Case Studies

Cafeteria Table Talk

A cafeteria is commonly at the heart of a school’s campus. Not only is it a student hub for eating, but a cafeteria is also a multi-use facility for venues ranging from study centers to dance halls.  Such a diverse facility requires furniture that can be easily moved and reconfigured.

San Diego State University

San Diego State University is committed to sustainable practices that not only help the environment but also benefit the community at large. Chapultepec Hall underwent refurbishment during the summer of 2022. All of the furniture in the dormitory rooms was replaced, resulting in nearly three thousand surplus items.

Corporate Reuse Projects from Coast to Coast

An American multinational corporation is deploying a new furniture standard throughout their North American facilities. As a result, thousands of usable furniture items become unneeded surplus. Working with FRS, the company formed a program for charitable reuse that is centrally managed yet can be implemented in multiple US locations.

California School District Repurposes Furniture

A California school district had major bond construction projects in 2020 and 2021. Part of their facilities modernization plan included a new standard of furnishings, which resulted in thousands of decommissioned furniture items.

University Reuse Project

When a university in southern California chose to consolidate certain facilities, 1,264 pieces of furniture, appliances, and even pianos were no longer needed.