School Furnishings, Inc. constantly searches for the best products at competitive prices, manufactured by companies you can count on. A featured partner is Academia Furniture Industries, located in Wood Ridge, NJ. Academia’s well made products carry a 15 year warranty: proof that Academia products are made to last.
Recently, we discussed Academia’s products with Isaac Wagner, CEO. He noted that Academia takes great pride in customer service: the company mantra is “the perfect order”. The perfect order is Academia’s ability to deliver what you ordered, when you want it, at a competitive price.
Mr. Wagner, is particularly proud of the Nate Series Teacher’s Workstation. The Nate desk is a sleek, innovative and adaptive teacher’s desk system. Teachers have multiple uses for their desks: they need work space, filing space, meeting space, and instruction space. The Nate desk meets all of those needs. It has a podium lectern, work top, filing pedestal and swing out counter for meeting with parents or students – all in one unit!
Since the beginning, Academia focused on being environmentally friendly. Academia’s products are MAS certified green and are LEED compliant. This means that the products support a healthy indoor classroom environment because they do not emit harmful fumes or formaldehyde.
Another innovation by Academia is the Woodstone desktop. Woodstone is a solid surface desktop made of a combination of wood fibers and plastic resin. It is durable, affordable and lightweight. The Woodstone surface cannot easily be vandalized (compared to ordinary desktops) and there is no edge-banding to peel off. The Woodstone desk is 10% lighter than a traditional desk top, and is more affordable.
Academia is committed to continuous improvement in product, supply chain and manufacturing technology. Academia constantly surveys the industry and listens to feedback from customers, architects and dealers to ensure a constant stream of ideas feeds their product development pipeline.
We believe Academia’s focus on high quality classroom furniture and the perfect order, combined with School Furnishings’ commitment to New England schools and architects, provides a high quality, competitive option for New England schools’ classroom furniture requirements.