Columbia Forest Products Awarded 2010 Hardwood Forestry Fund Gifford Pinchot Award
Greensboro, NC – The Hardwood Forestry Fund announced at the 2010 International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta that Columbia Forest Products is the 2010 recipient of the Gifford Pinchot Award. The HFF's Gifford Pinchot Award recognizes significant corporate achievements in promoting sustainable forestry.
Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) was a forester, conservationist, first Chief of the US Forest Service, and Society of American Forester founder and president. His leadership and direction gave the US Forest Service an innovative philosophy, "To make the forest produce the largest amount of whatever crop or service will be most useful, and keep on producing it for generation after generation of men and trees." Gifford Pinchot's lasting legacy to forest management and conservation (wise use of resources) is mirrored in the goals of the Hardwood Forestry Fund.
Hardwood Forestry Fund Chairman Rick Philipps says, "Columbia's corporate efforts made their nomination shine. 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. The HFF is proud to recognize Columbia Forest Products for these achievements."
HFF Volunteer Board members will be on hand to answer media questions about Hardwood Forestry Fund programs that create sustainable forests by replacing hardwood trees on quality public sites and managing these emerging forests for wildlife habitat, water quality, soil conservation, timber products, and natural resources education.
About Columbia Forest Products
Founded in 1957, Columbia Forest Products is North America's largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer, a leader in sustainable forestry, and innovator of formaldehyde-free PureBond® technology.
Columbia's decorative interior veneers and panels are used in cabinetry, furniture, architectural millwork and commercial fixtures. Employee-owned and based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Columbia employs more than 2,000 and operates facilities throughout the United States and Canada, and an operational network which spans the globe.
About the Hardwood Forestry Fund
The Hardwood Forestry Fund is a 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to establishing sustainable hardwood forests. Through tree planting and implementation of forest management techniques on public land, the Hardwood Forestry Fund promotes hardwood timber growth, management, environmental education, and wise use of our nation's renewable forest resources. Previous HFF Gifford Pinchot Award winners are WalzCraft Industries Inc. (2006), and Bruce Hardwood Floors / Armstrong World Industries (2001). More information available: hardwoodforestryfund.org.
For more information, visit www.cfpwood.com or email email@example.com .