GREENSBORO, NC - Columbia Forest Products was named a 2010 Corporate Sustainable Standard-Setter by the Rainforest Alliance at the organization's dinner and awards ceremony on May 12 in New York City.

The honor recognizes companies that have worked with the Rainforest Alliance and exhibited outstanding leadership in efforts to promote sustainability.

Tensie Whelan, president of the Rainforest Alliance, said "Columbia Forest Products is one of those companies that truly understands the principles of sustainability, integrating them into the core of its business practices. We consider the company to be a leader in its field."

Columbia forged a relationship with the Rainforest Alliance's SmartWood™ certification program more than a decade ago. Today, Columbia manages a distributor channel with more than 100 locations offering FSC-certified hardwood plywood to local and regional woodworking businesses.

In addition, Columbia said its PureBond plywood, a product that contains no added formaldehyde, is sold to more than
800 cabinet shops, furniture makers and other woodworkers in the PureBond Fabricator Network. A searchable directory of the PFN is on Colubmia's website:

Read Columbia Forest Products' press release.

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