“Who We Are + What We Do.”

Arbee Associates + #Steelcase help the world’s leading organizations create places that can augment human interactions and improve performance.

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Introducing the Gesture Chair by Steelcase

Gesture Chair by Steelcase

The first chair designed to support our interactions with today’s technologies. Inspired by the movement of the human body. Created for the way we work today.

Technology is the single greatest force driving the changes in the way we work, live and behave. The new, multiple devices we deploy throughout our work day allow us to flow between tasks, fluidly, and frequently. Gesture is the first chair designed to support our interactions with today’s technologies. It was inspired by the movement of the human body and created for the way we work today.

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Are you connected?

Check out Steelcase’s new media:scape video on YouTube. It shows off the ways media:scape fosters collaboration and the sharing of digital content.

In today’s mobile workforce, we carry content everywhere we go. Steelcase’s research reveals that in traditional conference rooms designed for one person to lead, people have difficulty sharing information and get bogged down by technology. So Steelcase designed media:scape to enable quick, collaborative and effective meetings anywhere, letting each person share their screen with the group.

The video brings Steelcase’s research, insights and the value of media:scape to life. It illustrates how the entire portfolio of media:scape products – including media:scape mini and mobile, as well as FrameOne with media:scape – removes the barriers to innovation.

For more information about media:scape by Steelcase, contact Arbee Associates:

MD/VA/DC: 301.963.3900
NY/NJ: 732.424.3900

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An 8(a) Business Solution for Your Organization’s Next Office Project

Are you looking for a certified 8(a) business for your next office project?

Arbee Associates and FM Office Express are working together to provide the best solution and best value to your organization’s workplace needs.

  • Architecture, Furniture and Technology Products
  • Delivery and Installation
  • Office Space Design and Furniture Product Specification
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • Asset Management
  • Move Management

Arbee Associates is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), a GSA/FSS MAS contract holder and an authorized Steelcase GSA dealer.

FM Office Express is a certfied 8(a) Minority Owned Small Disadvantaged Business, a GSA/FSS MAS contract holder and an authorized Steelcase GSA dealer.

For more information, please contact:
Arbee Associates
MD/VA/DC: 301.963.3900
NY/NJ: 732.424.3900

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Arbee Associates: Our Commitment to Sustainability

As part of our long-standing operating procedures, Arbee Associates takes many steps to ensure that our installation practices have minimal environmental impact and are sustainable.

Starting with placement of furniture orders with our manufacturers, Arbee requests that all products being shipped be minimally packaged using techniques such as palletization, bulk packaging and blanket wrapping.  These packaging methods eliminate the need for large quantities of cardboard cartoning as well as plastic and Styrofoam material.
We have developed specialized offloading techniques and incorporate the use of appropriate materials handling equipment to safely unload the shipped furniture without damaging it. Wherever possible, we leave products bulk packed during offload until they reach their final destination with the customer’s space.  If building dimensions restrict the movement of bulk packed items, we unload the product onto carts for transport to the point of use.  An example of this packaging method is palletization of work surfaces.  In the past, work surfaces would be individually cartoned at the factory.  The surfaces would be shipped to the job site, uncartoned at the loading dock and loaded onto carts.  All cardboard cartons would then be transported back to our distribution center for recycling.
Today, we will receive (20) work surfaces on a single pallet, with only cardboard corner protection.  We will leave the surfaces on the pallet and move it with a pallet jack into the building as far as it will travel before meeting an obstacle such as a single doorway.  The pallet as well as the cardboard corner protection will be 100% recycled.
Whenever possible, Arbee staff will also request that seating be shipped blanket wrapped as opposed to cartoned.  This allows us to eliminate the need to recycle the cardboard and also reduces the labor required to perform the delivery.  Blankets are returned on the delivery truck they came in on, eliminating the need for a trash truck to transport the cardboard to our distribution center.
Through use of Steelcase’s Regional Distribution Center Network, we are also able to consolidate loads at the point of order entry.  This consolidation feature allows us to combine multiple partial loads of different types of furniture from different plants onto a single trailer, minimizing partial deliveries.
While we do make every effort to minimize packaging materials, every project will still have some cardboard waste generated by the end of the project.  We take steps to ensure that 100% of all cardboard packaging material that is generated is transported to our Operations Center, compacted and recycled.
At the end of our projects, all metal, laminate and wood surfaces are wiped down with water or if necessary, only citrus-based cleaning materials.
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media:scape Collaborative Settings

Through the integration of furniture and technology, media:scape is reshaping the way people collaborate in a connected world.

Most collaborative work spaces today support leader-led presentations where information is controlled and shared by one person at a time. media:scape removes these barriers and democratizes how people access and share information by allowing all participants to contribute their ideas – equally, quickly and seamlessly.

media:scape brings together people, space and information, to boost collaboration and help teams excel.

Download a media:scape brochure

For more information:
Arbee Associates
MD/VA/DC: 301.963.3900
NY/NJ: 732.424.3900

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When bad seating happens to you

Did you know that thousands of people suffer from Bad Seating every day?  You may be one of them.  In fact, you may be asking yourself right now – how do I go about finding the right seating care professional? Who do I turn to? What do I do?

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