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Zero House: the Future of Construction

  • December 11, 2017
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Students at Ryerson University are doing their part to support a healthier future for the building industry. Their recent collaboration with the Endeavor Centre resulted in the construction of a net-zero energy home, in an attempt to meet “the highest goals in sustainable building.” A primary goal for the students was to build a structure […]

7 Inspiring Ways to Feature Wood Veneer in Modern Design

  • December 11, 2017
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Wood veneer has been showcased nearly everywhere—it’s a versatile material that has grown in popularity in recent years, as designers and savvy consumers are attracted to natural materials whose origin and chemistry are understood. We’ve spotted the natural, warm touch of wood veneer in places as varied as a hotel lobbies, innovative wall treatments and […]

ITC Issues Affirmative Final Ruling, Signaling High Tariffs on Dumped and Subsidized Chinese Hardwood Plywood Imports

  • December 1, 2017
  • by The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood

Washington, DC – Today, the International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its final determination, activating significant tariffs on the illegal imports of Chinese hardwood plywood, voting 4-0 that the domestic industry is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of these dumped and subsidized imports. The Coalition for the Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood […]

4 Uses of Rotary Cut Maple Veneer

  • November 13, 2017
  • by Columbia Forest Products

While the method of plain slice veneer production is common globally, this manufacturing process where a trimmed block of wood is affixed to a slicing machine and presented to a fixed knife which results in production of smaller component widths which can introduce challenges for architects, builders and cabinet makers to contend with. In comparison, […]