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Linden Lumber Receives NWFA/NOFMA Certification

The National Wood Flooring Association has announced that Linden Lumber, of Linden, Ala., has earned the NWFA/NOFMA Mill Certification.

“We welcome Linden Lumber as another partner in the NWFA/NOFMA certification program, helping to further establish the benchmark for quality hardwood products,” said NWFA President & CEO, Michael Martin. “The continued growth of NWFA/NOFMA is a positive sign for the industry, highlighting the value of this quality-verification program. In turn, the certification highlights companies, like Linden Lumber, that know the importance of providing its customers with consistent, documented quality.”

Linden Lumber entered the flooring business in 1988 with the addition of a flooring line, but has been in the lumber industry for more than 50 years. The company manufactures, air dries, kiln dries and inspects its Southern hardwood products, all at its Linden, Ala., location, keeping a close eye on quality. With more than 3 million board-feet of kiln drying capacity, Linden Lumber also ensures on-time deliveries to its customers.

Linden Lumber produces red and white oak in Select/Btr, No. 1, No. 2, and industrial-grade flooring, as well as a few niche products for when customers’ special projects require those items.

“Our flooring mill has been a vital part of our business for nearly 30 years,” said Hugh Overmyer, President of Linden Lumber. “Our employees have really come to appreciate the sense of accomplishment that comes with making a high-quality product, and they strive for that top quality every day.”

“We are very proud of the flooring product that we make here at the Linden mill,” said Tim Thornburgh, Linden Sales Manager. “We may not be the biggest player in the market, but our unfinished product is on par with anything sold in the market today. Becoming NWFA/NOFMA Certified is another way for us to show we are committed to our products, our business, and our customers.”

The NWFA/NOFMA certification shows that a manufacturer’s wood flooring meets or exceeds the industry standards for grade, configuration, moisture content, and average board length. Certified mills are inspected a minimum of two times per year to ensure consistent grade standards are met.

A full list of NWFA/NOFMA certified manufacturers can be found at http://www.nwfa.org/nofma-manufacturers.aspx.

The NWFA can be contacted at 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada), 636.519.9663 (local and international), or online at www.nwfa.org.


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