Dealer Bulletins

Brodart Furniture 2021 Pricing Increase

May 7, 2021

Dear Brodart partners,

We find ourselves in a difficult situation. Prices from our suppliers have risen sharply since last year. Materials are in short supply and costs for virtually every component we use in our finished products have continued to increase over the past few months. This includes wood, engineered wood, steel, and other production inputs.

The cost of labor is rising as well, as demand increases and competition for labor heats up.

We have been able to absorb some of these cost increases through increased efficiency in our production environment. However, we have not been able to keep pace.

Regretfully, we have no choice but to increase prices by 4% across our entire product portfolio (based on Brodart Contract Furniture 2020 Price List). To give our partners ample time to adjust, this increase will take effect on July 3, 2021. Orders received after July 2 will be processed at our increased pricing levels. Any existing quotes will be honored for 90 days from the date of quotation, unless otherwise noted.

Thank you for your understanding and continued partnership.

Respectfully,

Michael Chefalo

NEW Mobile Shelving Base

 

Improved Mobile Shelving!

April 8, 2021

We have replaced the base frame on our Classic and Reprise mobile shelving units with an all-metal assembly.

These new metal bases are fabricated to strict manufacturing tolerances. The result is highly durable product that offers improved resistance to changing environmental conditions like temperature and humidity — both during production and in end use.

This change to product specs will also increase speed and throughput in our manufacturing facility. It will take effect with all orders manufactured after 04/12/2021.

All good news for you and your customers! 

Casework Dealer Bulletin

Introducing Casework!

January 6, 2021

Custom casework is a staple in schools and libraries. Now it is available as standard Brodart product. Whether your project is a single room or an entire building, we can meet your needs! A variety of standard configurations are available in oak, maple, or laminate. 

Click here for more information on Casework.

2021 Build & Hold Dealer Bulletin

 

2021 Build & Hold Program

December 21, 2020

Waiting for your furniture can be frustrating.  

Brodart’s Build & Hold Program is here to help. Order during the winter and spring months, and we’ll manufacture your furniture as our schedule allows, safely store it at our facility, and ship it when you’re ready for it—all at no additional cost. Request your own delivery date—we’ll follow your schedule!

What are you waiting for? Submit those 2021 orders today!

 

Click HERE to learn more about Brodart's Build & Hold Program. 

Holiday Shutdown

December 7, 2020

Dealer Network,

With the holiday season upon us, Brodart Contract Furniture will observe an abbreviated schedule in December and January.

Hours for the Contract Furniture Front Office will be:
Thursday, December 24, 2020 – Closed  
Friday, December 25, 2020 – Closed  
Friday, January 1, 2021 – Closed  

Limited office personnel will be available between December 28 and 31, 2020.        

Hours for the Contract Furniture Production Facility & Shipping will be :
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 — last day of production and shipping
December 24, 2020 to January 1, 2021 — closed

Between Christmas and New Year, we will only have minimal staff available in the plant for maintenance work and cleaning. However, if you require shipping during this time, please reach out to your project coordinator prior to December 23.

We will resume standard business hours for the Front Office, Production, and Shipping on Monday, January 4, 2021.

We wish you a happy and safe Holiday Season!

Revit Dealer Bulletin

 

Brodart Now Supports REVIT!

November 12, 2020

Great news! If you're using Revit to create cutting edge design presentations, Brodart has you covered. We're developing a range of models to help you wow your customers and sell Brodart products using Revit technology. 

Please click on the links below to download Revit models for individual Brodart product lines:

- Quarx
- Geometrix
- Reprise Shelving
- Reprise Circulation desks
- Maxim Collection
- Activity Furniture

Quarx Dealer Bulletin

Introducing Quarx!

October 22, 2020

Studies have shown a direct correlation between reading skills and personal success. The key to helping children take that first step toward literacy is to give them an environment where they feel comfortable exploring books on their own terms.

Quarx does just that, with bright, flexible, fun configurations that encourage kids to want to read.

For the designer and specifier, Quarx offers the right tools to create signature installations.

Click here to learn more about Quarx. 
Click here for the new Quarx brochure.

Skipper Dealer Bulletin

 

Introducing the latest addition to our arsenal!

September 8, 2020

We have purchased a new state-of-the-art CNC panel processing work center (Biesse Skipper 100), which will dramatically increase our manufacturing throughput and capacity.

- What does it mean for you?
- Shorter lead times
- Better response times
- Cost savings to offset increases in other parts of our operation

We’re making the commitment to grow and prosper with you. Thank you for your business!

Dealer Bulletin Activity Furn

Activity Furniture

April 15, 2020

Brodart Activity Walls and Tables provide a sturdy foundation for compatible building bricks - including Lego® and Duplo®! Together, they make an environment where creativity and engagement can thrive. Multiple options provide the right amount of storage, flexibility, and aesthetic versatility to build the perfect Makerspace or STEAM Lab—or to complement an existing space. Click HERE for details.

Climb aboard Bulletin

 

Climb aboard!

February 26, 2020

Quarx makes learning fun by making young readers feel comfortable exploring books on their own terms. Specially scaled for children, featuring areas for reading and play, storage/display shelving, and integrated seating. Standard lead time 4-5 weeks. Click here to learn more. 

2020 Price List Bulletin

2020 Price List

December 12, 2019

We’re pleased to announce that our 2020 Price List is now available — effective January 13, 2020. Click here for details.

Please note that Brodart has not implemented a price increase in two years. During that time, our costs have increased and, as a result, we have made some modest adjustments to our pricing. We remain confident in our ability to continue providing high value solutions that are in tune with the needs of modern libraries. In addition, we will honor existing quotes for 90 days.

Printed copies of the 2020 Price List will be made available in January. 

Formica Upcharge Bulletin

 

Formica Laminate Upcharge Waived!

November 13, 2019

Upcharge? What upcharge?

Formica high-pressure laminate finishes are now available with no added fees—matching Wilsonart prices and allowing us to offer more choices for the same price. Explore the designs and order free samples here. Need digital assets? You can download digital files of all designs for SketchUp, Revit, AutoCAD, 2020 and more via BIMObject here.

Resource Tables Bulletin

Brodart Resource Tables - New and Improved!

October 23, 2019

Brodart Sync and Mobile Tables are now known as Brodart Resource Tables. In addition to the new name, PVC edgebanding has replaced T-molding, allowing us to offer more durable units in a broader range of colors consistent with our existing options.

We also have a new tool to highlight the benefits of these tables. Click here for the latest Resource Tables brochure, featuring our ganging “sync” tables (for conjoined and creative arrangements) and standalone solo tables.

New Finishes Bulletin

 

New finishes for that final polish!

September 4, 2019

Selecting the right finish can make or break an installation.

Our new fashionable offerings coordinate paints with laminates, creating a comprehensive family of finishes that helps end users express their personal vision.  

Click HERE to learn more about Brodart's wood, metal, and laminate finishes