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Elevating Commercial Construction: Discover SMT's Wholesale Building Products Legacy


Dependable. Professional. Successful.


With over 400 years of combined experience, we can offer up-to-date market and product knowledge along with competitive prices and strong distribution capabilities. An operating company of Forest City Trading Group, SMT serves the needs of customers in the building materials industry. Each and every commodity trader on our floor experiences a training program that fully prepares them for your needs. 


Southern Mississippi Trading is the leading wholesale trading company in the Southern United States. SMT is nestled in Waynesboro, MS where we put our Southern Hospitality to work. We offer a diverse selection of lumber, building panels, and other materials including closeouts and wood products for industrial applications.  We offer diverse lines, competitively priced products, a large trading staff with vast expertise across product lines, truckload and carload capabilities, and conveniently-located inventory sites.

lumber trading company

building materials

oriented strand board


truck load lumber

pallet stock

lumber wholesale

lumber wholesaler

shingles wholesaler

truck load lumber

rail car lumber

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It all began in 1978-- After four long, wonderful years of football and class, I had graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Industrial Management. It was my love for football that brought me to this one-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The former president, Frank Johnston, was an alumni and former player for the Golden Eagles and was on the hunt for new traders. Thankfully, I was the man introduced. Now, after 44 years, It has been a blessing to see how much the company has grown over the years. It has been such a pleasure to work with a team that has such a good reputation for character and integrity. I look forward to many more. 

An image of SMT's commodity trading, floor manager. He has his hands on his hips and a sunburst behind him.

Meet the team providing you with relentless work to lead your business to success.


Learn how we are becoming a leader in green initiatives and sustainability.

Find out how we are keeping ourselves involved in our local and statewide community.


Meet the man in charge of leading and measuring the success of SMT.

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