MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. Receives Certification in Environmental Stewardship Program
Program Recognizes Ongoing Commitment to Environmental Practices, Sustainability
ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2007) - MasterBrand Cabinets has been named a certified manufacturer in the
Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA)
Environmental Stewardship Program. The new program, introduced in 2006, recognizes manufacturers that demonstrate an ongoing
commitment to environmental practices and sustainability. The certified brands manufactured under the MasterBrand portfolio
include Aristokraft, Diamond, Decorá, Schrock, Kemper, Kitchen Classics, Somersby, Omega
Administered by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer's Association and aligned with the National Association of Home Builders'
Green Home Building Guidelines, the new program recognizes companies that employ the use of environmentally responsible materials
in cabinet products. The program also rewards companies that seek to minimize the environmental impact on their local communities
by recycling wastes and using low emission coatings.
To qualify for the certification, companies are rated annually on 18 different criteria in categories including air quality,
product resource management, process resource management, environmental stewardship and community relations.
"We've been driving environmental stewardship internally at MasterBrand for a number of years, so it's gratifying
to receive this important recognition," says Greg Stoner, president of MasterBrand Cabinets. "The KCMA ESP certification
process gave us another way to gauge the effectiveness of our current manufacturing process, and to plan for future improvements. It
also helps our channel customers discuss our environmental actions with builders, remodeles and consumers."
About MasterBrand Cabinets Inc.
MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. is the second-largest cabinet manufacturer in North America. It's divisions include Aristokraft, Decorá,
Diamond, Omega, Kitchen Craft, HomeCrest, Schrock, Kemper and Kitchen Classics. MasterBrand Cabinets is an operating unit of the consumer
products company Fortune Brands Inc. (NYSE: FO), which also is home to such recognized and trusted brands as Titleist, Jim Beam, Moen,
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