Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, with skilled workforce, allows us to provide quality products every time. Our facilities are so advanced they seem more appropriate for reusable rockets than office chairs. This, combined with our vertically integrated model, is like having 13 factories under one roof.
Why does this matter? By having the most advanced facility and controlling every production process, we control the quality, flexibility and delivery of a superior American-made product. That’s how we build quality into every product.
- CAD DESIGN
- CNC MOLD & DIE FABRICATION
- PLASTIC INEJCTION MOLDING
- FOAM INJECTION MOLDING
- METAL BENDING & WELDING
- ALUMINUM DIE CASTING
- POWDER COAT FINISHING
- ALUMNIUM POLISHING
- UPHOLSTERY & FABRIC CUTTING
- QUALITY CONTROL
Uncompromising Quality from Within. Every Chair, Every Time.
Injecting Unseen Quality into Every Part
Over 75% of all plastic parts comprising our entire chair line are constructed in-house by 9to5 Seating’s plastic injection molding department. This affords total control of the process and quality of raw materials instilled in every part, thereby eliminating the need to verify vendor quality. Our exclusive use of virgin material for our 5-star nylon bases help to maintain their structural integrity. Conversely, a base made of inferior regrind material will appear outwardly to be the same. The difference is realized only after long term application by the end user. A base made of virgin material will consistently bear more weight, while bases made from regrind material may not perform properly as promised, thereby possibly causing serious injury.
Exacting Tests Before We Ship
At our leading edge, in-house testing laboratory, 9to5 chairs undergo meticulous and intense verification of basic chair functions. Computerized machines perform specific examinations, including Back Strength, Backrest Strength/Durability, Static Base Load, Drop Test, Arm Strength, Caster/Chair Base Durability, Stability and many more performance tests. 9to5 makes certain that even the most laborious of details never leaves our facilities unnoticed.
We use testing devised by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA), which creates a common basis for evaluating safety, durability, and structural adequacy of furniture products. Every five years the testing criteria are reviewed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the national body that oversees U.S. manufacturing integrity guidelines.
All 9to5 Seating chairs must pass tests that meet or exceed ANSI/BIFMA (PDF) requirements.