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DURASUPREMECABINETRY DURASUPREMEHASALWAYSFAVOREDTHEUSEOFSUSTAINABLEMATERIALSINOURCABINETRYALONGWITHENVIRONMENTALLYSOUNDMANUFACTURINGPRACTICES.NOTBECAUSEITSTHETRENDYTHINGTODOBUTBECAUSEITSTHERIGHTTHINGTODO.ITSBETTERFOROURCUSTOMERSFOROUREMPLOYEESANDFOROURENVIRONMENT.DIDYOUKNOWINAMERICANHARDWOODFORESTRYTHEPREDOMINANTHARVESTINGMETHODISSINGLE-TREE-SELECTIONASOPPOSEDTOCLEARCUTTING.THISMETHODCLOSELYRESEMBLESNATURALHEALTHYFORESTLIFE-CYCLESWHENINDIVIDUALTREESFALLORDIEFROMNATURALCAUSESALLOWINGSUNLIGHTANDNUTRIENTSTOENTERTHECANOPYWHICHENABLESSEEDLINGSANDSMALLERTREESTOGROWVIGOROUSLY.2 Themajorityofhardwoodsourcedforourcabinetrycomesfromdomesticforeststhataresustainablyharvestedandreplantedforfuturegenerations.Woodisavaluablenaturalresourcethatissustainableandrenewable.Ourcomputerizedcuttingequipmentsubstantiallyimprovestheyieldfromourrawmaterialsandsignicantlyreduceswaste.CherryisoneofourmostpopularofferingsandourRusticCherryoptionoptimallyutilizesourrawmaterials.Ourcomputerizedequipmentseparatesclearlumberfromcharacterlumbersothatwecanoffertwodistinctivelooksforourcherrycabinetry.Compositewoodpanelproductsplywoodandfurnitureboardareusedintheconstructionofourcabinetryandaremadewithrecycledwoodbersforstructuralstrengthandstability.OurpanelmaterialmeetsstringentCARBCaliforniaAirResourceBoardemissionsstandardsforformaldehydeandisconsideredanEnvironmentallyPreferableProductEPPmeetingANSIHPVAHP-1standards.Lyptusisauniquesustainablewoodspeciesthathasbecomeapopularoptionformanyofourcustomers.ItresemblesMahoganywithitsrichredcoloringbutwithmorevariation.LyptusisahybridoftheEucalyptusplantandisgrownonplantationsinSouthAmericathatarecertiedtoBrazilssustainableforestrystandards.Anotableenvironmentaladvantageisthattreesgrowtofullmaturityin15yearscomparedto50yearsformostdomestichardwoods.RusticCherryLyptusSUSTAINABLEMATERIALSDIDYOUKNOWSUSTAINABLEFORESTMANAGEMENTINVOLVESHARVESTINGNOMORETHANWHATTHEFORESTGROWSNORDEGRADINGTHEFORESTSCAPABILITYFORGROWTH.CURRENTLYAMERICANFORESTSGROWTWICEASMUCHHARDWOODASISHARVESTEDEACHYEAR.3 ForcontemporarydesignsDuraSupremeoffersacollectionofveneereddoorsindomesticandreconstitutedexoticveneers.Veneersaremadeusingultra-thinslicesofwoodwhichoptimizethewoodformaximumyield.Inadditionourexoticveneersaremadewithreconstitutedreal-woodveneersthatareengineeredtolooklikeexoticspecieswithconsistentcolorandgrainingwheninfacttheyaremadefromsustainableunder-utilizedspeciesthatareabundantandreadilyavailable.Bambooisanexcellentenvironmentaloptionbecauseitisanextremelyfast-growinggrassthatreachesmaturityin5to7yearsforsustainableharvesting.ConsideredarapidlyrenewableresourceBamboostalksregeneratefromthesamerootsystemwithin3to7years.Duringregenerationtherootsystemremainsintactpreventingsoilerosion.OurBambooveneersareslicedtofeatureastraightnarrow-stavepatternwiththerecognizableknucklesatthegrowthjoints.Asteamingprocessnaturallydarkensthesugarcompoundspresentintheplanttocreateawarmbrowncolorwithouttheuseofstainsordyes.DIDYOUKNOWTOCREATEENGINEEREDVENEERSLOGSAREPROCESSEDASUSUALFORVENEERS.AROTARYLATHEPEELSTHELOGANDTHENTHESHEETOFVENEERISCLIPPEDINTOSHORTERSECTIONSCALLEDLEAVES.DEPENDINGONTHEPARTICULARCOLORANDPATTERNBEINGPRODUCEDTHEVENEERSARESTACKEDWITHALTERNATINGCOLORSANDTHENGLUEDTOGETHERINTOALARGEBLOCKOFWOOD.THEYARETHENRE-SLICEDTOCREATETHEDESIREDGRAINPATTERNCOLORANDTEXTURE.DIDYOUKNOWSINCECARBONISBELIEVEDTOBEONEOFTHEFACTORSRESPONSIBLEFORCLIMATECHANGECARBON-NEUTRALMATERIALSARECONSIDEREDFAVORABLEFORENVIRONMENTALLYFRIENDLYPROJECTS.WOODISCONSIDEREDACARBON-NEGATIVEMATERIALSINCEITSEQUESTERSANDSTORESCARBONRATHERTHANEMITTINGORPRODUCINGCARBON.ADDTOTHISTHATVERYLITTLEFOSSILFUELISNEEDEDTOPRODUCEWOODINCOMPARISONTOOTHERBUILDINGMATERIALSLIKESTEELCONCRETEORGLASSANDTHATVIRTUALLYALLOFTHEWASTECANBEUTILIZEDORRECYCLED.BambooVeneerStraightGrainFirVeneerZebrawoodVeneerWhiteOakVeneer4 DuraSupremeislocatedintheheartlandofAmericaamidthebeautifulandsceniclandscapeofMinnesota.Wevalueournaturalresourcesatworkandatplayandweappreciateoutdoorrecreationduringeveryseason.ProtectingournaturalresourcesisawayoflifehereitspartofourMinnesotaheritage.Recyclingstationsaresetupthroughoutthefacilitytorecycleplasticbottlesaluminumcanspapercardboardscrapandmetalscrap.Weevenrecyclethemetalbandingthatstrapsmanyofourincomingshipmentstogether.Throughoutthefactorymetalhalidelightinghasbeenreplacedwithhigh-efciencyuorescentlightingwhichrequireslessenergyandiseasierontheeyes.99.9ofourwoodwasteisgroundupandrecycledforuseaslivestockbeddingandwoodpelletsforpelletstoveheatingunits.Werecycledover3780tonsofwoodscraplastyear.Motionsensorsandprogrammablethermostatsintheofceandfactoryminimizeuseofheatandlight.Efcientradiantheatisusedtoheatthefactory.Ourproductionequipmenthasenergy-efcientmotorswithsoft-starttechnologytoreduceourpeakloadenergyrequirements.Asolventdistillerwithinournishlinereclaimsandreusessolvent.Lastyearourpurchaseofsolventswasreducedby75andover7800gallonswererecycled.Wevoluntarilyparticipateinanenergycurtailmentprogramwithourelectricityprovidertoreducepeakpowerdemand.REDUCEREUSERECYCLE.DIDYOUKNOWASTREESGROWTHEYABSORBCARBONFROMTHEATMOSPHEREANDSTOREITWHILERELEASINGPUREOXYGEN.ATREETHATDIESNATURALLYRELEASESTHESTOREDCARBONASITDECOMPOSES.HOWEVERWHENATREEISRESPONSIBLYHARVESTEDFORUSEASCABINETRYORABUILDINGPRODUCTTHECARBONREMAINSSTOREDINTHEWOODFORTHELIFEOFTHEPRODUCT.5 Formaldehydeisachemicalcompoundwidelyusedingluesandbindingagentsandhasbeenknowntocreatecertainhealthrisksinexcessiveamounts.Since1980regulationsandawarenesshavereducedemissionsinbuildingproductsbyover80.PanelproductsusedbyDuraSuprememeetthestringentstandardssetforformaldehydeemissionsestablishedbyANSIHPVAHP-1andCARBCaliforniaAirResourceBoard.Weworkcloselywithournishsuppliertoformulateournishestominimizetheirimpactontheenvironmentwithoutsacricingqualityanddurability.OurcatalyzedconversionvarnishsealersandtopcoatsareformulatedtobeextremelylowinHAPsandformaldehyde.WeconformtostringentemissionsstandardsforVOCs.Ournishqualityanddurabilityisoneofthemanyreasonswecanstandbehindourcabinetrywithalifetimelimitedwarranty.Ventilationandlteringsystemswithinournishsystemensuresafeindoorairquality.Dustcollectionsystemsensurecleandust-freeairthroughoutthefactory.AIRQUALITY6 WebelieveoneofthemostenvironmentallyfriendlyfeaturesofDuraSupremecabinetryisourlimitedlifetimewarranty.Inordertostandbehindourcabinetrywiththatkindofcondencewemakesignicantinvestmentsinemployeetrainingstate-of-the-artmachinerynehand-craftsmanshipqualitymaterialsandqualitynishes.Thatinvestmentensuresthatyourcabinetrydoesnotneedreplacementorrenishing.Itensuresthatdrawerglidesroll-outsanddoorsoperatesolidlyandsmoothlyandthatyourcabinetrylooksbeautifulforthelongterm.Weknowthatyourkitchenmaybeaonce-in-a-lifetimepurchaseandourongoinginvestmentsinqualityalongwithourlimitedlifetimewarrantymakeDuraSupremecabinetryapracticalbeautifulandenvironmentallyfriendlychoice.LIFETIMEWARRANTYDIDYOUKNOWINU.S.FORESTSMANYMORETREESARELOSTTOFORESTFIRESINSECTSBLIGHTANDOTHERNATURALCAUSESTHANAREHARVESTEDFORPAPERANDTIMBER.FORESTOWNERSPLANTMORETHAN650MILLIONNEWTREESEACHYEARALMOSTTWICEASMUCHASWHATISHARVESTED.7 YourbeautifulwoodcabinetryfromDuraSupremeiscertiedundertheEnvironmentalStewardshipProgramESPadministeredbytheindependentKCMAKitchenCabinetManufacturersAssociation.DuraSupremehasachievedcerticationbydemonstratingourcommitmenttosoundenvironmentalmanagementandsustainablepractices.Designedtoencourageindustrypoliciesandpracticesthatbenetboththeenvironmentandthewell-beingofsocietythisgroundbreakingprogramprovidescompanieswithtangiblewaystosupportsustainability.Companiesarereviewedannuallyforcontinuedcompliance.TheESPsealletshomeownersdesignersbuildersandarchitectsknowtheyaresupportingsustainabilitywhentheybuyorspecifyDuraSupremecabinetry.ESPcerticationisachievedbydemonstratingcompliancewithinthefollowing5categoriesAirQualityincludingcompliancewithapprovedformaldehydeemissionlevelsforpanelmaterialsProductResourceManagementProcessResourceManagementEnvironmentalStewardshipCommunityRelationsDuraSupremeisproudtohavebeeninstrumentalinthedevelopmentofthisprogramandoneoftherstcabinetrymanufacturerstoachievecertication.Werecognizethevalueofournaturalresourcesandtheresponsibilitywehaveinensuringtheirsustainedavailability.ENVIRONMENTALSTEWARDSHIPDIDYOUKNOWTHEVOLUMEOFHARDWOODINAMERICANFORESTSTODAYIS90LARGERTHANITWAS50YEARSAGO.BECAUSEOFSUSTAINABLEFORESTRYPRACTICESAMERICANHARDWOODISABUNDANTANDRENEWABLE.DuraSupremesupportstheHardwoodForestryFundHFFintheireffortstoplanttreesinmanagedhardwoodforests.ThemissionofHFFistocreatesustainableforestsforfuturegenerations.Thesetreesarespecicallymeantforfuturetimberproductionofqualitywoodproductsregeneratingandreplacingtimberresourcesbeingutilizedtoday.DuraSupremeisdedicatedtopreservingournaturalresources.BypartneringwithHFFweplantatreeforeverykitchenweproduce.2011DuraSupremeInc.AllRightsReserved.Form900.51500111Printedwithsoy-basedinkonpapermadewith100post-consumerrecycledcontent.