Wood-Metal Industries places a great deal of importance on manufacturing products in a socially responsible manner and utilizing sustainably sourced materials to do so. For example, many of our products qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) points. We also offer our exclusive line of Green-Mode™ casework which is constructed with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) wood and no added urea formaldehyde (NAUF) and meets the 2009 California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements for formaldehyde emissions. Many organizations, such as these, have set forth standards to ensure environmentally responsible manufacturing. Wood-Metal stays abreast of the latest manufacturing techniques and environmental guidelines to ensure we put our best foot forward when it comes to preserving our natural environment.
In addition to our Green-Mode casework, the popular NAUF option has been widely adopted by our customers because it also greatly reduces the level of potentially harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions. Wood-Metal customers can also elect NAUF adhesives, which will also reduce VOCs and promote a healthier indoor environment.
Wood-Metal’s NAUF catalyzed varnish finishing process is yet another environmentally conscious product offering his comment is here. This finish is a uniquely designed type of acid cure product, which when cured on wood products, such as Wood-Metal casework, is safe for use in schools, offices, hospitals and other institutional settings. It complies with U.S. EPA 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart JJ – National Emission Standards for Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations and Control Technique Guidelines (CTG) VOC limits.
Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody Certification
Wood-Metal projects can also be manufactured with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody (CoC) certifided materials. CoC projects are followed through every step of the manufacturing process and measures that are taken to adhere to FSC® guidelines are carefully documented and recorded. Customers who wish to take this extra step toward environmentally responsible conservation will receive written documentation upon completion. FAQ’s about FSC® Projects.
Wood-Metal has also taken a number of measures from a manufacturing standpoint to recycle where possible and reduce our carbon footprint. For example, everything from scrap metals and cardboard to plastics, glass, and office paper is recycled. In fact, all leftover wood from our manufacturing plant is utilized as a heat source during the winter months to reduce our reliance on traditional heating methods and to reduce our overall waste products. Our office staff has also adopted DPMR (Digital Project Management Resource), which encourages digital transmitting of project management materials on a unique secure site, thus significantly reducing our annual paper waste.
Care for Our Community
A concern for the environment and preserving our natural resources for future generations has always been a priority at Wood-Metal Industries. Likewise, we also play an active role in positively impacting our local community and preserving and strengthening the beauty and richness of the Susquehanna Valley where we live and work. As the area’s largest single private employer, Wood-Mode Inc. / Wood-Metal Industries supports area businesses by purchasing materials locally, a practice which we adopted in order to share the benefits of our business with those closest to home. We also feel strongly about the role of United Way within our community. Thus, we are proud to be a regular contributor to the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way’s annual campaign. In addition, our organization is an active member of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce. We enjoy partnering with this organization, which is so vital to the civic, social, business and economic well-being of our area.
All things considered, we feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to give back to our environment and our local community. We owe our success to our hardworking and committed staff, who work together toward the common goal of manufacturing the finest casework products while providing a level of customer service that’s second to none.