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The MT Company

211 Old Thomasville Road
High Point North Carolina
United States
The MT Company
Quality is the foundation of everything we do at the MT Company. From top quality fabrics and frames to our expert customer service team, our mission is to deliver the best furniture and service at every opportunity. Simply stated, our materials, design and manufacturing combine to create the best intrinsic value in high-quality custom built upholstered furniture in the industry.

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:

Our Frames are cut on CNC wood cutting machines that reduces the amount of waste and obsolescence and energy consumption.

We Installed programmable thermostats to the factory and showroom

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:

We offer a wide selection of GreenGuard-Certified fabrics from Sunbrella and Crypton
We converted to water-based finishes
Our cushions use soy based polyurethane foam that hold a Certipur certification. Since Soybeans are a renewable resource and reduces our dependence on fossil fuels
The ticking on our cushions is a 50% polyester –50% cotton blend. It is American made and utilizes reclaimed polyester in its manufacture
All seating and padding products are in compliance California Prop 65 and California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 –meaning they contain no banned chemicals yet pass all appropriate flammability tests.
Our cushion supplier recycles every single component used in the manufacture of its cushions –including the foam, the coils, the ticking and the fiber
All components used by our supplier in the manufacture of its cushions are purchased in the USA within 150 miles of its manufacturing facility
All of our solid and laminate wood are in compliance with the Lacy Act, which forbids the importation of exotic and threatened species. Our vendors are required to trace the origin of products to ensure legal and responsible forestry practices.
All of our hardwood laminates comply with the CARB Phase II requirements (California) which ensures our products produce a very low emission level of formaldehyde
Most of our fabrics are cut on Gerber cutting machine that increases fabric yields 10-15% to reduce the amount of scrap fabric created
We employ a recycling program that includes cardboard, paper products, scrap foam, and scrap fabric
All excess wood is placed into the wood chipper to reduce our wood scrap waste by 90%

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 include our Eco Story as part of our sales training documents and videos.
We are in the process of launching our new website to include our Eco Story and SFC Membership.