Kimball Office Chair

Kimball Office Chair

FURNITURE Kimball Office National Office Furniture Kimball Hospitality Kimball Office Kimball Office designs and manufactures furniture for private offices and open-plan settings for customers – from large multinational corporations to small, start-up companies. Visit the www.kimballoffice.com site for more information and resources. National Office Furniture National Office Furniture offers a complete line of value-oriented office furniture products, including freestanding and modular casegoods, seating, conference tables, bookcases and lateral files. National Office Furniture’s emphasis on personal attention and delivering the ultimate customer experience has created a recognized culture of caring embodied in the company’s tagline: “Furniture with Personality!” Visit www.nationalofficefurniture.com site for more information and resources. Kimball Hospitality Kimball Hospitality is the leader in providing hospitality furniture solutions offering a product and service package second to none in the their industry. We have supplied several hundred thousand guest rooms since 1985 ranging from the local inn to some of the most famous hotels in the world. We work with top designers and developers to create furniture which extends the unique ambiance of their property into the guest room. We partner with the most recognized hotel brands to meet their specific requirements. We also provide our own designed product. Visit the www.kimballhospitality.com site for more information and resources.
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Kimball Office Chair

Kimball Office Kimball Office designs and manufactures furniture for private offices and open-plan settings for customers – from large multinational corporations to small, start-up companies. Visit the www.kimballoffice.com site for more information and resources. National Office Furniture National Office Furniture offers a complete line of value-oriented office furniture products, including freestanding and modular casegoods, seating, conference tables, bookcases and lateral files. National Office Furniture’s emphasis on personal attention and delivering the ultimate customer experience has created a recognized culture of caring embodied in the company’s tagline: “Furniture with Personality!” Visit www.nationalofficefurniture.com site for more information and resources. Kimball Hospitality Kimball Hospitality is the leader in providing hospitality furniture solutions offering a product and service package second to none in the their industry. We have supplied several hundred thousand guest rooms since 1985 ranging from the local inn to some of the most famous hotels in the world. We work with top designers and developers to create furniture which extends the unique ambiance of their property into the guest room. We partner with the most recognized hotel brands to meet their specific requirements. We also provide our own designed product. Visit the www.kimballhospitality.com site for more information and resources.
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Kimball Office Chair

In 1887, Kimball began building a five-story factory for making its own pianos, and the next year produced 500 instruments of indifferent quality. Kimball hired veterans from Steinway & Sons and C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik, and these men initiated improvements to the piano line. By 1893 at the World’s Columbian Exposition, at which Kimball received the “Worlds Columbian Exposition Award”, Kimball was known for high quality, efficiency in manufacture, and aggressive sales practices using 35–40 traveling salesmen to cover cities and remote areas. Prominent East Coast piano makers snubbed the Chicago exposition because they feared Chicago favoritism, and because of philosophical differences between their reliance on traditional name brand faithfulness and Kimball’s streamlined modern efficiency which greatly threatened their sales.
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Kimball Office Chair

During World War II, Kimball produced aircraft parts for major military airplane manufacturers such as Boeing, Douglas and Lockheed. After the war, piano production resumed but a series of poor financial decisions by W.W. Kimball Jr led the company into decline. In the mid-1950s, Kimball built a luxurious new factory in the Chicago suburb of Melrose Park, Illinois, but the factory’s high costs, its poor performance, and flagging sales brought the company into grave financial crisis. Kimball had slipped from being the world’s largest piano maker to the seventh largest, and it was nearly insolvent.
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Kimball Office Chair

By 1969, Kimball had returned to its former position as the world’s largest piano maker. The subsidiary made some 100,000 pianos and organs annually during its peak years in the 1960s and 1970s. An average day saw 250 pianos and 150 electronic organs shipped from the factory. Grand pianos from Kimball in Indiana ranged from compact 4-foot-5-inch (135 cm) models to larger 6-foot-7-inch (201 cm) models. In Vienna, the Bösendorfer division made concert grand pianos as large as 9 feet 6 inches (290 cm): the Imperial Bösendorfer. Kimball also made upright pianos in 42-inch (110 cm) and 46-inch (120 cm) sizes, but not smaller spinet models; a decision which allowed great profits to be made by competitors. However, Kimball produced inexpensive console pianos, between upright and spinet size, in a subsidiary plant across the Texas–Mexico border in Reynosa, doing business as Kimco.
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Kimball Office Chair

News & Noteworthy Joya Joya is an ergonomic and sophisticated seating solution for active work areas. With a modern, confident aesthetic and multiple base, frame, arm and material options, Joya has a 3 1/2″ seat cushion designed for increased comfort. More Innovative Technology Jolt Launches Kimball Office continues our innovative approach to product and technology introductions with Jolt, our latest technology collection that includes a USB charger and a wireless power-charging surface that seamlessly integrates technology vital to connection, collaboration and productivity. More Kimball Office Celebrates Earth Day with company-wide initiatives Kimball Office employees participated in numerous initiatives in support of Earth Day as a continued commitment to supporting the sustainable future of our environment. More
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Kimball Office Chair

Kimball International is a pre-eminent manufacturer of furniture and furniture components serving customers around the world for over 40 years. Kimball designs and builds office furniture solutions for all types of work environments, including executive wood desks and storage solutions; modern, collaborative workstations; contemporary cubicle systems; and a wide range of tables, filing, and seating options. Since its inception over forty years ago, the leadership of Kimball Office has committed its people and resources to social responsibility and environmental stewardship.
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Kimball Office Chair

Kimball International creates design driven, innovative furnishings sold through our family of brands: Kimball Office, National Office Furniture, and Kimball Hospitality. Our diverse portfolio offers solutions for the workplace, learning, healing, and hospitality environments. Dedicated to our Guiding Principles, our values and integrity are evidenced by public recognition as a highly trusted company and an employer of choice. “We Build Success” by establishing long-term relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, share owners and the communities in which we operate.
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Based on the success of piano and organ sales, Jasper determined to leverage the Kimball brand recognition to assist sales of office furniture, home furniture and electronics. Company leaders realized that the Kimball brand had far greater popular recognition than the Jasper brand, and in 1974, Jasper changed its name to Kimball International, going public in September 1976 with the initial public offering of 500,000 shares of common stock.
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In 1877, W.W. Kimball began assembling its own reed organs, using actions made by the J.G. Earhuff Company and cases made by contractors. After three years, the company began offering organs made entirely in house. In 1882, the Kimball company was incorporated, and an expansive factory was built to produce reed organs. Soon, the factory was producing 15,000 organs a year; the world’s largest organ maker. Kimball stopped making reed organs in 1922 after having produced 403,390 instruments.
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Because of a worldwide decline in piano and organ purchases through the 1980s and 1990s, the Kimball piano and organ subsidiary was discontinued in February 1996. The last Kimball grand piano was signed by every worker and company executive, and remains on display at Kimball’s showroom in Jasper, Indiana. The Bösendorfer piano brand continued unaffected, but was sold back to Austrian buyers in 2002.
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For almost 45 years, Kimball Office Furniture has been creating futuristic designs for forward-thinking offices. Our selection of innovative desks, used office chairs and new cubicles from Kimball will inspire employees to think outside the box. Request a quote online or contact our Pittsburgh office so OFW can help you today!
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Kimball International is a pre-eminent manufacturer of furniture and furniture components serving customers around the world for over 40 years. Kimball designs and builds office furniture solutions for all types of work environments, including executive wood desks and storage solutions; modern, collaborative workstations; contemporary cubicle systems; and a wide range of tables, filing, and seating options.
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The Jasper Corporation was founded in 1950 in Jasper, Indiana, to make television cabinets, kitchen cabinets, and office furniture. Jasper prospered from expanding television sales and from its investment in vertical integration, giving the company self-sufficiency. In 1959, Jasper, Inc., purchased the W. W. Kimball Company as a wholly owned subsidiary. Jasper moved its Kimball piano manufacturing to West Baden Springs in 1961; some 26 miles (42 km) northeast of the town of Jasper. The first Indiana-made pianos were plagued with quality problems, but the issues were addressed and the pianos improved. In 1966, Jasper bought the prestigious Austrian piano maker Bösendorfer.
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In 1890, Kimball hired Englishman Frederic W. Hedgeland, trained at his family’s organworks in London: W.M. Hedgeland. Hedgeland supervised a portable pipe organ design about the size of a large upright piano. The pipe organ division of Kimball also built large, permanent pipe organs, including one for the Mormon Tabernacle in 1901. When the pipe organ division was closed down in 1942, some 7,326 models had been built.

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