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Kincaid Adopts Eco-Conscious Renew Cushioning

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Kincaid Furniture, a leader in custom upholstery crafted in America, reported that it has taken yet another step in assuring its products are produced using environmentally sensitive products and processes.  The company announced that it is adopting RenewTM cushioning for all of its upholstered products.  The new cushions will be seen in Kincaid’s new upholstery introductions for the October High Point Market.  In addition, all existing upholstered goods will include Renew cushions effective immediately.

Created by Carpenter Co., Renew cushions greatly reduce environmental impact, utilizing soy-based polyol in their Natural Foam TechnologyTM process.  The cushions are also PBDE-free, CFC-free and recyclable.

“We have a company-wide commitment to produce furnishings that meet or exceed current and future standards for environmental stewardship,” says Kincaid’s president, Steve Kincaid, “Including Renew cushioning is the next step in a rigorous but satisfying process to live up to that pledge.”  Kincaid has achieved both the EFEC and Sustainable By Design (SBD) designations from the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA).  These audited, ongoing processes require organizations to address and maintain environmental management programs at individual facilities and throughout their global supply chain.  Companies that have fully implemented both EFEC and Sustainable By Design can then submit individual products for evaluation and registration in a program known as Eco3Home by providing detailed health, safety and environmental measurements for each individual item.  To date, Kincaid Furniture is the only company to have successfully submitted products for Eco3Home registration.  Their Homecoming collection, one of the company’s largest-ever introductions, now bears the Eco3Home designation, with additional collections currently in the review process for Eco3Home registration.

Steve Beeker, Kincaid’s vice president, upholstery sales and merchandising, notes “The Carpenter Company has created an exceptionally comfortable and durable cushion that, aside from all its positive environmental attributes, is a great product.  When you add in the eco-performance qualities, Renew is virtually unrivaled in our industry.”   Beeker said the transition to the new cushioning is “happening now” at the company’s facility in Taylorsville, NC.  Retailers will receive upholstery with the new cushions within two weeks.

About Kincaid: Founded in 1946, Kincaid Furniture Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of solid wood furniture.  Kincaid’s growth is based on a commitment to quality solid wood case goods, fashionable upholstery, and the best service the industry has to offer.  Kincaid Furniture Company is part of La-Z-Boy Incorporated’s family of companies.  For more information on Kincaid, please visit www.kincaidfurniture.com or www.facebook.com/kincaidfurniturecompany.

About Carpenter Company: Carpenter Co. is the world’s largest producer of comfort cushioning products.  Their guiding principles of continuous improvement, innovation, customer service and integrity are as important now as they were at the company’s founding in 1948.  Their commitment to these principles has made Carpenter Co. a worldwide leader in their industry, the industries they serve and the products they deliver.

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