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Spectrum Donates to Chippewa Falls Fire Station

The new Chippewa Falls Fire Station No. 1 was greeted by Spectrum Industries with a donation of over $15,000 in furniture. Spectrum donated 16 Flex Flip Tables and an IMC Station for the Fire Station’s training room in March 2017.   

Located at 1301 Chippewa Crossing Boulevard, the new 20,000 foot building includes living space for fire fighters, an exercise room, kitchen, day room and lockers for storage. The new $5 million building also features six vehicle bays.         

Spectrum Industries, a niche furniture manufacturer also located in Chippewa Falls, custom designed furniture for the new Fire Station. The Flex Flip Tables donated featured height-adjustable legs, power modules and locking casters for the table’s mobility. Spectrum designed the IMC Station with a custom laminate and silver base.     

“The community of Chippewa Falls is extremely important to us and we wanted to help in any we could,” said Dave See, President of Spectrum Industries.       

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How Furniture can make-or-break Makerspace

Across the U.S., teachers are integrating hands-on learning into their classrooms enabling students to work collaboratively while building skills through tinkering, creativity and innovation. This type of learning has many names including STEM/STEAM education and Makerspace.

Any space or area available that can be used for students to program robots, build Legos, or even a treehouse is called a Makerspace. Summarized, it is any area that can allow students to collaboratively learn, build and construct while introducing and applying skills. Makerspaces not only allows students to learn from the teacher, but learn from each other as well. Some of the materials that are used for creativity and innovation include 3D printers, straws, popsicle sticks, Legos, drones, robotics kits and much more.  

“Letting students discover their own projects is what makes makerspaces so popular; it’s the application of algebra, writing and other core curriculum subjects that convince educators that makerspac…

Customers Talk, Spectrum Listens

As the premier educational furniture manufacturer, Spectrum Industries values customer feedback, comments and concerns. Getting feedback from customers influenced Spectrum to make changes to a number of products.

“Spectrum has always relied on the response of its customers to help inspire and shape its product lines,” said Ben Jones, Spectrum Vice President of Sales. “Without feedback we wouldn’t be where we are today.Receiving feedback is important, but taking action from it is even more important.”
Spectrum gathered feedback from tradeshows, outside and inside sales, and spoke with customers to hear what they had to say. From this feedback, Spectrum’s designers have updated multiple products including the Freedom XRS Elite Lectern, Inspiration Plus Lectern, Honors Lectern, FreedomOne eLift Lectern and their Elite Lectern in the Media Manager Series. The Freedom XRS Lectern now includes the option for a plain worksurface, a removable back panel and casters for easy mobility. Just like …