“True California Furniture”

For four generations McDowell-Craig has been manufacturing superior quality steel office and school furniture. Our commitment to our customers mirrors the way we build our furniture… with great care and attention to detail.

All space planning, design, specifying and quoting are done in-house by our very capable design team. All furniture is fully assembled, blanket wrapped, shipped factory direct to project site and installed by our professional installation team… our customers receive complete continuity of communication and service throughout the project.

We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality furniture and most attentive personal service available. All McDowell-Craig furniture is built from locally sourced raw and finished materials.

Welded Frame Construction A Foundation of Strength

Since 1946, McDowell-Craig still adheres to the same mid-century principle that fueled our success and remains embedded in our company DNA to this day: ‘Build it ourselves, and build it to last.’

The vast majority of McDowell-Craig furniture is steel, and as such, is entirely welded construction, never flat-packed. We don’t engineer our furniture to travel in boxes, we engineer our furniture to last a lifetime.

All support components: pedestals, cantilevers, end panels, tube legs, lateral files, and bookcases are structurally load bearing and require no support bracing. All pedestals, lateral files, and storage units can be moved fully loaded without any structural of functional damage.

Planet Friendly Manufacturing Sustainable materials and methods

McDowell-Craig’s domestic manufacturing provides a very small environmental footprint. Our comprehensive approach to preserving the environment is rooted in three basic principles: domestic manufacturing, locally supplied raw materials, and factory assembly & blanket-wrap shipment of our products.
Locally Manufactured
  • Manufactured in Norwalk, California
  • Manufactured from local raw materials
  • Factory assembled for reduced packaging materials
  • Blanket wrap shipping without the use of cartons
Recycle and Upcycle
  • Our new steel contains a minimum of 28% recycled content
  • Steel is infinitely recyclable; Recycling steel reduces energy output
  • Steel is readily and often upcycled
  • Products are designed for easy material separation – promoting recycling
Sustainable Products
  • Built to last a lifetime
  • Cradle-to-cradle engineering for re-use and re-purposing
  • Lifetime dealer and factory product support
  • Products are made from abundant, locally milled steel
Renewable Regional Wood Materials
  • FSC certified worksurface wood from sustainable west coast forests
  • Worksurface wood exceeds CARB standards