putnam Lumber's website)

Terms of the Trade

Importing lumber, panel, and construction products can be a little confusing. Here is a link that provides a few definitions to the terms used in the trade.


Follow the link below to learn more about common export documents.

Calculations and Conversion Tables

Follow the link below to learn more about how to calculate or convert units of measure for lumber and panel products.