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    Education Furniture


    Virco tests all of our products internally and externally to meet the highest industry standards. In 2005, Virco’s ZUMA® and ZUMAfrd became the first classroom furniture product lines from any manufacturer to earn GREENGUARD indoor air quality certification through the Greenguard for Children and Schools program. Today, hundreds of additional Virco classroom furniture models have earned this certification and GREENGUARD Gold Certification.


    Virco is a member of BIFMA, the trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Virco tests and evaluates our products according to rigorous standing, including applicable performance testing for strength, durability and stability as established by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and accepted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).


    Virco proudly complies with all laws and governmental regulations affecting our products, including the federal Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) regulation of formaldehyde emissions from composite wood. All applicable Virco products are tested by a third-party laboratory and certified to comply.


    Virco offers a unique opportunity for school districts to recycle furniture that has served its useful purpose through our Take-Back Program. Recognizing that the refurbishment of a single classroom can generate tons of unwanted furniture components, we remove the old furniture prior to installation of the new furniture from qualifying schools, districts, colleges and universities.  We disassemble to items and recycle those items, such as steel

    and chair shells, which can easily be recycled. Wood and plastics are ground up and incorporated into our hard-plastic components. Take-Back provides educational institutions with a unique way to recycle these items, resulting in greater resource conservation and a decreased strain on our nation’s landfills.


    Recycling is a key aspect of Virco’s commitment to sustainable business practices. Virco started is recycling program in 1989 with four material categories: scrap, metal, office paper and hydraulic oil. Today, we have more than 40 categories and have processed over 435,000,000 pounds of recyclables. Virco also offers a “Cash for Cardboard” Program that enables 35 schools near our Conway Facility to earn about $248,000 through recycling. We’re proud that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized our recycling leadership by choosing Virco as a charter member of their WasteWise Hall of Fame in 2003 and as a WasteWise winner for reducing waste in 2019.


    Contact Information

    Email: info@virco.com
    Phone: 1-800-448-4726
    Fax: 1-800-258-7397

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