GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. announced that it has negotiated a strategic business alliance agreement with Lab Crafters Inc., which designs and manufactures fume hoods, case goods and other integrated laboratory solutions, according to MarketWatch

The alliance will enable Steelcase to meet customers’ needs for product solutions in a wide range of laboratory settings. For a number of years, Steelcase has created laboratory solutions, including its Lab Bench product.

“Laboratory Solutions is a fast growing division of Steelcase and Lab Crafters is a valued partner who can significantly enhance our capabilities,” said Dean Witting, general manager of Steelcase Laboratory Solutions. “This alliance will advance our momentum in the marketplace by integrating Lab Crafters’ innovative fume hood technologies and extensive industry expertise with our marketing, distribution and research-based product development approach.”

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