Monday, October 5, 2009

Cabinetry Shop Gains Acceptance in Industry Certification with Forest Stewardship Council

Walter Shea, Woodworking Manager of the Knickerbocker Group, is excited to announce that our cabinetry and millwork shop has earned acceptance into the Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands (TCNF) and agreed to assume the exceptional accountability standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for projects involving FSC certified products.

As a member, Knickerbocker Group pledges to avoid unacceptable sources of wood, adhere to quality system, production control, record keeping, FSC label and documentation requirements. TCNF chain of custody system is designed to connect responsible forest management practices and products with consumers.

For more information on cabinetry, millwork and kitchen projects, contact Walter Shea at 207-633-2209.

About the Forest Stewardship Council:
The Forest Stewardship Council was created to change the dialogue about and the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. FSC sets forth principles, criteria, and standards that span economic, social, and environmental concerns. The FSC standards represent the world’s strongest system for guiding forest management toward sustainable outcomes. The FSC standards for forest management have now been applied in over 57 countries around the world.

In 1995, FSC-US, located in Washington, D.C., was established as the national “chapter” of FSC. 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.

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