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MARCH/APRIL 2015

FROM THE EDITOR

Columbia Forest Products proudly presents the all-new Wood Works™ newsletter. It’s been reengineered to pack a more powerful punch chalk full of useful information and resources in a compact, easy-to-peruse format. CONTINUE READING

FEATURED ARTICLES

 Columbia Forest Products Sponsors Living Future

Columbia Forest Products is participating as a Visionary sponsor of Living Future, April 1-3 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. The unique event is focused on advancing the Living Building Challenge...CONTINUE READING

U.S. Cabinet Demand to Outpace Global Gain

Bradco Kitchen & Bath

U.S. cabinet demand is forecast to rise 6.8% per year through 2018, growing faster than the 5.8% growth rate projected worldwide....CONTINUE READING

PureBond Quality Award Winners Display PureBond Pride

Wide-spread industry recognition and bragging rights await the winners of the 2015 PureBond Quality Awards presented by Columbia Forest Products.....CONTINUE READING

FEATURED VIDEO

How Plywood is Made

PureBond plywood being manufactured at Columbia Forest Products' Old Fort, NC facility. Columbia has 10 manufacturing sites in the US and Canada MORE.

OUR EDITOR

In addition to serving as the editor-in-chief of our Wood Works™ newsletter, Rich Christianson is the principal of Richson Media, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his 30-year career Rich toured more than 200 woodworking plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia and written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends.

 

 

 

CURRENT EVENTS

Living Future unConference

April 1 - 3, 2015

Seattle, WA

AIA/GBCI approved FREE presentation “Decorative Hardwood Plywood & Veneer:  Beautiful by Nature”

September 17, 2015 from Noon to 1pm EST

Click here to register.

 

FREE GRADING GUIDE

Click here to receive your free copy of the Hardwood Plywood Grading Guide brought to you by Columbia Forest Products. Or click here to view our digital version.

 

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CONTACT

Questions? Concerns? Article Ideas? Contact us at:

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FROM THE WEB

Lumber Liquidators Linked to Heath and Safety Violations

60 Minutes found that Lumber Liquidators' Chinese-made laminate flooring contains amounts of toxic formaldehyde that may not meet health and safety standards...MORE

CURRENT COLUMBIA NEWS

MPX® Answers the Demand for a Smoother Veneer Core Panel

MPX®  from Columbia Forest Products is a veneer core plywood panel features a Meinan®-peeled hardwood crossband under the decorative face and back CONTINUE READING

Sitts Succeeds Thompson on Hardwood Federation Board

The Hardwood Federation and Columbia Forest Products announce that Jim Sitts, Appalachian Timber Manager, has been elected to the Hardwood Federation board of directors, taking the seat vacated by Brad Thompson, CEO of Columbia Forest Products, after eight years of service....CONTINUE READING.

Enter the 2015 PureBond Quality Awards Contest

PQAThe PureBond Quality Awards is an annual contest open to any member of Columbia Forest Product’s, PureBond Fabricator Network. CONTINUE READING

ANG'S CORNER

Specie or Species? Is it Wood or Currency?

By Ang Schramm

PureBondAnyone familiar with me is aware that one of my pet peeves is the use of the word “specie” as it applies to an individual “species” within a given genus of trees.  I thought I would revisit this topic in this issue, and that the best way to do so would be to refer to an article I had saved from the July/August 1984 edition of the now defunct Wood Unlimited, Indianapolis, IN, Newsletter ...CONTINUE READING.

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