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 […]

March 2024 Message from our CEO

  • February 15, 2024
  • by Columbia Forest Products

A Goal We Should Talk More About It should surprise no one that a manufacturing company like Columbia Forest Products runs on metrics of all kinds.  We track and analyze and learn from data that measures everything from our suppliers’ deliveries to vat temperatures, log days, miles driven, cash cycles and of course, quality. Everything […]

From Baseball Cards to Building Materials: A Tale of Price Surges, Economic Trends, and the Outlook for 2024

  • November 16, 2023
  • by Nick Allison, Analytics Manager

I used to collect sports cards as a kid, begging my mother to buy my brothers and me a pack at the store. I’d look into all the nooks and crannies for some quarters to buy a pack and put baseball cards on my Christmas list. I vividly remember my excitement opening a pack of […]

Economic Focus: Why Housing Won’t Crumble – A Rational Look at US Supply & Demand

  • August 12, 2022
  • by Nick Allison, Analytics Manager

With headlines about GDP, arguments about definitions of recession and whether or not we are in a recession (we won’t get into that today), inflation at the highest levels in my lifetime (based on CPI) and painful gas prices, many in our industry might be concerned about the outlook for the housing moving forward. Those […]