Our roots are in farming, and with that comes a strong love for the earth. We are committed to not only build custom, heirloom-quality products, but to do it with the highest 'green' standards in mind
Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) September 19, 2008
Today's emphasis on all things "green," is nothing new to P.M. Bedroom Gallery (http://www.pmbedroomgallery.com), one of the nation's largest sellers of 100% American-made bedroom furniture. Since its 1993 founding, the company has continually emphasized sustainability and reducing carbon footprints, according to President and Co-Founder Arvid Huth.
"Our roots are in farming, and with that comes a strong love for the earth. We are committed to not only build custom, heirloom-quality products, but to do it with the highest 'green' standards in mind," he said.
P.M. Bedroom Gallery's "green" practices include:
- Purchasing lumber exclusively from ethical forest management sources that conform to DNR Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards.
- Use of U.S.-based (mostly Midwest) craftsmen, reducing much of the fuel and other costs associated with overseas manufacturing. "American builders also adhere to more stringent emissions standards for staining and finishing than other countries," adds Huth.
- Highest quality construction methods, yielding furniture that lasts one (or more!) lifetimes, and won't end up in a landfill for many years -- if ever.
- Reusable blanket-wrapped deliveries, eliminating the need for cardboard, plastic and foam packaging.
Huth explains that frequently replacing poorly made furniture can be bad for the environment. "If a well-made furniture piece lasts 20 years, and an inferior quality piece lasts only five years, the cheaper item might end up costing four times as much in energy costs. Meanwhile, the well-made furniture will yield a much smaller carbon footprint than the poorly made item."
"Well-made furniture can last for decades," he continues. "It can be handed down to loved ones, given to charitable organizations, or resold because it lasts.
"Conversely, poorly made furniture inevitably ends up in landfills where it decomposes. Chemicals in the particleboard, glues, foams and stain resistant treatments can enter the water supply, affecting our food and drinking water."
P.M. Bedroom Gallery offers more than 100 bedroom sets in a variety of styles, including Arts and Crafts, Contemporary, Cottage, French Country, Mission, Modern, Prairie, Rustic, Shaker, Traditional and Transitional - all with choice of wood type, stain color and hardware.
Delivery and set up is available anywhere in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.pmbedroomgallery.com or call 866-440-5274.
About P.M. Bedroom Gallery
Based in Milwaukee, P.M. Bedroom Gallery is one of the nation's largest retailers of 100% handcrafted American-made bedroom furniture. Every piece is custom built by Midwestern craftsmen and comes with a lifetime warranty. Most items are solid wood, available in a variety of lumbers, finishes, and hardware colors and styles. Several collections are hand-signed and dated by the builder for true heirloom value. The business was founded in 1993 by brothers Arvid and Ben Huth, who continue today as president and vice president, respectively. The company has 80 employees, eight showrooms and two distribution centers in the Chicago (Hoffman Estates, Lombard, Naperville), Milwaukee (Brookfield, Greenfield, Menomonee Falls) and Minneapolis (Blaine, Woodbury) areas.