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Columbia Forest Products buys Nova Wood Lamination

May 13, 2016 – Columbia Forest Products’ recently continued its expansion efforts across Ontario with the purchase of Kitchener, Ont.- based Nova Wood Lamination.

The company purchased the shares of Nova Wood Lamination from its founding owners, Frank and Donna Decicco.

"Frank, Donna and the rest of the Nova Wood Lamination team have built an outstanding reputation for delivering a diverse mix of high quality products and services to the decorative hardwood panel industry," said Columbia's executive vice-president of Canadian plywood and decorative veneer operations, Gary Gillespie. "We are extremely happy to bring the Nova lamination facility into the Columbia Forest Products family.”

"The Nova Wood plant’s flexible, quality-based production line and its proximity to attractive Canadian and U.S. markets will give many Columbia customers a new competitive edge,” added Gilles Levesque, Columbia's general manager of Canadian plywood operations. 

Columbia’s purchase of Nova Wood Lamination is the third major investment made by the company in the province over the past 12 months. The company also commissioned a new Meinan core peeling lathe at its Hearst, Ont. plywood plant this past fall and re-started hardwood veneer peeling operations in Rutherglen, Ont. earlier this month.

"We are high on Ontario: its resources, suppliers, the close working relationships we enjoy with the government agencies, and especially, the dedicated workforce we employ across the province,” said Gillespie.

About Columbia Forest Products
Established in 1957, Columbia Forest Products has provided fine decorative hardwood plywood panels to the woodworking industry for nearly 60 years. Columbia’s decorative veneers and panels are used in high-quality cabinetry, fine furniture, architectural millwork and commercial fixtures. An employee stock owned firm (ESOP), Columbia is committed to offering products with integrity, originating from responsibly-managed forestlands and assembled with EPA award-winning PureBond® formaldehyde-free technology. All Columbia products are backed by exceptional customer service and technical support. Website address:  www.cfpwood.com.

May 13, 2016  By  Andrew Snook

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