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Collins Appoints Lara Moore as Chief Financial Officer
July 20th, 2023

NEW Collins Pine UniForm™!
July 12th, 2023
Visit us at AWFS Booth #3232 for a sample.

Collins Appoints Frank Torresy as General Counsel
June 22nd, 2023

Collins Promotes Larry Broadfoot to Chief Operating Officer
Nov 14th, 2022

Collins Announces California Land Acquisition
Aug 11th, 2022

Collins Appoints Tom Insko as New President & CEO
Aug 1st, 2022

April 25th - Collins Western Forestlands will be Closed to Public in 2022
May 5th, 2022

Collins CA & OR Forestlands Closed to Public beginning June 28th.
June 16th, 2021

Collins CA & OR Forestlands Closed to Public beginning June 28th.
June 16th, 2021

Collins & RenewWest Announce Largest Carbon-Focused Reforestation Project in U.S. History.
August 4, 2020

Collins Announces FreeForm ParticleBoard is the First Composite Wood Product to Join Declare.
May 15, 2013

Collins Pine FreeForm and Collins Pine Particleboard now CARB Exempt.
November 12, 2012

[Press Release Correction Oct. 18, 2012] The Collins Companies Introduces Two Formaldehyde-Free Particleboard Offerings.
June 26, 2012

WWF Climate Savers companies cut 100 million tonnes of greenhouse gases
May 8, 2012

Richwood, WV, Mill Recognized as Ninth Collins Site to Receive this Distinction for Responsible, Sustainable Forestry
December 14, 2010

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
May, 2008
Collins becomes the first forest products company in the U.S. to be a signatory to the World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers Tokyo Declaration.

Collins Pine FreeForm™ receives Top-10 Green Product Award

December, 2007
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.

BuildingGreen Announces 2007 Top-10 Green Building Products

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.

Sierra Business Council Celebrates Regional Leaders at 2007 Vision 2020 Awards

October 19, 2007
Jay Francis of Collins Pine Company is being recognized for his outstanding sustainable forestry management and leadership.

Power company plans tree-fueled plant

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.

Collins makes “Green 50” list

November 2006
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.

Collins Lowers Formaldehyde Emissions

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.

Collins Pine Company to Register Forests with California Registry

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.

Collins products now offers TruWood® Trim

May, 2004
Portland, OREGON– Collins Products will now sell TruWood® Trim to complement its TruWood® Siding line.

Oregon non-profit purchases carbon dioxide offsets from first forest products company

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.

Pacific Crest Trail Association Honors Timber Company with Partnership Award

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.

Collins has unveiled their new state-of-the-art mill in Chester

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.

Gov. Schweiker honors PA businesses and organizations for outstanding environmental protection

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.

The Collins Companies to Cut CO2 Emissions and Save Money under New Climate Savers Agreement

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.

Winner of Environmental Excellence Award

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.

Collins Pine to be Honored for Forestry Work

May, 2001
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.

Collins Pine Particleboard Receives Green Cross Certification

May, 2001
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.

TruWood® Becomes First FSC-Certified Engineered Siding

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.

Collins Products LLC Plywood Shutdown

January 17, 2001
The target market for specialty plywood is very depressed and there is no indication that will change in the foreseeable future.

Position Statement on Federal Land Management

January 2001
Collins believes that the US National Forests should be looked upon as providing both wilderness preserves and sustainable resources for the benefit of all.

Collins Announces Winners of International CollinsWood Millennium Awards

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.

Collins Pine Company Harvests its Two Billionth Board Foot

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.

Better Business Bureau Integrity Award Goes to The Collins Companies

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.

Eric Schooler to Join The Collins Companies

April 3, 2000
The Collins Companies are pleased to announce that Eric Schooler is signing on as Executive Vice President.

Collins Announces Millennium Awards

August 31, 2000 Deadline
The Collins Companies are pleased to announce a call for entries for the CollinsWood® Millennium Awards.

Collins Products Introduces Craftsmen Staggered Shake™

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.”