In our 100+ years in schools, we’ve learned which materials can make school furniture and accessories that stand up to the daily use in a classroom furniture or elsewhere. High on our list are: high-pressure plastic laminate, thick chrome plating and rugged edge moldings. Our craftsmen transform these high-quality materials with proven techniques, like the MIG welds on our chair legs, our legendary outside-hold glides that stay on, baked-on powder-coat surfaces and edge moldings stapled every 10″ and in corners.
The designs that guide our craftsmen have a big influence on how the furniture will perform for the student and the contribution it makes to the educational environment. Both affect student performance and can make certain furniture inapplicable for certain curricula. That’s why we offer a wide range of styles, so you can choose the design that best fits your academic needs, and provide the best possible learning environment for the students. For healthier living environments.
We’re working to make our classroom furniture manufacturing processes as efficient as possible because efficiency reduces waste. Specifically, we’re reducing waste that goes to landfills – this has been one of our most successful areas. In one summer, our bulk shipping initiative reduced the amount of corrugated cardboard used by 225,000 lbs. We’re also reducing energy used to produce our products – by working cleaner and smarter we’ve cut our energy consumption. We’re reducing the environmental impact on the part of our vendors – we work closely with those in the supply chain to make sure they’re doing their part to safeguard the environment when making goods from wood product, steel, and plastic. We’re reducing waste. Recently, rather than sending 50,000 lbs. of plastic (from chair shells and edge moldings that didn’t meet our quality standards) to the landfill, we had the material recycled for use by another manufacturer. And we’re reducing packaging used by our vendors.