MassBio Partners with Allsteel
Members save on award-winning workplace furniture
November 28, 2012 (CAMBRIDGE, MA) – MassBio members can access award-winning workplace furniture through a new partnership with Allsteel Inc., MassBio announced today.
“As MassBio prepared for our office relocation in the beginning of 2012 we were immediately impressed by the quality of products and service that Allsteel had to offer. We are very pleased with the aesthetics and functionality of our new workspaces,” said Robert K. Coughlin, President & CEO of MassBio. “I am thrilled to partner with the team at Allsteel to offer our members access to high-quality furniture at a discount as they expand their offices and labs.”
In joining the already robust MassBio Purchasing Consortium as the Primary Supplier of Office Furniture, Allsteel offers MassBio members access to high quality workplace furniture at a discount.
The Allsteel/MassBio partnership features tiered discounting on all products with no minimum order, Quick Ship programs, lifetime warranties, LEED certification submission support, local dealer assistance, and more.
The furniture offering includes every product in the Allsteel portfolio, and the program addresses both large projects and the day-to-day smaller purchases, with very deep discounts, and no minimum orders. Seating, workstations, and collaborative products are all part of the program.
“As science and technology advances, so does the need for innovative workspaces. We look forward to working with the life sciences community to build comfortable, state-of-the-art workspaces as companies develop and grow,” said Lynda Whittle, Vice President of Marketing for Allsteel.
The MassBio Purchasing Consortium leverages the power of the collective membership to negotiate contracts with vendors that save member companies significant amounts of money. Current consortium contracts include bulk gases, packaged cylinder gases, chemical and biomedical waste removal, lab supplies, video methods journals, office supplies, lab equipment maintenance, travel services, shipping services, and mobile solutions.
MassBio, a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry, is the nation's oldest biotechnology trade association. Founded in 1985, MassBio is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. Representing over 600 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, research hospitals, and service organizations involved in life sciences and health care, MassBio works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and events, industry information, and services.
Allsteel Inc. has been designing, building and delivering award-winning workplace furniture solutions since 1912. As the originator of the lateral file, Allsteel continues its commitment to innovation with its extensive product portfolio. As a dedicated steward of sustainability, Allsteel was the first contract furniture manufacturer to have all products certified either Indoor Advantage or Indoor Advantage Gold by Scientific Certification Systems. The entire product line can contribute to LEED credits. Additionally, Allsteel strives to attain the highest certification level for all that it manufactures. Allsteel Inc, is headquartered in Muscatine, IA, but has Resource Centers in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Santa Monica and Washington, D.C., as well as in Toronto, Canada.