Sustainable Furniture Design

Shelby Williams operates in an environmentally and socially responsible manner at all worldwide operations and takes great care to ensure similar standards from our vendor partners.

Our corporation’s manufacturing facilities continuously reduce waste, minimize our carbon footprint, and use recycled and recyclable materials. Below are just a few specific examples of the many initiatives which ensure we remain responsible employers, respected members of the communities where we operate, and continuously improve our stewardship of the planet’s resources.

Many of our wood products offer FSC hardwoods and we can supply formaldehyde free substrates, bio-based foam and recycled fabrics and laminates to any customer who wishes to earn additional LEED points for their project.

Recycle, Upcycle

Over the past 40 years our state-of-the-art North American metal casting foundry has recycled engine components from more than 50 million automobiles to make table bases. We are the only manufacturer of recycled cast iron table bases. These bases can in turn be safely recycled at the end of their useful life. We use mostly recycled aluminum, steel, and iron for our metal parts. Powder coat paint overspray is reclaimed for reuse.

Additionally, our corrugated material is over 50% recycled. Shelby Williams is a responsible manufacturer of high quality, comfortable, and classic furniture designs. All of our employees are proud of the fact we provide exceptional value, years of trouble-free comfort, and an exceptionally low total cost of ownership. Shelby Williams will continue to adhere to these fundamental principles, which have served us well for more than 70 years of operation.

Over the last 40 years, we have recycled more than 150,000 tons of car parts.

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