Press Release

Rainforest Alliance Has Certified Mott Manufacturing, LLC to FSC® Chain-of-Custody Standards
February 19, 2010
Maxwelton, WV

A little over a year ago Mott purchased a wood casework manufacturing plant from a respected and well established architectural woodwork company. Our assets were:

  • A facility in America’s woodworking heartland
  • A team of employees skilled in manufacturing AWI Premium grade casework to specifications
  • Mott's history of focusing on a process that works simply, easily, and successfully for our customers

The next step was to totally refurbish the facility with millions of dollars of state-of-the-art high tech tooling and combine that with traditional Appalachian craftsmanship which we accomplished in a few short months. From there we fine tuned our processes and built a resume of projects of which we can all be proud.

Our plan was to be environmentally conscious and responsible from the outset. We purchased a multi-station roll coat UV flat line finish system that is VOC free keeping the air pure where our employees live and work. We cemented relationships with suppliers of No Added Urea Formaldehyde (NAUF) panel products.

Very importantly, we initiated the process to obtain our Forest Stewardship Council™ Chain-Of-Custody certification. This allows us to support our customers seeking LEED Materials and Resources credit MR7, Certified Wood. It also assures customers not seeking this LEED credit that they can count on us to provide wood supplied by environmentally responsible foresters, harvesters, and manufacturers.

Today we'd like to announce that Mott is now officially recognized by The Rainforest Alliance as certified for Forest Stewardship Council Chain-Of-Custody. Our certificate registration code is: SW-COC-004702

None of this came about easily. It was hard work and much hard work remains as our team continues its advancement of newer…better…and environmentally friendlier products.

ABOUT MOTT MANUFACTURING: Mott is an ISO 9001-2008 certified manufacturer of steel and wood laboratory casework and fume hoods with factories in Brantford, Ontario and Lewisburg, WV. Markets served are university teaching & research, industrial, biotech, pharmaceutical, healthcare, government, and K-12.

Rainforest Alliance Certified Forest Stewardship Coucil Chain-of-Custody