Superior Woodcraft, Inc. Helps Underwrite Regional Forestry Projects; Local School Program Also Receives Support

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Nationally-recognized custom cabinetmaker donates fundraising dollars to support the Hardwood Forestry Fund and Upper Bucks County Area VoTech School - keeps focus on sustainability.

Our nation's forests are asked to provide many benefits for all of us: wildlife habitat, cleaner air, recreation, scenic beauty and wood resources. Actively and wisely managing our forests for multiple uses ensures forests for the future and protects vast acreage from development

Superior Woodcraft, Inc., nationally-recognized custom cabinetmaker and remodeling firm, recently announced that all proceeds from its recent fundraiser/awareness campaign, held in conjunction with the 18th Annual Doylestown, PA Arts Festival, will go to support the Hardwood Forestry Fund and cabinetry programs at Upper Bucks County Area Vocational Technical School. Festival attendees who made a donation received a handcrafted cutting board.

The Hardwood Forestry Fund, a non-profit educational, tree planting, and forest management foundation, based in Reston, Virginia, will use its share of the donations to help plant red oak, black cherry and sugar maple seedlings on public sites in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

"Our nation's forests are asked to provide many benefits for all of us: wildlife habitat, cleaner air, recreation, scenic beauty and wood resources. Actively and wisely managing our forests for multiple uses ensures forests for the future and protects vast acreage from development," states HFF spokesperson Barbara McClendon.

Superior Woodcraft, Inc., a longtime contributor to and supporter of the Hardwood Forestry Fund, uses woods from properly managed forests as well as formaldehyde-free and low VOC materials, and recycles eighty-three percent of residual waste. In addition, Superior Woodcraft recently earned ESP (01-06) certification, administered by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, meeting and exceeding KCMA's rigorous environmental and sustainability standards.

Upper Bucks County Area Vocational Technical School values its long-standing partnership with Superior Woodcraft as well. Michael Kennedy, cabinetmaking instructor, explains, "We appreciate the active and strong support we've received from Superior over the years. This year's donation will help fund a field trip my students will take in April 2010 to Colonial Williamsburg. While there the students will obtain a hands-on education working with master cabinetmakers, carpenters, wheelwrights and coopers. They will learn tool techniques used by artisans two-hundred and fifty years ago."

Patrick Kennedy, Superior Vice President, adds, "We wanted Arts Festival attendees to think about wood use, forest conservation, the benefits of utilizing local companies, environmental and community stewardship, and quality craftsmanship. Our effort to highlight the Upper Bucks County Area Vocational and Technical School program and to introduce people to the Hardwood Forestry Fund was successful. With the generosity of Arts Festival attendees, we are able to contribute to each program, and to make a difference on the ground in Pennsylvania and here in the classroom. Thanks to all who helped with these efforts."

About Superior Woodcraft, Inc.
Superior Woodcraft, Inc. designs, handcrafts, and installs heirloom-quality custom cabinetry with environmentally sound practices and materials; providing a locally made, sustainable product of lasting value, utility, beauty and harmony. Founded in 1967 by master cabinetmaker, Karl H. Geiger, Superior Woodcraft is committed to preserving the time-honored skills, traditions and integrity of old-world cabinetmaking. This philosophy transcends every style and thematic design when producing the highest-quality custom cabinetry for your entire home. Superior Woodcraft's master cabinetmakers, finishers and designers specialize in handcrafted cabinetry for custom kitchens, custom-fitted kitchens, master baths, pantries, bars, and offices. Living room built-ins, free-standing kitchen islands, armoires and vanities are also available. View online portfolio at http://www.superiorwoodcraft.com

About The Hardwood Forestry Fund
The Hardwood Forestry Fund was created in 1990 by members of the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association. The Fund is a 501(c) (3) tree planting and educational foundation dedicated to sustainable forest establishment, hardwood timber growth, and private landowner education. Since 1990, the forest products industry has helped the Hardwood Forestry Fund plant and manage more than 3.3 million trees on more than 6,600 acres of public forest land in 26 U.S. states. For more information about this pro-active program, to link to HFF contributors, and to learn how to help establish forest resources for the future, visit http://www.hardwoodforestryfund.org, or contact info(at)hardwoodforestryfund(dot)org.

About Upper Bucks County Area Vocational Technical School
The Upper Bucks County Area Vocational Technical School is located in Perkasie, PA. Its mission is to provide students the opportunity to prepare for lifelong learning and productivity in a challenging and changing global economy. The Upper Bucks County Area Vocational Technical School, in its state-of-the art facilities, provides a safe educational environment and is dedicated to meeting individual needs as well as community needs, and ensuring a productive workforce for the new millennium. For more information contact Michael Kennedy at mkennedy(at)ubtech(dot)org.

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