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From Making Plywood to Making with Plywood

  • August 19, 2022
  • by Columbia Forest Products

A Columbia Employee’s DIY for his Family Joshua Houlihan, Continuous Improvement Manager at Columbia’s Newport, VT veneer facility, is focused on making sure the faces that leave the mill meet Columbia’s grading standards and high customer expectations. He knows that in their final applications, our veneer faces will be what people look at for years […]

Forty Years of Poplar Plywood!

  • August 19, 2022
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Columbia’s Old Fort Facility Celebrates a Major Milestone When Columbia Forest Products broke ground on its Old Fort, NC mill in 1981, the company had its sights set on doing things never done before…making hardwood plywood on the East Coast and making it with a Yellow Poplar hardwood core. It became a reality in 1982. […]

Returning Attention and Care to Kentucky

  • August 19, 2022
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Supporting Disaster Victims in the Logging Community You may recall the tornadoes that devastated parts of Kentucky late last year, and the story about the Old Fort Caring Team’s response.  This summer, historic flooding has affected many of the logging and coal mining communities in the mountain region of Kentucky. The flooding brought devastation on […]

Looking Back with Dee Willis

  • August 19, 2022
  • by Dee Willis, Inside Sales Representative & Materials Coordinator

A great chapter in the Columbia story is coming to a close. Rebecca Willis, or as many know her, Dee, is concluding her career at Columbia Forests Products after 35 years with the company. This wonderful Material Coordinator will surely be missed by her customers and her Columbia family. Looking back at where she came […]

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