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Why Don't Office Furniture Bids Work? (Top 4 Problems)

By Brett Baltz on Sep 1, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Building or remodeling an office can be overwhelming, especially when you're soliciting furniture bids from multiple dealers. Furniture bids may seem like an easy way to find office furniture and save money, but they can be more frustrating than helpful.  

Topics: Business Interiors Problems & Solutions
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The Top 6 Problems with Buying Used Office Furniture in 2021

By Brett Baltz on Jul 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Everyone loves a good bargain, right? Well, of course – but if there’s one thing you should pay more money for, it’s office furniture.

Topics: Business Interiors Problems & Solutions
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Top 11 Workplace Interior Design Trends of 2020 To Use In Your Office

By Brett Baltz on Sep 27, 2019 9:36:51 AM

With 2020 just around the corner, office managers are looking for the latest trends to keep up with the competition. Despite what you’d think, the future of work is neither rooted in technology nor a grand marketing scheme. It’s in the interior space design. For a business to be successful, it needs talented individuals. However, the brightest talent wants to spend their days in a place that is not only successful, but is inviting and a pleasure to spend their time in. The interior design of your office can be the difference between attracting and repelling the people you want to work for you. In fact, it’s possible to improve productivity and increase worker engagement with strategized office space planning.

Topics: Business Interiors Design, Install, Project Management Problems & Solutions
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Glass Wall Installations: SIBA Member Offering with Egyptian

By Kevin Baltz on May 23, 2019 2:28:02 PM

Glass Wall Installations

If you are a member of SIBA, you are probably already up to date on the latest trends in commercial space design, but at Egyptian it’s our job to make sure we are talking about the latest trends – all the time. Here is one of them…

Topics: Business Interiors SIBA Architecture & Space Division Problems & Solutions
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The Added Benefits of Sit-Stand Workstations & Desks

By Brett Baltz on Feb 20, 2019 1:36:18 PM

Benefits of Sit-Stand Workstations

Researchers and physicians cannot stress enough the dangers of sitting at a desk (or anywhere for that matter) for long periods of time and the importance of standing, and for good reason, too. Human beings walk on two legs for a very simple reason: we are designed to stand. While it may feel more relaxing and comfortable, sitting works against our body: compressing the bones, straining the muscles, and blocking blood circulation. Formidable outcomes such as MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders), low-blood pressure leading to clotting and heart disease, and painful necks and backs are only the beginning. Sitting drastically increases the likelihood of death regardless of cause, and most Americans flirt with disaster by sitting at a desk the majority of their days. Sit-stand workstations are the best ergonomic solution to get standing at work without missing a beat. Besides enormously decreasing the often irreversible ailments caused by sitting, sit-stand workstations have other boons that not only improve the health of those using them, but better work-productivity as well.

Topics: Business Interiors Desking Systems & Tables Problems & Solutions
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The Future Of The Workplace: The Wants And Needs For The Modern Worker

By Kevin Baltz on Jan 2, 2019 9:33:55 AM

The Future Of The Workplace: The Wants And Needs For The Modern Worker

If you read our blog post The Office Of The Future: 2019 Office Interior Trends By Industry, then you are forward thinking and off to a good start! But let’s take things a bit further – after all, 2019 will only last for 365 days and interior design trends will ultimately change. What are the current needs that will influence the future of work and be built upon? Let’s take a look at these transformations…

Topics: Business Interiors Design, Install, Project Management Problems & Solutions
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Introducing Image Design™ by Tork

By Brett Baltz on Mar 28, 2018 3:13:45 PM

Have you ever stopped and thought what kind of message you are sending to your employees and guests when you provide prison-grade restroom paper products?

Topics: Business Products Restroom Dispensers Problems & Solutions
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Corporate Headquarters in Edwardsville, IL Improves Bottom Line

By Kevin Baltz on Feb 27, 2018 3:00:18 AM

The Challenge

Midwest Railcar Corporation, a rail car leasing and management company had outgrown their current space and was obtaining permits to construct a new building in Edwardsville, IL.  Midwest Railcar wanted private offices while still maintaining an open concept for their workplace culture.  Private offices along the outside of the building encased in dry wall were going to make the space feel smaller and not share as much natural light into the interior of the building.  Much of the actual day to day work in their office is heavily dependent on computers and integrating that technology into the space was an important aspect to ensure goals were met.  Not all of their work was individual based projects and they needed some meeting space for team projects.  Client wanted to maximize their space from a work flow perspective to fit more people in a smaller footprint while still maintaining privacy, positive attitudes and attracting top talent and clients to their business.

Topics: Business Interiors Case Studies Problems & Solutions
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Consolidating Procurement for a Regional Bank

By Alison Baltz on Oct 29, 2017 12:07:53 PM

The Challenge

A banking customer with 15 locations was looking for a way to consolidate vendors and streamline their process across all offices. They wanted to use the buying power of all the banks to negotiate pricing rather than letting each office buy on their own. With multiple contacts at multiple vendors, the accounting department was cutting multiple checks for one category of business supplies. The spot buying of on-sale copy paper is causing prices to be inconsistent from month to month and the copy machines struggle with the inconsistency of quality leading to more technician calls leading to downtime of their machines.

Topics: Business Products Case Studies Problems & Solutions
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Rolled v. Folded Hand Towels: The Best Option For Your St Louis Office

By Andrew Stephens on Sep 19, 2017 6:14:07 PM

Why is it when you go to dry your hands in a bathroom are there always so many different options? Automatic roll towel dispensers, c-fold towels and multi-fold towels are just a few of the options you normally see. This is the simple truth to settle the debate of which is the best for your facility: roll towels are the most hygienic way to dry your hands while offering the most cost savings possible for our customers!

Don’t believe us?

Topics: Restroom Dispensers Problems & Solutions Facility Products