July 9, 2020 (CAMBRIDGE, MA) – The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio®) today announced that AIS, the leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture solutions, located in Leominster, Massachusetts, has joined MassBio Edge as a Preferred Partner. By aggregating the purchasing power of the 1,300+ member companies within MassBio, MassBio Edge allows members to have a strong presence in the marketplace and benefit from competitive discounts and premier customer service, which saves members more than $175 million each year.
Headquartered in Massachusetts and with deep roots in New England, AIS has reinvented product development and manufacturing processes to provide customers a sustainable, healthy, and innovative workspaces that meet their evolving needs. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, AIS has developed standard product solutions to ensure employers can safely return employees to the workplace while adhering to social distancing and state safety guidelines. AIS’s offering includes:
- Tiered discounts on all products, with no minimum order
- Lifetime Warranty on all products
- Local dealer assistance with furniture specifications, space planning, budgeting, product samples, and union and non-union labor needs
- A dedicated AIS project manager, field service tech, designer, and customer service representatives for all MassBio Members
- Access to a 600,000 square foot manufacturing facility and showroom located in Leominster, Massachusetts
- A 10-Day Quickship program and the fastest lead-times in the industry
“We’re living through an unprecedented pandemic that has shuttered offices and workspaces across the Commonwealth and the globe and forced employees to reconsider what a workplace must look like,” said Jason Cordeiro, Vice President of Edge Operations, MassBio. “We’re thrilled to welcome AIS as a Preferred Partner and provide our members with the expertise and guidance they need to navigate through this new normal – and beyond – as they reconfigure offices to ensure the safety and wellbeing for their employees.”
With more than 800 team members dedicated to meeting the needs of the ever-changing office landscape, AIS has earned OFDA Manufacturer of the Year every year since 2010. This ability to remain nimble has also enabled AIS to manufacture custom products faster than the majority of competitors.
“As we navigate through these unparalleled times, AIS is committed to helping organizations re-enter the workforce with confidence. Through the MassBio Edge, we are able to provide consultations to MassBio members that are looking to renovate a space, open a new facility, or provide a safer environment to those returning to the workplace,” said Bruce Platzman, President and CEO of AIS. “We believe in supporting the economy that supports us. Although we are a national company, AIS takes great pride in helping grow the Commonwealth and broader New England economies. We look forward to embarking on this partnership and working with MassBio’s member companies.”