Landscape Forms assists with production and assembly of medical beds for use in pandemic
Kalamazoo, MI – April 30, 2020 – Fifty employees from Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design LED site furniture, lighting, structure, and accessories, recently supported a local company to build a low-cost, readily available medical bed for healthcare providers currently coping with the surge of coronavirus patients.
With the bed design and materials set in place, the company was seeking people with fabrication expertise to help construct the beds as quickly as possible in order to meet the demand. Landscape Forms had individuals available to assist, from assembly professionals to licensed forklift operators to quality control experts, and the team started doing their part at a neighboring facility on the evening of April 6th.
“I’m so proud of the team members for committing their time and expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic to make an impact in healthcare,” says Landscape Forms VP of Operations, Tim Woolley.
This recent venture adds to Landscape Forms’ ongoing efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19—efforts that have also included donations of personal protective equipment to healthcare authorities, and partnerships with peer companies to produce clear protective face shields for those on the front lines of care.
“Ultimately, I think this cooperative effort is a triple-win for everyone involved,” says Landscape Forms CEO, Marjorie Simmons. “A local medical technology company receives the production help they need, Landscape Forms has the opportunity to share our technical knowledge and can-do spirit during this human crisis, and most importantly, victims of the virus will get the comfort and care they so desperately need. It’s very rewarding to see the immense benefit that occurs when industries work together to maximize our potential to do good.”
About Landscape Forms
Landscape Forms is the industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture, structures, accessories, and advanced LED lighting. Since its founding in 1969 Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products and exceptional service. The company is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with manufacturing facilities in Kalamazoo and Phoenix, Arizona, and sales representatives throughout North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Asia. Landscape Forms collaborates with renowned industrial designers and consultancies, landscape architects, and architects to design and develop integrated collections of products that address emerging needs and help create a sense of place. Additionally, the company has formed global marketing partnerships with select companies that share its commitment to design. Landscape Forms has an installed base of products around the world. Clients include municipalities, transit centers, corporate, college and health care campuses; and familiar brand leaders such as Harvard University, Linked In, New York Central Park Conservancy, Bryant Park, Google, Coca Cola, Oculus, U.S. Tennis Association (USTA), Nike, National Museum of African American History (Washington, D.C.), Barclays Center, Adidas, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Microsoft, and Uber.