Members of the PureBond Fabricator Network competed for prizes based on design and practical application.
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Columbia Forest Products has sold its Cabinotch Division to Cabaxis Inc, an affiliate of Phillip Crabtree, the originator and creator of the award-winning cabinet box system.
Commerce announced affirmative final antidumping duty and countervailing duty circumvention rulings involving exports of hardwood plywood products from China, finding that hardwood and decorative plywood with veneers made of certain types of softwood circumvent existing orders.
Loss of business blamed on sustained impact of imported Chinese cabinets.
Soybean growers gathered alongside Salina, Kansas, cabinetry workers at Crestwood Inc. to celebrate the use of U.S. soy inside 100 million panels of Columbia Forest Products’ PureBond hardwood plywood.
Location will employ 115 to annually produce more than 140 million square feet of rice straw-based MDF.
Citing lost business from the sustained impact of imported Chinese cabinets and plywood, Columbia Forest Products said it will permanently close its Trumann, Arkansas hardwood plywood facility. The company said the closure is projected to take place sometime this fall.
Collins donated FSC cherry, and Columbia Forest Products donated the hardwood plywood. The Joinery designed and made the beds in their Portland shop.
The purchase is tied to a long-term sourcing agreement for FSC-Certified wood from fast-growth hardwood plantations in the region that will be used to make Columbia’s MPX hardwood plywood panels.
CalPlant I begins production at first commercial-scale, no-added-formaldehyde, rice straw-based MDF in Summer 2019, North America’s first. Wade Gregory and Conrad Matthieson joined Columbia Forest Products, which will handle all sales.
By Bill Esler