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September 17, 2017

Striving for Material Transparency in Furniture Manufacturing


At Watson, we believe people have a right to know where their furniture came from. Whether there are harmful or toxic ingredients in products that go into offices where they spend 40 hours a week. To rest assured the materials we use in production are sustainably sourced

August 19, 2016

Watson Converts all Core Material to No Added Formaldehyde (NAF)


Watson and Watson Dispatch are taking an industry-leading environmental position by converting all core material to No Added Formaldehyde (NAF) board.

August 18, 2016

Formaldehyde in Office Furniture: Something to Be Concerned About?


What is Formaldehyde?

Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring organic compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. It is produced and broken down by the normal metabolic processes of living organisms and is present even in the human breath. 

August 18, 2016

The Truth About Formaldehyde in the Workplace


We previously shared that formaldehyde has been subject to heightened public concern for its potential to off-gas from commercial products into indoor air. Despite the fact that studies about long-term exposure are not yet conclusive, we do know that clean air supports a healthier workplace and boosts individual and team focus.

August 17, 2016

Healthier Work Environments with New, Low and No Formaldehyde Added Materials


In our previous post we explored formaldehyde over-exposure risk in the workplace. Though formaldehyde over-exposure in the workplace is rare, companies need to take precautions when a multitude of new materials (carpeting, furniture, partitioning) are being installed in active work environments. 

January 12, 2016

Wood or Steel? The Case for Wood-based Laminate Storage


As technology blurs the line between home and office, today’s workplaces must compete with living spaces of all kinds, including neighborhood cafes, living rooms, and libraries.

“We're builders. That’s what we do. And I want people to take great pride in bringing craftsmanship to this company, this community, this state and this country.” – Clif McKenzie, CEO / President

December 8, 2015

Vertical Integration, Regional Sourcing and US Manufacturing Benefits Customers and Our Economy


Unfortunately at this point, it is a familiar story: despite having a long and notable history, U.S. manufacturing has lost considerable market share over the last 30 years.

December 2, 2015

Three Examples of How Watson is Doing Right by the Environment — Profitably


As we previously discussed, Practical Environmentalism comes from our fifty-year heritage as a Pacific Northwest manufacturer, our longstanding relationships with our surrounding community and natural environment, and above all, the customers who value our products and these qualities.

November 17, 2015

Practical Environmentalism: How Watson Does Well by Doing Good


At Watson, a unique environmental ethic permeates all facets of our business - from our facilities, processes and practices to the products we deliver.

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