Northwood Local Schools | Northwood PK-12 School

Project Name: Northwood PK-12 School
Owner: Northwood Local Schools
Architect: Fanning Howey Associates
Construction Manager: Rudolph Libbe, Inc.
Sub-Contractor: Farnham Equipment Company
Scope: Products & Installation of Casework, Architectural Millwork/Cabinets, Wood Millwork/Cabinets, Gym Equipment, Telescopic Bleachers
Completion: September 2017

Northwood Local Schools’ new building opened fall 2017, consolidating all schools into one main building with Preschool and Elementary Students at the lower level and grades 7-12 in the upper level. As you walk into the building, you’re greeted at the Stevens Industries serpentine reception desk. One of the most eye catching part of the construction Farnham Equipment Company, with the engineering team at Stevens Industries, constructed was the hallway display wall complete with built in benches and shelving for students to get cozy or set out prized artwork. The building, housing Stevens Industries casework, both traditional and lab casework, and millwork throughout, features open learning areas as well as mixed use classrooms and media centers.

Hussey Seating Company telescopic bleachers filled two gymnasiums in Champion Blue with Black Aisle Rails and custom Safety-End Closure Curtains. Performance Sports athletic equipment including basketball backstops with main court and cross court units, divider curtains, and volleyball equipment, chin up bars and climbing ropes were also housed in both gymnasiums.
Northwood Local Schools | Northwood PK-12 School

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Jackson Center School District | Jackson Center Pk-8 School

Project Name: Jackson Center Pk-8 School
Owner: Jackson Center School District
Architect: Freytag & Associates, Inc.
Construction Manager: Peterson Construction Company
Contractor: EZKin Company
Sub-Contractor: Farnham Equipment Company
Scope: Installation of Educational, Library, Music & Science Casework, Athletic Equipment, Telescopic Bleachers, and Library Furniture & Equipment.
Completion: August 2017

Farnham Equipment Company worked closely with EZKin Company on the Jackson Pk-8 School on the installation of Stevens Industries Educational, Library, Music and Science Casework, Performance Sports Systems Athletic Equipment, Hussey Seating Company Telescopic Bleachers, and Brodart Library Furniture.

Jackson Center was one of many finished projects in the fall of 2017 that included a major focus on less in-room casework modules and more multi-functional mobile units. Stevens Industries, Amanda Emmerich commented, “As we manufacture casework, millwork and furniture for schools across the country, we see increasing requests for multi-use pieces.  Education facility designers are creating flexible spaces in technology-enhanced buildings.  Classrooms are designed to easily convert to multi-purpose activity rooms, student dining and gathering spaces open up to presentation halls, and even galleries for budding artists.  As the needs of the space change, so too do the materials used.  White boards, heavy-duty casters, and adjustable storage become not just useful, but essential.  Furniture enhances the space, but does not define its use.”

Larry Ludlow of Freytag & Associates shared, “In the commons area, the tall cabinets allow teachers to divide the space into small group area. The tall mobile cabinets have marker boards on the backs for the teachers and student can write. The lower mobile cabinets have marker/writing surfaces on the top of the mobile cabinet. Students can gather around the mobile for another space to collaborate. The main school cafetorium stage doubles as a classroom and the mobile units in the classroom store music instruments used by students.  When a performance it to take place the mobile cabinets are moved and the stage is clear for the performance or event. In the Library Stevens provided a 17” high book shelf below the window.  A seat cushion was added to the top of the book shelving to allow the students to sit for a casual reading area in the library.”

An interesting “partially open” feature was added to the Hussey Seating Company telescoping stands in the gym to maximize the use of space.  This allows for the seating to be used in the partially open position for basketball and volleyball games.  The seating can then be fully opened for full school assemblies and performances, accommodating the full student body.

Jackson Center School District | Jackson Center Pk-8 School

West Clermont School District | West Clermont High School

Project Name: West Clermont High School
Owner: West Clermont School District
Architect: SFA Architects, Inc.
Construction Manager: Turner Construction Co.
Scope: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework, Laboratory Fume Hoods
Completion: August 2017

Two high schools merged together in their new building at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Glen Este and Amelia High School students are now filling the halls at the new 378,000 square-foot West Clermont High School.

From traditional classrooms and reception areas to music storage and science labs, Stevens Industries Casework fills the building with a Cosmic Strandz finish and Dove Grey Countertops with a 3mm edge. Casework included the traditional bent wire pulls and 5-knuckle hinges in Nickel.

WCHS features a substantial quantity of science labs of various designs and layouts to accommodate different types of classes.  All the labs included Stevens laminate casework, to maintain a consistent look throughout the project.  All labs used epoxy resin tops with integral sinks and deck mounted fixtures and accessories.


West Clermont School District | West Clermont High School

Fairfield City School District | Central Elementary, Compass Elementary, & Fairfield Freshmen High School

Project Name: Central Elementary, Compass Elementary & Fairfield Freshmen School
Owner: Fairfield City School District
Architect: SHP Leading Design
Construction Manager: Skanska-Megen, Joint Venture
General Contractor: D.A.G Construction Co. (Fairfield Freshmen Bleacher, Athletic Equipment, and Auditorium Contract Only)
Scope Elementary Schools: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework and Wood Trim
Scope Fairfield Freshmen School: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework, Telescopic Seating, Athletic Equipment, and Auditorium Seating
Completion: August 2017

On October 15, 2015 the Fairfield City School District Community gathered for the groundbreaking for their new schools. At the start of the 2017-2018 school year, the doors opened for students, faculty, and staff. Three new buildings were constructed: one to replace Central Elementary, one to replace the Freshmen School, and an entirely new school, Compass Elementary located directly across from Fairfield High School.

Central and Compass Elementary Schools mirror one another in design, with the exception of a change in color palette. Farnham Equipment Company supplied and installed Stevens Industries Educational Casework throughout both buildings. Both with a main finish of Fusion Maple, chose laminate backing of different colors: Central featured laminate in Ocean while Compass elementary highlighted with Leaf Green. Both utilized the traditional bent wire pulls and 5-knuckle hinges in Nickel. Central chose a countertop in Colosseum while Compass utilized Silver Twill as their countertop color choice.

A focal point for both buildings is the design of the new Media Centers. An open air design with aluminum posts, 3-Form & wood veneer accents give the new schools a sleek modern look.

Fairfield Freshmen also includes Stevens Industries Casework finished in Palisades Oak and a Pear Soapstone countertop with the same traditional bent wire pulls and 5-knuckle hinges in Nickel. The school also included laminates: Crystal White, Hollyberry, Ocean, and Orange Grove as accent colors. The Stevens science labs included a whiteboard style laminate for their upper cabinets for easy notating.

The Freshmen auditorium features Hussey Seating Company Traditional Quattro Seating with wood armrests with seat numbers and row letters. With 33 rows of seating, the auditorium can house up to 401 guests.

Hussey Seating Company Maxam26 Telescopic Bleachers are in the gymnasium featuring Bright Red CourtSide seating with Hussey’s new Auto-Rotating Aisle Rails. Auto-Rotating Aisle Rails are permanently mounted to the bleacher, and automatically rotate to the proper open or closed position during opening and closing.

Performance Sports Systems (PSS) Athletic Equipment includes basketball backstops on both the main court and side courts, divider curtain, wall pads, volleyball equipment, and a chin-up bar. Two Red scoreboards with wireless controllers were provided by All American Scoreboards.


Fairfield City School District | Central Elementary School

Fairfield City School District | Compass Elementary School

Fairfield City School District | Freshmen High School

Heidelberg University | Seiberling Gymnasium Bleacher Replacement

Heidelberg University unveiled their newly renovated Seiberling Gymnasium on August 18, and we were lucky enough to get in for a sneak peek the day before. The University kept the renovations under lock and key (actually replacing locks!) with windows covered, in anticipation of the official unveiling on August 18th prior to the first Heidelberg volleyball practice. Students and faculty gathered for many “ceremonial firsts” including the First Serve & Receive, First Takedown, First Shot & Assist, First Flip and First Dunk. Home of the volleyball, wrestling, and basketball teams, Seiberling Gymnasium is also utilized for six HYPE Career Ready Speakers, two Patricia Adams Lecture Series dinners and the Lichman-Behm Genocide Awareness Lectures.

“As a former player and now a coach, many emotions have been felt in this gym and I look forward to the impact it will have in the future. I can’t wait to share to with our prospective students. We’re only beginning to realize the impact it will have.”
- Head Women’s Basketball Coach Morgan Harrigan

The floor-to-ceiling renovation included new Hussey Seating Company Telescopic Bleachers. Two new Maxam26 bleacher banks, seating over 1500 guests, were personalized with black CourtSide Seats, Orange End Rails and Auto-Rotating Aisle Rails, and Safety End-Closure Curtains customized with The Student Prince.
Maximizing its accessibility for patrons, the Maxam26 bleachers include flex rows for optimal seating options. Maximizing its accessibility for faculty and staff, the bleachers feature ease of use accessories such as a wireless pendant control, auto-rotating aisle rails, and hinged floor to first row aisle steps making set up seamless and less labor intensive.

We recognize the impact of renovated space, and for these students, it’s much more than a color scheme – it’s opportunity.

“Because of this renovation, we finally get to host our own tournament and it’s something we look forward to.”
- Heidelberg University senior Rachel Raimondo

Heidelberg University Seiberling Gymnasium | Bleacher Replacement