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Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.

11000 Seymour Avenue
Franklin Park, IL 60131
United States
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

January 22, 2008

Bretford, Inc., supplier of technology and media furniture that improves how people work and learn, today introduced two height adjustable carts with welded pull-out shelving. The newest versions of the A2642NS and CA2642NS carts reduce set-up time and support the use of additional technology equipment, such as a notebook computer. The new carts will make their debut in the Bretford booth (#574) during the FETC show, January 23-25 in Orlando, Florida.

According to Dave Smith, product manager for Bretford, Inc., the new carts are perfect for today’s K-12 and higher education classrooms, corporate training rooms, hospitality meeting rooms, and even make great audiovisual rental products. “Bretford launched its first adjustable height carts back in the 1960s when they were used primarily for education and training with reel-to-reel and slide projectors.” He continued, “We’ve evolved the carts over the years to support changing technology needs. The new carts with the pull-out shelves give users the ability to integrate display and computer technology without the need for additional furniture.”

The new height adjustable carts have legs and shelves that are arc welded into place for a strong and secure platform and to help simplify set-up so users can have them up and running – literally -- within minutes. The A2642NS has three open shelves while the CA2642NS includes a lower locking cabinet to store equipment and deter tampering and theft.

Both models are 24” wide x 18” deep and can be adjusted from 26” to 42” high by resetting four screws to a comfortable projecting height. They offer enough room on the top shelf to accommodate a 20” diagonal monitor or any AV equipment with similar dimensions, and are available with either 4” or 5” swivel casters for easy movement and locking brakes so the cart stays steady during use. Their die-press shelves feature rounded edges for extra safety during use and while being moved. And, their top shelf includes a non-slip rubber mat to keep expensive audiovisual equipment firmly in place.

Optional electrical units with a 20-foot power cord and winder are available with the new height adjustable carts so they can be positioned anywhere in the room. A retrofit kit will also be available at the end of March 2008 so users can convert their existing Bretford A2642 and CA2642 carts for use with new technology teaching tools.

Bretford’s new adjustable height carts are manufactured entirely in the US and constructed from steel for strength and durability. An average of 30 percent post-consumer recycled steel is used for minimal impact on the environment. For specific product details, please reference the A2642 and CA2642 technical data sheets.

Availability and Pricing The new A2642NS and CA2642NS Adjustable Height Carts will be available for order through Bretford’s nationwide reseller network in early February and begin shipping on February 15, 2008. For more information about technology and media furniture solutions from Bretford, please call 1-800-521-9614 or go to

About Bretford, Inc. Headquartered in Franklin Park, IL, Bretford, Inc. is the leading supplier of high quality technology and media furniture that improves how people work and learn. Founded in 1948, Bretford holds almost six decades of expertise dedicated solely to the design and manufacturer of furniture solutions. Today with nearly 500 employees and 340,000 square feet of production space, Bretford’s products and accessories are part of the most comprehensive line-up of furniture solutions available from a single manufacturer. By offering intelligent furniture designs that support evolving technology, Bretford has enabled offices, institutions, organizations and corporations to increase productivity and efficiency. Bretford’s superior workmanship and environmentally-compliant manufacturing and operation practices ensure dependable products that are further backed by the industry’s best 20-year parts and labor warranty for library furniture products and 12-year parts and labor warranty for all other Bretford products. # # #