Case Study

 

See how BodyBilt brought customized solutions to MD Anderson!

 

SITUATION

BodyBilt, a leader in ergonomic seating, aims to provide the highest quality ergonomic products to improve the customers’ specific workplace experience. Beginning with the initial consultation, we listen and seek a comprehensive understanding of an employee’s workspace needs.

Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center is a national leader in cancer treatment, prevention, and research. When MD Anderson needed new laboratory cleanroom seating, BodyBilt was committed to deliver the perfect solution.

CHALLENGE

Sammy Skemp, Territory Sales Manager with BodyBilt spent more than a year trying to connect with MD Anderson, as a worldwide pandemic interrupted in-person visits and consultations.  Skemp continued his proactive approach, finally connecting with MD Anderson’s Lab Facilities Manager Hector Alvera, who directed Skemp to Kim Hanley, manager of planning and design.  The relationship-building continued as Skemp worked with Kim and Emdia Garcia, to identify specific needs, educate them on cleanroom standards, and explain exactly how BodyBilt’s many differentiators – unique seating design, modularity in seat sizes, backs and arms, antimicrobial fabrics, and more – would make for the perfect solution.

During this time, Skemp was able to determine the very specific needs of MD Anderson – the company’s current cleanroom seating was failing. Upon further conversations and investigation, Skemp realized that MD Anderson’s current chairs did not have filtration incorporated in the seating and the vinyl was peeling. MD Anderson not only needed a more durable product, but one that was specifically designed for their cleanroom environment.

SOLUTION

Front view of J757 in red poinsettia ultraleather fabric chrome footring and chrome base No arms

In a cleanroom workplace, which is a dryer environment, seals fail quicker. Additionally, lab employees typically sit for more than eight hours a day, making comfort a top priority.

Offering an ergonomic lab stool that meets ISO standards for cleanrooms, BodyBilt was able to provide an optimal solution.

BodyBilt lab stools have a full range of motion on the cylinders, they are much sturdier than most competitive products, and are height-adjustable to allow for a natural, ergonomic seated position. MD Anderson looked at multiple seating demonstrations from competitive products, but it was BodyBilt that could accommodate the company’s needs. With features such as optional arms and a patented Halo footring, BodyBilt offered the perfect solution with its unique, custom-made lab stool. In addition, BodyBilt offers a warranty that provides part replacements at no cost.

There are currently hundreds of BodyBilt lab stools in the MD Anderson facility with more on their way. Employees and managers alike appreciate the easy-to-clean, antimicrobial fabrics with ESD capabilities and the unique, ergonomic design of the BodyBilt seat, which means they are not only more comfortable and more productive but also safer in their cleanroom environment.

 

 

 

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You’re not wrong about this chair!! God, I wish I would’ve “just trusted” you (and coughed up the money) 10 years ago. I don’t want to jinx things, but I’m really starting to wonder if my office chair has been a major contributor to my back pain all this time! I’ve been using the tailbone-cutout chair I just replaced with your chair since I bought it in Nov 2017 (after trying all kinds of cushions that didn’t seem to work). After sitting in the BodyBilt the rest of the day, my back pain went from like an 8 to a 2.I’m starting to think that, since it helped my tailbone pain, I didn’t notice that it was worsening my back pain maybe. All I can say is, my back was killing me yesterday before I swapped out for the BodyBilt chair. After sitting in the BodyBilt the rest of the day, my back pain went from like an 8 to a 2. Again, I hope I’m not jinxing it (could be an anomaly), but I REALLY hope this continues, because, if so, it’ll literally be life-changing for me. I will, of course, keep you posted!”

It’s only after you take one of your chairs apart that you come to realize for yourself how really well built they are. The new parts fixed the problem, and all this was done under warranty (no charge) even though my chair was five years old when the problem happened. I just want you to know that BodyBilt is the only brand I will consider when purchasing in the future. BodyBilt is the only brand I will consider when purchasing in the future

I would like to recognize Mike B for his outstanding support. His skill in diagnosing and resolving ergonomic problems is amazing. He helped me solve a sciatica problem five years ago as and recently resolved a lower back pain issue. In both of my experiences with him he was friendly, professional and most importantly he solved the problems both times. The BodyBilt product that you offer is outstanding. His ability to eliminate my pain has been life changing and career extending.

I bought my BodyBilt chair 13 years ago. I love this chair! When we moved to a new building six years ago the college bought all new furniture. I tried to get them to buy me a new one, but they wouldn’t, so I fought to have the movers bring my BodyBilt chair to the new building. With my back issues, my favorite part of the BodyBilt is the tailbone cutout in the seat. I would never be able to sit for more than 20 minutes at a time without that feature. I’ve probably sat in this chair in excess of 4 hours a day for the last 13 years. That’s in the neighborhood of 16 thousand hours of use, and some abuse. This chair has gone beyond its 10-year warranty and still going strong. I recommend BodyBilt chairs to anyone who asks. I figure if I get 20 years out of it, the chair has cost a little over $50 a year.

I used to have to go to a chiropractor at least once a week for sciatic nerve pain that went from my hip down my left leg. I did everything he said and still had to keep coming back. My rep asked to see what chair I use at work so I brought in pictures and he immediately knew what is causing the problem.Since I bought this chair, I have not had to go back to the chiropractor in three years! Employers generally do not want to spend a lot of money on office equipment but when you work at a job that keeps you in a seat anywhere from 9 – 12 hours a day you need to supply them with the proper ergonomic seating and desk. Since I bought this chair and expensed it, I have not had to go back to the chiropractor in three years! I hope others realize this and bring it up to their employer. If they are like me they have to pay the first $3000 out of pocket for health coverage so they need to do whatever they can to stay out of the doctor’s office.
Your product is still holding up well and keeping me away from the chiropractor. Worth every dollar spent in my eyes.

Thanks!

Over the past few months, I have been deeply grateful to the quality products BodyBilt has offered at discounted prices to support companies during this pandemic when so many of our workforce have been asked to work from their homes. Keeping our staff safe has been a huge priority for [our company] and it has been comforting to have resources and vendors we trust to provide equipment. I’d also like to recommend Michael LaFond on his service and commitment to meeting [our company’s] needs. I feel confident sending staff members directly to him for equipment purchase and management. The staff experience has been excellent and they have been very appreciative. This helps me tremendously as happy staff members make for a successful program.

I’m back to pain-free living…this chair is priceless

The number of chair adjustments allow for many different types of users.

Most comfortable chair I’ve ever owned

It’s been my good fortune to be a BodyBilt customer.

BodyBilt has been the perfect partner to assist in providing solutions to our issues.