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Bush Industries Attains BIFMA level®

Bush Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of quality, affordable furnishings solutions for work at home, announced today it has reached BIFMA level® 1 certification according to the ANSI / BIFMA e-3-2010 Furniture Sustainability Standard through a third party certifier, NSF International, for the following product lines:

Series A
Series C


According to BIFMA (the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association) “level® is the multi-attribute, sustainability standard and third-party certification program for the furniture industry. It has been created to deliver the most open and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment.”

“As a U.S. furniture company with our manufacturing operation in Jamestown, NY, we have long been dedicated to community and environmental responsibility. For a number of years, we have had numerous initiatives in place to monitor and continually improve our sustainability practices,” said CEO Jim Garde. “Now, with our increasing focus on the commercial market, we feel the BIFMA level® certification is critical to the success of our BBF (Bush Business Furniture) division and all our channel partners. News of this certification is especially rewarding for our dedicated internal team who undertook the rigorous steps to ensure all the standards were met. In a word, we are delighted.”
BIFMA is a not-for-profit organization that provides an effective forum for members to cooperate and collaborate on appropriate industry issues. Founded in 1973, its mission is to lead, advocate, inform and develop standards for the North American office and institutional furniture industry. As an ANSI accredited standards developer, BIFMA develops voluntary product and industry standards that support safe, healthy and sustainable work environments. BIFMA also publishes key industry statistics; advocates for legislation and government regulations that have a direct impact on the health of the industry; and facilitates meaningful dialogue and education to support its core services and the industry.
About BBF and Bush Industries, Inc.
BBF provides a broad scope of commercial grade products and services, which are aligned to the transactional requirements of all businesses, as well as specific market niches such as the serious office-at-home professional. While the BBF furniture is commercial quality, it is specifically designed to meet the shipping and installation needs of the transactional market by meeting standard ground shipping criteria, quick assembly, etc. The company specializes in simplified ordering and fulfillment for smaller installations and immediate needs, appealing to furniture dealers who don’t have the resources and infrastructure to support them.
Bush Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of case goods and ready-to-assemble furniture designed for office and home applications. The company operates two North American divisions – BBF and Bush Furniture – along with its Rohr division in Germany and its China operations. With a 50-year legacy built on quality, safety, reliability and durability, Bush Industries is the trusted leader in designing furnishing solutions that meet work and home needs. The company is headquartered in Jamestown, N.Y., with manufacturing and distribution facilities located in western New York, Pennsylvania, China and Germany. For more information, visit www.bushfurniture.com.

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