ST. PAUL, MN — Lamperts Yards Inc., a lumber retailer, has earned Forest Stewardship Council  Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program, according to The East Central Minnesota Post Review.

“FSC certification is the premier building products certification in the industry and is accepted by all green building programs,” said Jon Wigen, buyer for Lamperts, which operates 34 retail lumber and building material locations in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The FSC is the global standard-setter in responsible forest management. Chain-of-Custody certification guarantees that wood that comes from certified, responsibly managed forestlands is tracked throughout the supply chain, from the forest to the consumer. Consumers can look for the FSC logo on wood products to know they are supporting forest management that protects biodiversity and supports local communities.

“We are very pleased to work with Lamperts to bring FSC Chain-of-Custody certification to all of their locations,” said Dave Bubser, U.S. Region manager for the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program.

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