Anthro Corporation is a private company founded in Portland, Oregon, U.S. in 1984. The company is a manufacturer of ergonomic technology furniture, mostly adjustable desks, for the healthcare, government, OEM, home office, and creative markets. Currently Anthro is based in Tualatin, Oregon.
Anthro was founded in 1984 by Shoaib Tareen and Cathy Filgas as a subsidiary of Tektronix. The first products were carts for engineers and personal computer users. The first product that Anthro designed was the AnthroCart, a small, mobile cart for desktop computers.
In 1987, the company founders purchased the company from Tektronix.
The Carl's Table line of desks was designed for radiology reading rooms. The largest model includes a side shelf, footrest, height-adjustable legs, electrically controlled shelves, and background lights.
Anthro introduced the Shadow Program shortly after the company was founded in 1984. The Shadow Program designates one employee each week to observe and develop a relationship with a fellow employee in an unfamiliar department.
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