LIVONIA, MI — Cabinetworks Group, the nation’s largest privately owned cabinet manufacturer, has become the first cabinet/vanity supplier to meet the requirements of the “Environmental Criteria for Safe and Sustainable Cabinetry (SASC)” program, the company announced.
Developed by ICC Evaluation Service, SASC is the first program in the industry that requires ISO/IEC 17065-accredited third-party evaluation of cabinets to the performance and construction standard ANSI A161.1, Cabinetworks Group said. The program also requires independent verification of compliance with US EPA TSCA Title VI, company officials added.
“We are proud to be the first cabinet manufacturer to be certified to the SASC program requirements, which raises the bar for sustainability and environmental impact evaluation in our industry,” said John Barkhouse, CEO of Livonia, MI-based Cabinetworks Group. “Cabinet manufacturers rely heavily on natural resources to build cabinets. Sustainable materials and strong environmental stewardship will play a critical role in securing the future of our industry,” Barkhouse added.