Governor Raimondo Set to Tour First Active Classroom in Rhode Island
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Providence-based Nortek Inc. Donates Standing Desks to Enhance Health and Engagement in the Classroom

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Working with Rhode Island's Governor Gina Raimondo, Nortek Inc. has solidified its support of the local community and commitment to improve schools. This fall in its hometown of Providence, RI, the company's CEO Michael Clarke donated full sets of its Ergotron LearnFit® Adjustable Standing Desks to classrooms at 360 High School and West Broadway Middle School as part of a plan to transform classrooms into active learning environments where students stay more engaged.

  • WHO: Governor Raimondo, Nortek CEO Michael Clarke, Superintendent Chris Maher
  • WHAT: Tour of a classroom of newly donated LearnFit desks
  • WHEN: Thursday, February 11th from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
  • WHERE: 360 High School (324 Hope Street) 3rd floor

During this classroom tour, the Governor and Nortek's CEO will address the students and faculty while discussing the importance of building a healthier generation of students. This begins in the classroom and can be further championed with the use of adjustable standing desks which can lead to better health, better academic performance and an all-around better school experience.

Both the Governor and Nortek believe that healthy students will play a key role in fueling the future economy of Rhode Island. The Governor plans to impress upon the students the significance of local community involvement, and how collaboration can play a major role in both government and business.

Aimed to reduce sedentary time in the classroom, Ergotron's mobile and adjustable LearnFit standing desks promote greater metabolic health as well as creates more engaged and on-task students. Furthermore, the resulting more collaborative and active classrooms also help teachers maximize valuable classroom floor space and keep up with evolving technologies. For more information about the LearnFit desks, please visit the website or check out a video detailing the active classroom.

About Nortek

Nortek is a global, diversified industrial company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. The company's broad array of offerings includes ventilation products such as range hoods and bathroom fans, security and audio/video solutions, heating and cooling products, air management systems, and ergonomic and productivity solutions.

About Ergotron
Ergotron, Inc. is a global manufacturer of leading digital display mounting, furniture, and mobility products that have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 35 years. This history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 70 patents and a growing portfolio of award winning brands— OmniMount®, LearnFit®, StyleView®, TeachWell®, WorkFit®, Neo-Flex®, Anthro and ErgotronHome™—for computer monitors, notebooks, tablets, flat panel displays and TVs. Ergotron's products incorporate patented CF™ lift and pivot motion technology to achieve less effort and more ergonomic motion for a healthier and more interactive user experience when viewing any digital display. Whether to enhance computing wellness or entertainment excitement improve workplace productivity or create business process efficiencies, Ergotron's products are positioning your digital world. Ergotron is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Phoenix, Amersfoort, London, Tokyo, and Singapore. Ergotron is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.(Nasdaq: NTK), a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit for more information.


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