From seeds to trees, and throughout our manufacturing process, Timber Products Company is committed to producing high-quality products in an eco-friendly way. We take sustainable forest management seriously - with certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council®, Sustainable Forestry Initiative® and others. Timber Products Company also adheres to the California Forest Practices Act, and all products meet the stringent CARB Phase 2 emission standards.
Here are three ways Timber Products Company creates superior wood products without compromising our commitment to environmental stewardship:
Maintaining a Healthy Balance
The right balance of harvest and growth keeps our forests healthy and reduces the impact of wildfires. Our highly-degreed forestry professionals have a passion for forest management and work hand-in-hand with fish and wildlife officials to preserve habitats, plant trees and maintain roads. Our very own Timberland Manager, Chris Chase, was appointed to the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection by the Governor of California last year.
Salvage Logging and Sustainable Manufacturing
Timber Products Company is a major buyer of timber from the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. By removing fire-killed timber and trees affected by beetle outbreaks, we help damaged forests make a strong recovery. The salvaged wood gets new life as softwood veneer products and particle board.
Additionally, all products in our popular GreenT™ product line come from sustainably-managed, SFI and FSC-certified timberlands. GreenT™ hardwood plywood panels are:
- Eligible for LEED building credit support projects
- Made with an environmentally friendly adhesive
- Compliant with the strict emissions requirements of the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
CARB and TSCA Title VI-Compliant Building Materials
The Environmental Protection Agency recently established regulations to reduce chemical emissions produced by hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), and particle board. These regulations are known as Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Timber Products Company wood products already meet the TSCA Title VI chemical emissions standards, so our customers can buy with confidence knowing our products comply with applicable regulations.
Timber Products Company was also one of the first hardwood plywood manufacturers in the United States to have its entire product line CARB-certified. All our hardwood plywood and particle board meets or exceeds CARB requirements. Additionally, our mills in Grants Pass, Ore., Medford, Ore., Sutter Creek, Calif. (Ampine) and Corinth, Miss. are CARB-exempt. Timber Products is committed to responsible forest management and creating quality, sustainable building materials. Learn more about our conservation initiatives, or contact a Timber Products Company expert for additional information on our sustainable building materials.