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


Call for Entries in the 2016 PureBond Quality Awards

  • April 4, 2016
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Columbia Forest Products is pleased to announce the opening of the entry period for the 5th Annual PureBond® Quality Awards competition. Nine winners will be chosen by a team of expert judges covering three project categories: Residential Kitchen, Residential Other, and Commercial. To be considered for judging, each project submission must contain formaldehyde-free PureBond hardwood plywood in the […]

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 […]