TACOMA, WA – Northwest Hardwoods’ western hardwood operations have achieved Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Chain-of-Custody Certification.

“Certification to the highest globally recognized standard helps us meet customer demand for certified products in furniture, cabinet, millwork and flooring markets around the world,” said Northwest Hardwoods VP sales and marketing David Weyerhaeuser.  "PEFC certification essentially has become a de facto requirement to participate in European forest product markets, so this is crucial to our efforts to expand fine-grained Alder to major European markets.”

Northwest Hardwoods can provide certified Alder, Pacific Coast Maple, Birch, Ash and Hemlock from its five western U.S. facilities.

PEFC chain-of-custody certification assures the buyer that the lumber comes from logs sourced from forestlands certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), The American Tree Farm (ATF), the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and PEFC.

Northwest Hardwoods specializes in producing hardwood lumber from all commercial species, including alder, ash, red and white oak, hard and soft maple, cherry and walnut.

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