CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Sherwin-Williams Industrial Wood Coatings has introduced its Assured Applicator Certification program for factory finishers of wood and composite siding. This certification is intended to promote quality-driven factory finishers that enable manufacturers of wood and composite siding to deliver long-lasting, high-quality building products that consumers expect.

Edmund Allen Lumber in Momence, Illinois, recently received Assured Applicator Certification after undergoing a set of audits, ensuring that quality assurance programs and process controls are in place to ensure sustainable quality.

Mark Carter, president of Edmund Allen Lumber, said that having defined quality practices ensures that the company is providing builders, lumber wholesalers, and dealers with high quality, durable products that will perform for consumers for years to come.

To achieve the certification, a factory finisher must undergo a detailed audit of its finishing line, coating system and standard operating procedures. They will be required to undergo an annual recertification audit to maintain their Assured Applicator Certified status. See

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