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Blog posts from June, 2012

How much weight can White Resin Folding Chairs hold?

White Resin Folding Chair

The classic event chair. This popular style of chair has been done in wood and in resin. It's classic style graces weddings and other events, both indoors, and out. We've been selling our NES Reliable White Resin Folding Chairs (also know as white wedding folding chairs) for 7 years now, and we frequently get asked how strong our chairs are, and what differentiates them from other chairs on the market. So a couple of weeks ago, we went into the warehouse to show why our NES Reliable White Resin Folding Chairs are such a great investment.

Over the years we have been selling our White Resin Chair we have usually noted that our factory has performed the standard Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) set of tests which consists of dropping 225lbs from 6 inches above the chair and the chair does not fail. In addition, we have also commented that the chair will hold a static weight in excess of 400lbs (also as tested by our factory). We have confidently stated that we believed the chair could support the static weight of a person much heavier than 400lbs.

While this information is great to hear, what does it really look like? Is the chair heavily stressed with 400lbs? Will it collapse and break if you exceed 400lbs? To find out, we decided to do our own informal tests and have included some pictures so you can see the results.

 

Box of Maria Tableknives on the Scale 12 Boxes of Maria Cutlery on a NES Reliable White Resin Folding Chair Side View of Maria Cutlery on a NES Reliable White Resin Folding Chair
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We loaded up one of our NES Reliable White Resin Folding Chairs with 12 cases of our Maria 18/10 Table Knives. If you`ve ever handled cases of cutlery you`ll know these can be pretty heavy. Each case of our Maria Table Knives contains 15 dozen knives and weigh a little more than 40lbs each. We weighed each of the cases and the weights ranged from a low of 40.25lbs to a high of 41.25lbs for a total weight 483.4lbs. We left the 12 cases of Maria Table Knives on the chair seat for about 15 minutes in total. It is interesting to note that the only stress noises we heard and saw came from the cardboard boxes holding the cutlery and not our chair. As you can see from the pictures we had to tape the boxes together to make sure that they would stay on the chair and not fall over.

Before performing this informal test, we felt positive that our chair would not just survive the test, but would fare no ill effects from the weight that was piled on. After performing this informal test, we feel we can confidently say that our NES Reliable White Resin Folding chairs will hold people who weigh up to 500lbs.

NES Reliable Resin Folding Chairs are available in black and white and come with a 2 year material and manufacturing defect warranty. If you would like additional information about the NES Reliable White or Black Resin Folding Chair, or to receive a quote, please let contact us!

Introducing Serenity Crystal Stemware for Party Rental, Restaurants & Caterers

Wow, I can’t believe it’s June already! We have been crazy busy since the start of 2012. We started off the year with the beginning of our Trade Show season, first with the BC CRA Regional show in Langley, BC in mid-January 2012, and finishing up in late March at the 2012 Quebec Expo in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. Over the course of the winter trade show season, our team collectively travelled more than 46,000 km (almost 27,000 miles)--enough to travel around the world! In total, we did 7 trade shows over a 12 week period and met with hundreds of our customers and many more potential new customers.

Then in April, Diana and I were off to China to see some new suppliers as well as work on sourcing a range of new products. Over the next year I think you will see many exciting new additions from us including additions to existing product lines as well as entirely new product lines.

Serenity CrystalAs a sample of things to come, in March we introduced our new Serenity line of lead-free Crystal. Prior to bringing in our first shipment, we wanted to test the quality of the Crystal so we brought some of the glasses home to see how they would perform. We have been using the glasses 3 to 4 times a week and washing them in our dishwasher. On a number of occasions we have also hand washed and hand dried them with a dish towel. More than 5 months into this routine, our Serenity Crystal Stemware has held up without any issues at all--no broken stems and no broken bowls.

Serenity Crystal Stemware is not only durable, but also has a classic look that will makes your customers smile. The 19 ounce and the 22 ounce glass are very similar in shape to two lines of Riedel glasses we have at home. And with our prices ranging from $2.65 to $2.95 they are a fraction of the price of several brand name Crystal wine glasses.

As a result of not just the quality but also the feedback we received early on from some of our customers on the attractive appearance of our Serenity crystal glassware, we decided to start stocking 6 different pieces to introduce the Serenity Crystal to our Customers. These 6 pieces are a 22oz, 19oz, 16oz, and 12oz wine glass as well as 7oz Martini Glass and 7oz Champagne Flute. The 22oz wine glass is great for use as a water glass or as a red wine glass. The 19oz wine glass on the other hand is great for use as a white wine glass. The Serenity Crystal is a great choice for anyone looking to offer the high end look that everyone is looking for while still keeping your costs reasonable and ultimately helping to improve your ROI. For measurements of our Serenity Crystal Stemware and other details, please visit our Serenity Crystal page.

If you are interested in our Serenity Crystal or any other products we carry please don’t hesitate to contact us.