Columbia Forest Products Receives Hardwood Forestry Fund Gifford Pinchot Award

October 4th, 2010 by Editor

Stuart Clarke, Hardwood Forestry Fund board member (right) presented the Gifford Pinchot award to Brad Thompson, CEO of Columbia Forest Products (left).

The Hardwood Forestry Fund has awarded Columbia Forest Products its 2010 Gifford Pinchot Award, which recognizes significant corporate achievements in promoting sustainable forestry.

“Columbia’s corporate efforts made their nomination shine,” says Hardwood Forestry Fund chair Rick Philipps. “Extensive education and training for employees, private landowners and students; active and leadership roles in forest products certification; longtime tree replacement efforts with the HFF; increased efficiencies in resource acquisition and manufacturing; leadership with associations and coalitions to promote legal and sustainable practices in the forest products industry.”

Columbia Forest Products’ decorative interior veneers and panels are used in architectural millwork applications. The company employs more than 2,000 and operates facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

The Hardwood Forestry Fund is a 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to establishing sustainable hardwood forests.

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