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Tuesday, 03 January 2012
The Westervelt Company earns FSC certification in the Southeast

On November 30th, 2011, The Westervelt Company was awarded FSC Forest Management and Chain-of-Custody certification (BV-FM/COC-010674) for 500,000 acres of forest in central Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia.

“Seeking internationally-recognized certification for our forests and wood products validates our commitment to best management practices as we seek to fulfill our land stewardship mission,” said Jim King, Vice President of Natural Resources. “With FSC certification, we have added another layer of affirmation that our forestry practices will responsibly meet the needs of both the present and the future.”

“We are very excited to be able to offer our customers and the marketplace FSC certified products. It shows our building materials and byproducts — chips, bark, and shavings — meet the most stringent green building criteria and customer needs,” added Joe Patton, Vice President, Wood Products.

Additionally, the certification will have a positive impact on the under-construction wood pellet manufacturing facility in Aliceville, Alabama, announced by Westervelt Renewable Energy on October 25, 2011. Certified source materials are required by fuel pellet customers.

For more information, contact the Westervelt website.