Columbia Forest Products announced the winners of its fifth annual PureBond Quality Awards competition during the IWF show in August. The competition recognizes exceptional design and craftsmanship using PureBond hardwood plywood materials to create interior spaces and finished goods that are visually distinctive as well as functionally impressive.
The PureBond Fabricator Network members competed in three categories based on design distinctiveness and practical application. Contestants competed for prizes in each of three categories including residential kitchen, residential other, and commercial. Jurors selected eight projects.
“The PQA competition is a way for us to recognize the exceptional work being produced by our PureBond Fabricator Network members. 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,” Columbia Forest Products marketing director Todd Vogelsinger says.
Winners were Wm. H. Fry Construction Co. in Cupertino, Calif. (residential kitchen); Bright Wood Works of St. Petersburg, Fla. (residential other) and Mountain Woodworks of Big Pool, Md. (commercial).
Judges were C. T. “Kip” Howlett Jr., president of the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association; Ang Schramm, a 45-year veteran of the building materials industry; Katherine Swank, chairwoman of the Department of Interior Design & Merchandising in the College of Health & Human Performance at East Carolina University; and Chip Wade, a woodworking specialist and television host.
PureBond was developed in conjunction with scientists at Oregon State University and has been in production since 2005. Since then, more than 80 million panels have been shipped.
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This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue.