RoyOMartin and North Pacific have announced a partnership through which North Pacific’s Northern California distribution centre in Napa will have available OSB certified under the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) programme, from RoyOMartin’s new OSB mill in Oakdale, Louisiana.
Gregg Wilkinson, senior vice president of commodities at North Pacific, said his company had recently "taken a strong position to distribute more environmentally-responsible products to the marketplace due to the demands placed on us by our retail customers. . . we are constantly looking for suppliers that have the best green product options.
North Pacific currently has FSC chain-of-custody certification in half of its 19 distribution centres located throughout the US. Steve Fischer, general manager of the Northern California distribution centre, described Northern California as "the heart of the green building movement.
Fischer said demand for FSC-certified wood building components had increased in the past year.