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Species Update

  • March 2, 2022
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Fred Mitchell, Columbia’s Value Stream Manager for Materials, has been forecasting, buying and grading face veneers for nearly 20 years.  It’s a dynamic marketplace, subject to as many or more shifting forces, trends and pressures than core materials. You’ll be hearing from Fred now and then as he details what he sees in the face […]

Answering the Call

  • March 2, 2022
  • by Columbia Forest Products

When Randy Marsh —Plant Manager at our Old Fort, North Carolina facility — got the call from Sheriff Ricky Buchanan, it didn’t take long for Columbia to respond.   We were asked to help with a relief truck of supplies being prepared for the Graves County, Kentucky community, which had been ravaged by an EF-4 […]

Meet Field Sales Representative, Bob Stiles

  • March 2, 2022
  • by Bob Stiles, Field Sales Representative

I have been in the Hardwood lumber, plywood and building materials industries since graduating from The Ohio State University in 1981 from the School of Natural Resources in Forest Industries Management. Prior to Columbia, I worked for Timberline FP, Sequoia Supply, ARC Designer Hardwoods & PrimeSource, in various jobs. These included brokerage, inside, & outside […]

New DIY PureBond® Barn Wood Planks

  • March 2, 2022
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Using real wood as a wall treatment is a very old idea. We’ve gone from log cabins to colonial wainscoting, ‘70s paneling and now, the “shiplap” look. What’s NEW is how easy, fast and flexible we’re making it for the DIY community to cover their walls (and more) with thin PureBond panels.  The Facts: Each […]

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