Cook County Lumber receives FSC certification
Cook County Lumber has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification to provide FSC lumber materials to dealers for building construction that qualifies for LEED accreditation, the Chicago-based company announced.
The privately held company said it recognized the growing demand of FSC materials in the marketplace and a need to support customers who have taken the necessary steps to obtain FSC certification. The chain-of-custody certificate became effective earlier this month.
“We have relationships with top mills for FSC lumber materials, thereby maintaining the integrity of the chain-of-custody from the manufacturer to the dealer,” the company said in a statement.
The FSC is an independent, nonprofit organization with a stated goal to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. The FSC accredits businesses and promotes voluntary, third party certification.
According to the U.S. Green Building Council Web site, LEED accreditation is given to professionals who demonstrate a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and familiarity with LEED requirements, resources and processes.
Lawsuit in Sears lawn mower incident
A woman is suing Sears over a 2006 incident in which a lawn mower fell off a shelf at a Beaumont, Texas, store, injuring her foot.
According to the Southeast Texas Record, Lynda Roberson said in her lawsuit, filed with the Jefferson County District Court, that Sears failed to “warn customers of the hazards of the lawn mowers being placed on overhead racks.”
The suit also alleges the retailer was negligent in maintaining the rack — the filing states, “suddenly and without warning the lawn mower came off the rack, striking her on the foot and knocking her back” into display mowers on the store’s floor.
Roberson is suing for $30,000 in damages, according to the report.
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Home Depot plans RDC in South Carolina
Home Depot will build a new rapid deployment center, part of a larger initiative to transition to a more efficient supply chain system, near Dixiana, S.C., a spokesperson confirmed.
Dixiana is located in Lexington County, in the central part of the state.
The deployment center represents an approximately $25 million investment and is expected to employ about 300 people.
The center is expected to be built within the next three years, though no construction date has been set.
The RDC will serve stores in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Georgia.
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