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

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 […]

Tough Choices: Best Designs, Top Technologies

  • August 29, 2015
  • by Rich Christianson

I had the honor and privilege of serving as a judge for this year’s PureBond Quality Awards. While I can’t say that all of my favorite wood designs won, I can’t argue with any of those that did. The overall quality of the entries made picking the top three winners of each category challenging to […]