Armstrong Flooring Products announced that its Somerset, Kentucky engineered hardwood manufacturing plant has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification.
provides third-party certification confirming that materials used by Armstrong
are harvested from well-managed, sustainable forest operations.
has met another environmental milestone today,” said Christopher K. Moore, plant
manager. “I’m proud that our company has once again demonstrated its leadership
and commitment to environmental stewardship, which includes sustainable forest
certification means Somerset
has verified they can segregate and identify FSC-certified hardwood material as
it leaves the forest and becomes products downstream. The plant can
produce FSC-certified products in multiple domestic species, including oak,
maple, hickory and walnut.
the late 1980s, the Somerset
facility is Armstrong’s highest-producing engineered hardwood plant,
manufacturing more than 500 different skus for the Armstrong, Bruce and Capella
facility also is FSC-certified. All Armstrong domestically produced
engineered hardwood also meets Phase 2 of the California Air Resources Board
(CARB) composite wood standards. Armstrong is the first hardwood flooring
manufacturer to achieve Phase 2 CARB compliance across four facilities, the
Armstrong hardwood plant now FSC-certified
December 14, 2009