ATLANTA - Eight woodworking firms were named winners of the fifth PureBond Quality Awards, sponsored by Columbia Forest Products. From three project categories — Residential Kitchen, Residential Other, and Commercial — the winning entries were selected based on their use of PureBond hardwood plywood in a quality finished project.

The winning projects were announced during IWF 2016, held July 24-27 in Atlanta.

“Now in its fifth year, the PQA competition is a way for us to recognize the exceptional work being produced by our PureBond Fabricator Network members," said Todd Vogelsinger, Columbia Forest Products’ director of marketing. "We’ve forged strong partnerships with woodshops and craftspeople all across North America who build quality custom installations and furnishings for residential and commercial clients using our formaldehyde-free, healthy-for-you PureBond brand of hardwood plywood.”

The first place winner in the Residential Kitchen category was Wm. H. Fry Construction Co.

Winners in the Residential Kitchen category were:
First place: Wm. H. Fry Construction Co., Cupertino, CA; second place: Ruffino Cabinetry, Fort Myers, FL; and third place: Rivendell Woodworks, Inc., Concord, CA.

The Residential Other category included projects such as bathrooms, built-in furnishings, furniture and closet systems. It was won by Bright Wood Works.

Winners in the Residential Other category were:
First place: Bright Wood Works, St. Petersburg, FL; second place (shared): Fairfield County Millwork, Bethany, CT; second place (shared): Gervais Wood Decore, Astorville, ON; and third place: Mountain Woodworks, Big Pool, MD.

Mountain Woodworks won first place in the Commercial category.

The winner of the Commercial category was Mountain Woodworks, Big Pool, MD.

Judges for the 2016 PureBond Quality Awards competition included:  C. T. ‘Kip’ Howlett, Jr., president of the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association (HPVA); Ang Schramm, a 45-year veteran of the building materials industry, two-term HPVA board member and author of A Complete Guide to Hardwood Plywood and Face Veneer; Dr. Katherine Swank, chairperson of the Department of Interior Design & Merchandising in the College of Health & Human Performance at East Carolina University; and Chip Wade, a woodworking specialist who has lent his noteworthy carpentry and design skills to the Atlanta team of HGTV’s Designed to Sell and appeared on HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block, Ellen’s Design Challenge, HGTV’s Showdown, HGTV’s Design Star, Oprah, Ellen, and the TODAY Show. 

Visit Columbia Forest Products' website for information on the 2016 winning projects. Also visit Columbia Forest Products' website for information on the 2017 PureBond Quality Awards.

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