BioFit Laboratory Seating Leading Fight Against Workplace Injuries, Tough Economy

Ergonomic manufacturer now provides even more worker-friendly and value-added solutions

BioFit Engineered Products, an Ohio-based manufacturer and long-standing leader in the development of ergonomic seating, is arming the laboratory marketplace with additional products and resources to combat repetitive motion disorders and maintain a financial advantage in spite of today’s grim economic forecast. To kickoff 2009, the company followed-up its recent ArmorSeat™ roll out with a one-piece polyshell line of chairs called the KX Series, and launched a new lab-specific micro site, biofitlaboratory.com. Coupled with the ArmorSeat, the KX Series bolsters BioFit’s line of specialty seating and provides specifiers with a pair of durable, cost-effective options to traditional non-upholstered laboratory chairs. And, biofitlaboratory.com allows users to easily match the right product to a particular need in addition to linking to BioFit’s Build Your Own Chair online configurator.

The new products and website are part of BioFit’s commitment to helping its customers successfully make it through the current economic turmoil. According to BioFit Director of Marketing, Liz Sworden, “With the KX polyshell, our goal was to manufacture a more versatile seating option for lab users. By combining enhanced ergonomics with proven engineering and a vibrant color palette, we ended up with a durable, highly functional and attractive chair that fits larger body types and is designed to prevent the repetitive motion disorders that are all too common in intensive seating environments. Perhaps just as significantly, we’re able to offer the new KX series at the same price as our old polyshell model which is especially advantageous as customers deal with today’s recession.” Sworden added that the roomy 18-inch wide KX Series chairs are available with a variety of options and are covered under BioFit’s 13-year warranty.

Regarding biofitlaboratory.com, Sworden explained, “We provide literally thousands of product combinations to a range of industries, and we wanted to help simplify the decision-making process for those seeking seating solutions through our website. In short – we wanted to make sure users were easily finding the right chair for their distinct purpose. So we not only revamped the look and navigation of our corporate site, biofit.com, but in reviewing the way we categorized products online, we determined it made the most sense to divide one comprehensive repository of seating combinations into the six primary markets we serve, one of which is the lab market.” She added that users will find the updated version of biofit.com as well as biofitlaboratory.com and its sister micro sites each contain familiar features such as the Build You Own Chair (BYOC) configurator and the Get-A-Quote 24-hour on-line quote request form. All sites also feature easy access to government contract and ergonomics information.

In conclusion, Sworden stated that BioFit considers the investment of its laboratory chairs as money well spent: “We initiated a strategy in 2008 to position not only ourselves to survive the situation facing the global economy, but to provide our customers with tools and products they could use to make it to the other side right along with us. Now more than ever, we understand it’s absolutely critical to deliver a reliable product so our customers won’t be exposed to the potential for expensive repair and replacement cost over time, not to mention the increased chance of future workers’ compensation liabilities.

BioFit furnishes seating to laboratory customers worldwide, including such prominent organizations as the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Michigan. To learn more about KX Series seating and BioFit’s new micro site devoted to the laboratory market, visit www.biofitlaboratory.com or call 800-597-0246.