Thelamco, Inc. Attains SFI® Certification

Benton Harbor, MI, February 22, 2010—thelamco, inc. announced today that it has achieved SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE® (SFI) program chain-of-custody certification.  With this new certification, thelamco, a premier industrial laminator, offers customers the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to responsible forestry management practices by using SFI certified papers converted at their facility. “thelamco’s certification reinforces our commitment to sound environmental practices,” says Brian McFall, CEO and President of thelamco. “The independent, third party evaluation that led to this certification affirms that our supply chain and production practices support our customers’ needs and deliver consistency across our manufacturing processes.” Mr. McFall adds, “This is an important step that thelamco has taken to ensure continued support of responsible forest management worldwide, while also providing our customers with products and services that support their efforts to minimize environmental impact.”

Non-profit, independent SFI, Inc. is one of the largest and fastest-growing certification programs in the world, with more than 250 million acres (100 million hectares) of SFI-certified forests across North America. Chain-of-custody certification is a tool used to track wood fiber from a certified forest, providing a link between certified forestlands and certified products. Through SFI chain-of-custody certification, a company can accurately identify the percent certified and/or recycled content in a product. The SFI program also includes fiber sourcing requirements that promote responsible forest management on all suppliers’ lands. As a third-party forest certification program, SFI, Inc. relies on independent, objective and accredited certification bodies to evaluate and ensure that an organization’s planning, procedures and practices conform to the requirements set out in the SFI Standard.

thelamco, inc. received its SFI chain-of-custody certification through Bureau Veritas (BV) Certification. BV is recognized by 30 accreditation bodies around the world and provides a full range of quality, environmental, health and safety, social and security-related auditing, verification and training services.

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