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McCreary Modern, Inc

2564 Highway 321 S
Newton North Carolina
United States
McCreary Modern, Inc
The McCreary passion for detail informs every stage of product development and construction. Fabrics are carefully chosen for style and durability. Frames are built in-house using quality materials and proven techniques, then reinforced for strength and stability. Cushions are filled with a combination of fiber, feathers and down or feature wrapped foam cores for incredible comfort and support.

Best Practice Achievements

Sustainable Materials
We make a conscious effort to manage our materials selection, seeking materials we are confident are sustainable, such as legally harvested forest products, responsibly produced plantation products, and recycled content:
Recycling and Reclamation
We factor disassembly, recyclability and product reclamation into buying decisions. We offer a product reclamation/product reuse policy:
Return and Reuse
We use recycled or recyclable packing/packaging materials, offer blanket-wrap transportation arrangements for customers and have a carton return/reuse policy:
Chain of Custody
We ask for verifiable chain of custody documents (i.e. legal logging certifications) before buying products containing wood:
Decrease use of Toxic Chemicals
We have decreased our use/acceptance of known toxic chemicals for treatments, binders and finishes, replacing compounds that compromise indoor air quality and are harmful to human health:
Low Environmental Impact Textiles
We are asking our vendors for textiles that have a lower environmental impact, i.e. organic cotton in place of conventionally-grown cotton, as well as seeking other eco-friendly textiles:
Life Cycle Analysis
We are moving forward on doing a Life Cycle Analysis and/or are applying for SMaRT certification:
Local Sourcing
We extract, manufacture and distribute for consumer use within a 500 mile radius for at least a portion of our product line:
Third Party Certifications
We hold third party certifications for some of our products, or as a store, we promote and educate the consumer on the meaning of various third party certifications:
Sharing the Wealth
We take responsibility for sharing our commitment to sustainability up and down our entire supply chain, rewarding our vendors with increased business for partnering with us on sustainability issues:
Social Responsibility Code
We have a written Social Responsibility Code of Contact that is a baseline for employee relations:
Supplier Responsibility
We have written and distributed a Supplier Responsibility Code of Conduct for our vendors and conduct training at our partner facilities on the adoption of same:
Health and Safety Code Compliance
We and our partners meet or exceed all local health and safety codes and can document our health and safety working conditions in all our facilities/stores:
We Pay Living Wages
We pay a living wage rather than minimum wage and extend that around the globe:
We Sponsor Sustainability Events
We have participated in or sponsored in-store, community and/or regional educational events on sustainability and the environment:
We Inspect
We investigate and mitigate any negative environmental impacts from our operations:
Save Paper and Other Office Resources
We save paper and other office resources with a policy expressing an aversion to excess written documentation:
We Use Energy Specialists
We have had an energy specialist or utility company audit to measure our conventional energy usage and are on track to reduce it. We are replacing a portion of the energy we consume with certified renewable energy, either directly, via a program of our local utility, or via Green e-Power:
Updated Inefficient Equipment
We have replaced outdated and inefficient equipment, identified and changed wasteful resource procedures and implemented tighter operational controls:
Energy Efficient Lighting
We have increased the use of day lighting and/or are upgrading to more energy efficient lighting system:
Verified Sustainability Claims
We make only verifiable sustainability claims in adherence with FTC mandates against greenwash and in support of their Environmental Marketing Guides:
Committed to Training
We are committed to conducting training in-house and in the broader community about global climate change and our partnership with the SFC:
In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On reducing energy consumption:

2019 Complete the installation of our LED Lighting in the last remaining operation.
6 of 7 facilities have been converted to LED lighting .
One half of the 7th one is now complete.

In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On how we will manage our primary material or service to a more sustainable direction:

2019: We have purchased the latest auto nesting software from Gerber (for Leather) , Lectra (for fabric) and Plywood (9 New Onsrud Routers Made in NC) along with the latest machines and digital cameras to enhance the utilization and yields of Lumber Plywood and Fabric..
This has been a multi year multi million dollar investment.
Ongoing: Only Domestic Species of wood are used in our products sourcing from less than 200 miles

In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On education and promotion of the sustainability cause:

We have shared our position and policy on Sustainability with all of our retail partners:
McCreary Modern has always approached sustainability as a core value of our company.
A strong social conscience along with reasonable business stewardship, has always predicated our decision-making process. Long before sustainability was used as a marketing tactic, McCreary Modern understood the multiple benefits of valuing social and natural capital for both moral and economic reasons.
Our business culture embraces the concept of sustainable development. We conduct our factories, procurement of materials and processes to this end:

 Charter Member of the Sustainable Furniture Council
 Rainforest woods have never been utilized in our products
 Domestic wood frame materials are supplied by SFI (Sustainable Forrest Initiative) & AHMI (Appalachian Hardwood Manufactures Inc) 3rd Party certified vendors
 Wood components meet the CARB &Federal Standard for Formaldehyde TSCA Title IV
 Water based assembly glues are used in all frame assembly applications
 Computerized waste minimization drives all raw material yield processes including Lumber, Hardwood Laminates, Fabric, Leather and Cushioning
 All Polyurethane foam is CertiPUR-US Certified and contain no CFC’s, TDCPP, PBDE, Mercury, Lead other heavy metals, formaldehyde or FR flame retardants
 All Fabrics and Leathers meet UFAC 1 also known as ASTM 1353-08a Flammability Standard without added flame retardants
 All Down is Certified Responsible Down Standard Chain of Custody
 Wood Finish Stains are Water Based. Un-yielded Topcoat material is collected and recycled
 Strict Energy management of power, water and lights (Facilities have been converted to LED Lighting)
 Metal Products contain a minimum of 95% recycled steel or aluminum
 Upholstery padding are comprised of 100% recycled Polyester fibers
 Packaging materials are 100% recyclable
 McCreary Modern requires compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act for all vendors.
 All Material suppliers must adhere to our Vendor Code of Conduct Standards as stated on the McCreary Modern Web Site (
 Recycling has been our standard for over 20 years. With over 3,700 tons of wood waste, 715 tons of fabric/ leather waste, and 100 tons of paper and cardboard recycled annually.

McCreary Modern leads the industry in the area of proper stewardship of the environment as well as being keenly aware of our responsibility to be a good corporate citizen. Making decisions that positively affect our business and the ecology have always been a “way of life” at McCreary Modern.