Welcome to Columbia’s Behind the Wood blog for current Columbia Forest Products and industry related news.

Have We Spec’d the Correct Back?

  • October 10, 2015
  • by Ang Schramm

When it comes to specifying the appearance of a decorative panel product, we quite naturally focus most of our energy into the selection of the species, grade, and limitations for the panel face. Depending on the application, we may choose a workhorse wood like hard maple for the face, then assign a grade from ANSI/HPVA […]

Survive & Thrive the Fairfield County Millwork Way

  • October 3, 2015
  • by Rich Christianson

In February 2011 more than a dozen roofs collapsed under the weight of a heavy snow dumped by a nor-easter in and about Bethany, CT. Among those entities that sustained damaged roofs was Fairfield County Millwork, winner of three 2015 PureBond Quality Awards including best Commercial project. John Ianiri, founder and president of Fairfield County Millwork vividly […]

Columbia Forest Products Installs the Company’s Fourth Meinan Lathe Line in it’s Production Facility in Hearst, Ontario

  • September 5, 2015
  • by Columbia Forest Products

There has been palpable excitement along with tremendous activity this summer as crews of engineers, electrical technicians, installation laborers and technicians from Japan have collaborated on installing Columbia Forest Products newest Meinan lathe line – this time at Columbia’s plant in Hearst, Ontario. Columbia’s interest in finding the hardwood plywood core peeling system that delivers the […]

International Trade Commission to Probe SawStop’s Complaint Vs. Bosch

  • September 3, 2015
  • by Rich Christianson

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) recently voted to investigate whether the new Bosch REAXX jobsite table saw infringes on safety patents owned by SawStop LLC. “The products at issue in the investigation are table saws that quickly stop and/or retract the cutting blade to prevent serious injury when detecting that the operator has made […]