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Sunday, 15 July 2001
Pennsylvania’s Caoba Doors is Returning to the Certified Forest Products International Conference

Caoba Doors, the Philadelphia producer of billiard tables, doors, furniture, and windows, is headed to the Certified Forest Products International Conference (CFPIC) in Atlanta this September after a successful trip to the London show last year.

Caoba manufactures doors and other products out of black cherry, hackberry, mahogany, maple, northern red oak, fir, and poplar sourced from certified forests all over the world.

Last year, Jeffrey Lutzner, Executive VP and COO of Caoba Doors, accompanied Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary John C. Oliver, Dr. James Grace, Pennsylvania state forester with DCNR, and several other representatives of the certified forest products market in Pennsylvania on a five-day trade mission covering England and Belgium. The highlight of the mission was the group’s participation in the CFPIC, the largest international trade fair for certified wood and paper products, on June 6th and 7th in London. Oliver was a presenter on a panel discussion, “A Vision for the World’s Forests," along with world conservation leaders.

“We went because we saw the importance of using and promoting certified material. As a player in the certified forest products market, you have to get your face out there and maintain a presence, especially with companies like The Home Depot. We made a lot of valuable connections with other COC companies," notes Lutzner.

For more info on attending the Certified Forest Products International Conference, contact the CFPC at 503.590.6600 or visit