What is FSC® Certification?
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Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certification is a process of protecting the world’s forests by encouraging responsible forestry practices. It is a voluntary international organization with no direct role from the government. You can find our more about the FSC® by visiting: www.fsc.org
About FSC® Certification
Forest Certification is a concept that originated in the 1990’s and is quickly growing to accommodate the need and interest for responsible forest management and green building. Western Panel Manufacturing, Inc. attained its FSC® Certification in 1999 (FSC® Certificate Registration Code: SCS-COC-000133) ( FSC® License Code: FSC-C016732). We have the ability to fulfill the needs of both builders and homeowners that require, or demand green building materials.
Who can be FSC Certified?
Landowners and timer companies may become Certified if they have used FSC® Standards for managing their timber. Independent certification organizations, accredited by the FSC®, assess the forest management practices to determine if their standards have been met. Manufacturing companies can be FSC® Certified if they have tracked their supply back to FSC® Certified sources. This is called a "Chain-of-Custody" Certification and assures the products are FSC® Certified. Consumers can look for and request the FSC® label as a trusted source of responsible forest management.
Who supports FSC® Certification?
Trusted environmental organizations, including Greenpeace, National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club and World Wildlife Fund support and encourage FSC® Certification.
What product does Western Panel Manufacturing, Inc. offer?
Western Panel Manufacturing, Inc. is aware of the need and desire for green building materials and offers the following products, certified under FSC® Standards. These represent the FSC® Certified materials currently in stock, or available. Other species of veneer may become available as more landowners and timber companies become involved with the FSC®. Please contact us for your specific needs.
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| ||Ash QTR FIG European ||X || |
| ||Beech P/S European Steamed || ||X|
| ||Beech QTR European Steamed || ||X|
| ||Beech P/S European Unsteamed ||X|| |
| ||Beech QTR European Unsteamed ||X|| |
| ||Birch Natural || ||X|
| ||Birch White || ||X|
| ||Cherry P/S ||X|| |
| ||Cherry QTR ||X|| |
| ||Chestnut || ||X|
| ||Eucalyptus QTR FIG ||X|| |
| ||Eucalyptus QTR NO FIG ||X|| |
| ||Fir VG || ||X|
| ||Larch QTR European || ||X|
| ||Mahogany P/S Honduras || ||X|
| ||Maple Birdseye ||X|| |
| ||Maple Curly ||X|| |
| ||Maple P/S Red ||X|| |
| ||Maple QTR Red ||X|| |
| ||Maple P/S White || ||X|
| ||Maple QTR White ||X|| |
| ||Oak RIFT European ||X|| |
| ||Pearwood Swiss || ||X|
| ||Red Oak P/S ||X|| |
| ||Red Oak QTR SAWN ||X|| |
| ||Red Oak RIFT ||X|| |
| ||Sapele P/S ||X|| |
| ||Sapele RIB ||X|| |
| ||Sycamore ||X|| |
| ||White Oak P/S || ||X|
| ||White Oak QTR SAWN || ||X|
| ||White Oak RIFT || ||X|
Environmentally Friendly Materials
In addition to FSC® Certified materials, Western Panel is actively involved in furnishing other environmental friendly materials. Due to recent legislation in California regarding formaldehyde-free products, Western Panel is able to provide several types of core that meet these specifications and requirements. These currently include:
MEDITE II MDF
MDF FR (FIRE RESISTANT)
M2 PF PBC
VENEER CORE: BIRCH PLATFORMS
Western Panel maintains a current inventory, or readily available supply of these cores. Please contact us for availability and your specific needs.
Western Panel Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to introduce the "Green Machine" to supply you with your total paneling project. We are able to provide you with two grades of paneling: "AA" Grade for customized architectural applications and "A" Grade (HPVA Standards) for residential application. Please visit our Custom Cabinets page for further information.
In addition, Western Panel is able to supply designers, architects and home builders, panels that qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits. All of our FSC® Certified products and "Non-Added Formaldehyde" cores we have available assist in qualifying for LEED's credits. Please see www.usgbc.org for further information regarding these environmental credits.