Trendway signs multi-year partnership with Canada's Kinetic GPO
May 13, 2021 | 12:19 pm CDT
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HOLLAND, Mich. –  Trendway has entered into a new, three-year partnership with Kinetic GPO, a cooperative purchasing organization established for the broader public sector, nonprofit and municipalities, academics, school boards and health and social services (MASH) entities across Canada.

The contract officially took effect on Feb. 1 and will remain active through Jan. 31, 2024, with an option to extend the term for an additional period of up to two years. It provides exclusive pricing and access to Trendway furniture, installation, and related products and services to public entities in Canada and helps the organizations reduce procurement costs by leveraging group purchasing power and simplifying the overall procurement process. Included in the contract is Trendway’s complete line of furniture-related products such as panel systems, desks, tables, seating, architectural products and accessories.

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Located in Holland, Michigan, Trendway Corp. is among the North America's largest contract furniture manufacturers and is ranked 85 overall on the FDMC 300, an annual list of the largest wood products producers in North America.  The company is part of the Contract Interiors division of Fellowes Brands.

“The new partnership with Kinetic GPO makes it easier than ever for MASH organizations throughout Canada to create better places for their people to work and enjoy,” said Rob Day, executive vice president of customer experience, Fellowes Contract Interiors. “We look forward to introducing Kinetic GPO members to Trendway’s personalize brand of quality, speed and ease.”

"Kinetic is pleased to partner with Trendway on this contract to streamline furniture and furniture installation procurement processes for our members," said Chris Penny, CEO, Kinetic GPO. "Trendway has an excellent track record, going back fifty-plus years, of providing comfortable and quality work environments for customers. Broader public sector, MASH entities and nonprofits are able to leverage their collective spend — all while receiving the high levels of quality and customer service that Trendway and their distributors are known for," he added.

 

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Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at karen.koenig@woodworkingnetwork.com