The right hardware makes all the difference when it comes to convenience and overall function. As the average workspace continues to change, manufacturers are developing solutions to ensure employees have a comfortable and safe experience at work.
If you were to pick one word to describe what’s happening in the most progressive and productive work places today, it’s collaboration. Steelcase is all over it. With its Flex Collection, Steelcase offers an office furniture line that “creates dynamic team neighborhoods that are designed for spontaneity.” “It empowers teams to reconfigure their space on demand, making it easy to shift from a brainstorm to a workshop or from a daily stand-up to a sprint review,” Steelcase says.
Taking on a greater role in serving its Texas community required a respected non-profit to invest in new office space designed to last. VT Architectural Doors finished with New Leaf Performance Veneers fit right in.
Bush Industies’ mission is to provide easy, fast and affordable solutions to the commercial and residential markets. That sounds like a formula for success, but—as with almost everything—it all comes down to execution. Based on sales, which have grown 50 percent over the last two years, Bush is pulling it off.
The fast-growing manufacturer of laminate casework, panel systems and other office furnishings is content to let its bigger competitors invest tall dollars in speculative product development. It prefers to wait and see which workplace trends actually gain traction and then pounce on the opportunity by designing products that it can quickly bring to market.
Cabinet maker acpi was about out of space in its Thompsontown, Pennsylvania, manufacturing plant, so it bought a 200,000-square-foot building in nearby Mount Union. Rather than just expand into the new facility, however, acpi had a different idea.
Thirty years ago, an office worker might have spent eight hours a day working alone in a small isolated cubicle. Typically, the cube was furnished with a writing surface, a computer cart, a chair and various storage and filing cabinets.