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Navigating the Waves of Uncertainty: A Blueprint for Businesses and Families in 2024

  • February 21, 2024
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Uncertainty. The word alone can be unsettling. Most of us are uncomfortable with certainty. We can count on the sun rising. We trust that our alarm clock will go off at 7:15 every morning, with just enough time to shower, brush teeth, get dressed, grab lunch and pile the kids into the car to drop […]

From Year of Pink to Year of Blue?

  • February 20, 2024
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Everyone knows that 2023 was the year of pink. From ice cream to clothes to toys, Barbie fever took over. It may not be a struggle for you to recall the week your friends and families were rushing to the theater for Barbenheimer. The team at Columbia Forest Products even got in on the fun […]

Meet Fred Mitchell: A Journey of Growth, Leadership and Family at CFP

  • February 19, 2024
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Fred Mitchell started with Columbia Forest Products on May 19, 1997, when he was only 23 years old. During his final year studying Wood Science and Business Administration at North Carolina State University, a professor encouraged him to start looking for job prospects and attend a career fair. It was there that Fred interviewed for, […]

Words From the Women of CFP

  • February 16, 2024
  • by Columbia Forest Products

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, women make up 29% of the manufacturing workforce. When a workforce has been so heavily male for years, it can be daunting for new women to join. Luckily, many organizations are working to address this with programs like 35 x 30, which aims to add half a million […]