Diversification Through Acquisition: JC Pallet Company

  • May 29, 2024
  • by Columbia Forest Products

What is DTA? One of Columbia Forest Products’ corporate initiatives is Diversification Through Acquisition (DTA). Through this program, Columbia primarily aims to acquire businesses in different industries to achieve a more diverse income stream for its current and future employee-owners. Columbia also wishes to acquire companies with strong, shared values and an interest in sharing […]

Meet: Brandie Rader, Director of Customer Service & Logistics

  • May 29, 2024
  • by Brandie Rader, Director of Customer Service & Logistics

Brandie is Columbia Forest Products’ Director of Customer Service & Logistics. She started at Columbia in 2004 as a Traffic Coordinator in Old Fort, but her connection to the industry started earlier. Brandie’s father owned a trucking company that delivered to Columbia, and her brother, Kevin Crisp, has worked at Columbia for 30 years. She […]

June 2024 Message from our CEO

  • May 29, 2024
  • by Greg Pray, President and CEO

We entered 2024 thinking it was the year for a slight reset, due to persistently high interest rates, personal budgets crimped by inflation and a host of “unknowns” in the air.   CFP’s economists believe that 2025-2029 will be a strong market, similar to a  “beach ball being held underwater” and that we might see a […]

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

  • February 19, 2024
  • by Fred Mitchell

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, […]