PORTLAND, OR – Contact Industries, a manufacturer of engineered wood products, was recently awarded Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification.

“In a year where we were recognized as an ISO 9000 compliant organization, we are pleased to also be able to offer our customers FSC chain of custody certification for the products we provide,” said Peter McKibbin, Contact Industries vice president. “This recognition from FSC helps validate the resource efficient practices we’ve been using for many years.”

Contact already offered customers the option of using FSC- and SFI-certified substrates and veneers. The company says that now, with FSC chain-of-custody certification, those products can retain their certified status as they enter the end-use marketplace. “With a relatively new emphasis on the commercial construction market for our products, I expect this certification will give us a foothold in a number of projects seeking LEED certification, which we previously had a difficult time breaking into,” McKibbin said.

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