HOLSTEIN, IA - VT Industries, manufacturer of postformed laminate countertops, stone surfaces and architectural wood doors, says it will launch an FSC chain of custody (COC) training program. It is working in collaboration with Scientific Certification Systems, a leading FSC certifier, to educate its clients about FSC, COC Certification requirements and the process of becoming certified. VT Industries EQcountertop became FSC certified in January to meet the growing demand for FSC certified products for LEED projects. 

VT Industries says LEED requirements impact its customers differently, depending on whether they are a distributor or fabricator. LEED credit MR 7 requires distributors of a product to be FSC COC certified and label their invoices with and FSC Claim. A vendor (distributor) is defined as a company that supplies FSC certified products to LEED project contractors or subcontractors, but does not install the product.

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