Lofty Heights: University Loft Climbs the Ranks of the FDM 300

We’ve done it again! University Loft Company has once again risen in the ranks of the FDM 300, an annual listing of North America’s leading manufacturers of furniture, cabinets, fixtures and millwork by the editors of CabinetMaker+FDM. Among the 300 listed industry leaders, University Loft Company has risen for the fifth consecutive year. After ranking a very respectable 165th in 2008, ULoft is now listed as the 83rd largest furniture manufacturer based on sales volume for the most recent fiscal year. In fact, because manufacturers are listed alphabetically when reporting the same sales volume, University Loft is essentially tied for 74th.

University Loft Rises to 83rd on the FDM 300 List

What’s behind University Loft’s remarkable ascent into the “lofty heights” of the FDM 300? Why do we continue to sell ever more furniture to college, residential, hospitality and government markets while others falter and even disappear from this prestigious list? Maybe it’s our…

Form and Function

At University Loft, we’ve been making space-maximizing loft-style dorm room furniture for more than 25 years. That adds up to millions of square feet of additional usable living space in college housing rooms across America and around the world. Each ULoft-outfitted college residence is a marvel of functionality thanks to the virtually unlimited furniture configurations, but the best part is, University Loft builds functional college furniture with style!

Quality Construction

Of course, looks aren’t everything. If ULoft furniture didn’t stand up to the wear and tear dished out by college and university students, we never would have lasted this long – or risen this high in sales and respect for our industry leadership. University Loft furniture for college housing is made from solid wood using the strongest construction methods, like mortise and tenon joints in our Two-Position chairs and English dovetail joints in our desks and dressers.

Environmental commitment

And if all that wasn’t enough validation of why University Loft Company continues to rise in the FDM 300 rankings, we are also the environmentally-friendly college furniture choice. Our solid wood college furniture is built using Environmentally Farmed
Timber that’s faster growing and stronger than oak.

There are many more reasons University Loft Company continues to rise in the FDM rankings. In the end, however, it comes down to pride, commitment and industry leadership. Hard work pays off, right?


The ULoft Blog Team

About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:

Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”

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