A Michigan-based distributor of industrial products, announces its first full-line catalog printed completely on Sustainable Forestry Initiative(SFI) Inc paper. “We’ve made significant changes to our catalog this year, including the use of SFI paper and environmentally friendly Enviroink,” says Greg Palmer, Director of Marketing at Reid Supply. “These changes help us protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitats, and some animal species at risk. Plus they strengthen best management practices to address Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value when working directly with family forest landowners”
The paper selection includes unique fiber-sourcing requirements to promote responsible forest management on all forest lands in North America. By using paper and ink, Reid Supply leads the industrial distribution industry in sustainable catalog production.
Among other things, the new SFI 2010-2014 Standard, the result of an extensive 18-month public review, includes revisions that:
- Improve conservation of biodiversity in North America and offshore, and address emerging issues such as climate change and bioenergy.
- Strengthen unique SFI fiber sourcing requirements, which broaden the practice of sustainable forestry in North America and avoid unwanted offshore sources.
- Complement SFI activities aimed at avoiding controversial or illegal offshore fiber sources, and embrace Lacey Act amendments to prevent illegal logging.
- Expand requirements for logger training and support for trained loggers and certified logger programs. Since 1995, more than 117,000 loggers have received training through SFI-supported programs.
“The new standard was enriched by the views and expertise of many people, and offers a solid foundation as we build new partnerships and look for more ways to promote sustainable forest practices,” said Kathy Abusow, president and CEO of non-profit SFI Inc.
The catalog is printed in color with color-coding of the following categories:
■ Clamps and Workholding
■ Tooling Components
■ Fasteners and Hardware
■ Leveling Devices and Vibration Control
■ Material Handling
■ Tools, Maintenance and Shop Supplies
■ Pneumatics and Hydraulics
■ Structural Systems
Reid Supply Co.
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