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2016 Year In Review: Spotlight on Columbia’s Trumann Mill Facility

  • November 28, 2016
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Columbia Forest Products Trumann Mill facility has been quite busy in 2016 with many events and milestones, including: 30 Year Celebration. The Trumann facility celebrated 30 years of being part of the Columbia Forest Products portfolio of hardwood plywood and veneer mills. Columbia purchased the mill from Whittle Plywood in May of 1986 and still boasts two employees […]

Columbia Forest Products Announces the Winners of the Fifth Annual PureBond Quality Awards

  • August 25, 2016
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Greensboro, NC, August 25, 2016  ̶  Columbia Forest Products announces the winners of the fifth annual PureBond® Quality Awards (PQA) competition. The PQA competition recognizes exceptional design and craftsmanship using PureBond® hardwood plywood materials to create interior spaces and finished goods that are visually distinctive as well as functionally impressive. Contestants competed for prizes in […]

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 […]

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