EDmarket, a leading education-focused industry association, has announced the availability of its EDmarketplace Purchasing Consortium to all independent dealers and manufacturers that are members. This membership benefit results from a successful pilot program and is a collaboration between EDmarket and the Independent Suppliers Group (ISG). The consortium offers a cooperative business solution that is specifically designed for education furniture-focused dealers and manufacturers. Eligible EDmarket members can now access this innovative program at no additional cost.
Chris Courtnell, President, says: “Certwood is proud to join the EDmarketplace family as a Manufacturing Partner. Certwood is the Market Leader in offering the complete ‘Storage Solution’ for managing the ‘Stuff’ within the ever-evolving Learning Environment. De-Cluttering the space is imperative for a collaborative space to function. The ‘Stuff’ needs an Adaptable, Durable & Mobile home to support the Flexible Furniture used within that space; that new home is ‘Certwood Storage.'”
One of the unique features of EDspaces is that attendees don’t just talk about the future of learning environments, they experience them firsthand. Attendees at EDspaces 2022 in Portland, Oregon, had the opportunity to learn in five unique classrooms designed by leading architects and design firms for the majority of education sessions being held during the three-day event. One of those classrooms — Shifting Sands — provided a unique challenge to the design team to come up with a concept for a modern classroom for adult learners that incorporated products from nine companies participating in the EDmarketplace buying consortium: Mumble by Design, Ghent, Hirsh, Group Lacasse, Paragon Furniture, Lesro, NOOK, Jonti-Craft, and Screenflex.