Buying on a Budget…The ATD Value Proposition for Educators

As schools struggle to meet their needs for classroom furniture despite decreasing budgets, ATD-AMERICAN brings the most essential and economical school furniture to school administrators, making it possible them to furnish their classrooms without wasting money or time.

Regardless of the size of the your school or budget, from pre-school to high school, private school to charter school, community college to university, ATD has the products you need and purchase most frequently.

We use our extensive knowledge of school furniture, our purchasing power and our access to hundreds of manufacturers to negotiate the lowest prices and pass along the savings to you through our catalog, our website, and through the bid process.

ATD also helps you stretch your budget by providing FREE Space Planning and Design Services. From individual rooms to entire buildings, our design experts can create customized classrooms, libraries, auditoriums, computer and science labs and administrative areas.

While pricing is important, you need to be sure that the school furniture you buy will stand the test of time and remain a good value far into the future.  You can buy with complete peace of mind thanks to our LIFETIME GUARANTEE .

In addition to product selection and pricing, the ATD Value Proposition also includes ATD’s commitment to providing the highest quality service. Our dedicated staff of highly trained school specialists understands the unique needs of schools and has extensive experience outfitting educational facilities. You will always receive fast, professional service, no matter how big or small the order.

 If Value, Quality, Selection and Service are the foundation of the ATD Value Proposition, customer satisfaction is its heart. Our promise is simple. We stand behind our products. If anything goes wrong, we fix it. We are not satisfied until you are satisfied.

Click here to view our new 2014 Education Furniture Buying Guide.

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ATD Among the Top Office Furniture Dealers in Philadelphia

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ATD-AMERICAN is proud to announce that in a survey conducted by the Philadelphia Business Journal, ATD is ranked 4th among office furniture dealers in the Philadelphia area.

The survey, published in the March 21, 2014, issue of Philadelphia Business Journal, ranks office furniture dealers based on the number of local employees.

In 1931, Irving Zaslow founded Jaffe’s Art Linens, a Philadelphia retail store that has grown into ATD-AMERICAN, a business still headquartered in the Philadelphia area and still owned and operated by the Zaslow family. Over our long history, ATD has grown into a manufacturer and distributor of thousands of items, including office chairs and furniture, school chairs and school furniture

Yvonne Zaslow

Yvonne Zaslow

“This is great news for ATD,” said Yvonne Zaslow, Executive Vice-president and co-owner of ATD-AMERICAN. “We were thrilled last year to be ranked among the top women-owned businesses in the Philadelphia, and we are equally thrilled this year to be ranked among the largest office furniture dealers in the area.”

“As we celebrate this new ranking, we are also looking to the future,” Ms. Zaslow added. “Growth is always a challenge, but our goal at ATD is to always keep moving forward. We are already looking ahead to next year and working toward achieving an even higher ranking on this list as well as earning top rankings on as many other lists as possible.”

Are You Ready for More Sunshine?

It’s been a long, hard winter for much of the country and everyone is probably ready for a little (or maybe a lot) more sunshine.

Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the United States on Sunday, March 9. It’s time to set your clocks ahead and “spring forward” one hour. It’s also a good time to take a few minutes for this “seasonal safety check”:

Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms save lives…if they work. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) suggests not only changing the batteries, but also checking the age of your alarms and replacing older alarms. The CPSC suggests that consumers replace smoke alarms every ten years and carbon monoxide alarms every five years.

Since you’re changing batteries already, this is also a good time to check flashlights, radios and other battery-powered equipment in your home or car. With fresh batteries, you’ll be ready for any emergency.



Healthy Workplace Design…Does it Matter?

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Did you know that health plays a major factor in determining the likelihood of an employee leaving a job?

According to a 2012 Perkins + Will study, 68 percent of employees who say they are in “excellent” health report that they are “not at all likely” to leave their job, compared to 45 percent in “poor health”.

As employers seek ways to increase productivity in the workplace, ergonomics and wellness are driving workplace design as a way to keep employees healthy, happy and – ultimately – productive.

Check out the article below for helpful tips on Healthy Workplace Design and its impact on productivity.

Healthy workplace design spurs productivity – The Business Journals

Explore, Discover and Get Inspired with ATD at NAIS!


Stop by ATD’s Booth #247 at the NAIS Annual Conference, February 26-28 in Orlando FL.

Explore with one of our experts and discover inspired solutions that inspire excellence in the classroom.

Dare to Explore and Discover

Classroom furniture is the building block of a quality learning environment. Well-designed and properly equipped classrooms are vital to creating an atmosphere that gets students excited about learning and inspires them to reach their full potential. 

Whether you’re replacing a few chairs or desks or outfitting an entire school, ATD is your source of quality and value. We have a large selection of school-related products, including many In Stock and Greenguard-certified items.

You can also save time by letting ATD do all the work – space planning through installation.

We’ll see you at the show! 


Leave Footprints in the Snow…Not on Your Floors!

In most parts of the country, this winter will go down as one of the most memorable (to say the least) in recent history. Cold, sleet, snow and ice have left almost no part of the country untouched.

If you’ve been in the path of this winter’s wrath, you know that whatever falls outside is eventually “walked in” on the feet of those of those who enter your building. And even though the ice and snow outside will eventually melt away, the effects inside your building may be much more damaging and long-lasting.

Here are some interesting statistics about the effects of bad weather on your floors:

  • MAT007MSUp to 80% of floor-damaging soil is tracked in from daily traffic through building entrances
  • Tracked-in dirt damages all types of flooring – carpet, tile, wood – and creates dust
  • Unprotected entrance flooring can accumulate up to two pounds of dirt per square yard, more in inclement weather
  • It can cost anywhere from $500 to $800 to remove just one pound of soil from a facility
  • Dirty, wet and slippery floors are hazardous and present a poor image for a building and its occupants




Entrance matting is the only preventive solution to minimize the accumulation of dirt in your building. As the first line of defense, fifteen feet of high-performance entrance matting will prevent up to 80% of the accumulated dirt from spreading onto your floors.

  • Reduces maintenance costs
  • Protects your floors
  • Improves air quality
  • Enhances the look of your workplace
  • Diminishes the risk of slips and accidents

Don’t let Old Man Winter walk all over your floors! Click here to view our selection of  Entrance Mats.

 Source: Crown Mats and Matting



It’s A Joy! Buy American and Help Create Jobs

 flagAs part of ATD’s ongoing committment to keeping America strong and healthy by helping to create one million new jobs, ATD is making every effort to partner with vendors whose products are Made in America.

Our featured Made in America vendor today is Joy Carpets & Co. of Fort __LOG385_previewOglethorpe, Georgia.

Made at Home...Found Worldwide

Made at Home…Found Worldwide

Made in the USA…Found Worldwide – Joy Carpets has established a solid reputation for unsurpassed design and manufacturing of educational, game, and specialty flooring. Joy Carpets products are made in the USA and can be found around the globe.

Exercise your buying power and start creating one million new jobs. Click here to check out our selection of Joy Carpets.

Made in America is not just an empty slogan. It’s a way to keep America strong and healthy.

It’s a fact that if we all purchase just 5% MORE American-made products, we will help create ONE MILLION NEW JOBS.Yes, that’s right. Just 5% MORE!

To learn more about why Made in America really matters, take a look at this short video, then help us spread the word by sharing this video with your friends. Together, we can make a difference.

Made in America…Keeping America Strong and Healthy

Would you like to help keep America strong and healthy? Would you like to help create over a million new jobs?

It’s not as impossible as it sounds.

It’s a fact that if we all purchase just 5% MORE American-made products, we will help create ONE MILLION NEW JOBS.Yes, that’s right. Just 5% MORE!

Made in America is not just an empty slogan. It’s a way to keep America strong and healthy. To learn more about what Made in America really means, take a look at this short video. We guarantee that it’s a real eye opener.

ATD-AMERICAN is committed to America. As a part of that committment, we are making every effort to partner with vendors whose products are Made in America.

Our featured Made in America vendor today is High Point Furniture Industries (HPFI).

HPFI is a Veteran-Owned Small Business with two manufacturing facilities in High Point, NC, the furniture capital of the world. One facility is dedicated to the production of premier laminate casegoods and the other produces the finest reception seating Made in America!  HPFI also manufactures outstanding healthcare seating and recliners.


Exercise your buying power and start creating one million new jobs! Check out these great HPFI Made in America products.



High Point Bedford Traditional
High Point Bedford Traditional

High Point Bravo Panel End




High Point Elevation
High Point Elevation








HPFI also offers a wide range of Made in America reception and lounge seating in styles to suit any decor, from traditional to contemporary. Click here to view selections from our most popular collections.

HPFI Reception and Lounge Seating