Mergers & Acquisitions

Wisconsin Bench Acquires National School Lines Brand - Solutions for Education Market Now Even Stronger

Original Press Release

Wisconsin Bench Acquires National School Lines Brand - Solutions for Education Market Now Even Stronger

Press release date: August 5, 2009

Thorp, WI, August 5, 2009 - To help better serve and support the growing and diversified educational market, Wisconsin Bench acquired National School Line brand, a leading brand of classroom furniture. "The integration of our two businesses will now allow us to better support the educational customer who needs both student furniture like chairs and desks along with classroom furniture like storage cabinets and work surfaces," said Steve Burgess, Wisconsin Bench General Manager. "We are now a one-stop resource for project managers looking to outfit a school with solid, reliable and practical furniture for both students and staff." In addition, Mr. Ken Korsch, former owner of National School Lines, has joined the Wisconsin Bench sales team and will add his expertise to the already experienced team of sales professionals, selling the National School Lines brand and Wisconsin Bench's line of school products. About Wisconsin Bench Wisconsin Bench is the largest manufacturer of butcher block, laminate and ShopTop® bench tops in North America. Since 1978, the nation's premier table and work station manufactures have trusted Wisconsin Bench to make work surfaces for the material handling, commercial, government, education and industrial markets. As the exclusive manufacture of laminate table tops with the durable, tamper-resistant plastic edging Lotz Armor Edge®, Wisconsin Bench has become one of the largest suppliers of activity tables to the education market. Recently, Wisconsin Bench expanded its solutions offering to include cabinetry and laminate furniture. The main office of Wisconsin Bench is located in Thorp, Wis. For more information on Wisconsin Bench, please visit: About National School Lines
National School Lines is one of the most versatile manufacturers of classroom furniture, offering a wider selection of chairs, desk styles and colors than anyone else. The expanded product line includes welded frame tables, bench seating, task chairs, sled base chairs, and more painted style book-boxes. The Lifetime Structural Warranty comes standard with all products and ensures customer loyalty. National School Lines has been in business for more than 40 years (since 1963), and offers products throughout the United States. The main office for National School Lines is located in Thorp, Wis. For more information on National School Lines products, please visit: CONTACT: Steve Burgess Wisconsin Bench 507 W. Grant Street Thorp, WI 54771 Phone: 715-669-5360 x 101 Fax: 715-669-5929 Email:


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