We are one of the largest Wholesale Distributors of Lumber and Panel Products.

Toll Free: 1-800-647-6282
Fax: 1-601-735-2602


Excellent Solution For All Your Product Needs

 Our team of professionals has over 400 years of experience combined, offering up-to-date market and product knowledge along with competitive prices and strong distribution capabilities. It is our love of the business and the satisfaction we get from helping our customers that motivates us every day. Contact us and experience our “Southern Hospitality”.

Committed to Serving our Customers with a wide range of Wood products

We attempt every day to sustain a corporate culture based on integrity, one that’s focused on treating customers ethically and making their priorities, our priorities. The quality of our people, and the skills and dedication they bring to their work, defines our commitment to our customers.

Reputation for Exceeding our Customers Needs!

Just as having a reputation for delivering quality helps improve customer satisfaction, it also improves the acceptance of your solutions to the inevitable changes that occur on construction projects. “It costs far less to retain a happy client than it does to find a new client.”

Message from the President

Southern Mississippi Trading LLC (SMT) has been built through the values and character of our employees. Our family oriented work environment has fostered a team that is positive, resilient and proactive in the markets we serve. This team is well known and highly regarded in the industry we serve. We do this all the while staying true to our Southern roots and family values.David Porter assumed the role of President of SMT in February 2016. He is a 32 year veteran in the trading business. Leading the finest team of traders, administrative and professional staff is his newest and greatest passion. The culture of work/life balance is reflected in the tenure of our traders. Our average trader has been with the company for over 20 years. While our relationships with our business partners has been based upon respect and integrity, to each of us, our partners have become more than just a customer or supplier – they are friends as well. We have excelled and grown our business while watching our partner’s businesses grow right along with us.David has the support and encouragement of his wife, Sabrina and their son, Andrew. Please feel free to contact David anytime with questions or needs, he and all of SMT are eager to provide the best of service.

Phone: 800-647-6282 | Email: David.porter@southernmisstrading.com

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A few things we’re great at

Customer service is intended to ensure a positive customer experience and to strengthen the relationship between the business and its customers.

Good Customer Service

Good customer service means helping customers efficiently, in a friendly manner

Claims handling

It’s essential to be able to handle issues for customers and do your best to ensure they are satisfied. …

Good Communications

Our Traders are professional, and can communicate effectively.

Product knowledge

Our customers are relying on us to understand the product and market conditions. Our customers appreciate every little amount of help we can offer.


The Secret of Our Success

“Surround yourself with successful people!” -Dale Hill

“I think our team is the best I have ever seen at knowing their job. Our team and its knowledge of products and business and willingness to work together is our secret to success.” -Brent Palmer

“When I started here I knew nothing about it but the people here cared enough to teach me and give me guidance and it was unlike anywhere I had ever worked before. It took me a short amount of time but I looked around and said “well these people aren’t here for their health – they are here to make money”. I knew right then to listen to what they had to say and teach you because it was fact and it worked. So if you are looking for a career this is your place but if you are looking for a JOB then go on to the next. But before you make that decision don’t forget with this company they care about you and they want you to succeed and you can become a wealthy person here. (And not just in the monetary sense).” -Josh Nicholson


We offer a diverse selection of lumber, building panels and other building materials including closeouts and wood products for industrial applications. .

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

They provide extraordinary customer service, on time deliveries, and maintain professionalism in every situation. Their timely responses and open communication allow us to keep all parties informed. Their hard work is greatly appreciated.”


“ SMT has always been committed to helping Klaussner by offering the best available price and a quality product combined with an attitude of providing a service no matter what we’ve asked. SMT’s  professionalism from enquiry to delivery has been terrific.”


“I just wanted to share a quick note and let you know that you guys do a really good job. I’m glad I decided to work with you. “


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Our Team

We take a “Southern Hospitality” approach to doing business.

Don Law

Sales Lead

Bobby Odom


Terry Heathcock


Steve Blackwell


Donnie Burke


Junior Lipps


Grant Burns


Paul Frasier


Nick Roll


Mike Walker


Matt Runnells


Josh Nicholson


Jonathan McMichael


Kary Graham


Jay Hutto


Destin Morris


Drew Morris


Bill Davis


Bidmer Walker


Ann Lowery


Adam Graham


Koko Davis


Matt Trigg


Caleb Clanton


Shawn Walters


Brent Palmer


Tyler Sullivan


Chad Evans


Kaleb Stennett


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