Adaptable Casework Systems–SEFA 10

Chip Albright, ALC-Collegedale
Dana Dahlgren, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation

This presentation will focus on recent developments and innovations in the adaptable casework marketplace. The presenters will demonstrate how the flexibility element of these adaptable systems enhances energy efficiency and sustainable laboratory configurations. This presentation will also provide an updated status on the development of SEFA's Recommended Practices for Adaptable Casework Systems (SEFA 10).


Chip Albright is the president of ALC-Collegedale in Round Rock, Texas. Mr. Albright graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Alabama and has over 25 years of senior management experience in the laboratory furniture industry starting with Kewaunee Scientific in 1981. In 1990 Mr. Albright joined Jamestown Metal Products as vice president of sales and marketing. In addition to those responsibilities, Mr. Albright served as the president of Lab Planners, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Jamestown developing "Lab Designer," the first 3D AutoCAD system for designing laboratory spaces. Today Mr Albright is the president of ALC-Collegedale where he developed the first truly modular hood. He belongs to ASHRAE, SCUP, USGBC, IFMA and BIFMA, has served as a Laboratory of the Year Judge for R&D Magazine (1999), served on SEFA’s Board of Directors from 1996 to 2002 and is presently the Chairman of the Adaptable Systems Committee.

Dana Dahlgren, vice president of sales and marketing, laboratory products group for Kewaunee Scientific Corporation, started in the laboratory industry in 1975 as an estimator for Permalab Equipment Corp. From 1980-1989, he ran ISEC's southern California laboratory furniture division. Mr. Dahlgren joined Kewaunee Scientific in November 1989 as a regional sales manager and was promoted to director of sales and marketing of the laboratory products group in September 1998. Mr. Dahlgren was elected vice president of sales and marketing of the laboratory products group in June 2004. He has represented Kewaunee at SEFA since 1999 and has served on the Board of Directors since the spring of 2005, currently serving as the chairman.