North Dakota School Benefits From Virco Classroom Makeover

Torrance, California, UNITED STATES

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The latest Classroom Makeover by Virco (AMEX:VIR) has generated an enthusiastic response at Washington Elementary School in Valley City, North Dakota. Co-sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the Classroom Makeover program enables schools throughout America to compete for leading-edge Virco classroom furniture products.

At Washington Elementary, Principal Wayne Denault chose spacious 60" round activity tables and traditional lift-lid desks with scratch-resistant, colorfast Martest(r) hard plastic tops to complement ergonomically-contoured classroom chairs from Virco's best-selling ZUMA(r) collection.

"This Classroom Makeover occurred at a great time for us," said Wayne Denault. "We had originally targeted 2007 to begin replacing the student chairs and desks throughout our school. The new furniture we received gives us an excellent head start."

Denault added that he and his staff particularly like the lift-lid feature on the desks. He also commented that the ZUMA chairs will make a big difference in student comfort.

"These products really fit in with what we're trying to do," said Denault. "It's very exciting to get this furniture for a classroom that hasn't had new chairs and desks for at least 20 years."

Other Classroom Makeover products at Washington Elementary include an elegant ellipse-shaped teachers' desk and credenza from the Plateau(r) Office Solutions product line, a comfortably upholstered, pneumatically adjustable model 4635A teacher's chair, and a two-sided markerboard easel.

Winners of other Virco/NAESP Classroom Makeovers will be announced shortly.

After opening for business in 1950 with just one customer, Virco has grown to become the country's leading furniture manufacturer for the K-12 market. Virco products include the visionary ZUMA(r) collection, honored with a prestigious Best of NeoCon(r) 2004 Editors' Choice Award. In addition, Virco's industry-leading resource recovery and recycling achievements have been repeatedly recognized by local, state and national organizations. The company's most important honor was announced in 2003, when the United States Environmental Protection Agency designated Virco as a charter member of its WasteWise Hall of Fame. For more on Virco, visit .

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Established in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals serves 29,500 K-8 principals in the United States, Canada, and overseas. See for details.


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