Stability Testing Process
Stability Testing Process Verified Program Endorsed by American Home Furnishings Alliance
Test sites demonstrate testing capabilities and expertise to evaluate products to stability requirements in the latest version of ASTM F2057. Testing consists of hanging a 50 lb. weight from a single open drawer/door and opening all drawers and doors simultaneously. Suppliers and test sites will be subjected to an initial and annual assessment to ensure: 1) Necessary equipment and facility to conduct test a. Includes calibration of required test equipment 2) Individuals have sufficient understanding to conduct required program testing a. Test Procedures – how to conduct the required tests b. Test Results – what constitutes conformance or non-conformance c. Data Storage – how and where are records and data maintained d. Training Records – demonstrate how are staff qualified to conduct the testing 3) Record keeping practices meet ISO 17025 intent 4) Sample tracking system in place 5) Corrective action process in place for testing results that don’t meet standard requirements 6) Use of UL data sheets, new product planning template and product information template
Sauder Woodworking Co. In 1934, our founder Erie Sauder started a woodworking business in a barn behind his home in Archbold, Ohio. Fast forward to 1953 when Sauder found its calling, patenting a table that could be assembled at home. It was this snap-together table that marked the beginning of the ready-to-assemble furniture industry. Today Sauder Woodworking Co. is North America’s leading producer of ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture and one of the top five residential furniture manufacturers in the United States. An authentic American original, 90 percent of Sauder® branded furniture is made where the company was founded - Archbold, Ohio. Though the town is small (pop. 4,300), our facility encompasses nearly 4 million square feet and employs about 2,000 people. We also source furniture and components from a network of quality global partners. This combination allows us to market nearly 50 distinct furniture collections in a full line of beautiful, functional and fashionable RTA furnishings for the home, including entertainment, home office, bedroom, kitchen and storage. Sauder Woodworking Co. is also a major supplier of private branded RTA furniture for some of the best known names in retail. Chances are, furniture from Archbold, Ohio has found a home in your home. Privately held, third-generation, and family run, Sauder has continued to thrive and expand. Subsidiaries include: Progressive Furniture Inc., a designer and importer of ready-made wood bedroom, dining and accent furniture; and Sauder Manufacturing Company, a leader in contract furnishings for the worship, education, healthcare and human services markets. Other market segments include: Sauder Funeral Products, a line of wood caskets and other funeral industry products; and WoodTrac®, a line of wood ceilings and closet systems for residential and commercial markets. Totaling 2,400 employees, the Sauder family of companies generates sales of over $500 million annually.
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