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We have a LearnFit Essay Contest winner!

Thank you to everyone who supported the contest by sharing the word or submitting an entry. (We received more than 400 entries!) Congratulations to Pottstown High School as the winner of the Let’s Move! Active Schools LearnFit Essay Contest. Just as Pottstown High School takes a “whole body learning” approach, so too does the LearnFit adjustable standing desk, providing benefits to students’ physical health, mental health, social wellbeing and academic achievement.

Of particular interest in the Pottstown High School essay submission was the attention to the role of mental health in learning, citing a 2016 Pennsylvania Youth Survey of students in grades 6,8,10 & 12. Not only does mental health impact the current and future wellbeing of our youth, it also impacts classroom performance and attendance.  Research shows links between physical activity and mental health, so our aim is to provide students and educators with practical means to break up sedentary behavior that can contribute to debilitating metabolic and mental health issues.

Research also shows the link between low-level physical activity (LLPA) and metabolic health. By introducing standing into the classroom, students’ heart rates are kept higher, they burn more calories and they maintain muscle tone and insulin effectiveness. This translates to healthier, more engaged students with greater on-task behavior.

The amount of physical activity and physical education time is greatly reduced when students advance into secondary education. High schools are grossly underserved with physical activity outlets and external interventions. By supplying practical learning solutions to educators, our partnership provides students with the best opportunity to succeed. We believe that introducing low-level physical activity – in the form of LearnFit adjustable standing desks – into otherwise sedentary classrooms can make a difference.

–  Bob Hill, Ergotron Global Education Manager
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Ergotron wins Retail Partner of the Year Award

From left to right: Tech Data Canada President Rick Reid, Mat Varsava, Nancy Gregson, Ernest Coulouras and Tech Data Canada Sr. V.P. Greg Myers.

Ergotron is the proud recipient of Tech Data Canada’s Retail Partner of the Year Award in recognition of top sales growth, overall profitability as a vendor, and best engagement at all levels of the organization.

“We are very honored to be recognized by one of our amazing distribution partners in Canada as a vendor of the year,” says Nancy Gregson, Ergotron’s Sr. Director of Business Operations. “Our growth in Canada has continued to explode the last few years due to the incredible Ergotron team and the partnerships that have been formed with Tech Data Canada. This is a huge honor for us and we see even greater success in 2017!”

Congrats, team Canada! Well done.

ErgotronHome Workspace Lift24 wins TWICE Picks Award!

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Exciting news! At this year’s CES 2016 event, the ErgotronHome™ Workspace™ Lift24 Laptop Standing Desk was recognized with a TWICE Picks Award in the Accessories, Gaming Peripherals category.

The Lift24 is our new adjustable-height laptop stand that converts any surface into a standing desk. It boosts your productivity and comfort by making healthy sit or stand movement quick and easy.

Products entered in this award program were judged anonymously by TWICE editors and contributors at CES. Criteria included ground-breaking and disruptive innovation, plus consumer appeal.

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Check out the Workspace Lift24 and our entire line of home-tech innovations at ErgotronHome.

 

ErgotronHome™ Workspace™ Hub27 Wins CES Award

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Consider us #honored! The Consumer Technology Association has named our space-saving ErgotronHome™ Workspace™ Hub27 as a CES 2016 Innovations Award honoree in the Computer Accessories category. CES recognized the Workspace Hub27 as a cutting-edge tech product with outstanding design and engineering.

The new Hub27 is a slim cabinet that brings order and charging power to cluttered areas of a home. (Who couldn’t use a little less home-tech chaos?) Better yet, it doubles as a wall-mounted standing desk, so you can tick off items on your to-do list and break up unhealthy sitting periods.

As you may know, ErgotronHome is our recently-launched, style-driven brand, built on our 35 years of ergonomics expertise in the workplace. Now you can extend healthy movement into your home, whether sorting mail, paying bills, or updating your social network!

Read the news >

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Ergotron Named Winner of Two Tech & Learning Awards

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Great ed-tech news! Ergotron was recognized by Tech & Learning Magazine with two Award of Excellence designations for innovative solutions to aid student health and academic performance in our schools.  Products honored were the new-category creating, mobile Ergotron LearnFit™ Standing Desk for students, and the Anthro wall-mountable YES Charging Cabinet that powers up mini-laptops in cramped classrooms and media centers.

Tech & Learning’s prestigious Awards of Excellence program recognizes innovative technologies that break new ground as education tools. Winners are selected by panels of professional users, editors and a panel of more than 30 educator judges who tested hundreds of products for their quality, effectiveness, and ease or creative use of technology.

American Diabetes Assoc. Recognizes Healthy Workplaces

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Does your company or organization inspire and champion a culture of wellness? If so, the American Diabetes Association wants to salute you!

The ADA is recognizing efforts to engage employees or members in healthy living with a new workplace Health Champion Designation. It’s like a wellness “perk” awarded for meeting criteria in nutrition and weight management, physical activity, and organizational wellbeing.

The Health Champion Designation application is open until October 31, 2015.

Learn more here

Best of Show: LearnFit Adjustable Standing Desk

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Great news! Ergotron’s second-generation LearnFit™ Adjustable Standing Desk for students earned a coveted Best of Show 2015 by Tech & Learning at ISTE!

When asked how the desk was received at the event, Bob Hill, Ergotron’s Education Industry Manager replied, “How many times have we heard a teacher ask a kid to stay seated in the classroom? Teachers get it.” What they “get” are children’s impulses to move. And how that movement is linked to brain development and ultimately performance. Read the news >

LearnFit wins first award at EDSpaces 2014! #proud

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Yesterday at the EDSpaces event in Tampa, FL, Ergotron’s LearnFit Adjustable Standing Desk for students won an EDSpaces Innovations Award in the Student Desk category. Sponsored by the International Interior Design Association, the EDspaces Innovation Awards recognizes excellence in product design for learning environments. See more pics from the event on Facebook.

WorkFit-A for Apple is International CES Innovations Honoree

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has the tagline “the global stage for innovation” and prides itself on being a conference that shapes the future. Today the show announced its 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honorees and Ergotron’s newest WorkFit-A for Apple® Sit-Stand Workstation made the list! 

2014_INNhonoree_LogoWhy is this important? We want the whole world to have access to healthier computing solutions, and we love that an international show like CES agrees! The WorkFit-A for Apple joins our proven line of WorkFit solutions and meets a big need for iMac® users—a sit-stand workstation that will mount their larger display without compromising the aesthetics of their technology. Now Apple users can enjoy all the benefits of sit-stand computing, like increase productivity, comfort and calorie burn. 

See the WorkFit-A for Apple, the WorkFit-P for Apple, and the OmniMount ActionMount series on display at CES (booth #26115) in the Digital Health Zone—products that encourage the healthy use of electronics, whether at home or in the office. 

No doubt we are happy when we receives this kind of recognition, but the thing we love best is hearing stories from the people using our products. If you have started a sit-stand journey, share it with us on social media—Twitter, Facebook, upload a video on YouTube—or share it wherever you share. 

 

Ergotron China facility recognized by local government

Ergotron’s Dongguan City factory (DGE) was recently recognized by the Government of ShiJie Town as one of the Top Ten business contributors to the local tax base, as measured by annual revenue and profit of DGE. 

With roughly 1400 tax paying businesses in ShiJie Town, Ergotron is quite honored to receive this recognition.

DGE is located outside of Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, PRC, and employs over 900 employees from all over the region. Congrats to Craig Thomas, General Manager, shown here with Kenny Shi, DGE Financial Controller, and all the team for their hard work and commitment to business leadership.

In Chinese for our global readers:

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Ergotron(爱格升)中国工厂东莞铭异精密电子有限公司(Dongguan Ergotron Precision Technology Co., )Ltd荣获广东省东莞市石碣镇企业2009年纳税排名前十奖。

石碣镇作为中国电子信息产业名镇,共有工业企业1400多家,我们对获得此排名深感自豪。

Ergotron公司美国总部领导对长驻在中国工厂的美籍总经理克雷格.托马斯先生,以及他领导下的来自全国各地的员工表示热烈地祝贺!衷心感谢全体员工的辛勤工作!
上图中国工厂总经理克雷格.托马斯先生与财务总监史航舟先生手捧纳税奖。