Kompan Abandons CCA-treated Wood

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Kompan, Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of commercial wooden playground equipment, is the latest manufacturer to abandon CCA-treated wood. Citing concern on behalf of customers, the company completed the switch to nonarsenic, nonchromium pressure-treated wood on September 15. Kompan is using Natural Select™ wood treated with Wolman® E (see product review at right). Kompan manufactures a wide range of playground equipment for schools and public parks. For information, contact the company at 800/584-8905 or visit www.kompan.com.

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October 1, 2001