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New Green Initiatives

On January 1, 2009, two of Carolina's manufacturers, Diversified Woodcrafts, Inc. and Shain Solutions, launched a green initiative to further enhance the steps they are already taking to care for our environment. We at Carolina want to share this information so you can be assured you are getting furniture that meets certain environmental regulations and is of the highest quality. Diversified and Shain use wood with no added urea-formaldehyde, plus their products have an earth-friendly chemical-resistant UV finish that contains no VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Their products also meet the following manufacturing criteria:

  • CARB-compliant
  • LEED-friendly
  • Emission-friendly
  • CHPS-friendly
  • Use of sustainably grown materials

In addition, as a part of their commitment to creating quality educational furniture, Diversified Woodcrafts and Shain Solutions continually strive to utilize green choices in their manufacturing facilities and offices. Here are some of the practices they already have in place:

  • A designated "Green Team"
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Reuse of scrap wood
  • Reuse of wood shavings
  • Cardboard recycling
  • Recycling bins throughout the facilities
  • Use of FSC-certified paper for company literature
  • Use of soy or plant-based inks

Carolina's partnership with manufacturers such as these means we provide some of the most eco-friendly furniture available to science educators—which helps you offer students the safest and healthiest environment in which to learn. To learn more, visit Green with Carolina.