Hertco Kitchens LLC – Environmental Statement
We at Hertco Kitchens understand how environmental awareness affects our lives and we are continuously taking practical measures to minimize any negative impact on our surroundings.
We comply with all government emission standards and regulations, as well as employ environmentally sound principles during the manufacturing process. On a daily basis, there is a concerted effort to reduce, reuse and recycle what we can.
It starts from order entry to purchasing, and continues through manufacturing and shipping. For example, during the planning stage, not only do we optimize all material lists to reduce waste, but we also consolidate shipments where possible to lower fuel consumption of transport vehicles that deliver and pick up from our facility. We recycle discarded cardboard and paper, and reuse reclaimed cardboard and foam packaging from our sister company, Total Building Products, in Hawaii. We also grind all wood waste and incorporate structurally sound surplus materials in our case good construction.
As the demand for environmentally green products increases, we are researching and providing feasible options for our customers. Our current “green” offering consists of the following case goods with ultraviolet coatings combined with select doors manufactured from managed forests:
Birch Plywood Cases
Cabinets are made with ultraviolet cured prefinished panels. The UV coatings emit no volatile organic compounds and are formaldehyde free.
Engineered Wood Composite Veneer Doors
Doors are manufactured from sustainable and renewable resources. All veneer and solid wood doors finished at our factory are coated with a durable conversion varnish that has non-reportable hazardous air pollutants or formaldehyde. We use an advanced automated spray system with High Volume Low Pressure spray tips that provide the ecological benefit of limiting excess overspray.
At Hertco Kitchens, we are constantly pursuing improvement in manufacturing techniques by working together with suppliers who support and participate in minimizing the impact on the ecosystem.