Not everyone works in a corporate office, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need office furniture. Shops, warehouses, and factories still need lockers to store employees’ belongings, file cabinets for paperwork, and seating areas to accommodate visitors. Managers in particular need desk space to take care of administrative tasks—today, almost every job requires at least some computer work. The staff also needs a furnished break room where they can relax.
All businesses need furniture, but they don’t all need the same kinds of furniture. Here’s what furniture requirements may look like for some nontraditional office environments:
While some warehouses only store massive objects that can simply be placed on the floor, most of them need rows of shelving to hold smaller products. Employees may also need sturdy worktables to sort goods and pack them for shipping.
- Auto Shops
Auto shops generally have two distinct areas: the garage where mechanics work on cars and the waiting area where customers pass the time until their vehicles are ready. The garage needs shelves for storing tools and parts, and the waiting area needs chairs and tables to accommodate a handful of customers at a time.
Even factories need some furniture. Industrial environments are harsh, so every piece of furniture, whether it’s a table for the break room or a desk where managers can take care of logistics, must be built to last. Storage lockers may also be necessary for employees to store their uniforms between shifts and their regular clothes and personal belongings during them.
Retail settings need furniture for both the public area and the employees-only area. The back of the store is all about maximizing storage for inventory. The public areas may need shelves for displaying products, and for clothing stores, plenty of seating near the fitting rooms. All selected furniture should be durable, easy to clean, and suited for people of various shapes and sizes.
Whether you run an office or a factory, providing the right furniture makes the space comfortable and more productive for your employees and your customers. Modern Office can help: For more than 30 years, we’ve sold top-quality furniture to every type of business at competitive prices. Call us today at 1-800-443-5117 or complete our online contact form to get started.