BioFit News

April 26, 2011

BioFit Engineered Products, a long-standing leader in the development of ergonomic seating and furnishing solutions, recently launched two space-saving mobile folding table models featuring uniquely shaped tops to better accommodate today’s meeting and event centers. The tables complement modern facility layouts, providing architects, interior designers and space planners a furnishing alternative to conventionally-shaped tables.  Significantly, the shapes of the tables have been shown to enhance user interaction.

Recently named a platinum winner in Design Journal’s prestigious 2011 Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) competition, The Avant features a faceted table-top shape, while the Afton has a flowing, S-shaped top. Both models are part of BioFit’s new EdgeScape™ Designer Table Series, available in 10’ and 12’ lengths with highly durable components including torsion-bar hinges for ease in folding, ToughEdge™ proprietary edge treatment to allow sanitary cleaning, robotically-welded steel frames, contoured ABS seat, and industrial-grade wheels for ease in mobility and storage.

“The Avant and Afton models continue of our commitment to delivering quality tables that work in multiple environments,” stated John DeVriendt, Manager of Engineering & Design at BioFit. “With these designs, BioFit combined durable construction with a fresh approach to surface geometry to give our customers a truly unique, multipurpose table,” he concluded.

In addition to hospitality settings, both the Avant and Afton are ideal for school cafeterias, hospitals, offices, break rooms and lunch rooms, and a wide range of institutional settings.  Additionally, both tables are GREENGUARD® certified and LEED® compliant, and backed by an industry-leading 13-year warranty and are patent pending.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer and global provider of LEED-compliant office chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified lunchroom and break room mobile tables, multi-purpose carts and specialty products. 

For more information on BioFit’s products and warranty, visit www.biofit.com , call 1-800-597-0246, or see us at NeoCon 2011 in Chicago, June 13-15, in booth 8-8118.



April 26, 2011

BioFit Engineered Products, a long-standing leader in the development of ergonomic seating and furnishing solutions, today announced the launch of the SwingSeat™ wall-mountable swing-arm chair. The latest addition to the company’s ergonomic seating line was developed to overcome obstacles caused by space constraints and other unique challenges posed by specialized workspaces.

Available in a variety of chair and stool configurations, the versatile SwingSeat features a swiveling tripod base with a pivoting arm that can be securely mounted to any stable vertical surface, allowing it to swing out of the way while not in use and stay put while it is. It was designed to serve in environments where space constraints are a primary consideration, ranging from hospital charting stations and event facility business centers to industrial settings and even ocean-going vessels. The SwingSeat comes in a wide range of seat, back and upholstery options, features three glass-hub “zero” casters, and is backed by an industry-leading 13-year warranty.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer and global provider of LEED-compliant ergonomic office chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified lunchroom and break room mobile tables, multi-purpose carts and specialty products. 

For more information on the SwingSeat or other BioFit’s products and warranty, visit www.biofit.com, call 1-800-597-0246, or see us at NeoCon 2011 in Chicago, June 13-15, in booth 8-8114.



April 01, 2011

BioFit Engineered Products, a long-standing leader in the development of ergonomic furnishing solutions, received notification that their Avant™ folding cafeteria table is a Platinum Winner in Design Journal's Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) competition. Design Journal’s 16th annual ADEX Awards is the largest and most prestigious awards competition recognizing superior product design of furnishings marketed through the international design trade. Products are judged by a distinguished jury of professionals.

The Avant features a unique, flowing, faceted table-top shape which enhances communication and helps users interact better while seated. The table is available in 10’ and 12’ lengths, features a torsion-bar hinge for ease in folding and storing, ToughEdge™ treatment that allows sanitary cleaning, extremely tough and durable robotically-welded steel frame, indestructible ABS seats contoured for comfort, and industrial-grade wheels for ease in mobility and storage. 

“BioFit is extremely proud to be selected for this highest ADEX honor. The Avant series is a continuance of our commitment to delivering quality tables that work in multiple environments,” stated John DeVriendt, Manager of Engineering & Design at BioFit. “With the Avant, BioFit combines durable construction with a fresh approach to surface geometry to give our customers a truly unique, multipurpose table,” he concluded.

The Avant is suitable for school cafeterias, hospitals, offices, break-rooms and lunch rooms, and a wide range of institutional settings, is Greenguard®  certified and LEED® compliant, and is backed by an industry-leading  13-year warranty.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer and global provider of LEED-compliant seating, GREENGUARD-certified cafeteria and mobile tables, carts and specialty products for educational, office, laboratory, industrial, bio- and high-tech, healthcare, hospitality, and custom environments.

For more information on BioFit’s award-winning designs, contact them at 1-800-597-0246,biofit@biofit.com or online at www.BIOFIT.com



March 23, 2011

Bowling Green, OH, March 23, 2011 – BioFit Engineered Products, a long-standing leader in the development of ergonomic chairs and furnishing solutions, recently expanded their utility cart line to better-serve law firms. Featuring steel construction, a wide range of shelf configurations and industrial-grade casters designed for ease in rolling on carpet or stone flooring, these carts provide an excellent solution for intra-office transport of files, documents, binders, books and equipment.

“BioFit’s carts have been used extensively in libraries, universities, and institutions for years in transporting books, electronic media and AV equipment.  Now the line has been expanded in order to benefit firms in the transport and delivery of mail, literature, briefs and files,” stated Judy Kolo-Rose, spokesperson for BioFit Engineered Products

BioFit carts are sturdy enough to hold and transport heavy items such as books, binders, presentation, AV and computer equipment, and nimble enough for use as a mail cart, coffee & refreshment cart or even transporting cleaning supplies.  Standard colors include black, putty and gray, custom colors can be requested,  and all BioFit carts are backed by an industry-leading 13-YEAR WARRANTY.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer and global provider of LEED-compliant office chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified lunchroom and break room mobile tables, multi-purpose carts and specialty products. 

For more information on BioFit’s products and warranty, visit www.BIOFIT.com or call 1-800-597-0246.



February 26, 2011

A team of BioFit employees participated today in the 38th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake celebration at Varsity Lanes in Bowling Green, Ohio. The event benefitted the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northwest Ohio.

BioFit, a long standing leader in ergonomic seating solutions based out of Bowling Green, Ohio, has been an event lane sponsor for 5 years. This year marks the third time they have assembled a team to actively participate in this important fundraiser. Liz Sworden, BioFit’s coordinator for the event and a member of the bowling team, credits the community for much of the event’s success. “The local businesses really do an awesome job with raising pledges, forming teams, and donating food and prizes to support Big Brothers and Big Sisters. BioFit is proud to continue our support in this wonderful endeavor.”

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, educational, bio- and high-tech, hospitality and custom environments. To learn more about BioFit, visitwww.biofit.com, call 800-597-0246 or email biofit@biofit.com.

 


February 23, 2011

BioFit Engineered Products, an Ohio-based manufacturer and long-standing leader in the development of ergonomic seating solutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Judy Kolo-Rose as Marketing Director. In this position, Ms. Kolo-Rose will bring her expertise in marketing communications, branding strategies and new product development to support BioFit's continued growth.

Ms. Kolo-Rose has over two decades experience in marketing leadership and advisory roles in industries including equipment manufacturing, industrial & consumer, high tech, and higher education.  

"We are very excited to have Judy join the BioFit family," said Ed Metzger, President of BioFit. "With her proven successful track record as a marketing manager and advisor, we're confident that she'll be a great asset to our team and instrumental in our continued success."

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, educational, bio- and high-tech, hospitality and custom environments. To learn more about BioFit, visit www.biofit.com, call 800-597-0246 or email biofit@biofit.com.



January 18, 2011

BioFit Engineered Products, a long standing leader in the development of ergonomic furnishing solutions, today introduced a unique addition to the company’s product line with the Afton™ mobile folding table. The Ohio based manufacturer’s new S-shaped table was created to give new aesthetic and floor plan configuration options to the interior design market. Developed for educational, institutional and hospitality environments as well as food courts and event centers, the Afton is another example of BioFit’s objective of bringing aesthetically appealing furniture design to a variety of industries while maintaining the ergonomic performance and product durability for which the company has been known for nearly 20 years. 

The Afton is made with durable materials, including a 14-gauge steel base, and is built for comfort, safety, and quick and easy set-up, take-down, and storage. It features an anti-pinch gap as well as BioFit’s ComfortRim™ edge profile, which is gentle on users’ forearms and stops food and other debris from getting trapped in the table top banding. Reinforcing BioFit’s commitment to the welfare of their end-use customers and the environment, the Afton is LEED® compliant for use in commercial interiors and is GREENGUARD™ Indoor Air Quality and Children & Schools certified. As with all BioFit products, the Afton carries an upfront 13 year warranty.

The Afton, whose name and appearance is inspired by the River Afton in Ayrshire, Scotland, is an innovative addition to the company’s EdgeScape™ Designer Table series, according to Liz Sworden, BioFit’s Director of Marketing. “The flowing pattern and natural wave of the Afton envelops its users, which we think will give a more relaxed, ‘cozy’ feeling, not to mention that it’s more aesthetically pleasing to the eye than the standard rectangular table.” The distinctive physical appearance of the Afton, Sworden notes, “will open a world of design possibilities to many markets when compared to more traditional open settings, particularly as it can be used alone or harmoniously with other BioFit table models.”
Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer and global provider of LEED-compliant ergonomic seating, GREENGUARD-certified cafeteria and mobile tables, carts and specialty products for educational, office, laboratory, industrial, bio- and high tech, healthcare, hospitality and custom environments. For more information, visit biofit.com or call 800-597-0246.



October 19, 2009

BioFit Engineered Products, an Ohio-based manufacturer and long-standing leader in the development of ergonomic furnishing solutions, today introduced the first model in its new EdgeScape™ table line: the Avant™. Featuring an unprecedented contoured table top shape and proprietary edge profile, the Avant was designed to facilitate communication between users in educational, hospitality, business and institutional settings while providing a stylish look and array of options over more traditional mobile folding tables. The Avant joins BioFit’s other table lines in earning GREENGUARD® indoor air quality and Children and Schools certifications as well as meeting U.S. Green Building Council LEED® compliance standards for use in commercial interiors.

According to BioFit President Ed Metzger, the Avant was developed to meet demand within interior design and architectural circles for aesthetically pleasing, highly functional and easily deployable tables. “The sweeping yet symmetrical lines of the Avant give designers, event center planners and institutional decision makers a new choice when laying out meeting areas and dining facilities,” stated Metzger. He continued: “Used alone or in groups, the Avant footprint maximizes space as if it were a more common, geometrically shaped table, with the added advantage of allowing users seated in offset positions to partially face each other. This enables more effective communication as those seated at the Avant can naturally speak in a lower voices than while seated at traditionally shaped tables when talking amongst themselves, which also decreases the overall ambient noise of the room or hall.” Metzger concluded saying prototype development was well underway for subsequent models of the company’s new EdgeScape table series, so named for the proprietary, sculptured ComfortRim™ edge profile of each design in the line.

In addition to its unique table top and edge profile, the Avant is the first BioFit table to come standard with a new non-marring, gray, easy-roll caster. Available in 10-foot and 12-foot lengths, all Avant tables feature a 14-guage, robotically welded steel frame, 12 round ABS seats with waterfall edge, a recessed vertical hinge with automatic locking mechanism, torsion-bar-assisted easy folding system, anti-pinch protection and a variety of laminate top and powder-coated frame or chrome finishes. Both the 10- and 12-foot models are available in 27- and 29-inch heights. Like all BioFit tables, the Avant carries a 13-year warranty.

For additional information on BioFit ergonomic seating, tables and accessories, visit www.biofit.com or call at 800-597-0246.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer and global provider of LEED-compliant ergonomic seating, GREENGUARD-certified cafeteria and mobile tables, carts and specialty products for educational, office, laboratory, industrial, bio- and high-tech, healthcare, hospitality, and custom environments.



June 22, 2009

BioFit Engineered Products, an Ohio-based manufacturer and leader in the development of ergonomic solutions, proudly announces the launch of a new department to fabricate custom seating and tables for rehabilitating workers and non-traditional workspaces. With the establishment of its uFit department, BioFit can now outfit workers undergoing therapy with one-of-a-kind chairs, stools and mobile folding tables to accommodate their specific injury or disability, aiding with workplace re-acclimation and the accomplishment of job-related tasks. In addition to encompassing all core marketplaces which BioFit currently serves, company officials confirm the new uFit department is capable of producing one-off seating and tables for an extensive variety of workspaces, including those with unusual space limitations.

“BioFit literally manufactures thousands of combinations of ergonomic seating products and a comprehensive line of tables for healthy workers worldwide using standard and readily available components. With the engineering know-how, skilled workforce and proper equipment already in place, it was not a great leap for us to offer custom-made seating and tables for the occupational therapy market and work areas with unique dimensions or space limitations,” explained Ed Metzger, president of BioFit. He continued: “We have always prided ourselves in delivering products to aid in worker comfort and performance. With the establishment of uFit, there’s a true feeling of satisfaction company-wide as we begin using our ergonomic and manufacturing expertise to produce the same caliber of seating and tables for those workers recovering from physical injury by making in-house modifications to parts such as steel tubing, formed plywood seat and backrest supports, and upholstery. I firmly believe there is no better way to use our resources than to help those who can likely benefit the most by building products not only for specific tasks and spaces, but for the individual, physical capabilities of recovering workers striving to get back on the job – and helping to ensure their success once they do.”

Practitioners, employers, insurance companies, government agencies or therapy patients themselves can coordinate directly with a BioFit customer service representative who is dedicated solely to the uFit department regarding the distinct needs of the end user, workspace requirements and seating or table specifications. Upon design approval, BioFit will communicate production and delivery timing.



June 08, 2009

BioFit Engineered Products, an Ohio-based manufacturer and long-standing leader in the development of ergonomic seating solutions, announced today that its Intensive Plus line of 500-lb. capacity, continuous use chairs recently were rated compliant with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) requirements for 24-hour intensive use in severe environments. Compliance was contingent upon sample seating passing a multi-phase GSA evaluation protocol and conducted at an accredited third-party facility. Successfully meeting the GSA standard further supports BioFit in-house testing results, providing additional validation of the Intensive Plus as a fresh, bona fide alternative to late generation products within the intensive use category across a range of industries.

BioFit voluntarily submitted sample seating to Intertek Testing Laboratories in Kentwood, Michigan, for an objective, third-party evaluation in accordance with GSA FNEW 83-269E, Performance Test Method for Intensive Use Chairs. The protocol included a series of four cyclic durability and load tests of the backrest, seat and tilt mechanism of the chair. Compliance in two back durability and tilt mechanism cyclic tests was granted only if the chair and all pertinent components did not lose serviceability as a result of testing. In the case of the fourth portion of the protocol, the Cyclic Increasing Back Load Test, the acceptance level was achieved when a 175-lb. load level had been completed. The BioFit Intensive Plus chair did not sustain damage during any part of the evaluation protocol, receiving a passing grade in each phase.

“While we were extremely confident in submitting the Intensive Plus for the GSA intensive use evaluation, meeting its strident requirements not only backs up testing conducted by of our engineering division, but gives the Intensive Plus the pedigree needed to instill an even higher level of confidence in those users who are unfamiliar with BioFit and may not have readily considered our entry into the intensive use arena,” stated BioFit Director of Engineering, Jim Frobose. Liz Sworden, the company’s director of marketing, added: “BioFit has many long-standing relationships with customers in the emergency services, government, and commercial sectors who maintain 24-hour continuous operation centers. With the Intensive Plus line, we’ve brought to bear years of expertise in ergonomics engineering, resulting in a chair with stylish, yet dependable features and functionality to enhance the user experience and help optimize their work performance.”

Featuring a fully contoured profile, the Intensive Plus chair is rated for a 500-lb. capacity, has a 21-inch wide saddle-shaped seat with a waterfall front to ensure even weight distribution, and comes standard with an executive style seat pan control so users can quickly and easily adjust the seat position. The chair’s 20-inch wide backrest is molded to provide lumbar and kidney support, and a polished, 5-point, star-shaped aluminum base affords even more support with 3 inch diameter, dual-wheel casters which are load rated at 165 pounds each. Glides are also available instead of casters, and other options include 4 armrest styles.



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