About Southern Miss Trading
FORMED IN 2010, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI TRADING, LLC (SMT) LOCATED IN WAYNESBORO, MISSISSIPPI, IS A LEADING WHOLESALE TRADING COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN LUMBER, PANELS AND OTHER BUILDING MATERIALS AS WELL AS INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION PRODUCTS AND CLOSEOUTS.
As an operating company of Forest City Trading Group, LLC, SMT serves the needs of customers throughout North America. The SMT team is comprised of highly knowledgeable industry veterans with an established reputation for quality, experience and customer service.
On March 22, 2010, Forest City Trading Group LLC acquired substantially all of the assets of the Southern Division of North Pacific Group to form Southern Mississippi Trading LLC. The Southern Division operation had been in business since 1968, previously owning and operating a lumber mill, which they sold in 1987.
SMT has built its business on experience and expertise gained through a history of developing relationships with customers and suppliers, understanding the business inside and out, and providing the right solutions to meet our customers’ needs. We are successful because of our commitment to providing our customers with the individual attention they deserve. SMT offers diverse lines, competitively priced products, a large trading staff with vast expertise across product lines, truckload and carload capabilities, and conveniently-located inventory sites. At SMT, we take a “Southern Hospitality” approach to doing business.
WANT A CHALLENGING AND REWARDING JOB? BECOME A TRADER FOR SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI TRADING, A GROWING, PROGRESSIVE COMPANY THAT IS FINANCIALLY STRONG.
As a trader with SMT, you are your own profit center. You get fully paid for your own performance. THAT MEANS NO CAP ON YOUR EARNINGS. No subjective limits tied to company profits. Our compensation system is the main reason that our traders stay with Southern Mississippi Trading.
SMT boasts a total of 435 years of experience and over half of our traders have worked here for 25 years or more. Our office has more experience than any other trading office in the United States — this must be a great place to work.
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental plans
Long Term Disability
A casual atmosphere, and more…
Wayne County at a Glance
WAYNE COUNTY HAS THE DISTINCTION OF BEING OLDER THAN MISSISSIPPI ITSELF — TRACING ITS FOUNDING TO 1809. NOW, MORE THAN TWO CENTURIES LATER, PEOPLE ARE FINDING OUT THAT WAYNE COUNTY’S GROWTH POTENTIAL HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER AND IT IS POISED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE 21ST CENTURY MARKETPLACE.
And while our residents are the most valuable resource we have, the area is blessed by its keen location, superb infrastructure and unsurpassed quality of life.
Bordered by Alabama to the East and lying in the heart of Mississippi’s Pine Belt Region, Wayne County has the unique advantage of being in close proximity to numerous metropolitan areas in Mississippi (notably Jackson, Hattiesburg, Meridian and Biloxi-Gulfport), Alabama (including Mobile and Montgomery), and Louisiana (including New Orleans).
The area is directly served by two major four-lane United States highways — U.S. Highway 45 that runs from Mobile, Ala., to Ontonagon, Mich., connecting the Gulf of Mexico with Lake Superior, and U.S. Highway 84 that runs from Midway, Ga., to Pagosa Springs, Colo., which is better known as the El Camino Corridor.
The region is also served by four Interstate highways — Interstate 10 along the Mississippi Gulf Coast is 105 miles away at Pacagoula, Interstate 59 is 28 miles away in Laurel, Interstate 20 is 53 miles away in Meridian and Interstate 65 is 83 miles away in Mobile, Ala.
Nearby Hotspots and Airports
- Meridian, MS
- Hattiesburg, MS
- Mobile, AL
- Jackson, MS
- Biloxi, MS
- Gulf Shores / Orange Beach, AL
- Tuscaloosa, AL
- Starkville, MS
- New Orleans, LA
- Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport (Hattiesburg, MS)
- Meridian Regional Airport (Meridian, MS)
- Mobile Regional Airport (Mobile, AL)
- Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (Gulfport, MS)
- Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (Jackson, MS)
We’re Competitive and Ready to Grow
What sets Wayne County and Mississippi apart from other locales? We welcome and support
business ventures that create new opportunities for our people. You can see it in the incentives and tax advantages offered. You can see it in the attitudes of leaders. You can see it in the success ratios of new and expanding businesses.
Mississippiâ€™s favorable business climate is seen in low taxes, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, operating costs, labor, transportation, energy, health care, job growth and quality of life.
Top reasons for doing business in the Magnolia State:
No. 9 for top states doing business
No. 2 for competitive utility costs and permitting speed
No. 3 for competitive labor costs
Customized skills training
Energy costs are 20 percent lower than the national average
Customized incentive and financing programs
15 community colleges, eight public universities and four research universities
Outstanding modes of transportation
No. 2 in the world for oil and gas investment
Overall cost of doing business among lowest in nation
A Central Location
Mississippi enjoys a prime location in the United States with easy access to the East and West coasts, as well as direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Fifty-five percent of the United States is within a one-day drive of Wayne County, Mississippi.
Highways. Wayne County and Mississippi are within a dayâ€™s drive of major markets, including Atlanta, Birmingham, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, Memphis, Mobile, Nashville, New Orleans and Saint Louis.
Airways. Mississippi is home to more than 80 airports (including one in Wayne County). The state is home to two international airports and is in proximity to New Orleans and Memphis â€“ home of Federal Express.
Railroads. Twenty-seven rail systems serve Mississippi with more than 2,500 miles of track. The Wayne County area is served by short-line rail service with Meridian, a major rail hub in the state.
Ports. Mississippi has 15 ports, including two deep-water ports on the Gulf Coast that serve worldwide commerce.
Cost of Doing Business
Wayne County and Mississippi pride themselves on the low cost of doing business and the efforts put forth at the local and state levels to support businesses and industries.