GRAND RAPIDS — Steelcase Inc looks to add to its $3.4 billion revenue of 2008 by announcing a partnership with Lab Crafters Inc. Lab Crafters is a Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based manufacturer of laboratory products. The 30 year-old Lab Crafters feature products include fume hoods, case goods and other integrated laboratory solutions.
Laboratory products are nothing new to Steelcase. The company’s Laboratory Solutions department has produced such products as the Lab Bench, a structural module that can be combined into benches of almost any length and configuration.
“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.”
Today marks the first day of the partnership with plans to distribute multiple products between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
“This alliance blends innovation, marketing and distribution expertise with similar corporate cultures and values,” 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.”