The Leader knit-back chair, which combines
comfort, performance and design, offers four
controls and five arm options, as well as three
seat and two back sizes.
we’ve always operated at
the highest environmental
standards,” Jarvis says.
“We’ve made compliance
and sustainability part
of our business model.” The
company uses non-toxic paints that
are virtually free of all volatile organic components (VOCs) and
ozone depleting substances (ODSs). It also uses
SitOnIt also employs a lean
manufacturing process it calls Mass Customization, which
eliminates waste and conserves resources through recycling
and reuse. Customer benefits include reduced costs, shorter
lead times and improved environmental quality.
This lean manufacturing approach enables the company
to customize, build and deliver seating within two to five
business days. Last year, Managing Automation magazine
named SitOnIt Seating to its Progressive 50 list because of the
company’s Operation Excellence program, and highlighted
the lean manufacturing process.
SitOnIt also works with part-
SitOnIt has made ners who produce eco-friendly
products and share a commitment
compliance and to sustainability. Momentum
Textiles supplies Terratex fabrics,
sustainability part which are made of recycled
polyester. These fabrics, which
of its business can be recycled after their useful
life span, have become part of
model. SitOnIt’s standard textile offering.
“By partnering with Design-
Tex, we also offer high-performance textiles that combine multiple features and benefits, including strength, easy care, comfort
and recyclability,” Jarvis says.
Green by design
“We like to say and show that being green is by design,”
Jarvis adds. “We built the SitOnIt Seating brand on the promise of listening to customers and responding to their needs
“SitOnIt Seating has assumed a leadership position within
the community of smaller-sized manufacturers that have
prioritized the design and production of products that meet
the highest standards for indoor air quality,” says Carl Smith,
CEO of the Greenguard Environmental Institute.
“It is a testament to the company’s environmental commitment,” Smith says. “As more manufacturers embrace sustainability, we are seeking product advancements that strive to
protect the indoor environment as well as those that live,
work and play within them.”
For more information about Greenguard certification, visit
www.greenguard.com; SitOnIt Seating, visit www.sitonit.net. ●