SOPMA ( Sawmill Owners and Plywood Manufactures Association is formed for the purpose of bringing out the grievances and difficulties being confronted by its members before the authorities in conducting their business smoothly. It is formed in the year 1966 and registered as trust by Registration Number ER 3/66 under Travancore- Kochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration act 1955. The first president of this association was Mr. V.Narayana Pillai and secretary was Mr. Baby Varghese. This association was born and brought up in a rented room in Toufeeque Hotel in Perumbavoor. Association settled in its own building in City tower 2nd Floor, M.C. Road, Perumbavoor in the year 1996.
At Presently Association is under intrepid leadership of Mr.M.M.Mujeeb Rahaman designated as President, Mr. Azeez Pandiyarappilly designated as General Secretary and Mr.Babu Saidalyi as Treasurer. Association is having a Secretariat committee which is having 15 members from Executive Committee and 50 members in District Executive committee. This Association is having 10 Mekhala Committee too. Near about 725 paid members and near about 1400 wood based units comes under this organization and availing the privilege.
Association stands not only for the welfare of its members but also giving salutary support to deserved financially weak people , near by places of Perumbavoor who are all approach association with written request duly recommended by executive committee members. After scrutinizing and investigation the executive committee will take final decision. Association never hesitate to extend help to social activities, political, educational, medical and financially backward families without considering caste, creed, colour and genetic for their house construction, marriage ceremony, death funeral, and pauper deceased patient, acute lethal morbid like cancer, transplantation of lever, kidney etc.
The activities of this association can emulate to other similar association because its sedentary is admirable. Disputes, arguments, tumult among the members resolved in conciliation meeting in the presents of President, secretary and other secretarial members. Association sponsors HRD classes, cultural, sports and other social activities. Distributes commendation and cash awards to students those who attains A Plus in 10th standard.
The élan and resolute leaders of the association is trying constantly to protect and support the growth of this Industry , which is a daily life resource for the land and its numerous public despite heavy protests from bogus activists and also litigation. The association is also overseeing various units and it doesn’t affect the surrounding environment and the public. Moreover the association has taken the moral responsibility to see that, if any unit happens to create any problem is solved amicably. Association given strict instruction to its members to keep surroundings, unit premises neat, clean and tidy and to run their units an eco friendly manner
As we all know that Perumbavoor, timber market is famous all over in Kerala . Association is controlling, operating and guiding 3 weighing bridges, 7 days week, 24 hours functioning facility. When the traders were given adequate support ,control of the Association and guarantee for cash, there was increased inflow of Rubber wood, soft wood from all districts of Kerala to Perumbavoor.
2015 is going to celebrate as its golden jubilee year. On this occasion association is planed various celebration programs.

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