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Remodeling Trends Positive:  Focus on LIRA (Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity)

  • May 29, 2016
  • by Columbia Forest Products

The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity provides a short-term outlook of national home improvement and repair spending to owner-occupied homes. The Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies has maintained this statistic quarterly since 2007 to provide a short-term outlook of national home improvement and repair spending to owner-occupied homes. A recent effort […]

California Wood Dust Regulation Update

  • May 23, 2016
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Cal/OSHA has extended the comment period for the proposed change to the rule for Airborne Contaminants for Wood Dust until May 19, 2016. Primary wood products manufacturers in will be impacted but so will all the cabinet, furniture, distributors, etc. who saw or sand wood in the state. The proposed rule would tighten the limits […]

Columbia Forest Products to Exhibit at the 2016 International Wood Fair

  • May 10, 2016
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Columbia Forest Products will again be exhibiting at the upcoming International Woodworking Fair 2016 (IWF). The IWF is one of the top woodworking trade shows in the world for the furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking industries, garnering attendance from around the globe to learn about new products, services and technology related to the wood […]

Nova Wood Lamination Inc Acquired by Columbia Forest Products

  • May 9, 2016
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Columbia Forest Products Invests Further In Ontario, Canada. Acquires Nova Wood Lamination Inc in Kitchener, Ontario. Columbia Forest Products announced that they have purchased the shares of Nova Wood Lamination Inc from its founding owners, Frank and Donna Decicco. “Frank, Donna and the rest of the Nova Wood Lamination team have built an outstanding reputation […]

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