Columbia Forest Products, a producer of hardwood plywood veneer products, has named the winners of its latest PureBond Quality Awards, including seven fabricators in California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Washington.
The competition recognizes exceptional design and craftsmanship using the company’s formaldehyde-free PureBond hardwood plywood materials to create interior spaces and furnishings that are visually and functionally distinctive. Entrants are members of the PureBond Fabricator Network and competed for prizes in the Residential Kitchen, Residential Other, and Commercial categories.
“Through the PureBond Fabricator Network, we’ve forged strong partnerships with woodworking establishments across North America,” says Todd Vogelsinger, Columbia’s director of marketing.
“These are the craftspeople who are building custom installations and furnishings for residential and commercial customers while using our PureBond hardwood plywood. This is the eighth PQA competition we’ve held, and like the previous ones it’s proven to be a wonderful way to showcase the amazing work fabricators are doing with the versatile PureBond material.”
All of the winners have worked with PureBond for many years. Nic James, owner of Beech Tree Woodworks, says customer appreciate its environmental benefits. “When I’m talking with a builder or other client about surfaces, I discuss NAUF and FSC certification, which ties into the benefits of the PureBond product. Once they hear about those qualities, they’re sold on the product. I can’t think of a single case where someone has gone to a different product to save a dollar or two,” he says.
Judges were C.T. ‘Kip’ Howlett, Jr., president of the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association; Dr. Katherine Swank, chairperson of the Department of Interior Design & Merchandising in the College of Health & Human Performance at East Carolina University, and HGTV presenter Chip Wade.
First: Trade Custom Cabinets of Northridge, Calif.
Second: Cole Wagner Cabinetry of Rochester Hills, Mich.
Third: Ottoson Enterprises of Dunedin, Fla.
First: Beech Tree Woodworks of Olympia, Wash.
Second: Walker Woodworking of Shelby, N.C.
Third: Acey LLC of Grand Rapids, Mich.
First: Innovative Display Solutions of Hudsonville, Mich.
For more details, visit www.columbiaforestproducts.com.
This article was originally published in the November 2020 issue.