President's Message

Welcome to Columbia

Columbia has been bringing innovation, through inventions and creativity for over 140 years. Our mission is to build long term relationships with our customers and clients and provide exceptional customer service by pursuing business through innovation and advanced technology. From the first bicycle made in America to the first electric automobile, the very first moped or the finest school furniture, Columbia has always been on the leading edge of ingenuity in design and manufacturing.

Columbia was the first company, globally, to introduce a zero discharge recovery system within our plating operations. This is one of the many innovative corporate stewardship initiatives at Columbia that has left a positive impact on the consumer goods sector and the educational industry. Columbia has led the industry in the manufacturing of enhanced learning environments and will always ensure the development of quality products with an emphasis on the future generations of scientists, engineers, doctors, artists, athletes and tradesmen. Columbia’s 21st century products are a large contributor to the essence of modern pedagogy, helping our educators concentrate on what they do best — educate. Columbia’s learning environments are as comfortable, ergonomic, and aesthetically pleasing as they are inclusive, mobile, and engaging. Our design allows for one-on-one teaching or can be integrated with technology and be used as a collaborative pod for flexible and agile learning environments.

Columbia is truly proud to produce the finest U.S. designed and U.S. made school furniture in America. It would be our entire team’s pleasure to assist you in any way that we can.

Ali R. Salehi, President and CEO