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The International Builders Show typically attracts more than 1,900 building industry professionals, such as Anthony Forest Products, which takes advantage of such opportunities to exhibit new products, such as its Power Preserved Glulam™ and Power Preserved Column™.
New Products, New Honors For Anthony Forest Products

El Dorado, Ark.—Anthony Forest Products is a completely integrated forest products company incorporated in 1965, and begun in 1916. The company owns approximately 91,000 acres of timberland in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. It operates Southern Pine lumber producing mills in Urbana, Ark., and Atlanta, Texas; and wood chip mills in Plain Dealing, La., and Troup, Texas. The company also operates engineered wood laminating plants in El Dorado, Arkansas, and Washington, Georgia. Anthony Forest and Domtar, Inc. of Montreal, Canada, jointly own and operate an I-joist manufacturing plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Headquartered here, Anthony Forest has made some dramatic decisions to position itself for the 21st Century. This vision could not have been accomplished without the four generations of forest products experience passed down through the family.

The company’s two laminating plants make it the largest Southern Pine glued-laminated timber manufacturer in the USA. Anthony Forest Products has over 45 years of solid experience in engineered wood products, which include the Power Beam®, Power Joist®, Power Header®, Power Log®, Power ColumnTM, Power Plank, 1.6E Short Span Header and custom laminated products.

Anthony Forest Introduces
Power Preserved GlulamTM and Power Preserved ColumnTM

Anthony Products will begin to offer Power Preserved GlulamTM (24F - 300Fv – 1.8E balanced 0-camber) for above ground use and Power Preserved ColumnTM (combination #50—#1 dense) for ground contact on December 1, 2007, from Hoover Treated wood in Pine Bluff, Ark., and from both Laminating plants.

Anthony Forest is not new to treating its glulam and columns for resistance to decay and fungi organisms using the pressure preservative treatment process.  For over 20 years the company has used CCA and ACQ water borne preservatives in the treatment process. After months of research on alternative treatment chemicals Anthony Forest Products has chosen Hoover Cop-GuardTM,   a Copper Naphthenate formulation carried in mineral spirits and not water. The advantages of Cop-GuardTM are numerous: no swelling of the beam, 25-year warranty, no reduction in design values, as environmentally safe as untreated wood, above ground and ground contact for 24F beams and columns respectively and very little checking, splitting and warping after treatment using the light oil carrier. 

With local, state, and even national dignitaries onhand for the presentation, Anthony Forest Products received OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award from Paula O. White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs for OSHA.
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Anthony Forest Believes in Safety First

Anthony Forest Products’ laminating plant in Washington, Ga., has achieved an elite status with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for which it was recognized during a plant-wide celebration ceremony and catered lunch on May 3, 2007.

The Washington plant is one of only 11 in the state of Georgia to be SHARP certified. Anthony Forest Products, headquartered in El Dorado, Ark., has obtained SHARP status at all six of its facilities, including sawmills in Atlanta, Texas, and Urbana, Ark.; chip mills in Plain Dealing, La., and Troup, Texas; and another laminating plant in El Dorado.

With local, state, and even national dignitaries onhand for the presentation, Anthony Forest Products received OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award from Paula O. White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs for OSHA. SHARP recognizes small business employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system.

“Your achievement is just remarkable,” said White. “Anthony Forest Products is the only company nationwide to certify all of its sites SHARP. I challenge you to keep it up and offer my sincere congratulations.”
It is the only wood products plant in Georgia to achieve the SHARP status, according to Aubra Anthony, President and CEO.
“We’re really proud of this plant and this community,” Anthony said in speaking to the Washington employees at the celebration. “The quality of the product coming out of here and the productivity that has been achieved makes us competitive in the marketplace and that means we get to keep jobs. Beyond quality and beyond productivity, something else that is very, very important to our company is your safety,” Anthony continued. Anthony Forest Products (AFP) employs about 75 people in its Washington plant.

“What makes such a special success is that it is something we do for each other to take care of one another,” he said. “Please don’t lose that wisdom. Every minute of every day that you’re working here, look out for yourselves and for one another. Be your brothers’ and sisters’ keeper – it does work.”




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