LANCASTER, PA – As part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, Armstrong Flooring Products recently announced that its Center, Texas, engineered hardwood manufacturing plant has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification.
According to Daniel Call, vice president, Wood Product Management, “FSC certification is a measure of our commitment to environmental stewardship, which includes sustainable forest management. Our compliance with the rigorous FSC process gives our customers added confidence to promote Armstrong® and Bruce® hardwood to consumers interested in ‘green’ products.”
Built in the early 1950s, the Center, Texas, facility is Armstrong’s oldest hardwood plant. The 200-plus employees make residential and commercial flooring for the Armstrong, Bruce and Capella® hardwood lines, including popular products like Armstrong Beckford™ Plank and Bruce American Originals™. Now the plant can produce FSC-certified products in multiple domestic species, including oak, maple, hickory and walnut. The plant’s first order of FSC-certified wood—150,000 square feet of Bruce Turlington™ Lock&Fold® maple flooring—is being shipped to a project in New York City this month.
All Armstrong domestically produced engineered hardwood 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.
About The Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council (www.fscus.org) is a not-for-profit organization that sets environmental, economic and social standards that FSC-accredited auditors use to certify forest landowners and suppliers and manufacturers of forest-derived products. In many forests around the world, logging still contributes to habitat destruction, water pollution, displacement of indigenous peoples, and violence against forestry workers and wildlife. Forest Stewardship Council certification is one way to improve the practice of forestry.
About Armstrong World Industries
Armstrong World Industries Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets. Based in Lancaster, PA, Armstrong operates 37 plants in 10 countries and has approximately 11,700 employees worldwide. To learn more, go to www.armstrong.com.