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    Welcome to McDowell-Craig
    Engineered, Manufactured, Assembled, and Shipped
    in California Since 1946.
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  • classroom in motion
    Classroom In Motion
    Because We Know Students Love to Move.
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  • fully welded construction
    Bond Cycle Built
    Welded frame construction. Locally milled steel.
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    Factory Assembled
    Engineered, built, and assembled in California.
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    Planet Friendly Manufacturing
    Sustainable Materials. Sustainable Methods.
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Classroom In Motion
Furniture that is Stackable, Nestable, Flippable, and Movable.

21st Century Learning: Means creating an unbounded, dynamic learning environment that promotes vibrant interaction between student and student, student and instructor and multi-student groups. Movement is vital to this way of learning and furniture can play an important role.

Stands: All McDowell-Craig products are available in fixed seated height, fixed standing height or adjustable sit-to-stand configurations 29"-39".

Stacks: The stacking student desk maximizes space with the ability to stack and store for any period of time. Available with casters, book boxes and removable tote trays.

Moves: All McDowell-Craig products are all designed to move. Welded frame construction is both durable and light. Additionally all desks, tables, bookcases and storage units are standard or available with casters.

Nests: The mobile nesting flip table is designed for fail-safe operation with no accessible pinch points. Safely flips, rolls and nests away when desired.

Bond Cycle Built Quality and Performance

The McDowell-Craig Way: “Build it Ourselves. Build it to Last.”

Welded Frame Construction – A Foundation of Strength: McDowell-Craig products utilize welded frame construction which optimizes strength, durability, and weight reduction. All-steel constructed horizontal crossmembers support worksurfaces and maximize rigidity. High-strength locally milled, cold-rolled steel tubing ensures a lifetime of quality use and performance.

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Worksurface Construction - Workmanship and Unsurpassed Durability: Worksurfaces are made from the highest quality materials available, including super dense industrial grade core, high pressure laminate (HPL), phenolic backer, super-duty wood screws and 3mm thick T-band edge that is impact driven with contact adhesive for added toughness. Hand trimming and finishing ensures a seamless edge.

Superior Quality – Products That Never Retire: McDowell-Craig is well-known as a premium steel furniture manufacturer. We put seven decades of experience into every product we make. From welded frame chassis tables to heavy gauge steel filing cabinets, you can count on McDowell-Craig’s legacy of manufacturing quality. You might say that quality construction is in our DNA.

McDowell-Craig’s Domestic Manufacturing
A Very Small Footprint

Our comprehensive approach to preserving the environment is rooted in three basic principles

Domestic Manufacturing: All McDowell-Craig products are designed, engineered and manufactured in our Norwalk, California factory. Our various manufacturing processes exceed the most rigorous and comprehensive state and local environmental regulations on the planet.

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Local Raw Material Suppliers: McDowell-Craig’s emphasis on using local domestic suppliers gives us exceptional control of our quality while minimizing the environmental impact inherent in transcontinental ocean shipments and long distance overland freight hauls. Local suppliers must also comply with California’s rigorous and comprehensive state & local environmental regulations.

Factory Assembled & Blanket Wrap Shipped: McDowell-Craig designs, engineers and builds products for the customer - not the carton. Factory assembled furniture has many benefits: quality, longevity, consistency, installation efficiency… and the opportunity to eschew the wasteful and inefficient carton for the more elegant, re-usable blanket.