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Case Studies

At R3 Solutions, we make sure every job meets our “triple bottom line” project objectives. In short, we want our work to make people happy, comfortable, and safe. We want our work to reduce waste and impact on the planet. Additionally, our solutions help our customers save money and extend the lifespan of their infrastructure. Here are a few ways we’ve helped our customers save.


Softcare (Steelcase), Outlook Nikko

April 12th, 2017 by Ima Admin

Our client had difficulty sanitizing this piece due to exposed wood grain, seating structure, and ripped material. We restored it to better-than-new condition for about half the cost of new.

Problems to Solve

  • Infection prevention problem with exposed wood grain
  • Very difficult to clean in between seats
  • Material worn and ripped in several places
  • Parts missing or broken

Our Solutions

  • Wood arms were replaced with new foam and PVC-free vinyl
  • Seat cushions were steamed to revive the foam for better patient comfort
  • Every nut and bolt was tightened and / or replaced, and all nut inserts were replaced with a pronged t-nut for greater strength
  • MSRP on this piece is $3,998. R3S revived this piece for under $1,100.
  • Nurses were thrilled about the new aesthetic and PVC-free vinyl material
  • Each piece is given a product tag that supplies manufacturer, part number, R3S part number, material used, and date of remanufacture.

Steelcase Health, Mineral Recliner

April 12th, 2017 by Ima Admin

This faded, chipped chair posed comfort, sanitization, and aesthetic issues. We “renewed and improved”  it with new foam, powder-coating, and PVC-free vinyl.

Problems

  • Nurses complaining about the aesthetics
  • Infection prevention problem with exposed wood grain
  • Difficult to clean
  • Seat cushion was failing and causing patients discomfort
  • Material was worn and ripped in several places
  • Paint was chipped or faded
  • Parts were missing or broken

 Our Solutions

  • Wood arms were recovered with new foam and PVC-free vinyl
  • Seat cushion was replaced with new foam for better patient comfort
  • Old foam was recycled
  • Faded paint was powder-coated for longer durability
  • Every nut and bolt was tightened and / or replaced if missing
  • This customer saved $1,175 on this chair
  • Long-term plan is to revive this piece at at least one more cycle, resulting in almost $470,000 in total lifetime savings for all recliners in the hospital
  • Nurses were ecstatic about the new aesthetic and PVC-free vinyl material
  • Each piece is given a product tag that supplies manufacturer, part number, R3 part number, material used, and date of remanufacture

Local Dental Office

April 11th, 2017 by Ima Admin

This dental chair makeover saved the client 70% over new, included a new foam core, and featured Silica material for longevity and capacity to withstand sanitization.

Cost savings: Greater than a 70% savings over purchasing a new chair and that includes the purchase of a new seat core (foam and plastic).

Quick turnaround: One week turnaround on the complete office (10) chairs and (9) stools.

Longevity of the material

  • Silica, 365,000 double rubs
  • bleach cleanable with a 4:1 ratio compared to typical 10:1
  • Ink and stain resistant

Upgrades to original manufacturers design

  • Lock nuts to prevent loose seats after years of vibration
  • Plastic welding in some areas where plasic mold has cracked
  • Reduced seams for better cleaniliness and new/updated look