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

Columbia Forest Products Organizational Promotions

  • February 4, 2016
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Columbia Forest Products, North America’s leader in decorative hardwood plywood panels, announces the promotion of three senior-level employees to the company’s executive team.  The following promotions were announced by Brad Thompson, President and CEO: Gary Gillespie has been promoted to Executive Vice President responsible for all of Columbia’s Canadian plywood operations and the company’s decorative veneer […]

The Bullitt Center

  • January 19, 2016
  • by Paul Davis, Marketing Manager at Columbia Forest Products

Last Friday on a typical rainy NW day, I finally made good on a personal plan to visit the Seattle, the Emerald City (as we call it here in the Rose City) to make a pilgrimage of sorts to photograph and blog about the Greenest Building In the World, the Bullitt Center, as Columbia’s PureBond® […]

The Heart of any Panel: Which Core is Best?

  • January 1, 2016
  • by Ang Schramm

Hardwood plywood is sold primarily for its aesthetics…we all know that! Since in reality we observe wood surfaces in 2 dimensions only, we typically don’t spend a lot of time wondering what’s underneath the beautiful, high quality, exquisitely finished maple, birch, alder, cherry, walnut, or oak face. Our first thought when we see a piece of […]

Columbia Forest Products to Reopen Rutherglen, Ontario Hardwood Veneer Plant

  • December 17, 2015
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Citing improving markets for rotary hardwood veneer in North America, Gary Gillespie, Vice President of Columbia Forest Products’ Northern Operations, announced this week that Columbia is in the intermediate stages of preparing for a reopening the company’s plant in Rutherglen, Ontario. The facility was shut down back in 2010. Officials say the facility was a […]