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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 […]

Innovate Responsibly

  • May 29, 2015
  • by Suzanne VanGilder

There are so many variables, both short-term and long-term, that go into evaluating the environmental integrity of a product. Sometimes it is difficult to discern what is of actual value. “Admitting that challenge to ourselves and being forthright with customers is crucial,” says Paul Davis, Marketing Manager for Columbia Forest Products. “Even when science is […]

Specifying With Your Legacy In Mind

  • May 29, 2015
  • by Suzanne VanGilder

On the face of it, a panel of Columbia Forest Products PureBond formaldehyde- free decorative veneer plywood, and a panel of imported plywood of the same species, look very similar. In fact, to many suppliers and consumers the panels are commodity, and price is the only factor in the buying decision. But the professional specifier […]