Screenflex – The Industry Leader in Portable Room Divider Design and Manufacturing Since 1988

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Screenflex continues to be the leader in the portable room divider and display towers industry for 25 years.

Screenflex Portable Room Dividers

Screenflex Portable Room Dividers

With its headquarters located in the suburban Chicago area, Screenflex continues to be the leader in the portable room divider and display towers industry. Founded in 1988 by Paul, John and Richard Maas, Screenflex has just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Screenflex specializes in the design and manufacture of commercial and heavy duty portable space dividing products for schools, churches, commercial facilities, governmental organizations, and social service agencies.

Architects by trade, the initial idea for portable room dividers grew out of their architectural firm’s work with schools and churches. Often, these clients would come to them with the same universal theme; the need for more space. The partners soon realized that the space they were seeking was already available, it just needed to be made more flexible, and soon the idea for portable classrooms was born.

Production of this first generation of dividers began in 1989, and the first patent was issued in 1990.

Shortly after, customer inquiries for stand-alone room dividers caused the partners to add a line of “FREEstanding” room dividers which were patented in 1993. The FREEstanding line of room dividers, which has since undergone a number of advancements and innovations, has become the primary focus of the Screenflex product lines. Screenflex FREEstanding room dividers are available is 36 sizes and 39 fabric choices and a custom floor planning service is available, free of charge.

Proudly American made, Screenflex products are known for their innovative design and their being constructed with the highest standards and workmanship. In addition to using superior materials, at six different times during the manufacturing process each panel undergoes a thorough inspection check and a final inspection before the product can leave the factory. A number of other criteria set Screenflex apart; the time and care taken to hand construct every panel from order to finish, their outstanding warranty, and the professional approach the staff exhibits when working with dealers and customers.

The economy has caused many companies and institutions to scale back spending and American manufacturing has felt the effects. During this time, Screenflex has been able to offer their customers the flexibility they need in a time when the trend is for organizations to do more with less. Instead of building new or expanding their facilities, many are instead repurposing their existing space, and are doing it using Screenflex portable room dividers.

Screenflex is the premier provider of high quality portable room dividers and continues to be a trusted supplier among facility managers. To find out more, please visit

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