In our solid lumber and veneer sourcing, we only partner with industry suppliers who support and maintain high environmental standards and certifications. All of our suppliers promote and support both domestic and international programs. These companies are actively involved in the public’s education regarding the value and use of forest resources. They support the complete utilization of all harvested wood products and work to find effective ways to reduce waste and improve efficient use of global resources.
Premier uses plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF), and composite panels that are manufactured with the most recent advancements in panel production. These products use soy-based adhesives, rather than the traditional industry glues, eliminating the high levels of added formaldehyde. Soy-based adhesive materials reduce product VOC emissions which make them compliant to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
Premier’s coating and finishing operations use products that exceed DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) and EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) regulations. Our extensive coatings program includes conversion varnish, acrylic urethane, polyester, rubbing oil, and wax options. This flexibility allows Premier to match the coating type with the product’s intended use and the customer’s need. Premier is committed to ongoing finishing research in order to meet the needs of (NAHB) Green Home Guidelines.