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Manufacturing Boot Camp Kick Off

Spectrum has been fortunate to be able to take part in two of the Chippewa Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America programs this year; the Explorers Program and the latest one, the Manufacturing Boot Camp which had a kick off at Spectrum on the week of June 13, 2016.

The Program The Manufacturing Boot Camp program gives an opportunity for 16 to 18 year olds to gain firsthand experience with manufacturers to see what happens inside local businesses, summarized Alyssa Kellagher, Exploring Executive with the Chippewa Valley Council Boys Scouts of America. 
With the boot camp, they are working with approximately seven different businesses all within the Chippewa County. The format of the program is a six-week long course, taking place Monday through Thursday, with the students at a different business every week. In the morning they complete certifications and in the afternoon they are more interactive within the business site.

The Participants
Of the 23 participants in the program the ma…

Great Speeches Take Place Behind Great Lecterns

Abe Lincoln graced Spectrum with his presence during the three days of InfoComm 2016. Abe gave a great speech during which he expounded on our momentous new Media Manager Series of lecterns.
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Two score and eight years ago, Spectrum’s founders brought forth innovative and high-value products to diverse markets. They were and are dedicated to the proposition that, while all people are created equal, all educational and corporate furniture is not. Now we are in the midst of a momentous convention to better learn about the latest AV technology. We are at a booth at that convention, one dedicated to providing AV-compatible lecterns and other furniture to academies of education and to free market enterprises. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this, for it is through the advancement of technology at school and work that we shall make the most of our opportunities for learning, collaboration, and the free exch…

Meet Our Territory Managers! June Edition

One Wednesday each month we are featuring one of our Territory Managers. This month we're introducing you to Julie Butkunas, Territory Manager of Illinois and Indiana.

Having spent the majority of her life in the Chicagoland area, Julie is right at home in the Great Lakes states of Illinois and Indiana.

“I most enjoy working with the end users seeing their ideas and dreams realized,” said Julie about why she enjoys her job with Spectrum. “Our customers appreciate our ability to incorporate their ideas into the finished products. It is very rewarding for me working with a team, transforming a classroom into a state-of-the-art learning environment.”

Julie’s experience and education in Interior Design has benefited her relationships with customers. She is a graduate from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago, where she studied Interior Design. Before joining Spectrum Industries, Julie worked for a Chicagobased architectural firm for 15 years. While there, she …

New Product Spotlight: Media Manager Series Lecterns

Spectrum Launches the Media Manager Series.
With the Elite Lectern being the inspiration, the new family of redesigned lecterns gives customers the same great design for each lectern in a variety of sizes. That means they can fit into the smallest classrooms and simplest boardrooms to the largest lecture halls or presentation spaces. With a timeless appearance, the series is built with heavy-gauge steel for long-lasting durability. It’s available with a plain surface, surround, or with an Overbridge Control Console™ for easy control access. Each lectern has a removable rack cube which can be shipped separately for easy AV and IT integration. The series of lecterns also has unique features that set them apart from each other:


Director Lectern

The largest in the series, the Director Lectern boasts the ability to fit two full sized rack cubes for maximizing AV and technology integration.



Elite Lectern
Protected with a dual-bolt lock, the Elite Lectern features a large document camera draw…

InfoComm 2016 - Change the World

InfoComm 2016 is right around the corner and we’d love to see you there. Stop at our booth, C5437, and check out our new products, including your first peek at the new Media Manager Series. With the Elite lectern being the inspiration, the new family of redesigned lecterns gives customers the same great design for each lectern in a variety of sizes. That means they can fit into the smallest classrooms and simplest boardrooms to the largest lecture halls or presentation spaces.


The new lectern series will help you help you to “Change the World.” And with a few words, Abe Lincoln changed the world. See Abe speak at our booth daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and 11 a.m. on Friday. Also, see the new AV Equipment Channel on our very popular InVision Element Table. Don’t miss the excitement!