HomerWood Hardwood Flooring, a wholly owned subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, announced its Titusville, Pa. manufacturing plant has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification. FSC provides third-party certification confirming that materials used are harvested from well-managed forests.
guided by the principle that a well-managed forest is healthier and more productive,”
said Kathleen Barker, vp operations, HomerWood. “We recognize the importance of
protecting the environment, using resources intelligently, recycling and
needed for the FSC-certified flooring will come from numerous mills in the
Appalachian region, many of which already supply lumber to HomerWood. “The
majority of the flooring we make has always originated from FSC-certified
vendors,” Barker added.
said it ensures all sourced material is purchased from suppliers who are
concerned about the preservation of natural resources. The plant was originally
certified in the late 1990s for Chain of Custody by Scientific Certification
Systems (SCS) – the same body which issued the current documentation – before
FSC certification was widely acknowledged or requested. HomerWood also is a longstanding
member of the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc.
In order to
produce its authentic Character flooring, the company carefully customizes its
purchase of raw materials. This unique selection procedure is instrumental in
the floor’s visual outcome and results in zero-waste processing of raw materials,
according to the company.
hardwood flooring will be available for any current species within the
HomerWood solid hardwood product line beginning March 1, and must be specified
at time of order. HomerWood’s FSC Code # is SCS-COC-002966. For more
information, or to locate a HomerWood dealer, visitwww.homerwood.com.
HomerWood plant in Pa. earns FSC certification
January 25, 2010