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84 Lumber has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for 10 lumberyards, the company announced. These locations will join the nationwide chain’s 26 other FSC-certified yards, bringing the total to 36.
The newest FSC-certified yards are in: League City, Denton and Georgetown, Texas; Redmond, Ore.; Salem, Troutville and Pearisburg, Va.; Modesto, Calif.; West Jordan, Utah; and Lincoln, Neb.
Other FSC-certified locations announced in May are in Bridgeville, Mars, Grove City, Clarion and Eighty Four, Pa.; Moundsville, W.Va.; North Eaton (Columbia Station), Painesville, Macedonia and Massillon, Ohio; Rochester, Middletown, Ithaca, Elma, Watertown and Riverhead, N.Y.; Wyoming (Grand Rapids), Mich.; Karns (Knoxville), Tenn.; Mount Airy, Md.; Ft. Myers, Fla.; Gurnee, Ill.; Las Vegas; Henderson, Colo.; Chandler, Ariz.; and Beaumont and Hesperia, Calif.
The chain of custody designation enables these stores to sell FSC-certified lumber and building materials, which can earn points in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects, NAHB's Model Green Home Building Guidelines and other green certification programs.
“We are continuing the FSC-certification process at additional stores nationwide as part of our initiative to provide materials to our customers that are extracted from healthy forests,” said Kathleen Mannas, green products manager at 84 Lumber.