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01/04/2010

JSI Achieves GREENGUARD Certification

 

JASPER, IN – Jasper Group and JSI, its furniture brand for business interiors, recently announced the GREENGUARD Certification of the Vision Laminate Casegoods series.

JSI’s Vision provides a casegoods solution with maximum design and function at an unbelievable value in laminate plus a mix of materials such as glass, veneer, acrylic or metal.

Vision kicks off a new agreement with GREENGUARD for Jasper Group, as they have just penned a letter of intent with the indoor air quality authority to certify all products in all three of their brands through the months to come. Jasper Group is also parent company to Klem, its hospitality furniture brand, which has been GREENGUARD- certified for its Vision Laminate Casegoods series as well. Community, Jasper Group’s furniture brand for public use, will launch additions to the Vision collection in 2010.

With this certification, Vision meets the ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2007 Standard for Formaldehyde and TVOC Emissions and may contribute to LEED IEQ Credit 4.5 for low-emitting materials.

“The GREENGUARD Certification is part of our corporate vision to drive a sustainable partnership between supplier, manufacturer, and customer,” explains Ken Kern, director of product development for Jasper Group. “To achieve this, we must ensure the health of those making our products and also of those who use them. This philosophy was pivotal in the creation of the Vision series.”

The story of sustainability is nothing new for JSI or Jasper Group. Jasper Group has a deeply rooted philosophy of partnership with its environment.

“For 80 years we have been striving to do the right thing as an environmental partner, because it’s the right thing to do,” says Mike Elliott, president and CEO. “It is essential for the long-term protection, preservation and sustainability of our environment for generations. We do not chase or pretend to be every shade of ‘green’ but endeavor to make the positive impact that a sustainable wood manufacturer can make for its customers and all stakeholders.”

JSI is a brand of Jasper Group, Jasper, Indiana. For more information call (800) 457-4511 or visit www.jsifurniture.com or www.jaspergroup.us.com.

 

 
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