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IMA/Schelling shows panel saws, automated edgebanding at IWF 2016

Throughout the duration of IWF, companies visited the IMA/Schelling America booth to view live demonstrations of the company's new automated edgebanding series, Novimat Compact R3

Naturepedic receives the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s gold level award

Naturepedic, the nation’s leading manufacturer of organic mattresses and bedding accessories for adults and children, is the first mattress manufacturer – organic or conventional – to receive the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s gold level award for its “deep environmental commitment and exemplary implementation of sustainability best practices.”
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) September 29, 2016
 
Naturepedic, the nation’s leading manufacturer of organic mattresses and bedding accessories for adults and children, is the first mattress manufacturer – organic or conventional – to receive the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s gold level award for its “deep environmental commitment and exemplary implementation of sustainability best practices.”
 
Naturepedic was able to meet SFC’s "Exemplary Manufacturer Requirements" which evaluate key achievements in the areas of sustainable operations and materials as well as advocacy and education. To back up its claims, the company submitted audited evidence of achievements in operations, production, and environmental educational outreach.
 
“Naturepedic is a leader in so many ways and we are very proud to recognize their leadership in sustainable furnishings,” says Susan Inglis, SFC Executive Director. “This Gold Exemplary Recognition shows consumers as well as professional specifiers the depth of the company’s commitment to the good of their customers, associates, vendors, community and the environment we all share.”
 
Says Barry Cik, Naturepedic Technical Director, "The Sustainable Furnishing Council knows the importance of safeguarding the environment, both inside our homes and out. Naturepedic takes sustainability very seriously, and we are honored that our efforts have been recognized at the gold level by them."
 
Naturepedic is certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS), and MADESAFE. The company is recommended by numerous environmental organizations.
 
About Naturepedic:
 
Naturepedic provides certified organic mattresses and bedding products for the whole family. A leader in environmental stewardship, the company also supports sustainable practices in the U.S. and abroad. Naturepedic actively supports the local Amish community and employs Amish craftspeople. http://www.Naturepedic.com
 
About the Sustainable Furnishings Council:
 
Sustainable Furnishings Council is dedicated to promoting healthy environments inside and outside, providing the most comprehensive information on environmental, safety, and health issues in the home furnishings industry and championing initiatives that improve products and processes. The SFC and its qualifying members respond to environmental and social issues and offer specific information to consumers, the media, and other partners. http://www.SustainableFurnishings.com
 

 

Combustible dust cited by OSHA in Wayne Lumber repeat violations

Wayne Lumber and Mulch Inc. faces $214,633 in fines for not correcting worker safety violations cited by the OSHA two yeas ago. The occupational safety agency listed lockout-tagout practices, and not exhausting combustible sawdust and shavings among the repeat violations.

Proposed changes to federal estate tax regulations

Proposed changes to federal estate tax regulations could have a significant, negative impact on small and medium businesses, including hardwood lumber businesses, according to the Hardwood Federation.

Withit High Point Market events support Professional women

WithIt has created a lineup of fall High Point Market events designed to further its vision of encouraging and supporting the professional development of women in the home furnishings industry.

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