About UsDevoted to excellence and committed to quality, Scholar Craft has continuously designed and manufactured ergonomic, durable and practical school furniture since 1956. In a manufacturing world where the term “Made in America” has been used loosely or lost in semantics, Scholar Craft proudly produces the very finest truly American made school furniture.
Operating six facilities in three states, we are continually investing in the future… upgrading our operations, our talent and our capabilities. Scholar Craft products are designed for today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.
Scholar Craft’s main production assembly facility and corporate offices are located on 95 acres in Tarrant, Alabama (Birmingham area) and is supplied with injection molded plastic, structural steel and powder coated frames from two of our manufacturing facilities in the area. Our thermofuse and high pressure laminate table tops and work surfaces are produced in our 250,000 square foot plant in Ft Smith, Arkansas.
In 2007, we acquired the Melsur Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of premium solid plastic molded melamine components for the school furniture industry. Melsur is located on 7.3 acres and operates a 90,000 square foot manufacturing plant on the Scholar Craft campus. Melsur supplies solid plastic for not only Scholar Craft, but numerous competing manufacturers and is the largest manufacturer of American made product. Our vertical integration, volume capacity, depth of line and finish selection have made Melsur the gold standard for design and durability.
The 2010 purchase of CDF Corporation, a Massachusetts based classroom furniture manufacturer, increased our depth of line while broadening our national distribution. CDF produces premium solid and soft plastic furniture and has an outstanding reputation in the marketplace.
Stewardship to the environment is a responsibility we take very seriously. All of our products are MAS certified for indoor air quality. All of the Melsur Corporation products are made from 100% recycled hardwoods.
While Scholar Craft is larger and far more diverse in offerings than our beginnings over fifty years ago, our core values have never wavered. We build furniture that promotes and enhances the education process…furniture that ergonomically supports students, design that stimulates minds and longevity that guarantees years of productive use.