Lumber Liquidators Invests in State-of-the-Art Wood Products Quality Testing Lab
~ Major investment continues Company’s commitment to ensure the highest standards ~
~ Capable of performing full-scale product tests in accordance with CARB regulations ~
~ Further expands industry-leading testing capability for formaldehyde
TOANO, Va., February 23, 2015 – As part of its continued efforts to further enhance its comprehensive product quality and assurance processes, Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, today announced an investment in an advanced testing facility.
The approximately 1,500 square-foot facility, located within the Company’s new distribution center outside Richmond, Virginia, is the latest addition to the company’s product development and quality assurance lab network. Lumber Liquidators is one of the only flooring retailers to invest in, install and operate a lab with these emission-testing capabilities.
The lab includes two temperature and humidity-controlled conditioning rooms, and two formaldehyde emission chambers that mirror the capabilities of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and other state-of-the-art emission testing facilities. The ASTM International (formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials) D6007 chambers correlate to a CARB-approved Third Party Certifier (TPC).
Lumber Liquidators’ network of lab facilities in the U.S. and Asia performs full-scale product evaluations and testing. The latest facility enhances a rigorous nine-step Quality Assurance program that has been in place for years at Lumber Liquidators, and reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to safety and compliance.
Robert M. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Quality and safety have always been top priorities for our associates and our customers. With over two million satisfied customers, we believe Lumber Liquidators has delivered on those priorities—and we will continue to invest in these important areas as we move forward.”
Echoed by Founder and Chairman, Tom Sullivan, “We built our business from one small store in Boston to a public company by offering the best flooring at the lowest price. Providing the safest and highest quality flooring at a price that is affordable is what we do.”
To learn more about Lumber Liquidators’ quality assurance program and its robust safety and quality testing processes and facilities, visit www.lumberliquidators.com/sustainability.
About Lumber Liquidators
With more than 350 locations, Lumber Liquidators is North America’s largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. The Company features more than 400 top quality flooring varieties, including solid and engineered hardwood, bamboo, cork, laminate and resilient vinyl. Additionally, Lumber Liquidators provides a wide selection of flooring enhancements and accessories to complement, install and maintain your new floor. Every location is staffed with flooring experts who can provide advice and useful information about Lumber Liquidators’ low priced product, much of which is in stock and ready for delivery.
With premier brands including Bellawood and Morning Star Bamboo, Lumber Liquidators’ flooring is often featured on popular television shows such as HGTV’s Dream Home and This Old House. For more information, please visit www.LumberLiquidators.com or call 1.800.HARDWOOD.
For more information, please visit www.LumberLiquidators.com/Sustainability. Learn more about our corporate giving program at LayItForward.LumberLiquidators.com. You can also follow the Company on Facebook and Twitter.
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