BioFit News

March 27, 2018

BioFit Engineered Products, a long-standing leader in the design and manufacture of technical ergonomic seating solutions, announced earlier this month that LouAnn Evans has been promoted to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Ms. Evans will lead BioFit’s strategic global sales and marketing initiatives in present and prospective verticals while exploring new channels to bolster sales of the company’s specialized and multipurpose furnishings.

Ms. Evans came to BioFit in 2017, with a background of nearly 20 years serving in commensurate positions for leaders in the laboratory equipment, furniture and supply industry. Since joining the company as Director of Marketing last year, she has been instrumental in evolving and increasing recognition of the BioFit brand.

Commenting on Evans’ elevation, BioFit President Ed Metzger noted: “In LouAnn’s short tenure with BioFit, she has shown the acumen to guide our sales team to the next level as we target aggressive sales goals. LouAnn has brought with her 18-plus years of sales and marketing experience in a variety of markets. Her expertise in these areas has quickly shown she has a good grasp on the sales and marketing strategies required to help grow our business. With particular strengths in analysis, communication and accountability, we look forward to having LouAnn guide our sales team and their efforts.”

Headquartered in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is an industry-leading manufacturer of LEED® certified ergonomic seating, GREENGUARD certified tables, carts, and specialty products for healthcare, laboratory, office, industrial, education, high-tech and custom environments. To learn more about BioFit, visit www.biofit.com, call 800-597-0246 or email biofit@biofit.com.



February 19, 2018

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (February 16, 2018) The Association for Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA), a procurement cooperative with membership in 26 states serving 25 million students, recently named BioFit Engineered Products an approved vendor. This approval enables AEPA members to leverage collaborative purchasing power and avoid potentially costly and timely bidding processes while independently contracting with BioFit for negotiated pricing on the company’s products. 

BioFit is a global leader in the design and manufacture of furnishings for a range of markets, and delivers solutions for a variety of educational environments, including technology, laboratory, vocational, dining, library, classroom and office settings. Offerings include three distinctive lines of ergonomic seating, nearly six dozen cafeteria/mobile folding table models and several configurations of multipurpose steel carts and book trucks. BioFit products are designed for long-lasting performance and with the wellbeing of users in mind: All products meet or exceed pertinent industry standards; nearly all seating and table models are LEED® compliant for commercial interiors; all tables are GREENGUARD® Gold certified for low VOC emission levels; and, almost every product is backed by a 13-year warranty.

For more information on the AEPA, visit aepacoop.org. To learn more about BioFit and how the company supports AEPA member agencies, visit biofit.com or email marketing@biofit.com.



February 19, 2018

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (February 16, 2018) – BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions for technical workspaces, will display its latest seating for laboratories February 26 through March 1 at Pittcon 2018. Models from the company’s “one-of-a kind” MVMT™ line will headline the exhibit. Other highlights include the Fin sit-stand, designed for workplaces where prolonged periods of standing are prevalent. Company representatives will conduct product demonstrations and a presentation on standards and specifications of technical workplace seating.

BioFit MVMT seating was developed for use in the laboratory, technology, healthcare and industrial sectors, and standing desk workstations. As technical applications require different ergonomics compared to those associated with office-oriented tasks, BioFit primarily designed the MVMT line to address the unique movements and working postures of users in specialized work environments. The line consists of two series – MVMT Pro and MVMT Tech. Models found in the premier MVMT Pro series include a dozen lab-centric functions, including forward seat tilt to address forward-leaning positions and an adjustment control lockout for precision tasks requiring no motion. The line combines precision and durability with an aesthetic not normally associated with traditional laboratory and technical workspaces, with models available in clean room configurations ranging from ISO 8 to ISO 3, and static-control and joint clean room/static-control packages. There is no other seating line on the market today that offers the full range of features that the MVMT line has to offer.

The Fin sit-stand was created for use in technology, laboratory, educational, healthcare and industrial workplaces. It is designed for tasks requiring extended periods of standing and enables users to decrease stress on their legs and feet. This model features a swiveling seat with fingertip-controlled height adjustment mounted on an inclined column and stable base, all engineered to promote a positive working posture. The Fin sit-stand is also rated for use in ISO 7 clean rooms.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD Gold-certified mobile tables, multipurpose carts and accessories for laboratory, healthcare, technology, education, industrial, and office environments. Visit BioFit booth 2066 at Pittcon, February 26 − March 1, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando to experience the company’s latest products for the laboratory market. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



August 28, 2017

BioFit Engineered Products, a globally renowned manufacturer of specialized ergonomic seating solutions, recently introduced four new manufacturer’s representatives for its Southeastern U.S. sales region. The appointments enable the company to better serve customers and engage prospects in one of its fastest growing geographic markets. Additions include: O’Dell Group, LLC, representing Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee; LR & R Associates, LLC, representing northern Florida; Contract Resource Group, representing southern Florida; and, ALW & Associates, representing Georgia.

Tennessee-based O’Dell Group was founded in 2012 by furniture industry veteran Dan O’Dell. The company was established with the intention of building an independent representative group with a portfolio of manufacturers offering products with compelling narratives to meet evolving commercial furniture needs. Since its founding, O’Dell Group has expanded its coverage footprint to include Alabama and Mississippi for select manufacturers.

To bolster its presence in Florida, BioFit is teaming with a pair of state-based organizations which specialize in representing commercial and office furniture manufacturers: LR & R Associates and Contract Resource Group. Headed by Rick Noble, LR & R Associates of Ocoee will represent BioFit in counties north of Manatee, Highlands and Okeechobee. Contract Resource Group’s Robert Cohen, of Parkland, will represent BioFit in Manatee, Hardee, Highlands and Okeechobee Counties and points south.

While ALW & Associates services several southern states, its representation focus for BioFit will be its home state of Georgia. With a concentration on healthcare, education and office workspace solutions, the company represents a variety of modular, systems and other contract furnishing manufacturers. ALW & Associates is led by Steve Alvarado and headquartered in Atlanta.

Remarking on the company’s newest representatives, BioFit President Ed Metzger noted: “The Southeastern U.S. is such a burgeoning region for us, we’re fortunate to have aligned ourselves over a relatively short period with four quality rep groups.“ He continued, “The respective expertise and reputations of Dan, Rick, Bob and Steve and their organizations will not only allow us to confidently dedicate more time to current customers in the area but to foster new relationships and realize growth opportunities by introducing BioFit to specifiers and users who may not be familiar with us.”

Ohio-based BioFit Engineered Products strives to maximize human potential through the design and manufacture of specialized, durable and comfortable commercial furnishings. Its products include LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified cafeteria tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, laboratory, high-tech, office, educational and industrial environments as well as custom applications. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



May 18, 2017

BioFit Engineered Products will exhibit a cross section of its latest technical seating models at NeoCon 2017 in Chicago from June 12 −14. Numerous designs from the company’s flagship MVMT™ seating line, featuring the proprietary MVMT QR Code Profile System, will highlight the display. The Fin sit-stand and Neon chair from the bimos by BioFit Collection will also be featured, along with select specialty seating from the BioFit Foundation line. Product demonstrations and consultation on key differentiators of specialized workplace seating will be offered by company representatives throughout the show.

MVMT seating was developed for use in the technology, laboratory, healthcare and industrial sectors, and in standing desk applications. Jointly created with Studio Fifield of Milan, Italy, the line combines precision and durability with a style aesthetic not normally associated with traditional laboratory and technical workspaces. The line is available in two series, Pro and Tech. The MVMT Pro Series has 13 ergonomic functions to address task specific user range of motion, and both series feature the exclusive MVMT QR Code Profile System, the first technology of its kind in the commercial furniture industry. The system provides customers with handheld, digital access to usage videos, warranty and reorder information and other tools correlating to the exact MVMT chair purchased by linking to a unit-specific microsite. It was developed to enable end users to become quickly and easily familiarized with their new chair and serve as a handy reference resource.

The bimos by BioFit Collection combines original design from European seating leader bimos with the proven ergonomic tradition of BioFit. The line’s lead model, Neon, features a quick-change replaceable upholstery system and was developed primarily for use in technology, laboratory, educational, healthcare and industrial workplaces. BioFit also offers a logo imprinting capability on the Neon, providing customers with the option to individualize their seating with their corporate brand. The swiveling Fin sit-stand from the Collection is also on exhibit. Fin was developed for tasks requiring prolonged periods of standing.

The BioFit Foundation line is comprised of specialty, task and multipurpose seating. Models in this line are designed for use in settings as diverse as clean rooms and static-control environments to food processing facilities, training centers and offices.

Visit BioFit booth #7-9070 at NeoCon, June 12 – 14, at The Mart in downtown Chicago to experience the company’s latest products. For more information, email biofit@biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



May 09, 2017

BioFit Engineered Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic seating and mobile folding tables, has achieved accreditation from the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for its course “Demystifying the Process of Specifying Technical Seating for Clean Room and ESD Environments.” The course was developed to educate contract furnishing dealers, specifiers and other industry professionals on the construction techniques and workplace requirements related to specialized seating while enabling attendees to acquire career-enhancing continuing education credits.

BioFit recognized a need within the contract and commercial furnishing market for increased awareness about seating used in specialized work environments such as clean rooms and electrostatic dissipative (ESD)/static-sensitive spaces. While most professionals in contract-related fields focus solely on the office, administrative and public-facing settings of customers’ businesses, they frequently overlook the opportunity to address seating needs in technical operations areas of those same facilities. BioFit developed “Demystifying the Process of Specifying Technical Seating for Clean Room and ESD Environments” to help educate architects, interior designers, dealers and other furniture specifiers on the unique details surrounding technical seating. Upon completing the course, attendees will gain insight about industries that require clean room and static-control/ESD seating, become familiar with clean room and ESD environments and standards, and, understand the importance of the materials and techniques used in the construction of clean room and ESD seating.

The course is accredited and registered with the IDCEC for continuing education unit (CEU) credits. These credits will also be accepted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). Those interested in additional details and registration should contact Ron Buettner, BioFit Director of Marketing and Central Region Sales Manager, at ron.buettner@biofit.com.

BioFit Engineered Products designs and manufacturers LEED-compliant ergonomic seating, GREENGUARD-Gold certified cafeteria tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, laboratory, technology, office, education and industrial environments as well as custom applications. BioFit strives to improve the workplace experience through innovation, ergonomic performance and reliability. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



March 06, 2017

BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of specialized ergonomic seating solutions, will demonstrate its latest technical seating for laboratories and proprietary digital technology today through March 9 at Pittcon 2017. Headlining the exhibit are designs from the company’s premier line − MVMT™ – featuring the QR Code Profile System. Other highlights include models from the bimos by BioFit Collection − Neon seating with an exclusive quick-change upholstery system and the Fin sit-stand − as well as product demonstrations and consultation on key differentiators of specialized workplace seating.

MVMT seating was developed for use in the laboratory, technology, healthcare and industrial sectors, and in standing desk applications. Jointly created with Studio Fifield of Milan, Italy, the line combines precision and durability with an aesthetic not normally associated with traditional laboratory and technical workspaces. Today, BioFit will introduce the MVMT QR Code Profile System − the first technology of its kind in the commercial furniture industry − to laboratory specifiers. The system provides customers with handheld, digital access to user information such as assembly and operational videos, warranty and reorder details and other tools correlating to the exact MVMT unit purchased, eliminating the need to keep track of printed instructions and forms as well as various website URLs.

BioFit President Ed Metzger explained: “When developing the MVMT line, we wanted the entire user experience to be on the technological forefront. This not only included the form and functionality of the chair itself, but things like providing users with the ability to configure and order a new chair and know how much time was left on their warranty – right from a direct link to a site on their smart phone.”

The bimos by BioFit Collection is a collaboration between European seating leader bimos and BioFit. At Pittcon, BioFit will introduce laboratory professionals to Neon – the top model of the line – and the Fin sit-stand. Neon was developed primarily for use in technology, laboratory, educational, healthcare and industrial workplaces. Its quick-change replaceable upholstery system enables use in multiple environments within the same facility or instantaneous repair in the event of upholstery damage. The swiveling Fin sit-stand is designed for tasks requiring prolonged periods of standing and enables users to decrease stress on their legs and feet.

The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, or Pittcon, is the world’s leading annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. It attracts attendees from industry, academia and government from over 90 countries worldwide.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology and office environments. Visit BioFit booth 4803 at Pittcon, March 6 – 9, at McCormick Place in Chicago to experience the company’s latest products for the laboratory market. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



February 07, 2017

BioFit Engineered Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic seating and mobile folding tables, now offers downloadable architectural symbols of products from its MVMT seating line. Two- and three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) symbols as well as those from the Autodesk building information modeling (BIM) program, Revit, are available through the company’s website to accommodate architects, interior designers and other space planners.

In response to a growing need within the architectural and interior design communities, BioFit added the ability to download 2D and 3D CAD and Revit symbols of models from its flagship MVMT seating line through its corporate website, biofit.com, and directly from its literature fulfillment microsite, biofit.info. The symbols allow designers and specifiers to place dimensional graphics of BioFit MVMT models they source or consider for facilities directly into their floor plans, enabling them and their clients to better visualize how the products will appear in the built environment. According to Ron Buettner, BioFit Director of Marketing, offering the downloadable symbols was a logical step for the company. He explained: “Like most industries, construction planning and facilities design has evolved rapidly from a technology standpoint, with today’s computer-generated prints heavily dependent on BIM or similar dimensional graphics of componentry, furnishings and other products. By proactively providing detailed symbols, we save architects and design professionals time and effort while ensuring their customers get a clear representation of how our MVMT series models look in their layouts.” BioFit does not charge for the architectural symbols and they are emailed directly to those requesting them once the order process at biofit.info is completed.

BioFit Engineered Products designs and manufacturers LEED-compliant ergonomic seating, GREENGUARD-Gold certified cafeteria tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, laboratory, technology, office, education and industrial environments as well as custom applications. BioFit strives to improve the workplace experience through innovation, ergonomic performance and reliability. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



October 17, 2016

BioFit Engineered Products, a globally renowned manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions and mobile folding tables, recently introduced a new adjustable footring for its seating products that is designed to increase ergonomic support for users and facilitate cleanliness in technical work environments. Designated the “AFP adjustable footring,” the component offers an alternative for seating used in today’s specialized work settings over traditional footrings developed decades ago.

The AFP adjustable footring is fabricated of a chrome-plated, 22” diameter tubular steel ring with an oval profile, and polished cast-aluminum spokes with a fingertip-control adjustment hub. The diameter is larger than traditional footrings, complementing BioFit seating models such as the MVMT chair, which has an abnormally expansive 2-inch seat slider range. The correlation of the larger footring with the extended slider range allows users to maintain comfortable, ergonomic positioning while conducting specialized tasks. Once adjusted, the footring locks firmly in place, as it is designed to support 350-lb. users and serve as a step up into high-seat-height chair models.

The seamless construction and absence of underside reinforcing ribs found on traditional footrings enables faster and more efficient cleaning. The AFP footring does not have a screw-type adjustment knob, eliminating an area historically difficult to clean and prone to dirt and bacteria buildup. Rather, its fingertip-control adjustment hub minimizes dust and grime buildup and takes less time to sanitize to workspace requirements.

BioFit President Ed Metzger shared: “With user-wellbeing as our touchstone, we continually look at ways to innovate − and sometimes re-engineer − to make our ergonomic seating better. With the AFP footring, our objective is to transition users from a serviceable, yet outdated part to a component which offers a more complete ergonomic experience and is easier to use and maintain.” The AFP adjustable footring is available on most BioFit MVMT and Foundation line seating models with seat height adjustment ranges greater than 22 inches.

BioFit Engineered Products designs and manufacturers LEED-compliant ergonomic seating, GREENGUARD-Gold certified cafeteria tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, laboratory, technology, office, education and industrial environments as well as custom applications. BioFit strives to improve the workplace experience through innovation, ergonomic performance and reliability. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



February 12, 2016

BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of award-winning ergonomic seating and table solutions, recently introduced a proprietary innovation that delivers a unit-specific webpage to purchasers of each individual chair from the company’s newest seating line, the MVMT. Called “The MVMT Profile QR Code System,” this patent-pending technology is the first of its kind in the commercial furniture industry and provides customers with handheld, digital access to user information and other tools, eliminating the need to maintain printed instructions and forms as well as various website URLs.

With the MVMT Profile QR Code System, information specific to each individual unit is available by scanning the QR code on the label located on the under-seat control of every MVMT series chair. The system was developed to quickly and easily familiarize end users with their new chair and serve as a handy reference resource. The code directs to a webpage containing precise profile details including a picture of the unit, its manufacturing code, date of manufacture and time remaining on its original 13-year warranty. Each unit’s webpage also features a series of short, user-friendly operational and assembly videos, eliminating the need to retain and pass on printed instructions to shared or subsequent users of the chair. Users can also configure, get an estimate and order additional MVMT models from the profile page, and file a warranty claim should the need arise.

BioFit President Ed Metzger explained: “When developing the MVMT line, we wanted the entire user experience to be on the technological forefront. This not only included the form and functionality of the chair itself, but things like providing a user with the ability to configure and order a new chair and know how much time was left on their warranty – right from a single webpage on their smart phone. We realize people are so busy and no one has the time to track down a form or find an instruction sheet to pass on to a coworker. With the MVMT Profile QR Code System, the customer doesn’t even have to type a URL into the address bar.”

BioFit Engineered Products designs and manufacturers LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified cafeteria tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, laboratory, technology, office, education and industrial environments as well as custom applications. BioFit strives to improve the workplace and learning experience through innovation, ergonomic performance and reliability. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



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