ClosetMaid® Wire Shelving Earns Certification for Indoor Air Quality and 90 Percent Recycled Content

 ClosetMaid® Wire Shelving Earns Certification for Indoor Air Quality and 90
                           Percent Recycled Content

PR Newswire

OCALA, Fla., Jan. 29, 2014

OCALA, Fla., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClosetMaid, a business of Emerson,
announced today that its ventilated wire shelving is now certified by SCS
Global Services, a leading third-party certifier for environmental labels and
claims, for recycled content and meeting indoor air quality standards.


ClosetMaid's wire shelving products earned its first SCS Recycled Content
Certification in 2010 for being made from 75 percent recycled steel, and was
the first closet system on the market to earn this certification. Now, three
years later, ClosetMaid products are made from at least 90 percent recycled
content, including 86 percent post-consumer and four percent pre-consumer
recycled steel.

Additionally, all ClosetMaid wire shelving products now support the creation
of a healthy indoor environment too. ClosetMaid's wire shelving products meet
all of the necessary qualifications to be SCS Certified for indoor air quality
(IAQ) chemical emission limits, earning the Indoor Advantage™ Gold Indoor Air
Quality Certification. This level of certification verifies compliance with
established standards for low volatile organic compounds (VOC). SCS
verification minimizes the risk of VOC chemical hazards and off-gassing by
interior building products, both of which may present health and safety issues
for occupants.

"Our consumers and builders want environmentally-friendly products, so we've
made a conscious effort to try to increase the level of recycled steel we use
in our products," says Rob Clements, president of ClosetMaid. "Using recycled
steel in our products is not new. For decades, we've been incorporating it
into our wire shelving, which we've been making in Ocala, FL for the past 50

ClosetMaid's durable, functional and customizable wire shelving is ideal for
every area of the home–from walk-in and reach-in closets to kitchen pantries,
laundry rooms and garages. The ClosetMaid wire shelving lines that carry the
SCS Recycled Content Certification and Indoor Advantage™ Gold Air Quality
Certification include:

  oSuperSlide^®: SuperSlide shelving is an all-purpose shelf with closet
    rods that provide unobstructed sliding for hangers. Corner shelves and
    rounder bars maximize space. Available in 12- and 16-inch depths.
  oLinen: Linen is an all-purpose shelving that can be used in any room.
    Available in 6-, 9- and 20-inch depths.
  oClose Mesh: Close Mesh is the preferred solution for pantry, linen and
    bath shelving, with shelving wires that are 5/8-inches apart instead of
    the standard one inch. The closer deck wires prevent small items from
    slipping through. The shelving is available in 9-, 12-, 16- and 20-inch
  oHeavy Duty: Heavy-Duty Maximum Load^®shelving is ideal for garage or
    basement storage. It is available in a 16-inch depth.
  oShelf & Rod: Shelf & Rod is the most economical shelving option in the
    ClosetMaid ventilated shelving line. It's available in a variety of depths
    – 10, 12 and 16 inches.
  oTotalSlide^®: Like SuperSlide, TotalSlide shelving offers one-piece
    installation with unhindered hanger sliding action. The low-profile,
    linen-style configuration is available in 12- and 16-inch depths.

To achieve these certifications, ClosetMaid's wire shelving underwent an
extensive audit and review by SCS Global Services, including product
performance testing and reviews of the manufacturing process.Products with
the SCS Recycled Content Certification can also help meet the new LEED v4
(version 4) criteria for Materials and Resources (MR3) specified by theU.S.
Green Building Council (USGBC). Additionally, products with the SCS Indoor
Advantage Gold Certification meet LEED v4's Environmental Quality (EQ2) credit
for low-emitting materials. These credits provides a pathway to LEED
certification, assuring that certified materials are environmentally
responsible as well as contributing to the comfort and well-being of a
building's occupants.

For more information, visitClosetMaid.comor call(800) 874-0008.

About ClosetMaid and Emerson

ClosetMaid^®(, industry leader in home organization and
storage systems, is a business of Emerson.

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in
bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions
for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the
world. The company is comprised of five business segments:Process
Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and
Commercial & Residential Solutions.Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7
billion.For more information, visit

About SCS Global Services

SCS Global Services (SCS) has been a global leader in third-party
environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and
standards development for three decades. SCS programs span a wide
cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in natural
resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and
agriculture, retailing and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting
its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice.
For more information,

SOURCE ClosetMaid

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