We believe that industry associations are a vital link to the growth of our business. We attempt to support each one equally to ensure their continued success. Click here for a list of associations we are affiliated with.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry. Industry-led and consensus driven, the Council is as diverse as the marketplace it serves. Membership includes building owners and end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, product and building system manufacturers, government agencies, and non-profits. Leaders from within each of these sectors participate in the development of the LEED Rating Systems and the direction of the Council through volunteer service on USGBC’s open committees.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created to change the dialogue about and the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. Its purpose is to coordinate the development of forest management standards throughout the different biogeographic regions of the U.S., to provide public information about certification and FSC, and to work with certification organizations to promote FSC certification in the U.S. FSC-US has a national presence through the work of its Board of Directors, members, staff, and regional standards coordinators. www.fsc.org
Any or all of your plywood and LVL products can be certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody. We produce the highest quality 4’x8’ plywood panels and industrial LVL in all grades and thicknesses.
California Air Resources Board (CARB)
In April 2007, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency, voted to implement new limits for formaldehyde emitted from composite wood products. These new limits will be implemented in two phases starting January 1, 2009. When the final limits are fully in place in 2012, the regulation will establish the toughest production standard in the world for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products. We use No Added Urea Formaldehyde ( NAUF ) in our manufacturing and laminating processes, and all of our outsourced products governed by CARB are verified to be compliant with the new CARB ruling effective January 2011.