SOURCE: Lakeshore Learning Materials

Lakeshore Learning Materials

February 15, 2011 13:11 ET

Lakeshore Offers Lifetime Warranty on Classroom Furniture

Lifetime Warranties and GREENGUARD® Certification Help to Set Lakeshore Apart

CARSON, CA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) -  In an industry first, Lakeshore is offering unqualified lifetime warranties on its six premier furniture lines. And furthering its commitment to health and safety, this education leader is now GREENGUARD® certified for three lines of its classroom furniture.

New Lifetime Warranty for Lakeshore Furniture
Last year, Lakeshore president Bo Kaplan gave his product development team a mission: Take the best classroom furniture and make it even better. So, they put their heads together and upgraded Lakeshore's furniture lines: Classic Birch, Heavy-Duty, Tuff Stuff™, Round-Edge, Kids Colors™ and their new First Steps® furniture designed for toddlers.

"The enhancements we made are far above the norm in classroom furniture," said Senior Product Developer Alison Glaser. "Not only does our furniture feature high-impact frames and tempered-steel hardware, we've included design redundancies that ensure the highest quality construction. We don't simply glue our furniture together or screw it together -- we do both. An added benefit is that most of our furniture comes assembled. Teachers appreciate that."

Kaplan was impressed. "When I saw the results of our upgrades," he said, "I knew we had the finest classroom furniture available. In terms of construction, safety and value, no other manufacturer can top it. And what better way to communicate our confidence than with a no-clause lifetime warranty!"

GREENGUARD® Certified for Health & Safety
Lakeshore also sought -- and received -- GREENGUARD® certification for three furniture lines: First Steps®, Classic Birch and Round-Edge furniture.

The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute certifies materials for low chemical emissions. Their standards are among the strictest worldwide, and this certification ensures that the indoor air quality of classrooms using these lines of furniture will have the lowest possible level of potentially harmful emissions.

"While all of our furniture is safe," said Vice President of Creative Services Rose Contreras, "we're delighted to offer the option of eco-friendly GREENGUARD® certified furniture. It's just another way of trying to anticipate the needs of our customers."

About Lakeshore -- Products Designed with Learning in Mind
Lakeshore is one of the premier manufacturers of educational materials for early learning environments and elementary programs around the country. A multichannel distributor with a dedicated sales division, plus catalogs, websites and over 50 store locations nationwide, Lakeshore has experienced continuous growth since its inception in 1954. To learn more, visit