Quality Cabinets Gains ISO 14001 Certification

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Quality Cabinets Gains ISO 14001

Duncanville, TX Quality Cabinets, the Duncanville, TX division
of the Masco-owned Texwood Industries, has become the first cabinet
manufacturer in the world to receive the ISO 14001 Certification
for Environment Excellence, company officials announced.

The company, which has an 850,000-sq.-ft. factory in the
Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Duncanville, as well as a
250,000-sq.-ft. plant in Mt. Sterling, KY, said it successfully
completed all of the standards for the prestigious ISO
Certification by the end of last year.

The standards were developed several years ago by the
International Organization of Standards (ISO), in an effort to
assist companies worldwide in implementing effective environmental
management systems.

Quality’s two factories produce more than 250,000 kitchens a
year for home builders and kitchen/ bath dealers throughout the
U.S., according to the company.

“It’s great that we received this certification; it means we are
a company that cares about the environment and puts our concerns
into action,” said company v.p./sales and marketing Bob Anderson,
adding that, to the best of his knowledge, there are no other
cabinet companies certified.

“I believe we have an obligation to do everything possible to
prevent damage to our environment and to provide a ‘green’ and safe
workplace for our employees,” Anderson said. “The ISO name carries
a lot of awareness among informed consumers. This is a win- win
situation for us and our customers.”

According to Steve Byron, corporate v.p./engineering, the
certification was a result of the company’s practices in reducing
waste and the adverse environmental impact from Quality Cabinets’
plant operations. Ongoing environmental programs include landfill
reduction, hazardous waste reduction and reduced volatile organic

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