The Woods We Use
The majority of the wood that we use for manufacturing comes from the Appalachian mountains and the Cascade Mountains.
Both mountain ranges have been verified as sustainable. There is actually more harvestable lumber today than there was 100 years ago.
Appalachian hardwood forest grows: Oak, Maple, Cherry, Poplar, Walnut, Ash, Beach, Birch, Hickory and Basswood.
Appalachian Hardwood Verified Sustainable assures you that lumber and products sourced from the region are growing 2.4 times the rate of harvest and mortality combined. This is based on US Forest Service Forest Inventory Analysis.
Brite Spot Engraving's hardwood that comes out of the Cascade Mountains: specifically Alder and Maple, come from Washington Alder LLC, Cascade Hardwood LLC, and Port Angeles hardwood LLC. They are a part of the SFI (sustainable forestry initiative) which practices a land stewardship ethic of principles, objectives and performance measures that integrate best management practices in forest practice rules and regulations.
We take our commitment to using sustainable materials and minimizing our carbon footprint seriously. We appreciate our partnership with suppliers that are committed to making a positive difference on the planet.
Food for thought... “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” —Jane Goodall