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

  • July 22, 2015
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Greensboro, NC, July 20, 2015 ̶ Columbia Forest Products announces the winners of the fourth 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 both visually distinctive and functionally impressive. Contestants competed for prizes in each […]

Columbia Forest Products Introduces Plywood Panel Builder

  • July 16, 2015
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Greensboro, NC, June 14, 2015 — Columbia Forest Products announces the launch of Plywood Panel Builder, an easy online tool for fabricators, architects, designers, contractors and consumers to develop their own custom specifications for plywood panels. Housed on Columbia’s website at, Plywood Panel Builder allows customers to construct just the right plywood panel for their […]

Columbia Forest Products Introduces DesignEdge™ Multi-Ply Hardwood Panels

  • June 23, 2015
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Greensboro, NC, May 23, 2015 — Columbia Forest Products announces the introduction of DesignEdge™ multi-ply panels. These new panels feature unique, visually arresting “thick and thin” inner ply layers that are exposed along on the edges. The result is a new sense of aesthetic beauty, drama and appeal that is visible from every angle. Among […]

A Living Future for FSC-Certified, Decorative PureBond® Hardwood Plywood Panels

  • June 4, 2015
  • by Columbia Forest Products

“Imagine a Building as a Flower” That message is brought to you courtesy of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a group intent on developing the “built environment’s most rigorous performance standard.” Paul Davis, a marketing manager at Columbia Forest Products, predicted the ILFI will exert an increasingly greater influence on the building products industry […]