Press Releases

06/14/2018 – Nightingale's VR Showroom at NeoCon 2018

We've gone virtual!

This year, we decided to focus on storytelling—the story of Nightingale to be exact.

Most people know that we're a contract chair manufacturing company, but what most don't know is that we're also 100% Landfill Free—or that we offer standard 3 weeks of paid vacation or the average person has been at Nightingale for a minimum of 15 years. With a growing company like ours, we take care of our people because they're the reason Nightingale is successfully delivering high-quality products and customer care.

Our decision to be truly transparent has allowed our clients, reps, and dealers to feel more connected to our company.

In case you missed us at NeoCon, our showroom is available through VR:  https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ZFj11LL5tLq


04/20/2018 – CXO™ & IC2® recognized with Green GOOD DESIGN 2017

Nightingale Corporation announced today that two of its products – the IC2 and the CXO series of chairs – have been recognized with 2017 Green Good Design Awards.

The awards are presented by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. Green Good Design identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important examples of sustainable design, and develops a public awareness program about which global companies are leaders in world ecological and sustainable design.

“Advancing sustainability has long been fundamental to our culture and everything we do,” said Edward Breen, Nightingale President. "Green Good Design Awards are a significant recognition of our companies' efforts to deliver design that respects the environment."

 

 

About IC2® 7300 Series

The IC2® is a high-performance seating solution perfect for those long days at the desk. It’s designed with ultra-breathable mesh and perfectly balanced with smooth adjustments. The IC2® is built to challenge the ergonomic and comfort standards with its stunning light-weight, elegant, and functional design.

About CXO™ 6200 Series

The CXO™ is an ergonomic seating solution which combines innovative technology with high-end materials to change how we define comfort. It offers a strong lumbar support, responsive technology, breathability, and our flexible patented Ablex™ mesh to exceeds all expectations. The CXO™ is truly the most comfortable chair in the world.

 

 

About Green Good Design

Architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning projects, product, packaging and graphic designs from over 20 nations were awarded 2017 Green Good Design Awards. Winners represent the world’s most important manufacturers, design firms and leading Fortune 500 corporations that are forwarding a new emphasis on a more sustainable design and environment worldwide. For the 2017 competition, hundreds of submissions from around the world were received. Members of The European Centre’s International Advisory Committee – worldwide leaders in the design industry – served as the jury. All awards are posted at the European Centre’s website at www.europeanarch.eu.

About Nightingale Corporation

Founded in 1928, Nightingale is a leading office seating manufacturer with a growing global presence. Nightingale’s premium quality products are individually customized and hand-assembled in their cutting-edge facility which includes an Innovation Lab. Nightingale’s commitment to comfort, quality, and innovation has driven their vision to be a respected industry leader.


03/08/2018 – Nightingale Named Canada's Top 50 Best Managed Companies

Nightingale has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Managed Companies (BMC) for outstanding overall business performance and growth. Now in its 25th year, Canada’s BMC is the country’s leading business awards program.

Compiled by Deloitte in partnership with Maclean's magazine, this national business awards program recognizes Canadian-owned companies that demonstrate strong ethics, strategy, and commitment to achieve continuous growth. Each year, hundreds of ambitious companies undergo a rigorous application process, but only the best are awarded this prestigious designation.

"Being amongst the best in class requires more than financial performance," said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada's Best Managed Program. "Achieving sustained growth and strong overall business performance is the result of the combined efforts and commitment of the entire organization."

For 90 years, Nightingale has been advocating equality in the workplace—whether it's age, gender, race, or disabilities. "The most important attribute of a successful company is [the] people. We're grateful to have such a talented, diverse team who all work together towards the same goal," said Edward Breen, President.

With health and wellness as one of Nightingale's guiding principles, they aim to enhance the user's experiences to live and work comfortably with a product that's environmentally friendly and extremely durable. "Last year at NeoCon, we partnered up with the Urban Beehive Project and used our showroom as a platform to highlight the importance of bees in sustainability and food security," said Breen. "Our company has always honored the environment by carefully reducing our carbon footprint during production. We also care about the rights and beliefs of our people, customers, and suppliers.”

Nightingale will be attending the 2018 Canada's BMC awards gala on April 11th in Toronto, ON. The gala will also be accompanied by a panel discussion which will address the major business concerns that are key to helping current leaders to be successful and thrive in their respective industries. 


About Canada's Best Managed Companies

Established in 1993, Canada's Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million.

Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.


11/20/2017 – IC2® chair named finalist for Best of Year 2017

Nightingale’s IC2® chair has been selected as a contract/task seating finalist in Interior Design’s 2017 Best of Year (BoY) awards. The BoY is the design industry’s premiere design awards program, celebrating the most significant work of the year and recognizing designers, architects, and manufacturers worldwide.

It’s an exciting time for Nightingale’s innovative design team—they’re honored to be selected out of thousands of nominees to potentially receive the most highly regarded awards program in the industry.


09/01/2017 – Google Map PR

Virtualized Nightingale NeoCon Showroom

In case you missed us at NeoCon in Chicago, we’ve teamed up with Google Maps and virtualized our bee-friendly showroom for an enhanced viewing experience. We’ve been loving how technology has pushed us beyond paper and helped put us on the map—both figuratively and literally!

Our unwavering commitment to quality seating product designs and ergonomic comfort is the foundation of which Nightingale is built on. This year, instead of putting our products in the spotlight, we decided to command the attention of a much larger audience to show our support for the Urban Beehive Project (UBP). The UBP was developed and designed by the BGHJ Architects in Prince Edward Island, CA. Nightingale has always been environmentally-conscious—being a waste-free facility, we wanted to help raise awareness about the declination of the bees and their impact on local and global sustainability.

It was an amazing concept in which it gave us a unique way to connect with our community. We loved the results and the continued support. For that, we have our strong team and loyal reps and dealers to thank.

https://goo.gl/maps/Epan8a1TWNN2

 


01/03/2017 – Edward J. Breen Named President

Nightingale Corp. announces that Edward J. Breen has been named President.

Breen, 45, who joined Nightingale fifteen years ago, was Chief Operating Officer (COO), and was responsible for Nightingale’s sales, marketing, and production operations. In his new role, he will continue to manage those areas in addition to the company's design innovation lab, accredited testing facility and Nightingale University. 

"Edward has been a key player in making Nightingale a leader in the contract office seating industry,'' said Bill Breen, chairman and chief executive officer. "Under his guidance, we've significantly strengthened our brand and delivered 15 years of consecutive sales growth. He is an outstanding executive who has attracted many talented people to Nightingale and who will help lead this company to many more decades of profitable sales growth."

Breen holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and a Hons. BBA in Marketing from Wilfrid Laurier University.

With the launch of several new lounge and conference seating products, revamped digital and online presence, and a significant investment in Nightingale University – this year will be the most eventful and profitable yet.

Breen is recognized for his contribution to Nightingale and is thrilled in his new role.

 


08/16/2016 – Nightingale supports Urban Beehive Project

In an effort to support local communities with their environmental initiatives, Nightingale is sponsoring the largest Urban Beehive Project in Canada. A local task force comprised of community leaders, local architects and designers from Charlottetown will unveil this environmental initiative. This is the first beehive structure specifically designed to be placed in a public park, featured to protect honey bees as well as produce local honey. The giant beehive will be making a vibrant presence to local residents and businesses. The structure is the first of several that will house beehives as part of the Urban Beehive Project, created by architects Murray and Stojak. The bees will arrive next week. Locals are free to check the structures out, but the grand opening with both structures will be in mid-August. The honey made by the bees will be donated to the food bank and soup kitchen. “We are an agriculture based country, and as such we rely heavily on the wellbeing of bees as they pollinate our crops from Coast to Coast”, say Egon Szenttamasy, VP of Sales in Canada. Nightingale is proud to be an environmentally friendly manufacturer, and a sponsor and supporter of green initiatives across the globe.


 

08/15/2016 – Nightingale's full IDCEC CEU accreditation

Starting August 22nd 2016 Nightingale is pleased to announce full IDCEC CEU accreditation for the ‘Sitting Experience’ classroom presentation. The "Sitting Experience" takes participants far beyond the usual focus on outward posture, to the innermost design and functional operation of the human body. The Nightingale "Sitting Experience" also teaches the crucial qualifications required of a chair design that is nice to look at and ergonomical to sit in. Presenter for the ‘Sitting Experience’ is Mark Francis; Learning & Development Manager at Nightingale chair corporation. Mark comes to these presentations with over 20 years of experience in the seating industry. For more information or to register please email Mark Francis at mfrancis@nightingalechairs.com


 


11/25/2015 – Egon Szenttamasy Promoted to VP Sales - Canada

Nightingale announces that Egon Szenttamasy has been promoted into the role of Vice-President Sales - Canada, effective immediately, and will be reporting directly to Ed Breen, Chief Operating Officer. Egon will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Nightingale’s efforts in Canada focusing on our Sales Team, Distribution Channels and other National Initiatives. Szenttamasy has been employed with Nightingale since 2008 most recently in the role of Director of Sales – GSA and International. He has an extensive knowledge in the products and procedures at Nightingale and has proven to be a dynamic leader. “Egon has a track record of sales success and has proven to be a charismatic leader in every position he has held. I’m excited to have Egon lead our Canadian sales operations and energize our valued distribution partners” says Ed Breen. Szenttamasy is excited to begin his new role and developing working relationships in the Canadian market.


11/23/2015 – New EXO Versions

Nightingale announces updates to our successful EXO line. The EXO series features a mid-back and now introduces a high-back and high-back with headrest versions. Both of the two new versions come with the lines full range of textiles and options. The EXO series also features a back lumbar support and side tension control to provide the user with the exact support needed for a comfortable sitting experience.



“The different back heights makes this series more competitive in the industry and allows Nightingale to meet and exceed contract seating specifications.”
Brad Armacost, EVP of US Operations
 


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