American OEM Earns CARB ULEF Exemption on Engineered Wood

Burns, TN, February 19, 2018-American OEM, a manufacturer of hardwood flooring out of Tennessee, has obtained renewed status of their CARB ULEF exemption on engineered wood flooring products.

This renewal was granted after a perfect record of passing indoor air quality tests for formaldehyde emissions, and it was also extended to include product with HDF core materials, which the company will manufacturing beginning in the second quarter of 2018. This exemption grants American OEM the ability to reduce submittal samples for VOC testing and establishes the company’s products as ultra-low risk for off gassing.

This type of continuous quality assurance provides customers with peace of mind-something many lost after the 60 Minutes special exposed unsafe levels of formaldehyde in wood-based products sold in a major retail chain.

In addition to CARB exempt status, the manufacturer has also achieved Indoor Advantage Gold certification for ultra-low emitting materials, verifying that all hardwood produced in the Tennessee facility contributes to healthy indoor air quality for customers of American OEM private label products, as well as all products sold under the company’s new brand, Hearthwood.