Plyboo Blog

This installation wasn't our first commercial installation of Plyboo bamboo flooring (that was 100 square feet of sand-and-finish at Elements on Sacramento Street, also here in San Francisco), but it's one of our most prominent early applications in our hometown of San Francisco.

Further to last week's announcement of a research project with Oregon State University, we are also developing a design study of palm lumber with ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA.

Here are a few photos that capture our annual holiday party for Smith & Fong employees, family and friends. This year it took place at Park Chalet in Golden Gate Park, across from the Pacific Ocean.

Looking down the palm road for 2017, we are in the process of developing a palm research program with Oregon State University, one of the premier wood science research universities in North America.

Since 2000, the Brower Youth Awards has recognized outstanding young leaders who are making strides in the environmental and social justice movement. Under the umbrella of the New Leaders Initiative, the Brower Youth Awards provide an elevated platform to showcase and honor the accomplishments of young leaders. 

Each year, six young people based in North America are awarded this prize, joining a growing and diverse group of green leaders who are publicly recognized for their sustainable projects, innovative ideas, and informed actions.

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