ADVANTAGE SCIENTIFIC by STEVENS is a manufacturer of laboratory casework and modular furniture systems for laboratories. Our laboratory casework is well designed and quality-built to safely withstand the harsh demands of a busy lab environment.
We are a 100% employee-owned company and proudly manufacture our products in the United States of America, in our state-of-the-art facilities in Teutopolis and Effingham, Illinois.
Stevens Industries is proud to be a member of the following industry organizations:
Architectural Woodwork Institute
Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) was established in 1954 for producers of custom millwork. Since its inception, the group has dedicated its resources to improving architectural woodwork industry standards through education and collaborative efforts by its members. AWI members offer customers the added assurance that the manufacturer is knowledgeable of, and adheres to, the industry’s high standards. We’re proud to be a long-standing AWI member.
AWI's Quality Certification Program
The Architectural Woodwork Institute Quality Certification Program (AWI QCP) has been available since 1995. This program has been recognized by architects, designers, and specifiers as the authoritative source of guidance on fine architectural woodwork. It offers an increased level of consumer protection in architectural woodwork sections of construction documents and allows designers and specifiers to include a total quality management mechanism for woodwork in project documents.
Stevens Industries, Inc. is proud to be one of the few casework, millwork, and panel laminators to have achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification for our products. Our high-quality laminated products have been engineered to meet stringent green standards. GREENGUARD Gold Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification) maintains stringent certification criteria, considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly), and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. It is referenced by both The Collaborative for High-Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System. Look for our Stevens Advantage GREENGUARD Gold certified products in our Catalog section.
Composite Panel Association
The Composite Panel Association (CPA) is the North American trade association for producers of particleboard (PB), medium-density fiberboard (MDF), hardboard (HB), and other compatible products. It is dedicated to increasing the acceptance and use of composite panel products and educating users about their benefits. CPA represents the composite panel industry on technical, environmental, quality assurance, and product acceptance issues. As an accredited standard developer for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), CPA sponsors and publishes industry product standards and participates in the standards development work of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and others.
International Solid Surface Fabricators Association
Founded in February of 1997, the International Solid Surface Fabricators Association (ISSFA) is a not-for-profit trade association established to further the personal and professional interests of the solid surface fabricator. ISSFA associate members include distributors, manufacturers, and affiliated professionals that provide tools, machinery, supplies, and services to the solid surface industry; and allied industry professionals such as interior designers, architects, and specifiers.
Forest Stewardship Council®
FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. The FSC Principles and Criteria provide a foundation for all forest management standards globally, including the FSC US National Standard (v2.1) that guides forest management certification in the U.S. Stevens holds C.O.C. (Chain of Custody) and C.W. (Controlled Wood) certificates. FSC Trademark License Code: FSC-C014934. Ask us about our FSC products!
American Institute of Architects
Since its inception in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has served as a resource for members and the voice of the industry. The AIA sponsors continuing education for those in the field, sets industry standards in contract documentation, conducts market research and analysis. AIA celebrates the artistic designs of its members and recognizes their work through an awards program.
Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association
Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is the trade association for North American manufacturers of commercial builders hardware. Since its founding in 1925, BHMA has endeavored to promote the general development and welfare of the builders hardware industry and its member companies. BHMA currently authors 33 ANSI/BHMA standards in the builders hardware category, covering everything from hinges to locks to power doors. In addition, BHMA is involved in international standards, code and life safety regulations, and other activities that specifically impact builders hardware.
Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association
Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) was formed in 1988 to provide leadership in promoting quality and safety in the design, manufacture, and utilization of laboratory furniture and equipment. From its humble beginnings with a membership roster of just 15 Executive Members, SEFA has grown, evolved, and positioned itself as the industry authority. The most prominent of SEFA’s initiatives is the publication of Recommended Practices for Laboratory Safety. SEFA’s members are among the world’s largest and most highly respected manufacturers, architects, and designers in the laboratory industry.
Construction Specifications Institute
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a national association of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, building materials suppliers, and others involved in commercial and institutional building design and construction. The organization has 145 chapters and more than 16,000 members. CSI provides technical information and products, continuing education, professional conferences, and product shows to enhance communication among all disciplines of building design and construction and to meet the industry’s need for a common system of organizing and presenting construction information.
Education Market Association
The Education Market Association (EDmarket), formerly known as the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), is a not-for-profit international trade organization serving the school market. Founded in 1916, EDmarket promotes an open market for quality educational products and services that are produced and delivered by professional suppliers and dealers. Made up of over 1,400 member companies involved in the school market industry, EDmarket members actively lead the association and, through their leadership, have defined the role of the professional school marketer.
Associated General Contractors of America
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the voice of the construction industry, is an organization of qualified construction contractors and industry-related companies dedicated to skill, integrity, and responsibility. Operating in partnership with its Chapters, the association provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest. AGC is dedicated to improving the construction industry daily by educating the industry to employ the finest skills, promoting the use of the latest technology, and advocating building the best quality projects for owners–public and private. AGC is committed to three tenets of industry advancement and opportunity: Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.