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

Meet Tammy Mitchell/Chatham, Virginia Customer Service

  • September 9, 2021
  • by Tammy Mitchell

Tammy Mitchell embodies so much about the spirit and culture at Columbia Forest Products, where we broaden the definition of “family” to include each other and our customers.  She is a second-generation employee who now serves as the Lead Inside Sales Representative in our Chatham, Virginia facility.  She began her career 28 years ago in veneer grading with Danville Plywood, […]

Mark Your Calendar: FSC Friday!

  • September 9, 2021
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Did you know Columbia and its distribution partners’ investment in FSC® Chain-of-Custody certification assures you with a supply of FSC® Mix PureBond NAF hardwood plywood across North America, in support of responsibly-managed forests and climate smart, green building?   Mark your calendar for FSC Friday the 24th of September. FSC celebrates FSC Friday annually in September as part of FSC Week on […]

Learn more about Jim Petkoglou

  • September 9, 2021
  • by Jim Petkoglou, Field Sales Representative

Meet Field Sales Representative, Jim Petkoglou (seen here presenting a PureBond Quality Award to Cole Wagner Cabinetry, Rochester Hills, Michigan)  How long have you been a Field Sales Representative with Columbia?  19 years    What did you do before CFP or this position?  I was an OEM territory sales manager for a decorative overlay company specializing in top-coated low basis weight papers […]

Memphremagog Phragmite Removal

  • September 9, 2021
  • by Columbia Forest Products

It’s a mouthful, and a lot of hard work, but last month, a dedicated team from our Newport, Vermont veneer facility’s Caring Team and other members of management got busy clearing invasive phragmites (water reeds) from the shores of Lake Memphremagog.  This was part of an organized community effort to address the adverse effect of these plants along the 31 mile-long lake, which spans the border between Vermont and Ontario, Canada, and […]