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Charge Your Way to Simplicity

Spectrum Industries Inc. is introducing a new locking feature on one of its storage solutions, the Collectiv8 Charging Pillar.

In stock, ready to ship, the Collectiv8 is built fully assembled for easy, simple integration. The Collective8’s new optional feature is a security door that was created to help protect devices. The small, compact design of the Collectiv8 allows it to fit under standard-height cabinets and be hung, stacked, or mounted to a worksurface. A metal wall shroud, another optional piece for the Collectiv8, is ADA compliant.
“The Collectiv8 has the ability to work perfectly in any environment due to its small structure and ability for multiple units to charge at once,” said Ben Jones, Spectrum’s Vice President of Sales. “The new locking security door allows for devices to be safely stored and charged.”
In addition to the many features this small charging solution has, it offers a superior cable management system. Along the side of the Collective8, next to each storage ba…
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Furniture Needs in a Makerspace/STEM Classroom

Makerspaces are being incorporated into classrooms and libraries all over the U.S. The great thing about creating a makerspace is that it can be built anywhere. With furniture that allows for flexibility in your makerspace, collaboration and the process of creating can be accomplished.
From complete makerspace design to a single 3D printer cart, Spectrum Industries can MAKERYOURSPACE into the most functional classroom space available. From early childhood development to pre-engineering, Spectrum’s quality built furniture will take your Makerspace well into the future.
Whether a 3D printer or robotics are being used in a makerspace, Spectrum creates products that connect people with technology. The premier school manufacturer is headquartered in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and manufactures desks, tables, chairs, lecterns and carts.
Spectrum’s mobile and tech-ready furniture can make any space a makerspace. A makerspace layout that flows and gives students the choice to learn how they want,…

Spectrum Welcomes Ashley Scott as Content Coordinator

Headquartered in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Spectrum Industries Inc. is happy to welcome Ashley Scott as Content Coordinator. Scott will be responsible for writing press releases, case studies, articles, feature stories and managing social media platforms.
Scott received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh studying Public Relations. She minored in journalism and sociology and previously worked for UW-Oshkosh as a Communications Intern for the University’s Alumni Center writing profile stories on campus Alumni.
“I am looking forward to writing and creating content for Spectrum,” Scott said. “Writing articles, press releases and working with social media is exactly what I wanted to do with my degree. In addition to my writing experience, I believe my past work experience in manufacturing will help me understand how Spectrum’s products are created.”
The Sheboygan native worked at Kohler Company in Kohler, Wisconsin for three summers in the company’s Distributio…

Thank you Teachers

May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day is Tuesday, May 8. During this time, it is important to thank teachers for their hard work and dedication to their students.
Mark Dotson, Spectrum Industries Territory Manager, for Virginia, North and South Carolina, grew a passion learning about the Civil War from his U.S. History teacher Mr. William Moon at Wayne High School in Dayton, Ohio, now Huber Heights.

In October of 1862, descendants of Dotson’s fought in the Battle Perryville. One of many factors that contributed to Dotson’s passion for the Civil War.
Eventually, Mr. Moon recognized Mark’s interest in the Civil War and let Dotson read his old college history books so he could learn more about it. Dotson’s main focus of study and passion is on the Virginia Theater of the Civil War from 1862-1864.
“Mr. Moon fueled my interest in the Civil War,” said Dotson. “My folks are from Kentucky, but my descendants all fought for the Union. Although this is true, my real int…

Spectrum Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Spectrum Industries, a premier furniture manufacturer headquartered in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, celebrated its 50th Anniversary on March 29, 2018.
David Hancock and Bill Duren, both of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, were lifelong friends and dreamed of one day starting a business together. Eager, the two men went to work and founded Applied Research and Development Corporation (ARDCO) in 1960. ARDCO developed products such as disposable plates and plastic containers from plastic and foam materials. Eventually, ARDCO was sold and in 1968, Duren and Hancock created Cygnet Films. The film company produced sales promotion and training films for educational purposes. The lifelong friends ran Cygnet Films together for eight months before the unfortunate death of Duren at 36 years of age.
After Duren’s death, Hancock ran Cygnet Films and in 1969, Cygnet Films changed its name to Spectrum Industries Inc. making David Hancock CEO. One year later Spectrum purchased Fischer Motion Picture Laborator…

Spectrum Welcomes Chippewa Native as New Territory Manager

Spectrum Industries headquartered in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, is happy to welcome Brian Morrissey as a Territory Manager. Morrissey will be responsible for representing Spectrum Industries in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.     

Morrissey previously worked in the consumer packaged goods industry and has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. with his sales experience.     
“I am looking forward to the challenges of my new position and proudly representing world class products manufactured in my home town of Chippewa Falls Wisconsin!” Morrissey said.
The Chippewa Falls native received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Stout.
“We are excited to have Brian join Spectrum and become part of the sales team,” said Ben Jones, Spectrum’s Vice President of Sales. “His experience in sales and territory management will be contributors to his success as a Territory Manager.”
When Morrissey isn’t busy traveling for work, …
Seven Factors to Consider When Choosing a Mobile Computing Cart     
1. Flexibility:Does the cart offer a bay size that will meet your current and future mobile device needs?    

At the moment, you are trying to find a solution for your current technology needs. As you know, technology changes fast, but a mobile computer cart can work for you through this deployment of technology and many more. Make sure the bay size of the cart you are looking at is large enough that it could hold different sized devices along with any type of protective case it may have. You never do know what new technology will be available to advance your students' learning.     

2. Convenience: Does the cart allow for easy management of your mobile devices' wires and cables? Does it have numbered slots for effective organization of those devices?

First, think about what it will take to initially wire the carts. If you are getting a large deployment, you’ll need an organized crew to wire all your technolog…