News & Resources - Press Releases
Collins Pine FreeForm and Collins Pine Particleboard now CARB Exempt.
November 12, 2012
Collins Rides Sustainability All The Way To Greenbuild
November 15, 2010
The Collins Companies has just announced that it has commissioned the first 100% FSC-certified bicycle in the nation.
Turn a Beautiful Corner with TruWood Designer Trim
October 28, 2010
Stylish exterior trim is just as important as the details used inside a home.
The Designer line features both channeled and beveled styles...
Today's Homes Call for Distinctive Exterior Details
October 28, 2010
More than ever, curb appeal is what gets homes sold.
All 37 profiles are durable, engineered-wood products. They're made from 100 percent wood that's been engineered to take out all the defects of natural wood-knots and splits...
More Than Just a Beautiful Face
May 15, 2010
TruWood Old MillShingle Siding is split siding made easy.
Ask anyone who has seen the beautiful homes on Cape Cod and they will probably rave about the rustic beauty of those quintessential New England shingle-sided houses.
Building Smart Means Building Fast
May 15, 2010
TruWood offers easy-to-install products and videos to eliminate callbacks.
There isn't a builder out there who hasn't received the dreaded callback. Callbacks are a damaging setback for any company and, while mistakes happen, most callbacks can be avoided.
Steps in the Green Direction
May 15, 2010
TruWood keeps sustainability a top priority.
Being green has certainly become a popular trend. Companies now go to great lengths to advertise their new color.
Collins Pine FreeForm® Now Moisture Resistant
April 20, 2010
Klamath Falls, OR - The Collins Companies continues its pursuit of innovation with its particleboard product line. The newest improvement is that FreeForm now meets the moisture resistant specifications for ANSI MR-10 per the ASTM D 1037-06a for 24 hour water absorption.
Seven Companies Awarded Leadership Award For Product Innovation in Woodworking Industry
July 22, 2009
City of Commerce, CA— The Sequoia Awards, given since 1997, recognize and honor the creativity, quality and innovation of the best new offerings in the woodworking industry.
Collins Announces A New Lightweight, FSC-Certified Hardwood
May 14, 2009
Pacific Albus®, a hardwood species, is ideal for a variety of uses including moulding and millwork, cut stock, furniture applications, pallet stock recreational vehicle parts, landscape timbers, and much more.
Collins Pine FreeForm™ Receives CARB PHASE TWO Certification
April 21, 2009
Klamath Falls, Oregon — The Collins Companies continues its research and development into minimizing the amount of formaldehyde found in their particleboard.
TruWood® Introduces Old Mill® Shingle Siding
November 8, 2008
Portland, Oregon — Recognizing the importance of curb appeal to homeowners, TruWood has developed a new siding with the look of authentic split shingles at a price that’s affordable.
Turn a Beautiful Corner with TruWood® Designer Trim in Beveled and Channeled Styles
June 5, 2008
Portland, Oregon — Collins Products now offers architects and builders new Designer Trim options to complement its TruWood® Siding and Trim lines.
The Collins Companies committed to reducing their carbon dioxide emissions
Collins becomes the first forest products company in the U.S. to be a signatory to the World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers Tokyo Declaration.
Klamath Falls, Oregon — Collins Product’s new line of particleboard — Collins Pine FreeForm™ — has just been chosen as one of the “Top-10 Green Building Products” at the sixth annual U.S. Green Building Council’s Conference in Chicago.
November 8, 2007
Chicago, IL – BuildingGreen, Inc., publisher of the GreenSpec® Directory and Environmental Building News™, today announced the 2007 Top-10 Green Building Products.
October 19, 2007
Jay Francis of Collins Pine Company is being recognized for his outstanding sustainable forestry management and leadership.
January 11, 2007
A California energy company is going ahead with plans to build a plant in Lakeview that will burn small trees from surrounding forests to produce electricity.
Green 50 is a collection of entrepreneurial companies that are showing what it means to run good businesses, attack the most pressing problems of our time--and make serious cash along the way.
November 1, 2006
Klamath Falls, OREGON– Collins Products has recently been approved and accepted into the Composite Panel Association’s (CPA) Environmentally Preferable Product specification 2-06 program on their industrial particleboard production.
September 12, 2006
Portland, OREGON– As a member, Collins Pine Company will work with the Registry to annually track, report and certify the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from its operations.
Portland, OREGON– Collins Products will now sell TruWood® Trim to complement its TruWood® Siding line.
Portland, OREGON– The Climate Trust of Portland, Ore. is helping The Collins Companies reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, the gas largely responsible for global warming, by partially funding the installation of a cogeneration facility at the Collins Lakeview facility.
March 3, 2003
Sacramento, CALIFORNIA– At its recent Annual Meeting, the Sacramento-based Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) honored the Collins Pine Company (headquartered in Portland, Ore.) with its Partnership Award.
November 7, 2002
CHESTER, CALIFORNIA– On March 31, 1943 the first log was cut at the then new Collins Pine Company mill in Chester, California. Annual capacity in 1943 was 50 mmbf and then later increased to 75 mmbf. The new mill, at full production in 2003, will more than double the original capacity to 120 mmbf.
September 25, 2002
HARRISBURG– Gov. Mark Schweiker today honored 41 Pennsylvania companies and organizations from 28 counties for their outstanding achievements in environmental protection at the annual Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence ceremony.
November 16, 2001
WASHINGTON – "The Collins Companies have been a leader in Oregon’s effort towards building a sustainable future," said Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber.
November 6, 2001
MINNEAPOLIS– If capitalism is a symbol of evil in some eyes, it can be a beacon of hope. Take, for example, the movement toward sustainable wood.
Sacramento, California— The California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection will present its highest honor, the Francis H. Raymond Award to the Collins Pine Company on Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at 6:00 PM in Yreka’s Greenhorn Park.
Klamath Falls, Oregon— Collins Products LLC of Klamath Falls, Oregon has recently received certification from Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) for their particleboard manufactured from 100% post-industrial waste.
April 4, 2001
TruWood¬ Siding, manufactured by Collins Products LLC, recently announced that TruWood has become the first and only Forest Stewardship Council certified engineered siding in the world.
January 17, 2001
The target market for specialty plywood is very depressed and there is no indication that will change in the foreseeable future.
Collins believes that the US National Forests should be looked upon as providing both wilderness preserves and sustainable resources for the benefit of all.
November 8, 2000
The Collins Companies, the first privately-owned forest products business in the US to be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), recently announced the winners of the International CollinsWood¬ Millennium awards.
November 1, 2000
On September 25, Collins Pine Company, in the northern Sierras of California, harvested a 126 year-old, 130-foot tall ponderosa pine, their 2 billionth board foot of timber.
April 13, 2000
The Better Business Bureau of Oregon and western Washington has awarded its Business Integrity Award for large companies to The Collins Companies of Portland.
April 3, 2000
The Collins Companies are pleased to announce that Eric Schooler is signing on as Executive Vice President.
August 31, 2000 Deadline
The Collins Companies are pleased to announce a call for entries for the CollinsWood® Millennium Awards.
Collins Products introduces the newest addition to the TruWood® Designer Shake product line.Lakeview Forest Achieves Certification
We’re pleased to announce that the 75,000 acre Collins Lakeview Forest has recently been certified as a “Well-managed Forest.”