Catskill Craftsmen is located in Stamford, New York, a small rural village nestled in the northern sections of the Catskill Mountains, at the headwaters of the Schoharie Creek and Delaware river. Our picturesque views are second to none. The area is noted for downhill skiing, prime hunting, and terrific fishing. Stamford is also known as "The Queen of the Catskills," a name used by thousands of metropolitan New Yorkers, who, at the turning of the 19th to the 20th century, took the long train ride to spend their summers in the cool mountain air. Catskill Craftsmen began operations in 1948, and has developed over the years, becoming the nation's leading manufacturer of RTA (ready to assemble) hardwood kitchen islands, carts, and work-centers. Our company is privately held, and takes great pride in its products and services. We think our customer service is the best in the industry, and are sure you will too. Our dedicated employees work hard to insure that our products are delivered rapidly and meet your satisfaction. Our manufactured items are made from naturally self-sustaining, non-endangered North American hardwoods, primarily birch and hard rock maple. Lumber is purchased from area sawmills, then dried, manufactured, and packaged on site. All sawdust, shavings and waste materials generated during the manufacturing process is converted into wood pellet fuel, and used to heat homes. We are proud to say, "Our operations generate no wood waste." You can find our products in leading department stores, houseware specialty stores, specialty catalogs, hundreds of small gourmet shops across the country, numerous finished and unfinished furniture stores, kitchen and bath shops, and home improvement centers. We are also a leading manufacturer of exclusive, private label kitchen workcenters for the trade.
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Before it was fashionable, Catskill Craftsmen began a process of reducing waste and conserving energy. In 1994, Catskill Craftsmen built a Wood Pellet Mill on site that processes all wood waste from manufacturing and converts it to wood pellets – a great, low ash, low emission alternative fuel to heating oil.
Producing up to nine tons of wood pellets a day has effectively reduced the wood waste coming out of Catskill’s manufacturing facilities to zero, while supplying Catskill Craftsmen’s employees and neighbors with an excellent heating alternative made from a renewable resource.
Teaming up with the Watershed Agricultural Council in 1997, Catskill Craftsmen put its facilities through a thorough retooling, including installation of a plant-wide air recirculation system which keeps the warm air in the plant during the long harsh winters of the north eastern US, thus reducing the amount of energy needed to heat the plant.
Catskill Craftsmen also works with the local energy supplier and participates in peak usage shutdowns to reduce regional grid strain, and assists in keeping energy affordable and in plentiful supply for our neighbors within the community.
For more information about Catskill’s ‘green efforts’ visit www.greencatskill.com.
New York City Watershed
The NYC Watershed was completed in 1927 and is the nation's largest unfiltered water supply. About 90 percent of New York's Water supply comes from the 1,600 square miles of the Catskill/Delaware watershed.
Our water is of such high quality that 1.3 billion gallons of unfiltered water will supply residents in New York City, Westchester, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties. Supporting efforts to keep this water clean while providing high-quality wood products is a responsibility Catskill Craftsmen takes seriously.
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