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

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 […]

The Wood Works Year in Review

  • November 27, 2015
  • by Rich Christianson

This issue of Wood Works caps off a great year of presenting news, feature stories and announcements from Columbia Forest Products, North America’s premier manufacturer of hardwood plywood and veneer. The sum of the articles shared in Wood Works during 2015 aptly showcase Columbia’s leadership as a product innovator, forest steward and strong proponent of […]