Armstrong Flooring Products announced that its Somerset, Kentucky engineered hardwood manufacturing plant has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification. 

FSC provides third-party certification confirming that materials used by Armstrong are harvested from well-managed, sustainable forest operations.

“Armstrong 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 management.”

The 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.

Built in 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 hardwood lines.

Armstrong’s Center, Texas 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 company says.