Because we care about the environment....
KCMA CERTIFIED CABINETRY
Our cabinetry has been certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association using performance and construction standards for kitchen and vanity cabinets. The program is referenced by US government agencies, architects, builders, re-modelers and other specifiers. Cabinets that bear the KCMA certification seal are recognized in the marketplace as a quality product able to perform after a rigorous battery of tests simulating years of typical household use. Tests are performed by approved third party independent laboratories annually.
GREEN GUARD COMPONENTS
All of our Wilsonart laminate used in making counters is Greenguard certified. Greenguard certifies low-emitting products that reduce chemical exposure and improve indoor air quality.
We are certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's Environmental, Stewardship Program. The program was created by the KCMA to help manufacturers demonstrate their environmental commitment to environmental sustainability and help consumers identify environmentally friendly products. This program is aimed at protecting our environment and natural resources. Master WoodCraft Cabinetry scores "very high" in this program by being one of the few cabinet companies in America that does not use solvent-based finishing that omits hazardous chemicals in our atmosphere. Ours is a totally water based finish.
We have an energy reduction program in place to constantly monitor our energy consumption. From using advanced technology in lighting our factory to minimizing our hours of operation and implementing a paperless information program we consume less raw materials and energy.
Our recycling program here is based on as little waste reaching a landfill as possible. All of our scrap wood is processed using several different types of wood grinders depending on the size of the scrap. All of the processed wood is accumulated in sealed containers and sent to a co-generation electrical operation and consumed as boiler fuel. The thermal foil doors we offer have waste generated from the trimming of the thermal foil from the back edges. We use a cardboard baler to compress the vinyl and send it to a vinyl re-cycler. All of the materials we purchase are protected by cardboard and metal bands. When we consume these materials we bale the cardboard and send it to a paper recycler. The metal bands used in securing the shipping dunnage is chipped up and sent to a scrap metal recycler.