All Press Releases for February 16, 2011

ATD-AMERICAN Celebrates 80th Anniversary as a Family-Owned Business

From generation to generation, built on a solid foundation of strong family ties and "old-fashioned" business principles.

    WYNCOTE, PA, February 16, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 2011 marks the 80th Anniversary of ATD-AMERICAN, a manufacturer and distributor of thousands of items, including office chairs and furniture, school chairs and school furniture.

Fortune 500 companies and thousands of other businesses, government agencies and organizations make ATD their first choice for high-quality office furniture, including office chairs, office desks, ergonomic office chairs, conference room furniture and lounge and reception room furniture.

Educators count on ATD as a leading school furniture supplier. Our collection of school furniture includes school chairs, school desks, pre-school chairs and classroom furniture for all ages from K thru 12 to university, including specialty furniture for libraries, cafeterias, auditoriums and computer and science labs.

Any business with a history spanning 80 years has a story to tell and ATD-AMERICAN is no exception. ATD's story began in 1931, during the Great Depression, when Irving and Ida Zaslow opened Jaffe's Art Linens, a small retail store in Philadelphia. Daring to hope and ready for hard work, they dreamed of building a future for their sons Jerome, Spencer and Arnold. All three sons joined the family business, which grew to become ATD-AMERICAN.

Today, the dream lives on as ATD-AMERICAN celebrates its 80th Anniversary as a family business still owned and operated by the Zaslow family, with headquarters in Wyncote PA, just a few miles from our South Philadelphia roots.

Over the years, ATD-AMERICAN passed from the first, to the second and ultimately to the third generation of the Zaslow family, which has assumed management of the company under the direction of Janet Wischnia, President of ATD and granddaughter of founders Irving and Ida Zaslow. "A fourth generation has already begun to join company ranks," according to Ms. Wischnia, "and family unity is the backbone of ATD's corporate story.

"As a family-run business, reaching an 80th Anniversary is a rare accomplishment," Ms. Wischnia continued. "And while every member of the Zaslow family takes pride in reaching this milestone, we realize that credit must also be given to our family of employees and, above all, to the hundreds of thousands of customers who gave us their trust and confidence over the years."

From our very first customer 80 years ago to our newest customer who placed their first order today, our goal has always been to provide superior service, value and quality. Change is a constant, but our "old-fashioned" family business principles - personal accountability, caring and hard work - will never go out of style. They form a tradition of integrity that will always remain the foundation of ATD-AMERICAN.

Welcome to our family.


ATD-AMERICAN, a nationwide distributor of office furniture and school furniture is celebrating 80 years as a family-owned business. Our office chairs, ergonomic chairs, swivel chairs, office desks and computer furniture are designed to work for you. ATD's Lifetime Guarantee lets educators buy with confidence when choosing quality school furniture, school chairs, school desks and preschool furniture. Transform spaces with folding chairs, folding tables, stacking chairs, breakroom furniture and cafeteria tables that set-up quickly and store compactly. Take command of meetings with state-of-the-art conference room furniture. Whatever your needs, whatever your style, ATD has the furniture for you! We also offer professional installation services and free office design and planning.


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Wyncote, PA
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