Welcome to the Southern Pressure Treaters’ Association website.

The Southern Pressure Treaters’ Association (SPTA) was chartered in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1954. Our members supply vital wood components for America’s infrastructure. 

Pressure treated wood poles and wood crossarms form the backbone of the electrical and telecommunications system that delivers electricity, phone, cable and internet to our homes and workplaces allowing us to experience a standard of living unparalleled in the world.

Pressure treated timber piles continue to be the mainstay of foundation systems. Whether it’s a manufacturing plant, airport, commerical building, processing facility, home, pier, wharf, bulkhead or a simple boat dock, timber piles remain the economical and environmentally friendly choice.

Manufacturers of  these and other industrial treated wood products are located on the About and the Sources of Supply pages.

Southern Pressure Treaters’ Association is composed of producers of industrial treated wood products,  suppliers of AWPA approved industrial preservatives and preservative components, distributors, engineers, manufacturers, academia, inspection agencies and producers of untreated wood products. The site user is urged to review the Disclaimer and to make his or her own independent evaluation of the information presented.

Mission Statement: to identify and manage regulatory issues, legislative issues, market conditions and promotional campaigns on a national and state level that affect or are related to industrial wood products preserved with AWPA approved industrial wood preservatives.

Please visit our News/Event page for the latest news, studies, pole conference presentations, etc.  The link is on the left sidebar.

DISCLAIMER: The Southern Pressure Treaters Association believes the information contained on this Web Site to be based on up-to-date scientific and economic information and is intended for general informational purposes. In furnishing this information, the Association make no warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, as to the reliablility or accuracy of such information; nor does the Association assume any liability resulting from use of or reliance upon the information by any party. This document should also not be construed as a specific endorsement or warranty, direct or implied, of treated wood products or preservatives, in terms of performance, environmental impact, or safety.  The information contained herein should not be construed as a recommendation to violate any federal, provincial, state or municpal law, rule or regulation, and any party using or producing pressure treated wood products should review all such laws, rules or regulations prior to using or producing treated wood products. Links to web sites are provided only as a convience. SPTA does not review or control the linked sites and links do not constitute any endorsement or asssumption of responsibility for the contents of other sites.