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A Little Extra Goes a Long Way

  • March 6, 2023
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Examining the Benefits of 10’ Maple Veneer Core Panels Anyone who has studied housing has noted the changes in ceiling heights through time.  In the old days, many homes relied on high ceilings in living areas, so hot air would be lifted away from the occupants.  The advent of air conditioning changed this, and builders […]

Columbia Product Featured In the New Navy SEAL Museum

  • March 5, 2023
  • by Columbia Forest Products

You may recall the profile of Steve David, Columbia’s Field Sales Representative in the Northeast, in a previous issue of the Hardwood Herald. It mentioned his work on the new LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum in West Sayville, New York, which held its grand opening last year. Steve helped arrange for Columbia’s PureBond […]

Growing Food & Community

  • March 4, 2023
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Columbia’s Newport, Vermont “Deep Roots” Garden  Now entering its third season, the team at Columbia’s Newport, Vermont veneer operation is getting the prep work done for another abundant crop.   Blessed with a large, sunny space to work with, the Deep Roots Garden was a topic of discussion before the mill’s Caring Team gave its […]

Meet Field Sales Representative, Elvis Hood 

  • March 3, 2023
  • by Elvis Hood, Field Sales Representative 

Elvis Hood, Columbia’s Field Sales Representative (FSR) for the Great Lakes Region, has served customers in the wood industry for well over 40 years.  He has always had sawdust in his veins.  From the start, Elvis wanted to learn every aspect of the industry and was fortunate enough to work for several organizations that allowed […]