Columbia Forest Products recently announced the winners of its sixth annual PureBond Quality Awards competition that recognizes exceptional design and craftsmanship using the company’s formaldehyde-free hardwood plywood materials.
“The PQA competition is a way for us to recognize the exceptional work being produced by our PureBond Fabricator Network members,” Todd Vogelsinger, CFP’s marketing director, said in a statement.
“We’ve forged strong partnerships with woodworking operations all across North America who build quality custom installations and furnishings for residential and commercial clients using our beautiful and formaldehyde-free PureBond brand of hardwood plywood, and it’s important to share the amazing work they do with it every day.”
Category winners were:
- First Place: Ruffino Cabinetry of Fort Myers, Fla.
- Second Place: Beech Tree Woodworks of Olympia, Wash.
- Third Place: Fitucci Cabinets of Valencia, Calif.
- First Place: Fitucci Cabinets
- Second Place: Urbangreen Furniture of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Wm. H. Fry Construction Co. of Cupertino, Calif.
- First Place: Provincial Woodworkers Ltd., of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Judges included C.T. ‘Kip’ Howlett, Jr., president of the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association; Ang Schramm, a veteran of the building materials industry and a two-term member of the HPVA’s board of directors; 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 appeared on several HGTV television programs.
Columbia developed PureBond in conjunction with scientists at Oregon State University and has been producing the product since 2005.
For more, visit www.columbiaforestproducts.com.
This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue.