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SBDC Success Story: Master Woodcraft Corporation

Located in Washington, PA, Master Woodcraft Corporation was founded in 1987 as a commercial made-to-order woodshop that fabricates custom casework and architectural millwork. Currently employing 20 full and part time employees, the company specializes in assembling wood cabinets, countertops, and wood moldings, among a number of other specialty cabinetry.

Jim Sheehan, President of Master Woodcraft Corporation, was referred to the University of Pittsburgh’s Small Business Development Center and Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). EMAP assisted Sheehan with the preparation and submission of the permit renewal application. Assistance included development of emissions calculations and emissions reporting spreadsheets. EMAP also prepared a more user friendly semi-annual air quality report template for Mr. Sheehan to use.

The permit renewal application package was submitted to the DEP and Master WoodCraft received their approved SOOP on November 17, 2020. The permit is good for a five year term.

The University of Pittsburgh’s EMAP consultant Lee Ann Briggs and Mr. Sheehan will continue to work together as needed for any reporting assistance.