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Stewardship

The importance of forest-based products to the economy cannot be overemphasized. In fact, forests provide over half of all major industrial raw materials. If managed properly, forest resources are indefinitely renewable, unlike products derived from metal and fossil-fuel. Murphy’s veneer division uses each log to the fullest, converting all possible content to veneer and using the by-products for biomass, landscape products and other uses. Nothing is wasted. We also sell logs to other companies that do not fit our requirements. In this way, we make the best and highest use of each harvest.

Special emphasis is placed on sourcing raw materials for panel production from suppliers committed to sustainable practices and sourcing. Certifications for Murphy facilities include FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), SFI® (Sustainable Forest Initiative®), and PEFC™ (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™).

Murphy Plywood has achieved CARB exempt status. As a default, Murphy uses ULEF adhesive for panel manufacturing. It is both LEED and CARB2 compliant. Use of NAUF/NAF adhesives are available upon request. Murphy industry association memberships include HPVA® (Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association),  KCMA® (Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association), AWFS® (Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers), APA® (Engineered Wood Association)  and NAWLA® (North American Wholesale Lumber Association).