How the Modern Office Influences 2020’s Biggest Office Trends

How the Modern Office Influences 2020’s Biggest Office Trends

The modern office exists in a vast array of different layouts, each designed to improve the workflow of today’s hyper-connected industries. From accounting firms to corporations, office design changes with the times, optimizing the necessary elements to conduct business in the global economy. Amid these changes, a few trends have emerged.

The biggest office trends of 2020 reflect a dynamic and changing office landscape. Consider what drives 2020’s biggest office trends and how they affect modern business. You may be surprised at just how early some of these trends started.

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The Beginning of Office Trends

The concept of an office space designed specifically for workers is far from a new one. In fact, archaeological evidence points to the origination of the dedicated office during ancient Rome. Since then, the concept of what truly makes an office a productive workplace has changed several times over, and the design of the office space itself has adapted right along with it.

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Flat File Paper Storage for the Busy Classroom Teacher

To be a teacher is to be busy.  Apart from the business of communicating information to students, teachers must also plan lessons, grade assignments, assess learning, contact parents, plan and execute field trips, communicate with administration, manage the classroom, and often oversee extracurricular activities.

Along the way, teachers must deal with paper. So. Much. Paper.

Not all paper that a teacher deals with is standard size, either. Apart from having to sift through student homework, semester term papers, and written exams, they also see their fair share of posters, presentation boards, flyers, decorations, maps, and cutouts. Continue reading

SentrySafe Protects Files from Fire and Water

SentrySafe the world leader in water and fire resistant file cabinets has acquired Schwab Corp and now brings unsurpassed water resistant technology to the office to protect valuable documents. The SentrySafe fire resistant and water model went head to head at the independent facilities of InterTek the global leader in testing and product certification.

Each file cabinet model underwent identical inspection and preparation and testing as mandated by certification standards. The bottom surface area was covered with paper towels, the paper towels were the weighed and replaced. Each unit was then continuously sprayed for 1 hour. After 1 hour each unit was wiped down before the paper towels were removed and re-weighed. 

The standard states that if any one file drawer exceeds 15 grams of leakage, about the weight of 15 paper clips, the test is deemed a failure. The competition allowed so much leakage that final weigh in was not possible. The competition failed the test! 

The SentrySafe fire and water resistant model underwent the exact same testing and easily passed the tough requirements. Protect your documents against Fire and Water Damage with the SentrySafe Fire Resistant, Water Resistant Filing Cabinet

Are Your Important Files Safe From Fire?

Typically the average office fire reaches temperatures of 800 degrees F for about 20 minutes until all “fuel” is consumed.  The newly released Schwab 2 Hour Fire and Impact Rated Vertical File offers maximum protection for applications their standard 1 hour rated file may suffice, but due to environmental factors, additional protection may be warranted.

Worthington Direct sells the full line of fireproof products manufactured by Schwab Corp.  Visit to research more of their products or request a quote today, because you cannot put a price on irreplaceable documents.

Schwab Corp. has implemented all the necessary manufacturing processes at its Cannelton facility to begin production of its newly released UL Class 350-2 Hour Fire and Impact Rated Vertical File. The Schwab Series 5000 Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc. Class 350-2 Hour Fire and Impact Rated Vertical fire file cabinet is the only 2 hour rated fire file with insulated inner steel drawer liners that encapsulate and protect each drawer, halting the spread of fire from an opened compartment to a closed one.

This unique and superior construction also keeps all insulating composite away from vital records, eliminating dusting and moisture from entering its protective individual inner steel drawer vaults. The Schwab 2 Hour rated file has undergone the most rigorous testing done by UL for the classification of “Records Protection Equipment”, ensuring fire protection far above the typical office fire.

The 2 hour rated fire file is ideal for applications where maximum protection from elevated heat and duration of a fire is warranted due to extenuating environmental factors.

Schwab Corp. was founded in 1872 in Lafayette, Indiana and continues to be a leader in the fi eld of vital record and valuables storage, providing protection against fire and water damage. The Company’s headquarters are in Lafayette, Indiana with its manufacturing plant in Cannelton, Indiana. continue reading