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AIS Donates Nearly $700,000 in Furniture to Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Leominster, MA – May 2, 2019 – AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, has donated nearly $700,000 worth of installed office furniture for the new Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island headquarters in Boston.

“As a supporter of Make-A-Wish for numerous years, AIS hopes that having a newly furnished office space will enhance the organization’s mission to provide life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses,” AIS President and CEO Bruce Platzman said.

Platzman serves on the board of directors for Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island and has long been a supporter and advocate for the organization. AIS also donated furnishings to the previous Make-A-Wish location in the Boston area.

For the new 8,300 square-foot space, AIS donated Matrix™ and Divi® panel systems; Aloft® benching; Day-to-Day™ flip/nesting, height-adjustable and conference tables; Calibrate® storage and desking products; metal filing cabinets; and seating that includes Devens™, Upton™, Natick™, Pierce™, Triad™, LB Lounge™ and Volker™.

The Make-A-Wish Boston office employs 22 people.

“With our quest to fulfill the wish of every eligible child, it was time to move to a larger space. AIS was the first donor to support this vision, enabling us to more deeply engage staff, volunteers, donors, partners and the community in our wish granting. This transformational gift will guide our growth to the next level of impact in reaching more children,” Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chief Executive Officer Charlotte Beattie said.


AIS is a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and boasts one of the most impressive stories of growth and success in the furniture industry. Founded in 1989, the company is known for offering market-relevant, feature-rich product lines that entice designers and support the diverse needs of end-users while offering exceptional value. AIS is an innovator that leads the industry in sustainable, lean manufacturing, lead-time performance and manufacturing flexibility. AIS has over 600,000 square feet of manufacturing space and operates in Leominster, MA. For more information, visit the website at www.ais-inc.com.

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