Coppell-based Varidesk is looking to own the active workspace market with its latest acquisition of Stand2Learn, a College Station-based maker of standing desks for young students.
Varidesk announced the purchase Tuesday, noting it aligns with the company’s mission to transform workspaces for all ages into more active environments. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We need to move away from sedentary behaviors that have plagued our workforce for the past 50 years, and that begins with our children and our schools.” Varidesk CEO Jason McCann said in a release.
Texas A&M University professor Mark Benden founded Stand2Learn in 2008 following years of research on ways to combat rising childhood obesity rates. His standing desk design promotes more active learning and less sedentary time for kindergarten through 12th-grade students.
“When kids have the choice to stand while they learn, we see improvements in their mobility and health, as well as higher levels of concentration and classroom engagement,” Benden said in the release.
“Adding Stand2Learn gives us a chance to create an entire generation influenced by the active workspace — one that will be healthier, happier, and more productive than ever before.”
Varidesk has spent the past five years revolutionizing the office by providing standing desks that foster an active work environment. Currently, Varidesk products are being used in more than 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, according to the company. Beyond standing desks, it has released standing conference tables, furniture systems, and other accessories.
With Stand2Learn, Varidesk can now tap into a younger audience.
“Adding Stand2Learn gives us a chance to create an entire generation influenced by the active workspace — one that will be healthier, happier, and more productive than ever before.” McCann said.
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