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News: CFP Prepares for MDF Market Participation

  • August 14, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Willows, CA – Hardwood plywood market leader Columbia Forest Products has signed an agreement with MDF producer CalPlant I to be the exclusive sales agent for all MDF produced at the new manufacturer’s Sacramento Valley-based facility, according to CalPlant I CEO Jerry Uhland and Columbia President and CEO Brad Thompson. Media is invited to learn […]

Using Beaded Panels for Interior Design

  • June 14, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

The trend of wood wall paneling skyrocketed in the 1960s because of its low cost and quick installation. Like many trends, old ideas become new again, and over the past few years, wood wall paneling has made a comeback. Today’s wood wall paneling is nothing like the thin faux wood panels of old, though. Designers […]

Creative Storage Ideas for Cabinets and Shelves

  • June 7, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Ample storage space is an important feature for every home, particularly those that are already short on closet space and limited to the layout of their current floorplan. Adding storage to an existing space is an excellent opportunity to get creative with cabinet and shelf designs. Often, making small changes to existing cabinet or vanity […]

The National Formaldehyde Rule Starts Today!

  • June 1, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

The existing “CARB Rule” has been in place since 2009, covering composite wood panels used in the state of California. On June 1, 2018, a rule from the United States Environmental Protection Agency took effect, which essentially “nationalizes” the CARB Rule. It’s often referred to as “EPA TSCA Title VI.” Here’s a link that compares […]