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GREEN STATEMENT

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Creating high-impact custom wood products
that have a low-impact on the environment.

From the very beginning we have made it a priority to operate in an environmentally friendly manner. As a Minnesota company serving customers and partners around the world, we are committed to meeting strict environmental regulations and customer requests regarding the environmental impact of Winsted Custom Wood. Winsted Custom Wood's innovative designs start with durability. Our products are built to last a lifetime. The durability of our products, combined with high quality components reduces the need for product replacement and the subsequent waste.

ADHESIVES AND FINISHES:

Using today's governmental regulated products with low VOC's (volatile organic compound) insures we follow all recommended guidelines resulting in cleaner air and less impact on the environment.

WOOD COMPONENTS:

Fiberboard used in our wood components is 100% wood fiber containing 60% post-industrial recycled contents

LAMINATE SURFACES:

Our laminate surface finishes include up to 22% recycled contents to help reduce global waste.

MARMOLEUM SURFACES:

Made of natural products, emits no volatile organic compounds and is 100% biodegradable.

ALUMINUM COMPONENTS:

Contains up to 10% recycled material in all new components. Aluminum is 100% recyclable and is the most commonly recycled post-consumer metal in the world.

FROM OUR OFFICES, MANUFACTURING PLANTS AND WAREHOUSE WE ALSO RECYCLE:

Aluminum Cans, Copier / Printer Paper, Ink Cartridges, Computer Equipment, Unused Monitors, Plastic Bags, Junk Mail, Warehouse Pallets, and Metal Storage Containers.

STEEL REINFORCEMENT COMPONENTS AND HARDWARE:

Contains up to 90% recycled contents and it is 100% recyclable.

In 2002 our worldwide distribution center's metal halide lights were replaced with energy efficient fluorescent bulbs and transformers which use up to 50% less energy to power.


In 2008 we installed high-volume industrial ceiling fans in our worldwide distribution center which resulted in significant energy savings.


Since the advent of LCD's we continue to replace outdated CRT's which consume up to 60% less energy.


Our printed materials such as catalogs and brochures are produced at FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified print vendors. All literature is printed with non-toxic soy inks on paper containing at least 10% post consumer contents. We also practice good mailing list hygiene and data management to reduce unwanted and duplicate mailings.


The vast majority of crating materials and cardboard are post consumer, the corrugated cardboard contains 52% recycled contents. All of our crating materials and cardboard can be reused and or recycled.


We have also made a company-wide effort to significantly reduce or eliminate the use of polystyrene loose fill, blister packs, and other traditional packing materials that are not environmentally friendly.


Over 20 years ago we implemented a company-wide recycling program. We recycle more than 10,000 pounds of cardboard per year and all aluminum or steel where appropriate.

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