Category Archives: Locally Owned

Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.

Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.

Tips on Buying Green Office Furniture

discounted green office furniture for saleThe Four R’s in Recycling and Office Furniture: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Restore

 

Does it really matter if businesses choose to follow the four R’s of recycling? Well, there are many green steps a business can take that will make a big difference for a company business, the community and the planet.

Reduce
The first of the four recycling R’s is to reduce. When considering office purchases ask yourself: is there an option that is more recyclable, or has less packaging? For example, when looking to buy office furniture consider used office furniture for minimizing packaging. Buying used also saves the furniture from ending up in a landfill. In fact just (40) cubicles will divert one tractor-trailer load of furniture from the landfill.

Reuse
Your business may be due for a move, often this means new furniture to fit the new building. Instead of eliminating existing furniture, consider having it refurbished with new paint and fabric. Electrostatic painting can refinish any metal furniture such as filing cabinets and cubicle frames. Cubicle fabric is easily replaced to accommodate new building design aesthetics. Use a space planner to ensure the best fit of your newly refurbished furniture in your new space. A CAD design of your office is also helpful to design optimal work-flow for office efficiency

Recycle
If you decide to abandon your old furniture consider selling it back. Often you can get money or store credit when working with an office furniture dealer. The main goal would be to keep the furniture from going to a landfill. Remember to look for used office furniture when buying for the new office. You will find that you will save 40%-80% off retail list when buying used.

Restore
Restore the forth “R” in recycling is relatively new to but very important. A good business will protect their assets. Consider repairing, refinishing, re-purposing, or refinish assets before you decide to throw them away. All surfaces like metal and wood can be refinished and refurbished to like new conditions. If you have chairs, cabinets or desks that are broken look to have the repaired. Office Furniture Outlet has an on site repair service, which saves you time and money.

Office Furniture Outlet of Virginia has been providing affordable new and used office furniture and services to business for over 20 years. Call us today to let us know how we can help you with your office furniture needs (757) 855-2800.

Our New Showroom is Open for Business!

Our old showroom is officially closed, and our new address is:

5595 Raby Rd. Bldg 3 Norfolk, VA 23502

 

Our new showroom is located only about a mile away from our old showroom. Click here for directions!

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We now have 90,000 sq. ft. worth of space, filled with desks, chairs, filing cabinets, and more. Come visit us!

www.OFOVA.com
(757) 855-2800
5595 Raby Rd. Bldg 3
Norfolk, VA 23502

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

What You Need To Know ABout Electrostatic Painting

Our sister company, Electrokote, offers electrostatic painting at our warehouse or on site.  Electrostatic Painting is one of the ways that we  recycle used office furniture back into the market place.  Electrokote will take a used metal file cabinet and paint it using the electrostatic process to make it look “like new” again. We can also take several mismatched file cabinets and paint them all to match an existing interior office design. This saves the cabinet from the dump and allows the cabinet to fit in perfectly with its new surroundings.

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Below is a great article that describes the electrostatic painting process:


ELECTROSTATIC PAINTING

Electrostatic painting employs the basic principle of electrostatic opposites attract to achieve durable and strong finish on metals and other materials. The most notable advantage of electrostatic painting over conventional liquid paints is that it leaves no runs, drips, bubbles or sags. The operating principle of this painting method involves dry powder, made of resins and pigments, being pneumatically supplied from a reservoir directed to a spray gun. The surface to be painted is grounded while the paint powder is charged with a high voltage at low amperage at exiting the spraying gun. On reaching the surface to be painted the powder particles are attracted to the grounded surface and firmly held there. The material is then taken into a curing oven where the powder is melted and fused to give a smooth coat.Electrostatic painting machines are classified into three categories namely; airless type; air atomized types and rotating discs and bells type. The discs type employs high speed discs to atomize the coating resulting in a more fine coating and the paint particles are well directed to the grounded surface. This type is the most suitable for applying paints that are difficult to disperse and paints with high solids. Electrostatic painting is disadvantaged by the faraday cage effect. This effect involves the tendency of the charged particles to get deposited around cavities entrances.

Electrostatic Painting of Railings

HOW IT WORKS

The principle of electrostatics is analogous to magnetism. An electrically charged object produces an electrostatic field and two objects with opposite charges will attract each other. An object with more electrons than the surrounding is taken to be negatively charged while the one with fewer electrons than its surrounding is positively charged. This forms the scientific basis on which electrostatic painting operates. An atomizing electrode is located at the spraying tip. It is here the paint particles receive extra electrons and become negatively charged. During spraying the charges are dissipated through the ground and return to the power supply completing the electric circuit. The path of the paint particles is influenced by the electrostatic field. Over spray is drastically reduced since the charged paint particles are directly directed to the grounded surface of the item being painted. A phenomenon known as wrap allows the sprayed particles to be deposited to the back of the item.

PAINTING

After setting up is done, the object is grounded and the paint formulation is positively charged, the painting starts. The positively charged powder paint formulation is sprayed on the grounded item. The item being oppositely charged draws the paint toward its surface and the attraction is so strong that the paint is pulled across to coat the whole surface. The process is safe and no protection gear is required. However, some unpleasant odors may be produced during the painting process and it is thus recommended that it should be carried out on the outdoors. This method of painting uses no solvent and makes it environmentally friendly. Electrostatic painting is durable and there is a range of formulations such as urethane, polyester, epoxy or a hybrid of two of these. The choice of the best formulation is dictated by the intended use of the item to be painted. Epoxy formulation is the best choice for chemical and corrosion protection and for resistance to solvents. Polyester and urethane are chosen where a superior exterior durability is called for. Polarizable solvents are used to formulate all paints, primers and coatings sprayed by electrostatic painting. Materials such as plastic, ceramics, glass and rubber cannot be painted electrostatically since it is not possible to ground them electrically. There is a whole spectrum of color glosses, antiques and metallic effects available for electrostatic painting. The mixing of the powder paint formulation and the catalyst compounds should be carried out by the manufacturer. Computerized matching techniques allow the manufacturer to come up with a specific mix depending on your taste. This may take time and may cost you extra.

BENEFITS OF ELECTROSTATIC PAINTING

There is a high transfer efficiency achieved by electrostatic painting. This high transfer efficiency reduces the volume of paint used. Further benefits of electrostatic painting include reduced emissions of volatile organic compounds used as solvents in conventional paints, reduced hazardous air pollutants emissions, reduced waste generation, and reduced exposure during application. Less maintenance is called for the pain reservoir for pollution control. Electrostatic painting requires high capital cost and regular maintenance of the spraying equipment as needed.

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Electrostatic Metal Painting can restore your metal assets with a like new finish.  The Electrostatic Painting process system can paint anything metal.  For example we can paint metal file cabinets, shelving, storage cabinets, desks, lockers, elevator doors, mailboxes, fences,  fire doors, railings, chain link fencing, wrought iron fencing, cluster mailboxes and much, much more.

We can paint metal inside or outside it doesn’t matter.  The electrostatic painting process is 99% precise — there is no over-spray or excess paint.  This means there is no mess and we can come to you.

Office and property managers agree that the electrostatic process is an economical method of addressing painting maintenance issues.  The ability to maintain and extend the life of property, equipment and office furniture while minimizing budgetary concerns is a great advantage in a highly competetive marketplace.

Electrostatic painting provides an amazing finish that is durable and will last for years. Electrostatic painting allows our painters to come to you! Our paint will dry in a few hours over night. The short curing process allows for limited interruptions at work.

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Electrostatic Painting Facts:

Durability!

The specially formulated epoxy paint coatings offer a long lasting durable metal painted finish.

Quality!

The fine atomization of the electrostatic metal painting process system provides a smooth and even factory like appearance to painted metal surfaces.

Convenience!

The high transfer rate results in no over spray, allowing for ON-SITE refinishing. There is a 99% transfer rate of paint to the metal surfaces which means we can paint metal anywhere and not make a mess.

Color Selection!

The choice of color is yours, giving you industry standard or designer options to coordinate with.

The Bottom line reason…….Saving Money!

The Bottom line reason for choosing electrostatic painting services is the bottom line itself. Electrostatic painting extends the useful life of existing assets, avoiding high replacement costs.

View Short Electrostatic Video

www.Electrokote.com

3 Great Reasons To Participate in Small Business Saturday

1) Keep Your Community Thriving

Shopping small creates and supports local jobs.  By supporting small business you’re supporting your local economy and providing more jobs for your neighbors.  When you shop at larger stores, your dollars leave the community.  If you spend your money locally, it stays in the community and gets circulated  multiple times.

2) Have An Enjoyable Shopping Experience

When shopping local, not only do you often get the best and most unique choices, but also the best customer service.  You will probably get to meet the owner, and get to have a very warm and friendly shopping experience that is hard to find in larger stores.

3) Small Businesses Give Back

Small businesses are interested in keeping jobs at home.  They purchase goods and services from other local businesses, keeping more money in the community.  Studies found that small, locally owned businesses are more likely to pay employees a higher wage with more benefits, while big retailers are reducing wages and benefits.  Median incomes have risen faster in places with more small businesses compared to those dominated by big businesses.  Studies also show that over 90% of small business owners contribute to their communities through volunteering or donations each year.

So don’t spend all of your money on Black Friday, save some for the little guys on Small Business Saturday! Office Furniture Outlet will be open from 10 AM- 4 PM and we’ll be offering great discounts.  Click here to check for other small businesses in your area to support as well. Happy shopping!

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Top 10 Reasons To Buy Local

Why Buy Locally Owned?

 There are many well-documented benefits to our communities and to each of us to choosing local, independently owned businesses. We realize it is not always possible to buy what you need locally and so merely ask you to Think Local FIRST!

Top Ten reasons to Think Local – Buy Local – Be Local

  1. Buy Local — Support yourself: Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.(Click here to see summaries of a variety of economic impact studies; these include case studies showing that locally-owned businesses generate a premium in enhanced economic impact to the community and our tax base.)
  2. Support community groups: Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.
  3. Keep our community unique: Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit.  “When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.” ~ Richard Moe, President, National Historic Preservation Trust
  4. Reduce environmental impact: Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.
  5. Create more good jobs: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.
  6. Get better service: Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
  7. Invest in community: Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.
  8. Put your taxes to good use: Local businesses in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community.
  9. Buy what you want, not what someone wants you to buy: A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.  A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
  10. Encourage local prosperity: A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.

Why Buy Locally Owned? — Sustainable Connections.

Office Furniture Outlet of Virginia has been providing affordable new & used office furniture for over 20 years. We have the largest inventory of office furniture in Hampton Roads. Check out the services on our website & the products we offer- If you see something you like & you’re in the area, visit our showroom today!

1124-B Kingwood Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 855-2800

www.OFOVA.com

Used Office Furniture: Rent, Lease & Own

Office Furniture Outlet buys used office furniture from Corporate Offices and companies. Buying used is a good way to support your Corporate Green Programs. Buying used helps save the environment and can save your business a substantial amount of money at the same time.

Our Awesome Office Furniture Deals For This Week!

Office Furniture Outlet of Virginia has been providing affordable new and used office furniture to businesses for over 20 years. Office Furniture Outlet has the largest used office furniture for sale in Hampton Roads.

We buy and sell new and quality-used office furniture, including case goods, file cabinets, desks, workstations, chairs, credenzas and much more. Our business takes pride in helping you select the right furniture for your office, whether it is new, refurbished, remanufactured or as-is.

We Have a Huge Showroom Open to the Public With the Largest Selection of Used Office Furniture Inventory in Hampton Roads. Our inventory changes daily, a visit to our showroom is highly recommended – Stop By Today!

Below is this week’s inventory of liquidated office furniture.

Traditional R-Way Desk for sale

R-Way Traditional Table Desk For Sale – Desk Has Inlaid Top, Crotch Mahogany Inlaid Drawers, Solid Antique Brass Hardware, and Carved Ball & Claw Feet – With a Solid Mahogany Finish

Desk Priced at: $1,899.99

Used Steelcase desk for sale

Cherry Steelcase Double Pedestal 36″ x 72″ Desk For Sale With 25″ x 72″ Kneehole Credenza – Credenza Has a 4 Door Hutch with a Light

Set Priced at: $1,899.99

Used bernhardt tribeca chairs for sale

Bernhardt Tribeca Guest Arm Chairs with Wood Frame & Fabric Seats (70+ Available)

Each Priced at: $129.99

5 Drawer Lateral File Cabinet for sale

HON 5 Drawer 36″ Wide File Cabinets For Sale (4 Available)

Each Priced at: $279.99

6 foot conference table for sale

6′ Rectangular Conference Table with a Banded Edge with Panel Bases

Table Priced at: $699.99

Meridian desk for sale

Meridian 6000 Series 24″ x 60″ L-Shaped Desk with a 42″ Return & An Overhead Hutch (Only 1 Still Available)

Desk Priced at: $350.00

Mahogany end table for sale

Traditional 22″ x 26″ Mahogany End Table with Queen Anne Style Legs

Table Priced at: $149.99

Quality Desks, Chairs, & File Cabinets- All Available Now!

Office Furniture Outlet of Virginia has been providing affordable new and used office furniture to businesses for over 20 years. Office Furniture Outlet has the largest used office furniture for sale in Hampton Roads.

We buy and sell new and quality-used office furniture, including case goods, file cabinets, desks, workstations, chairs, credenzas and much more. Our business takes pride in helping you select the right furniture for your office, whether it is new, refurbished, remanufactured or as-is.

We Have a Huge Showroom Open to the Public With the Largest Selection of Used Office Furniture Inventory in Hampton Roads. Our inventory changes daily, a visit to our showroom is highly recommended – Stop By Today!

Below is this week’s inventory of liquidated office furniture.

HON-U-Mahogany copy

HON 36″ x 72″ U-Shaped Desk With Lateral File Credenza & Hutch – Refinished In Mahogany

Set Priced at: $1,699.99

Steelcase-with-credenza

Traditional Steelcase 30″ x 72″ Double Pedestal Desk For Sale With A Lateral File Credenza

Set Priced at: $1,399.99

gray-HON-stacker

HON Stacking Chairs With Gray Fabric & Black Frame (14 Available)

Each Priced at: $69.99

HON-Stack

HON Stacking Chairs With Blue Fabric (85+ Available)

Each Priced at: $69.99

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Mahogany Global Wood Concepts 30″ x 72″ Reception Desk with a Left Hand Return

Desk Priced at: $750.00

Meridian-file

Meridian 42″ Wide 4 Drawer Lateral File Cabinet For Sale (2 Available)

Each Priced at: $250.00

Herman-Miller Ergon

Herman Miller Ergon Task Chairs with Red Fabric (30+ Available)

Each Priced at: $79.99

See something you like? Visit Our Showroom!

Office Furniture Outlet
1124-B Kingwood Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23502
Showroom Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
or by Appointment


Office Furniture Outlet has New Items Arriving Daily.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, please give us a call and we would be happy to help you find what you need.

(757) 855-2800


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We try to offer our mailing list subscribers the first look at Office Furniture Outlet’s new arrivals. You can join today and if you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletters at anytime you may by sending us an e-mail or clicking on the “unsubscribe ” link at the bottom of any E-Newsletter we’ve sent you. If you want to be the first to know about incoming inventory join our e-newsletter and be the first to see all of our new liquidations!

Quality Executive Desk

Knoll chairs and u shaped desk installation

Virginia Beach Restaurant Owner’s choose a Bernhardt Executive “U” Shaped Used Office Desk for their new office.  A pair of Knoll Studio De Armas Guest Arm Chairs complete the office.

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Bernhardt & Knoll are high quality commercial grade office furniture.  The desk and chairs are built function well, look great and last for a long time.

If you are considering purchasing office furniture contact us or visit our showroom.

OfficeFurnOutlet_LogoOffice Furniture Outlet
1124-B Kingwood Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23502
Showroom Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
or by Appointment

(757) 855-2800

See This Week’s Best Deals!

Office Furniture Outlet of Virginia has been providing affordable new and used office furniture to businesses for over 20 years. Office Furniture Outlet has the largest used office furniture inventory in Hampton Roads.

We buy and sell new and quality-used office furniture, including case goods, file cabinets, desks, workstations, chairs, credenzas and much more. Our business takes pride in helping you select the right furniture for your office, whether it is new, refurbished, remanufactured or as-is.

We Have a Huge Showroom Open to the Public With the Largest Selection of Used Office Furniture Inventory in Hampton Roads. Our inventory changes daily, a visit to our showroom is highly recommended – Stop By Today!

Below is this week’s inventory of liquidated office furniture.

traditional carved antique rosewood desk

Antique Carved Wood Desk – $699.99

Meridian L Desk 120613

Meridian Used Desks for sale  with Hutch – $399.99

Miller Double Pedestal desk for sale at Office Furniture Outlet

Miller office desk for sale – $250.00

Traditional round table for sale in Hampton Roads VA

Traditional Round Conference Table – $299.99

Steelcase Yellow Task Chairs for sale in VA

Steelcase Office Chairs for sale – $69.99

Kimball conference table

Kimball console credenza

Kimball Conference Table for sale + Credenza Set – $800.00

See something you like? Visit Our Showroom!

Office Furniture Outlet
1124-B Kingwood Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23502
Showroom Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
or by Appointment


Office Furniture Outlet has New Items Arriving Daily.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, please give us a call and we would be happy to help you find what you need.

(757) 855-2800


Join Our Mailing List!

We try to offer our mailing list subscribers the first look at Office Furniture Outlet’s new arrivals. You can join today and if you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletters at anytime you may by sending us an e-mail or clicking on the “unsubscribe ” link at the bottom of any E-Newsletter we’ve sent you. If you want to be the first to know about incoming inventory join our e-newsletter and be the first to see all of our new liquidations!