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7/20/08 – Lab Crafters announces Strategic Business Alliance with Steelcase

Laboratory Solutions Alliance
RONKONKOMA, NEW YORK – Lab Crafters, a market leader in the design and manufacture of fume hoods, casegoods, and other integrated laboratory solutions has announced that is negotiated a strategic business alliance agreement with Steelcase, the global leader in the office furniture industry. The alliance will provide Steelcase and Lab Crafters significant new capabilities to meet customers’ needs for product solutions in a wide range of laboratory settings.

“Laboratory Solutions is a fast growing division of Steelcase and Lab Crafters is a valued partner who can significantly enhance our capabilities,” said Dean Witting, general manager of Steelcase Laboratory Solutions.  “This alliance will advance our momentum in the marketplace by integrating Lab Crafters’ innovative fume hood technologies and extensive industry expertise with our marketing, distribution and research-based product development approach.”

“This alliance blends innovation, marketing and distribution expertise with similar corporate cultures and values.  Like Steelcase, Lab Crafters is committed to producing leading edge products and solution-based applications.  And both companies share a dedication to problem-solving through sustainability and environmental responsibility,” said Bob Deluca, Sr, President and CEO of Lab Crafters.  “This alliance will allow both companies to provide a richer offering of products intended to help laboratory workers be more effective.” 

Effective today, Steelcase and Lab Crafters will distribute a full range of products throughout North America, including Canada and Mexico.

Discover more about the Alliance at

About Steelcase
Steelcase, the global leader in the office furniture industry, helps people have a better work experience by providing products, services and insights into the ways people work. The company designs and manufactures architecture, furniture and technology products. Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Steelcase (NYSE:SCS) serves customers through a network of over 600 independent dealers and approximately 13,500 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2008 revenue was $3.4 billion. Learn more at

About Lab Crafters
Lab Crafters, Inc. manufactures the highest quality steel and stainless steel casework, furniture systems and fume hoods for the laboratory industry. The company's product designs are the most innovative in the industry and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is second to none in terms of precision, quality and custom capability. Learn more about Lab Crafters and its many award-winning laboratory projects at

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Lab Crafters.


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