MSC ELITE BULK MEMBERSHIP

A Special Recognition Program of the Mulch & Soil Council

Overview
There is a lot more to being a quality, reliable mulch & soil producer than pumping out truckloads or bags of product: much more than most customers see in just an end product. Operational practices that support product quality and reliability are often the result of business policies for which most good companies never get recognized. More recognition is needed by the industry to help focus attention on companies engaged in manufacturing quality mulch and soil products using good business, production and control practices and as valuable business and environmental partners in communities across the nation. And more education and support is needed to help the best industry representatives maintain their leading-edge practices as the state of the art of technology, business and the environment changes over time.

What Is an MSC Elite Bulk Member?

  • A mulch and soil producing company following documented materials intake procedures, product processing, inventory control procedures and quality control procedures should produce a quality product.
  • Company operations and plant facilities demonstrating good manufacturing practices and process control can be recognized as MSC Elite Bulk Members.
  • Good process and procedures can be defined as having company-wide written documentation on:
    • Raw Materials Intake & Inspection Procedures
    • Inventory Control Procedures
    • Quality Control Procedures
    • Fire Prevention Plans & Procedures
    • Plant & Employee Safety Programs
    • Employee Training Programs
    • Up-to-date basic business and environmental permits

Elite Bulk Member Application Process

  • Members seeking MSC ELITE status shall submit an application form providing basic facility details approved by the Council.
  • Applicants must be a producer member company in good standing.
  • The application shall include photos of all plant facilities, including:
    • Drainage ponds & test wells
    • Fire control equipment
    • Raw Materials inventory area(s)
    • Processed product inventory storage area(s)
    • Processing facilities (grinders, screens, magnets, etc.)
    • Color processing area(s) & runoff containment
    • Truck Loading area & equipment
  • The application shall include attachments of written copies for:
    • Raw Materials Intake & Inspection Procedures
    • Inventory Control Procedures
    • Quality Control Procedures
    • Fire Prevention Plans & Procedures
    • Plant & Employee Safety Programs
    • Employee Training Programs
  • The application shall include a formal pledge to the MSC Code of Business Practice.
  • The application will include verification of common business licenses and operating permits.
Upon submission and review of the full application materials, the Mulch & Soil Council will recognize approved companies as Elite Bulk Members who may utilize the designated program logo to identify their status in company materials.

Elite Bulk Membership status must be reviewed and renewed annually for on-going program eligibility and compliance.

The Mulch & Soil Council is pleased to recognize the following companies as Elite
Bulk Members for demonstrating company-wide processes, procedures and
controls promoting good manufacturing and business practices.

Elite

Anderson Mulch & Soil, LLC

Roy Anderson Lumber Co, INC
1115 Columbia Ave
Tompkinsville, KY 42167
270.487.6590

East Anderson Hardwoods, LLC
16105 S. Hwy 27
Eubank, KY 42567


Elite

Ohio Mulch

Columbus, Ohio

www.ohiomulch.com


Elite


Swanson Bark & Wood Products, Inc.

240 Tennant Way
Longview, WA 98632
www.swansonbark.com

Elite

The Woodbed Corp.

1022 DeLaum Road
St. Mary's, PA 15857
814.834.1464
www.woodbed.com

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