The Story of Our Remanufactured Workstations
In a time where the economy is growing and changing at a rapid rate, companies are feeling the impact and responding to changes to survive. The ones who don’t respond don’t survive. Either way, the office design and workspace, inevitably changes according to the demands of the business. One of the biggest decisions an owner must face during an office redesign, expansion, relocation or downsizing, is what to do with all their surplus or old office furniture?
Remanufactured workstations (and chairs) divert 98% from the landfill, conserves manufacturing energy, and reduces pollution.
Millions of Tonnes of old office furniture is sent to the landfill every year in Canada and the United States. With the trend towards a more modern bench-style workstations in the open-office design, companies are looking to make changes, which means they need to get rid of the outdated cubicles. These cubicles may have a few scratches, have the odd tear in the panel fabric, or the colours are no longer in fashion, but they still have life left in them. In the past, there has been no choice but to send these cubicles to the landfill, or maybe sell off a few as used. Now there is an environmentally friendly option to give these cubicles a detour away from the landfill and remanufacture them into a modern-style workstations that can be customized to fit any modern office environment!
What do you do with old cubicles?
We buy old cubicles and transform them into modern workspaces. This is the story of our remanufactured workstations.
Old cubicles arrive at our warehouse in Mississauga, Ontario where they are inspected and disassembled to begin the remanufacturing process. Metal parts are sent to our paint department where scratches and dents are removed. They are prepped and painted. In the video, our painter Joe demonstrates how the metal drawer unit is sanded down, prepped, and then spray painted by hand with eco-friendly liquid paint. Other metal parts are painted in specific colours to coordinate with the rest of the workstation and then set aside, ready for reassembly.
In the cutting area, Hubert shows us how the cubicle work surfaces and panels can be cut down to fit specific size and style requirements. Up to 42 different panel heights are available. There is a variety of laminates available in different styles and colours for the work surfaces. You can see our team taking the time to clean and buff the work surface into a like-new condition. Cut panels are then sent to the fabric department to be reupholstered.
Franklin is our fabric master and demonstrates the process of taking off the old fabric and replacing it with the fabric the client requested. Clients can choose from a variety of fabrics.
During this process, our team makes sure to re-use whatever part of the old cubicle they can. Parts are replaced as need, while any parts at the end of their lifecycle are recycled when possible, with the goal to reduce as much landfill waste as possible. We continue seek out opportunities to improve our processes with the goal to create quality workstations in the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective way possible.
Our warehouse is stocked with the most popular sized workstations offering a quick delivery time, while custom orders are available. At the end of the video, you will see a sneak peak of our showroom. Contact our team to book an appointment to see our 20,000 sq ft facility and talk with one of our expert workspace consultants.
A Sneak Peek
Watch our video for a sneak peek behind the scenes. The transformation of an old office cubicle to a #betterthannew remanufactured workstation.