Breaking News: Formaldehyde Lawsuit Filed against Lowe’s and Armstrong World Industries

KCMA learned late yesterday that on May 6th, 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed against home improvement retailer, Lowe’s Cos. Inc. and flooring manufacturer, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., accusing the two of selling and manufacturing laminate flooring containing "dangerous levels of formaldehyde."

KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program Updates Certification Standards

At the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) fall board of directors meeting held in conjunction with its Management Conference and Expo, members approved new criteria for manufacturers and suppliers applying for Environmental Stewardship Program certification. The new changes, including adoption of the new California Air Resource Board (CARB) standards for composite wood products will go into effect beginning January 1, 2009.