We Have Partnered with W.B. Mason

Weeks ago we announced we were partnering with W.B. Mason, one of the US leaders in office product sales and distribution. W.B. Mason has a network of dealers, sales reps, and accounts throughout the east coast of the United States.

In the coming days our product will be available through the W.B. Mason website and will be able to be purchased through the site. All of our manufacturers will have product up, so you will have an array of products that can be selected from our product catalog.
If you are a partner with W.B. Mason check in regularly to see if products from Evoluent, Hippus, Smart Mats, etc. are up and if you own a business and purchase our products we would recommend W.B. Mason as it is a one stop shop for all your office needs.

EKBW Evoluent Keyboard
Evoluent’s R3K Keyboard

We are looking forward to a prosperous and beneficial partnership with W.B Mason and their buyers. We feel this will expand the notoriety and need of ergonomics and healthy work habits throughout the country. Stay tuned for more information.

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Prestige International 2018 in Review

2018 was an exciting year for Prestige International, we took on new products, attended many trade shows and moved our offices to a new, updated location. Here is the recap of Prestige Internationals best year yet.

NEW PRODUCTS

This year we took on two new products, the Mousetrapper and Koncept Lighting. Mousetrapper is a mousing alternative similar to a track pad. This central pointing device has a unique product with a great feel. Koncept is a modern looking LED task lighting line with multiple models and colors to go with any office or workstation. These two product lines are great for a healthy working environment.

Koncept’s Mr. GO! lights

TRADE SHOWS

Trade shows were also a highlight of 2018 for Prestige International. Prestige itself attended Applied Ergonomics, Ergo Expo, ALA and WB Mason. We also exhibited out of manufacturers booths at CES (Penclic) and Safety 2018 (Mousetrapper.) These shows are a great way to show off all of our product lines and expose them to the general and ergonomic markets.

The Ergo Expo show in Las Vegas

THE MOVE

The biggest thing to ever happen to this company also happened in 2018 as well. We moved our offices and warehouse. In our old location had both our warehouse and offices in one building and now they are separate. We moved are office down the road to a updated building and our warehouse to Florida, to a bigger location. This move was a necessary one as while we are expanding and finding more success more space was needed.

The outside of our new offices

2018 was a good year for Prestige International and we have a feeling that 2019 is going to continue this success.

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Recap Ergo Expo

Last week saw us attend the  Ergo Expo at Paris Hotel in Las Vegas and it was a total success and a great experience. There were many new attendees this year that were able to try out all of our products for the first time. We were also able to show off our newest manufacturers and their products, that did not attend last years Ergo Expo

The Ergo Expo Entrance

Mousetrapper, Score and Sit Stand Smart Mats attended the show for the first time and we received tremendous feedback on all their products. Our staple manufacturers, Evoluent, Hippus, Microdesk, Penclic, and Bakker Elkhuizen, were also there showing off both new and old products, Bakker even invested in a larger booth.  We even showed off the new Koncept lights in the Prestige International Booth.

Attendees visiting our booth

Like every year, Ergo Expo was a great experience and we saw a ton of new and old faces. We look forward to next year show and what it has in store.

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Recap, Ergo Expo Day 2

Day 2 is in the book and it was another successful day full of great feedback. We had attendees bouncing between all of our booths checking out the Prestige line.

The Microdesk Booth

Everyone was so busy that the added break at 1:00 was much needed so we can all get lunch. Even after we came back at 3:15 there was still tons of people visiting the booths.

Today is a shorter day, so make sure you stop by all of our booths today as it’s your last chance. See you there.

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5 Things You Can Do to Relieve Back Pain, Without a Doctor’s Visit

As you go through life many people experience back pain and they chalk it up to getting older, or it being the natural way of things. This pain can go from bothersome to overwhelming, but many people do nothing about it, or think there is nothing they can do. We are here to tell you that there are some steps you can take to reduce or eliminate this pain, even without going to a doctor or specialist.

1. Exercise – The last thing many people with back pain want to do is exercise, but with moderation it can be a great remedy.  Exercises, like running and yoga, can help stretch out the problem areas and bring some relief.

2. Change Your Sleeping Habits – Sleeping can be a significant cause of back pain, or can cause it to persist. Try sleeping in a more neutral position, ideally on your back, to relieve the pressure or stress on the back. Avoid sleeping on your stomach, that can contribute to neck and back pain.

3. Change Your Diet – Your diet can be key to correcting you back pain and  there are certain things you can do that will help you alleviate the pain. Try eating lean proteins, such as chicken or turkey, and potassium rich foods , such as avocado, bananas, or leafy green vegetables. Most importantly, stay hydrated.

4. Posture – One thing that contributes to a lot of people’s back pain is their posture, especially at the office where you sit often. Refrain from slouching when sitting, and invest in a chair with lower back support.

5. Ice/Heat the Problem Area – A simple solution can be to ice or heart the area. Most doctors recommend icing the area for the first 48 hours, especially if swelling has occurred. Heat might also be beneficial, depending on the injury, and if the person finds it more effective.

These 5 solutions can help you solve you back pain without the need of seeing your doctor or a specialist. For minor issues any of these solutions can be right for you. For severe, or persistent pain; or if these remedies do not work. we recommend seeing a medical professional.

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Recap: Mousetrapper at Safety 2018

Yesterday Mousetrapper wrapped up Safety 2018 in San Antonio and boy was it a great experience.

Lance from Prestige and Anders from Mousetrapper enjoyed interacting with everyone that stopped by the booth and showing them the different designs Mousetrapper has to offer.. The attendees were always up to learning about the products and how it can change the way you use a computer.

The city of San Antonio and ASSE could not have been better hosts. San Antonio has a great atmosphere, restaurants, sights and sounds that made the stay there even more enjoyable. ASSE put on a flawless show that made it easy for us to set up, interact and share our information.

Now that Safety 2018 is in the books we can’t wait to see what other shows Prestige has on the horizon and cant wait until we come back next year, with our own booth.

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The Ergonomic Books You Should Be Reading

ergonomic books

Reading is fundamental, especially when needing to understand an innovative idea that affects society.  So, what exactly is ergonomics? Why do we need ergonomics in the workplace, at home and when using gadgets in our daily lives? Here are top ergonomic books that explain it all:

7 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy at Your Desk: Computer Ergonomics

A free ebook, 7 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy at Your Desk: Computer Ergonomics by Ann Jordan-Mills outlines ways to avoid pain and injuries when at your desk. A quick read, this 20-page ebook explains how sitting affects the body and suggests ways to improve posture and sit properly at your desk.

Office Ergonomics: Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Another free ebook ($13.55 paperback), Office Ergonomics: Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is written by Susan Orr, a Certified Safety Professional who hold a Masters degree in Industrial Safety, and features 100’s of tips for making your workstation comfortable and efficient in order to reduce MSDs. It explains causes and treatments of repetitive motion injuries and how ergonomics helps prevent these ailments, including carpal tunnel syndrome.

Ergonomic Living : How to Create a User-Friendly Home & Office

The goal of this book is to help you find the reading light, chair, bed, keyboard and even desk that is built just for you. Broken up into two sections (home and office), it advises how to structure your home and office to fit your particularly body and includes photos and illustrations to serve as examples. From how to prepare food to your computer keyboard, this book is a comprehensive guide to ergonomic living and pain reduction.

The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman is an Amazon best seller than digs into design and “guides the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.” It explores how and why some products work and why some don’t, and how to design for people.

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