Proximity Furniture, North Carolina, USA
- Market: Office & Healthcare Furniture
- Employees: 26
- Shop Size: 50,000 sq. ft.
- Website: proximityfurniture.com
Twenty four years ago, Brian Frazier founded Proximity Furniture with the dream of changing the standard of custom furniture available to the custom office and healthcare furniture markets. His goal was to build products that offered the ultimate in comfort, flexibility and functionality to his clients.
“The contract furniture industry has been plagued with the lack of available tools to be able to quickly modify furniture. It seems like furniture design is always playing catch up to the fast paced needs in the market place.” Says Brian Frazier, President of Proximity Furniture.
“By utilizing our AutoCAD-based Software from Microvellum, we have overcome this obstacle and can provide our clients customized solutions that take minimal time to engineer, customize and produce.” continued Frazier.
“In 2007, we started searching for software to help us improve our production and drive our new Komo Mach One Router. Since we already used AutoCAD, we were looking for a solution that would complement our existing software and tooling. After evaluating several potential systems, we found Microvellum to be the perfect fit.”
“The open architecture, ease-of-use and outstanding product support and service really set them apart from others. We love the open architecture of the program. The parametric logic is easy to understand and it did not take long for my team to be proficient.”
“After the first 90-days, we started noticing major improvements. Our design and engineering time was much shorter than before and the flow of project data to the shop floor for production was much smoother and more precise. We’ve spent quite a bit of time and effort to refine our product catalog in Microvellum and so far, the return on our efforts has been exponential.”
One of the key elements to Proximity Furniture’s model is, to give the client what they want; furniture to fit a new technology, to adapt to the needs of diverse employees, and to maximize desk space in the confines of modern office interiors. They have designed their product lines with sensitivity to human support requirements and environments. They focus on comfort, flexibility, and reliability; making Proximity ‘Furniture for the way you work.’
“Microvellum has done an outstanding job at helping us deliver quality products to our clients. We are not your typical cabinet shop, and because of that our product line it quite unique. Their support team has gone above and beyond to help us solve unique challenges our model presents.” “Microvellum is a cornerstone in our in our engineering and manufacturing processes and has proved to be the best return for my investment.”
Today, Brian and his 26-person team operate out of a 25,000 sq. ft. production facility in Clayton, North Carolina complete around 240 projects per year. They are currently in the middle of 25,000 sq. ft. expansion project.
For more information about Proximity Furnitre, visit their website: proximityfurniture.com
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