Just as our roots in forestry have shaped our approach to sustainability, our focus on trees has shaped our relationship with the environment. As stewards of limited natural resources, we use all of the tree – whether for fiber or energy. That ethic of total utilization of the resource extends to recovery and recycling of chemicals from treatment processes. Langdale led the forest products industry in switching from oil to water-based treatment products in the 1960s. We have generated our own energy at our wood-fired dry kilns since the 1950s.
So, stewardship is nothing new for Langdale. We know that our customers across diverse industries look to us not only to provide products and services but to lead them in exceeding environmental standards. The bio-scrubber recently installed at our MDF plant, for example, is the first of its kind in North America. Across our affiliate companies, we continue to be rooted in efficiency and innovation that benefits the environment. It is simply good business.