University Loft Company Brings the Toyota Way to Student Furniture Manufacturing

University Loft Manufacturing Facility uses the Toyota WayUniversity Loft Company proudly manufactures our student dorm room furniture in the USA. But that doesn’t mean that we aren’t in tune with the best practices from around the world. So when James Jannetides learned about the production efficiencies and quality improvements possible with The Toyota Way, he knew it was perfect for University Loft Company.

Step inside the massive University Loft Company manufacturing plant and warehouse facility in Greenfield, Indiana, for example, and you’ll see The Toyota Way in action. You’ll notice student furniture assembly “cells”. This is where the student furniture construction magic happens, as furniture components are delivered to one end of the cell and assembled as they move from one station to the next around the cell. Once assembly is complete, the furniture item is inspected and boxed for shipping. If a problem is encountered during production, a flag is raised at the cell, and production stops until a supervisor comes to the cell and the problem is rectified.

The Toyota Way – along with state-of-the-art college furniture manufacturing technologies and the most advanced construction techniques (like English dovetail drawer joints) – mean superior build quality for lasting strength and durability in the dorm room.

University Loft college furniture: built in America using the world’s best construction principles and practices. Did you expect anything less?

Want to learn more about University Loft Company manufacturing? Call us at 800-423-LOFT (5638).


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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