Natural wonders spark creativity and stir up the artistic spirit. We work to preserve both those faraway vistas and familiar beauties by building partnerships with ecologists, forestry experts, and wildlife biologists close to home.
All our timber is sustainably cultivated in American forests, and we plant two trees for each one we harvest. By sourcing and milling all our wood products here in the United States, we also create jobs, guarantee that our cabinets are built from the highest-quality materials, and most importantly, keep America beautiful for generations to come.
Yorktowne is a certified maker in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers’ Association (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). The ESP provides uniform standards that encourage cabinet manufacturers to put into place policies and practices that benefit the environment and communities in which we do business.
Whether you’re striving to achieve LEED certification for a project, or you’re simply interested in practicing good environmental principles, Yorktowne utilizes sustainable processes that may contribute towards LEED certification points.
Yorktowne partners with suppliers to ensure continued environmental stewardship. We select materials manufactured to meet or surpass current regulatory requirements, including low formaldehyde emissions. We have substantially reduced our emissions by working in partnership with our finish suppliers to develop improved coatings and filtration systems.
Our paint curing ovens utilize the latest in computerized quartz light technology. The ovens only heat and cure the applied finish material which makes them 50 percent more efficient than conventional gas ovens. The oven bulbs have a 10-year life, or 20,000 hours.
All sawdust and wood shavings generated in our manufacturing process are siphoned through a filtration system, removing 99.99% of dust particles down to 10 microns in size. This practically eliminates any discharge of wood dust into the atmosphere. The air filtration system in our paint department removes 99.97% of particulate matter.
By deploying an innovative Cyclomix technology in our facilities, we’ve dramatically changed the way wood finishes are prepared. Proven technology and accurate proportioning eliminates the need to estimate the amount of catalyzed material needed, and reduces waste by minimizing disposal of unused material.