Wednesday, March 16, 2016

New Product Spotlight: Spectrum Collaboration Furniture


The Element Table brings flexible design and style at an economical price.

The Element is a clean, simple, and elegant table, perfect for any education or corporate setting. Individuals become team players in the collaborative environment created with the InVision Element. The variety of heights and lengths gives great flexibility to fit any need or space including libraries, classrooms, conference rooms, and collaboration areas and is as comfortable in the corporate environment as it is in the classroom.

  • Available in a designer T-leg with fixed heights of 27”, 30”, and 42” and a post leg available in 27” and 30”. 
  • Options of 60”, 72”, or 96” lengths offer further flexibility to fit all needs with a one piece 42” wide worksurface is made with high-pressure laminate on 1” engineered wood, making it one of the most durable tables in the industry. 
  • Choice of a 7” wide wire tray or a larger 11” x 16” AV Equipment Channel, available on the T-leg only, to fit all your technology needs. 
  • An optional affordable display stand, which can hold up to 100 pounds, adds group visualization on projects and presentations. 

Take a look at some of the great features the Element has to offer:

Full product information can be found on Spectrum's website:

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Exploring the Future - Lean Manufacturing

This past Monday, Spectrum hosted another Chippewa County Explorer Program (CCEP) event. The focus this month was on Lean Manufacturing and included presenters from the UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC).
CCEP is a new collaborative program between Chippewa County, the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, and the Boy Scouts of America to add an addition to the Scouts' Explorer Program, which provides hands-on career experiences to scouts starting at age 12.

Presenters from the UW-Stout MOC discussed the ideas behind Lean Manufacturing practices. They had the students split into teams and work through a manufacturing process by using legos to build airplanes. Students worked in teams in competition to apply the principles of Lean Manufacturing to their process.




Spectrum Explorers will meet the first Monday of each month to learn about all the various aspects of manufacturing, including:
  • Research & Development
  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Skilled Trades
  • Logistics
  • Business/Accounting
In addition all of this, participants will receive soft skills training such as how to conduct themselves in an interview and how responsible, productive employees should act.

For more information on the Spectrum Explorers events please contact Jennifer Lindstrom: 715-738-2169 or jlindstrom@spectrumfurniture.com


About the CCEP
Chippewa County businesses are opening their doors to youth and adults to share potential career opportunities in Chippewa County via the CCEP! The CCEP is a new program designed to assist Chippewa County young adults (ages 12-20) make a more informed decision about future careers and determine if a particular career is the right one for them. This program is a worksite-based program that gives Chippewa County youths an opportunity to visit local businesses and explore the dynamics of various local careers. Career Exploring is new to Chippewa County and aims to help participants learn more about careers that can be pursued locally.

These Chippewa County businesses have made a commitment to Chippewa County’s youth and career development by hosting a Career Explorer Post at their business. Youth may choose which Explore Post they want to participate at- each post will provide insight into educational requirements, job outlook, and vocational skills necessary to pursue careers in that particular field.

CCEDC encourages all Chippewa County young adults ages 12-20 to participate in an open house opportunity and ultimately choose an Explorer Post in Chippewa County to participate in. For more information about the CCEP contact Alyssa Kellagher, Exploring Executive at alyssa.kellagher@lflmail.org or (715) 514-8418.

About the UW-Stout MOC
The UW-Stout MOC builds on its strong track record in working with industry leaders to put their companies on a path to positive growth and sustainable profitability. Through its strong partner networks, the MOC brings together resources and knowledge that help manufacturers become more efficient and effective. People interested in economic development seek out the organization to infuse innovation and best practices throughout the region. The Center has achieved clarity of its organizational design, and the MOC staff strives to strengthen the connections to University of Wisconsin-Stout as a means of delivering even better service to clients. For more information about the UW-Stout MOC email: moc@uwstout.edu or call 866-880-2262

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Meet Our Territory Managers! March Edition

The first Wednesday of each month we are featuring one of our Territory Managers. This month you have a chance to get to know Jonathan Gray, Territory Manager for Florida and Georgia.

As a newcomer to Spectrum this last year, Jonathan is impressed with the company’s quality, integrity and customer perception in the marketplace. “I really enjoy the positive responses I receive from customers and prospects alike when I tell them who I work for,” he said.

Previously, he worked with other prominent companies including Xerox and Gravotech, which served icons like Disney and NASA. He finds Spectrum to be a standup American brand with industry leading products. “I’ve received an overwhelmingly positive response to the InVision Access table, as well as the new series of carts which are both beautiful and functional,” he added.

A product line where he sees opportunity for growth is our height adjustable lectern, as more markets require ADA compliance.

When he’s not travelling for work, you’ll find the Minnesota native in Orlando, Fla., his home state since graduating from University of Central Florida. He spends leisure time with his Dachshund Harvey, playing golf and guitar, and searching out the best places for local cuisine.