UConn Husky mascot exercises on MCergo treadmill desk at the Lifestyles Expo at Star Hill in Tolland.
Rocky the Rock Cat mascot exercises on MCergo treadmill desk at the Lifestyles Expo at Star Hill in Tolland.
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 12:15 pm
By Howard French Journal Inquirer
Tolland’s MCergo office furniture supply company is going downtown.
The 34-year-old business is opening a satellite facility on the first floor
of the City Place building at 185 Asylum St. next week. It’ll be a downtown
showroom for the company’s office furnishings, including newly combined
work stations and exercise equipment.
“Our new location will allow us to showcase the latest ergonomic office
furniture including sit-to-stand conference tables, adjustable-height work
stations, treadmill desks, and our signature Bayside Seating line,” MCergo
President Ronald W. Regan said.
The new shop, which is next to the Max Downtown Restaurant, will have
limited hours to start, Regan said, likely 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or so, but will
offer appointments at any hour to accommodate customers. Appointments
can be arranged by calling 860-872-1234.
Details are available on the company website
In May 2010 the company moved to larger quarters in the former Dari Farms building at 40 Tolland Stage Road in Tolland. It spent a year renovating the 11,000-square-foot space, which is four times the size of the company’s previous 3,000-square-foot location inVernon.
Regan’s father, Ronald Sr., started the office furnishings distribution company in 1979 in East Hartford, moving it to Vernon 20 years ago. MCergo, which stands for “media control ergonomics,” specializes in ergonomically designed office chairs and work stations that can help reduce repetitive work-related disorders among a company’s work force, Regan says.
As a certified workplace assessor with over 20 years’ experience, I’m always thinking about ways to increase comfort and productivity. I use an adjustable height desk in my office but still need a good task chair when I do sit at my desk. I realized that my ideal task chair really didn’t exist on the current market—so I designed my own: the Bourne task/conference chair.
The Bourne task/conference chair is the flagship product of our new Bayside Seating line. It is so named for two reasons, first, it “gave birth” to our new line and second, it was inspired by the countless summers I spent on Cape Cod growing up.
While designing the Bourne chair I thought about all of the things that I look for in a task and conference chair. The chair must be comfortable, easily adjustable and should “disappear” when you use it. I want a chair to be as environmentally friendly as possible, too, so I looked for ways to use recycled materials in my design.
One of the reasons I’m so proud of the Bourne chair is because it’s made of 78% recycled material and is a GREENGUARD certified product. I’m proud to offer a 10 year guarantee on every Bourne chair, too.
If you have any questions on the Bourne office chair, feel free to email us, tweet us at @MCergo or call us at 1-800-222-2456.
Pictured: A monitor arm, “banana board” keyboard tray, ergonomic office chair and adjustable sit/stand desk form a complete ergonomic solution for any office.
What is ergonomics?
The International Ergonomics Association defines ergonomics as the “scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of the interactions among humans and other elements of a system and the profession that applies theoretical principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well being and overall system performance.” But what does this really mean?
Ergonomics is concerned with optimizing workplace comfort to maximize safety and employee productivity. To start thinking about how ergonomics affects your daily life, ask yourself some basic questions. For example, how many hours per day do you spend sitting in front of your computer? Does your computer sit on a desk, counter or on your lap? Do you use an external keyboard, mouse or monitor? Do you strain to see your monitor? How comfortable are you in your desk chair? Does your neck or back ache by the end of the day? Are your wrists sore? Ergonomics asks and addresses all of these questions and if you answered yes to any of them, you have spent time thinking about ergonomics.
At MCErgo, we’ve been thinking about ergonomics since 1979.
If you’d like to learn how ergonomic tools can enhance your comfort & productivity, you’ve come to the right place. We offer custom solutions using field proven brands like WorkRite, Steelcase, Humanscale, Allseating and Symmetry Office as well as our own brand new Bayside Seating line of office chairs. We’ll work to identify the best products for your situation and budget. With our knowledge of the latest in ergonomic technologies, we can assure you that you’ll be getting the best.
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