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UHF Purchasing Services:
UHF offers one of the largest and most comprehensive group purchasing portfolios in the country.
Members choose from market-leading suppliers, ensuring members get the best match in price and
quality. Whether you are looking for capital equipment or daily supplies, UHF Purchasing Services provides outstanding value through leading national, regional and local suppliers.
UHF works with suppliers like Light Ideas to meet your overall goals and objectives and provide quality products at a competitive price. These resources and relationships bring tremendous cost and time savings to healthcare providers. To become a UHF member, visit www.uhfpurchasing.com.
Below are a few of the quality product lines represented by Light Ideas that are available through the UHF Purchasing Services Program.
Based in Ridgeland, SC, for over two decades they have been active partners in solving industry-wide seating and furniture issues. The innovative and modular construction of all Kwalu furniture, with a wide array of components, styles and finishes available, has created unique and functional furniture for long-term care professionals. Kwalu offers a unique 10-year warranty on finish and construction.
A.C. Furniture Company:
Light Ideas has enjoyed a long relationship with one of the largest, most versatile furniture manufacturers in the US. Based in Axton, Virginia, with several plants in neighboring cities, A.C. Furniture builds and ships over 10,000 pieces of furniture per week. Family owned and operated since it’s inception in 1977, A.C. Furniture company continues to operate as a privately held Virginia corporation.
We want to share with you the incredible versatility of their product line. You know your customer market and we can give you quality, cost-effective choices in furniture style. You don’t have to settle for a “cookie cutter” look. Light Ideas and A.C. Furniture company can help your facility be distinctive. More importantly, this furniture is specifically designed for care facilities with correct width, depth, seat height and arm height.
MLP Seating Corporation:
MLP Seating Corp. is a manufacturer of seating products for a variety of consumer markets. They have been in business for over 50 years making high quality chairs and stools at affordable prices. MLP currently serves the six market segments including: banquet room/meeting room, casino and gaming, ad specialty, commercial office, restaurant and healthcare.
MLP fabrics and vinyls are made by the best mills in the market to create the look, feel and durability you require. They offer COM services as well as the ability to source a specified material on your behalf. MLP hand welded metal frames are made to the highest standards with extra braces to insure long wear and durability in a variety of finishes for both indoor and outdoor use.
A casegood, table, and seating manufacturer catering to the healthcare, lodging, university housing, and government markets is a family owned business and have been in operation for over twenty years. Their top notch customer service department is available to assure that the customer is taken care of before, during, and after the sale. Marketing is headed by John Akin. John works with the reps and dealers on a day to day basis. He is constantly searching for new opportunities.
Akin Industries was approved for a 5-year GSA contract from the National Furniture Center In January of 2004. Akin's contract number will permit them to supply product under the Worldwide Federal Supply Schedule FSC Group 71. The offering is part of the Household and Quarters Furniture Special Item Number 71-204.
Basic American Medical Products:
The single source for long term care products and services, Basic American is one of the largest manufacturers of beds in the world. Basic American beds are used in healthcare facilities and homes worldwide. From design services to quality patient room furnishings Basic American is known for their durability and reliability.
Schu Industries, Inc:
Schu Industries manufactures quality wood, laminate and veneer products for a diverse cross-section of the contract furniture and OEM component markets throughout the world. The knowledge gained from 25 years of experience has helped us build a diverse customer base, which has given us staying power in the marketplace and has allowed us to cultivate a reputation of resourcefulness and innovation.
All of the above manufacturers feature Crypton is an easy-to-clean fabric that stays fresh, looking better than any other textiles. That is why Crypton is the preferred choice of Marriott, Hilton, Carnival Cruise Line, Disney, McDonalds and many others. With 25 million yards successfully installed in many heavy traffic applications, Crypton comes home! Known for its performance features, soft looks, and amazing options, this textile innovation is now available for the consumer. Click here for additional information on this unique fabric.