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The Process

How it is all done

The process in which we make our products is as equally important as how we design it. So much detail and hard work goes into each item it makes us proud to say, “Your work life is our life’s work.”

EnviroGuard Award

“EnviroGuard Award Goes to New Life.” Idaho Business Review Business News reports on the mayor’s EnviroGuard Award given each year to Boise businesses that promote a healthy environment. Read the article

 

Environmental Effort Award

“Boise Honors Environmental Efforts.” Melissa McGrath reports on the EnviroGuard Pollution Prevention Award won this year by New Life Office. Read the article

 

Environment at Work Award

“Company puts new life into old office furnishings.” Article in the Idaho Statesman reporting New Life Office’s EnviroGuard Pollution Prevention Award from the city of Boise. Read the article

Recycling is the cornerstone of our business. New Life Office is a company that has specialized in the remanufacturing of modular workstations in Boise, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas for over 20 years. We purchase surplus workstations and revitalize them with new fabric and finishes to look virtually new. New Life Office can also refurbish a business’ existing modular workstations thus generating an even greater cost and environmental savings.

The Process

  • Recovering Product

    Recovering Product

    We scour the country for used office furniture and store it in one of our warehouse to wait for sanding and painting.

  • Pulling Items

    Pulling Items

    Once an order has been made, we pull used product from the shelves and prep it for painting.

  • Sanding

    Sanding

    In order for our product to look new, our preparation has to be perfect.

We are able to provide such savings by purchasing workstations from companies that are going out of business, downsizing, moving or just remodeling. Recycling these workstations saves land fill space and provides our customers with affordable, high quality furniture. Our refurbishing process is carried out with the same environmental consciousness. The three high pressure laminate manufacturers we use are all Greenguard certified, our Terratex line of fabric is made from 100% recycled materials and the paint we use is a low VOC, water reducible enamel.

  • Painting

    Painting

    After we prepare and perfect our items, they are painted to their desired color.

  • Surfaces are cut

    Surfaces are cut

    Once we get the dimensions to the surfaces, we cut them and get them ready laminating.

  • Laminating

    Laminating

    When we receive each wood surface we then carefully spray a strong adheasive to bond the top layer of melamin.

At New Life Office, we are committed to being good stewards of the environment. As part of this commitment we are currently getting each of our project managers certified as LEED Accredited Professionals by the Green Building Certification Institute. This will ensure that as we work on projects throughout the U.S. we will have the knowledge and experience to help firms qualify their building projects easier and more efficiently. Just one more way of supporting the green movement that is so important to the sustainability of our planet.

  • Perfecting

    Perfecting

    It starts to look like an amazing desk surface.

  • Panels are made

    Panels are made

    Behind the scenes while everything else is getting done new fabric is placed over the desired panels getting ready for the install.

  • Surfaces are complete

    Surfaces are complete

    Surfaces are completed and ready for transport.

Other recycling measures that we take are:

  • Office cubicle furniture supplies that are part of our surplus purchases are recycled for our use and the excess is donated to our neighboring businesses.
  • Newspaper and white office paper is taken to the recycling center.
  • We use only copy paper that is made from farmed eucalyptus trees and both the paper and it’s packaging are 100% recyclable.
  • Surplus modular components that we can’t use are first donated to non-profit organizations such as schools and service groups. The rest are taken to the recycling center. New Life Office recycles more than 15 tons of steel per year.
  • Old fabric removed from the used cubicles panels we purchase is used as packing material.
  • Printer cartridges are recycled, file folders and fax cover sheets are reused and misprints are used as scratch paper.
  • Product is delivered

    Product is delivered

    After production is completed each product is carefully loaded into a truck and hand delivered.

  • Instalation

    Instalation

    Instalation is probably the best part, we actually get to see our designs come together.

  • Completion

    Completion

    After we install everything people can move back into their desks and work can go back to usual.

New Life Office was the recipient of the 2005 Boise City “Enviroguard Award” in recognition of our outstanding efforts in implementing pollution prevention measures. These measures help protect Boise’s quality of life as we serve as a steward of our precious natural resources.