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Waldner’s Partners with Spectrum Designs

Waldner’s recently called on Spectrum Designs for support with our annual Cupcake Wars event, at the Steelcase Worklife Center in NYC. Ten teams of 4-5 designers/architects from throughout the Tri-state area compete by decorating cupcakes to a holiday theme. The team with the most creative and well executed  cupcakes wins the title of Cupcake Wars Champions!

Photographed: Cupcake Wars Event held at Steelcase Worklife Center 2019

With all this sugar-filled fun (and potential for spills and splats), we called on Spectrum Designs to deliver 100+ custom aprons for everyone at the event. The entire process – from the initial call to placing the order, to opening the apron-filled boxes a couple weeks later – went as smoothly as icing on a… cupcake! We were able to keep the competitors (relatively) mess-free, and all the participants got to take home a custom souvenir apron, courtesy of Spectrum Designs!

Spectrum Designs is a nonprofit custom apparel business with a social mission – to help individuals with Autism lead productive and meaningful lives through the world of work. To date, Spectrum Designs, has impacted the lives of 70 individuals and their families and created over 15,000 paid hours of meaningful work for individuals with Autism.

Waldner’s is a proud client of Spectrum Designs and we look forward to working with them on many more orders to come!

Visit https://www.spectrumdesigns.org/ to check out their products, events, and to learn more about fundraising or donating to Spectrum Designs.

Cheers to 80 Years!

“It’s incredible, 80 years and three generations! But as of June 1st Austin Waldner, great grandson of Daniel Waldner, founder of Waldner’s, will be joining as the 4th generation. How many companies can say that?”   – Stephen Waldner, Owner

Photographed: Stephen Waldner and daughter Meredith Waldner Stern, President of Waldner’s Business Environments Inc. 

“As Waldner’s celebrates our 80th Anniversary, this provides a special opportunity to look back and appreciate our storied past which continues to serve as the basis for our success and our vision for the future. Many of our clients and the professionals we have had the privilege to work with over eight decades know that our company was originally founded by our grandfather, Daniel Waldner in 1939. He instilled in all of us the importance of providing outstanding service with a commitment to excellence.”- Meredith Waldner-Stern

Photographed: Left to right – Daniel Waldner, Jay Waldner, Stephen Waldner, and Jeff Waldner. Austin Waldner, son of Jay Waldner to join the firm this year.

“Today, Waldner’s is proud to be a thriving business with over 100 remarkable, talented employees over three locations and clients throughout the nation.  We have all evolved from the traditional office space and come a long way from the standard metal desk of 1939 to providing cutting edge solutions in furniture, technology and service for multiple industries. What makes it most meaningful for us in celebrating our history is to know that since 1939, Waldner’s has and will continue to grow with our clients and provide innovative solutions for all of those we serve into the future.” – Meredith Waldner-Stern

Photographed: Waldner’s NYC employees at 80th Anniversary toast.

Chief Operating Officer Ryan Osborne says “Achieving an 80-year anniversary and enjoying year-over-year growth is a credit to our employees, the loyalty of our customers, and the ability of our organization’s leadership to steer Waldner’s product and service offerings through market shifts, ever-changing workplace trends, and industry pressures. Waldner’s and our main manufacturer, Steelcase, both share the same mission of staying ahead of the curve and responding to the needs of the business community through the use of new technologies, enhanced furniture products, architectural preferences, and office services. Each of Waldner’s local markets – Westchester, New Jersey, NYC, and Long Island – are excited and ready to respond to our customers’ demands for the workplace of the future and seeing our company and our clients continue to thrive over the next 80 years!”

Cheers and thank you to those who have helped make it all possible! 

 

Stay tuned for the grand re-opening of our Long Island showroom this Spring, located at  125 Route 110, Farmingdale, NY – Contact us for a tour!

Canstruction Long Island

CANSTRUCTION Long Island is an exciting design build competition where firms from the architectural, engineering and design communities create giant incredible structures that are self-supporting and made entirely out of canned food.  Once the structures are built and judged they stay on Exhibit for 2 weeks.  At the close of the event and prior to Thanksgiving all the food is donated and then distributed to local food banks.

We support The Interfaith Nutrition Network, Island Harvest Food Bank, Long Island Cares, Inc./The Harry Chapin Food Bank, and The NEST at Nassau Community College. Over the past eleven years, CANSTRUCTION has donated more than 440,000 cans of food!

Waldner’s Business Environments and NELSON & POPE have partnered up this year to create an amazing structure of the Smallfoot Yeti from Warner Bother’s new animation film Smallfoot. 

The Exhibit is open to the public now until November 12th 2018 from 8 am – 6 pm everyday located at RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY.

Bring a can of food to donate and you can vote on your favorite structure!

Thank you for supporting the Waldner’s team in our efforts to feed the hungry on Long Island!

Photo: Waldner’s and Nelson & Pope team

G100 Companies sound masking scape system collaborative media Rye Farmingdale Midtown Manhattan NYC Waldner's portfolio

Beautiful G100 Companies Office Space

Waldners is excited to unveil images from a recent project we’ve completed with G100 companies in NYC.

Waldners supplied an entire floor of new furniture and technology as well as delivery and installation services. Our integrated technology solution team installed the collaborative media:scape system and full sound masking throughout the floor.

See more photos of G100 and other projects in our Portfolio!

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Can you increase workplace wellbeing while decreasing office footprint?

Reprint from Corenet
By Enara Yusufova, LEED AP BD+C, Marketing & Workplace Strategy, Waldner’s Business Environments

Existing Conditions:
•Existing Space was 13,000 Sq Ft.
•(39) Workstations, (5) Private Offices
•(3) Conf. Room, (1) Material Library

 

The existing design and furniture layout had definitely warn out its welcome. There were high panels which blocked the windows, an outdated beige color palette, and spaces that were not functional for collaboration.
The input of all company staff was integral as employee wellbeing was a priority to the success and future of the company and its team members. We conducted a survey with all employees to help determine the ratio of personal to collaborative space needed and to generate our workstation typicals.

 

Results of the Survey:
•Bright color palette
•Low panels
•Storage Ped with cushion for collaboration
•Height Adjustable Tables to support each individual. Our design team generated a number of different typicals that helped analyze the needs of our employees.

 

Our renovation downsized our existing square footage from 13,000 Sp Ft. to 9,000 Sq Ft. This created certain challenges that stressed the importance of creating a multi-functional space. The scope of our new office was to include large team spaces that could double as touchdown areas and meeting spaces for clients. Due to the advent of digital libraries and increased digital capabilities there was no longer a need for a large library or extensive storage cabinets. We also had to include a wide variety of products because our space was to double as a showroom. Integrating different product lines within the same space helped create a cohesive balance throughout.

 

The finished design resulted in two conference rooms to accommodate large and small project group meetings, 40 workstations, 4 private offices, a scheduling system and the latest in high-end audio visual control systems allow for seamless shared experiences. Private offices no longer line the perimeter of the office and have now led way to permeate sunlight, to be enjoyed by everyone throughout the space. Natural elements add to the biophilic effect in the space with the use of a repurposed 100 year old barn as columns and live edge wood slab tables. A “townhall” space in the middle of the office has greatly increased opportunities for organic collaboration and flow of ideas resulting in small daily innovations and problem solving. We are able to experience a new “way of life” at work which accommodates personal work, teamwork, learning, and social interaction. A myriad of furniture and technology products in the space can be viewed by clients and is used by employees allowing us to offer honest and timely feedback to our community.