Virco Mfg. Corporation designs, manufactures, and distributes furniture and educational equipment to a diverse family of customers. Additionally, Virco has worked with accomplished designers — such as Peter Glass, Richard Holbrook, and Bob Mills — to develop additional products for contemporary applications. These include the best-selling ZUMA® and recently introduced Sage™ classroom furniture collection, as well as I.Q.® Series items for educational settings; Ph.D.® and Ph.D. Executive seating lines; and the wide-ranging Plateau® Series. In 2007, the Company introduced its newest classroom furniture lines: Telos™ and Metaphor™.
Virco employs approximately 1,250 people nationwide with two major operational spaces: its 560,000 square-foot Torrance, California headquarters that features a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, and its Conway, Arkansas location, which has over 2,000,000 square feet of operational space. The large distribution centers in Torrance and Conway facilitate in quick, efficient shipment of Virco products.
Virco was incorporated in California in February 1950, and reincorporated in Delaware in April 1984. Though Virco started as a local supplier of chairs and desks for Los Angeles-area schools, over the years, Virco has become the largest manufacturer of moveable educational furniture and equipment for the preschool through 12th grade market in the United States.
Virco’s principal manufactured products include: