The Western Maple used in our products is actually harvested as a secondary item during softwood harvests. Our hardwood supplier has received a certificate to sell “Chain of Custody” products under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) rules as administered by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) for their softwood harvests.
Columbia Forest Products in Oregon, a leader in green products, is our exclusive plywood supplier. Columbia Forest Products has established a solid reputation in the green building industry for panels which meet the most demanding green building standards for interior decorative wood panels for casegoods, cabinetry and contract furnishings. Assembled in North America with EPA Award winning PureBond® soy-based assembly technology to American and Canadian legal standards related to environmental production, workplace safety and employee rights.
We strive to use every possible board foot of maple, donating the smallest off-fall to local schools and community centers for wood shop projects or low-income families for heat during the winter months. Recycling bins can be found in our offices, lunchroom and shop. Our sawdust is recycled into compost at a local lawn and garden center. We have a strict maintenance schedule for our machinery to minimize replacement needs and often opt to fix a machine rather than replace it. In cases where replacement is necessary, we scour the secondary markets for the perfect “gently used” tool. Today more than ever, mankind is realizing just how small and precious our planet is. Although there is much to be done and even more to yet discover, we are proud to play our small role. We are committed to finding harmony within our environment and securing the future of this unique planet called Earth. We hope you will join us.