Shaw Floors said that its hardwood manufacturing facility in South Pittsburg, Tenn. has earned Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification from Scientific Certification Systems, the leading FSC certifier in the U.S.
FSC provides third-party certification confirming that materials used are harvested from well-managed forest operations.
The plant began operations in 2006 and exclusively manufactures the company’s Epic engineered hardwood flooring brand. Veneers used in Epic are obtained from North American managed forests deemed sustainable by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and all styles are in compliance with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements.
Shaw manufactures FSC-certified Epic hardwood products by special request only. Lead time and minimum quantities will be regulated, the company said.