SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Keeping with its company-wide commitment to environmental responsibility, Timber Products Company has been accepted into the Composite Panel Association’s (CPA) Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) Sustainability Standard for particleboard at its Medford, Ore., facility.

One of the first companies accepted into the CPA program, Timber Products was recognized for demonstrating a strong public commitment to the sustainable use of wood fiber and to environmental stewardship generally.

“From the tree to the final product, every step that we take to manufacture our particleboard panels is done with sustainability in mind,” said Timber Products Vice President Roger Rutan. “We’re excited to be recognized by the CPA for our long-standing environmental efforts and know this program will help our customers better understand that Timber Products particleboard is second to none for certifications and sustainability.”

The core requirements of ECC Certification include:

• Prerequisite adherence to the stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulation on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products;

• Meeting at least three of the following ECC requirements as specified in the Standard: Carbon Footprint, Local and Renewable Resource, Recycled/Recovered, Sustainability, Wood Sourcing; and

• Agreeing to all terms of certification, including ongoing annual onsite audits.

The CPA designation is the latest in a long line of environmental certifications achieved by Timber Products Company. Others include recognition by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Source: Timber Products Company

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