Bradco owns and operates a Maquiladora in Tijuana, Mexico, a production facility under the umbrella of the NAFTA agreement. The BRADCO Maquiladora is an AMERICAN production facility operating in Mexico. The idea behind NAFTA is to create labor jobs in Mexico so that Mexican people don’t have to cross the border to work illegally in America.
Our cabinet factory is well equipped but it is not fully automated; instead of relying on everything to be done by machinery, we also rely on hand labor. This allows us to be extremely custom oriented, reducing the amount of pollution into the environment while still being very competitive.
All the boxes are built with Purebond plywood, manufactured by Columbia Forest Plywood. What this means is that they contain no added UREA formaldehyde. As you may know UREA formaldehyde is a carcinogen, a toxin that is definitely not environmentally friendly and can also be harmful to those that breathe in the off gassing from cabinets made of this product. See the Purebond website for more information on the plywood that we use.
The stains, colors and glue that Bradco uses on their cabinets are also low VOC or ZERO VOC (Volatile Organic Compound); VOC also emits off gassing into the environment which is hazardous. We try and recycle as much by-product as possible. The sawdust that we generate gets donated to the city; they use it for mulch in public parks. We also recycle any leftover solid wood to make promotional products.
Bradco’s custom cabinets are UREA formaldehyde free and also available FSC certified. When remodeling your home, invest not only in quality work, but also in something that won’t harm your health as well as the environment. Learn more information on our production facility below.