AIS Receives Four 2019 OFDA Dealers’ Choice Awards
AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, recently received four 2019 Office Furniture Dealer Alliance (OFDA) Dealers’ Choice Awards in the categories of Workstations, Casegoods, Seating and Tables.
AIS has been recognized by the OFDA for various product awards for the past 11 years.
OFDA President and CEO Mike Tucker presented the awards to members of AIS’s senior leadership team during NeoCon in AIS’s permanent showroom at The Merchandise Mart (theMART) in Chicago.
“2019 is a milestone year for AIS. Not only are we proud to be celebrating our 30th anniversary, but also we’re honored to receive four awards for product recognition by the OFDA. We’re fortunate to work with such a strong and dedicated community of dealers, and we strive every day to demonstrate our commitment to them. Our ever-expanding line of furniture and the speed we bring products to market is second-to-none, and we are very thankful that our dealers have taken notice once again,” AIS President and CEO Bruce Platzman said.
This is the first year AIS has been honored in the Tables category. The company recently launched its Day-to-Day™ Tables product line, which consists of working, meeting and learning solutions, and has expanded its Calibrate® Conferencing line, comprised of formal and casual meeting solutions.
This year’s OFDA Dealers’ Choice Survey ran from early March to the end of April. According to OFDA, the survey is a carefully structured, anonymous dealer poll that measures six functional areas of manufacturer performance that are of greatest importance to a diverse cross-section of dealers throughout North America. The survey provides product category-level feedback from dealers of all sizes on the full range of support they receive from their primary non-aligned suppliers. Dealers are asked to rate these top-volume, non-aligned suppliers in each of six product categories recognized by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) based on their 2018 interaction. The six product categories are: Casegoods, Storage, Filing, Tables, Seating and Workstations/Systems. The purpose of the survey is to promote an open discussion of business issues between dealers and manufacturers and improve the office furniture industry overall.
AIS headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts, is a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and boasts one of the most impressive stories of growth and success in the furniture industry. Founded in 1989, the company is known for offering market-relevant, feature-rich product lines that entice designers and support the diverse needs of end-users while offering exceptional value. AIS is an innovator that leads the industry in sustainable, lean manufacturing, lead-time performance and manufacturing flexibility. AIS has permanent showrooms at its Leominster headquarters and also in Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C. With locations across the U.S., AIS has more than 800 employees and over 1 million square feet of office, showroom and factory space. For more information, visit www.ais-inc.com.