Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 20, 2013
Columbia Forest Products, North America’s longstanding leader in the hardwood plywood and veneer industry, unveiled a new corporate brand identity today, during a ceremony to dedicate a new core veneer production facility in Boardman, Oregon.
The new branding initiative, which includes a mission statement, logo and tagline, emphasizes Columbia Forest Products’ unique position in the North American hardwood market as a sustainably-geared product and process innovation leader:
Even with these new visual elements, the new corporate logo preserves the shape of the prior logo’s lettering, suggesting a continuity and evolution in the branding rather than a complete departure from the company’s historic mission and focus.
As part of its new branding initiative, Columbia Forest Products also introduced a new corporate tagline: Innovating Responsibly™. This tagline will be used in conjunction with the new corporate logo.
According to Brad Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer, the new corporate tagline describes what Columbia Forest Products promises to the market and to the wider world.
“‘Innovating Responsibly’ captures what we stand for and what our customers can expect from us. It’s a memorable phrase that reflects unique points of differentiation from our competitors,” Thompson remarked.
Todd Vogelsinger, Director of Marketing, noted that the new corporate tagline builds on an already-impressive roster of Columbia accomplishments. “‘Innovating Responsibly’ is much more than simply ‘greening up’ our daily operations – although that’s always been a very visible aspect of our approach,” he said.
Vogelsinger noted that a number of unique milestones underscore the company’s commitment to continuing innovation in ways that change the hardwood industry for the better. Among them:
Vogelsinger added that “Columbia’s commitment to ‘Innovating Responsibly’ extends beyond sourcing and manufacturing. “We believe one of our roles is to take responsibility for our customers’ success, so we’re expanding our list of programs and offerings for cabinet shops and other woodworking professionals,” he said.
Among these programs are:
CEO Brad Thompson echoed these points. “The record clearly shows how we’ve led in environmental responsibility and innovative manufacturing. We remain committed to leading the industry and moving it forward – but always in a way that’s right with the world,” he observed.
“What this means is keeping our strong commitment to customer service, along with implementing lean manufacturing practices so we can continue to offer top-quality products at competitive prices. It also means engaging in proper behavior-based workplace practices so we can continue to minimize safety incidents,” Thompson explained further.
“Above all, it means conducting ourselves with absolute integrity,” he concluded.
For more information about the launch of Columbia Forest Product’s new brand identity, logo and corporate tagline, visit http://www.columbiaforestproducts.com/branding.
About Columbia Forest Products
Established in 1957, Columbia Forest Products is North America’s largest manufacturer of decorative hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer. An employee-owned company, it operates facilities in the United States and Canada. The company is a leader in sustainable forestry, as well as in developing innovative and environmentally responsible technologies and products for healthy indoor living.
Columbia Forest Products has provided fine decorative hardwood plywood veneer panels to North American fabricators for 55 years. The company is committed to offering the industry’s widest product selection, manufactured in efficient, technologically advanced mills and backed by exceptional service and product support. Website address: http://www.columbiaforestproducts.com.