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Wm. H. Fry Construction Wins Not One, but Two Top PureBond Quality Awards

  • August 20, 2015
  • by Rich Christianson

  Wm. H. Fry Construction Company won an unprecedented daily double in this year’s PureBond Quality Awards (PQA) competition. The highly-green minded and diversified custom homebuilder based in Cupertino, CA, took first-place honors in both the Residential Bathroom and Residential Other categories of the fourth annual awards program sponsored by Columbia Forest Products. Adding to […]

Distributor Spotlight: Metro Hardwoods

  • August 15, 2015
  • by Rich Christianson

Metro Hardwoods offers a lot more than its name implies. Well rooted in the distribution of hardwood lumber since its flagship location opened in Maple Grove, MN, 25 years ago, Metro Hardwoods has grown in leaps and bounds through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Today the company owns and operates four distribution […]

Update: SawStop Sues Bosch for Alleged Patent Infringements

  • August 9, 2015
  • by Rich Christianson

SawStop LLC, alleging that the new Bosch REAXX jobsite table saw infringes its patented safety inventions, has filed a pair of lawsuits against Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany and its subsidiary Bosch Tool Corp. of Mt. Prospect, IL. SawStop’s complaints were filed with the U.S International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. District Court in […]

Jim Sitts, Columbia Forest Products’ Appalachian Timber Manager to Receive Award

  • July 29, 2015
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Greensboro, N.C., July 29, 2015 – Columbia Forest Products is pleased to announce that Jim Sitts, Appalachian Timber Manager, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Forest Conservationist of the Year award from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. The recognition is part of the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards program, honoring individuals and organizations that exemplify […]