The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, The second best time is today.
– Chinese proverb
Volume 75 | Issue 3
May 2007

ACUI Procure News: Women-owned, environmentally friendly company joins ACUI Procure 

ACUI members are now able to enjoy the benefits of ACUI Procure’s newest vendor. Integra has been designing and manufacturing lounge and reception area furniture for more than 24 years. It is known for its aesthetically sophisticated yet durable seating and tables.

Integra is a family-owned business and a certified woman-owned business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. The company is also environmentally friendly.

According to its Environmental Statement from August 2006, "At Integra, environmental stewardship is a critical concern. Through every phase of our manufacturing process, we strive to minimize our impact on the environment through waste management, recycling of raw materials, and clean processes.

"Integra is committed to the manufacturing of products that will not harm the environment. We have designed all our seating with selective replacement capability, which allows our customers to continually refurbish or replace furniture components."

For more information about ACUI Procure or Integra, please e-mail save@acui.org.

Institutions rewarded for using ACUI Procure

On top of saving time and money when making purchases, institutions have the added bonus of receiving yearly rebates when using ACUI Procure. Member institutions have received $134,000 in rebates since ACUI Procure’s inception.

With ACUI Procure, vendors pay a percentage of the collective registered purchases back to ACUI, which then issues rebates to participating institutions. At the annual conference, six companies were recognized for contributing the largest amount to the rebate system: QubicaAMF Worldwide, High Point Furniture Industries, Wesnic, Palmer Snyder Furniture Company, Mity-Lite, Inc., and Walker Wireless.

This year, institutions earned $20,000 in rebates, and the five institutions that received the largest rebates were North Carolina Central University, $423; Chapman University, $1,133; Fresno City College, $1,439; Brigham Young University, $2,088; and California State University–East Bay, $3,085.

For more information about ACUI Procure or rebates, please e-mail save@acui.org.