More than 100 Minnesota Companies Provide Green Products & Green Jobs

Crystal Cabinets is the latest company to achieve chain-of-custody certification



(Mpls, MN) More than one hundred companies in Minnesota have achieved chain-of-custody certification to produce and market certified forest products that meet the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).


“Certification assures customers that the products they purchase come from forests that are responsibly managed,” says Kathryn Fernholz, Executive Director of Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based non-profit that provides authoritative information about the trade-offs and impacts of environmental decisions, including consumption choices, land use and policy alternatives.


The latest company to achieve FSC certification is Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc. in Princeton, Minnesota. Crystal Cabinets is a family-owned custom cabinet manufacturer.


“Crystal Cabinets has a track record as an environmentally responsible company with our Green Core cabinets and waste reduction commitments; adding FSC certification kicks it up a notch,” says Angela Ewald, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager with Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc.


Environmentally preferable and FSC-certified products are recognized in green building programs, including the LEED program of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).


“Certified wood and building products are an important part of the green economy and support efforts to move toward the use of more environmentally friendly products,” says Fernholz.




About Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc. 
A family tradition that began in 1947, Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc. is a resilient and dynamic manufacturer of handcrafted cabinetry. For over 60 years, Crystal has taken great care in creating custom cabinetry with a durable, long-lasting finish.