about palmer hamilton


Palmer Hamilton provides smart, versatile and beautiful furnishing solutions to K-12, higher education, commercial markets, libraries, fab labs and makerspaces. We began manufacturing high quality cafeteria tables for schools more than 70 years ago and quickly became the industry leader in innovation, selection and service. Over the years, our product lines evolved to include mobile tables, wall pocket systems, outdoor furniture, food court furniture and décor—all designed to be as durable and safe as they are stylish and easy-to-use. Soon we made the natural transition to the higher education, commercial markets and libraries, bringing our expertise in creating exceptional dining, library and social environments to colleges, universities and commercial facilities.


Palmer Hamilton will remain the industry leader in creating innovative products engineered to exceed our customers' expectations in materials, workmanship and design. We demonstrate our commitment to the environment through GREENGUARD certified products and continued research into ways to protect our natural resources. We encourage our employees to reach their optimum potential and work as a team to help ensure consistent excellence in service and customer satisfaction.


In 1946 the original Hamilton cafeteria table line was launched to a receptive marketplace. Schools everywhere were delighted with the quality, durability and flexibility of our tables. Seventy years later, our original designs have evolved to become the most innovative and comprehensive line of cafeteria tables available. Over our long history, millions of students have dined on a Palmer Hamilton table in thousands of educational facilities across the country. In more recent years, we've expanded to serve higher education and commercial markets as well, bringing exciting products, dynamic furniture layouts and outstanding service to meet ever-changing dining, socializing and meeting needs.


We recognize that providing a smooth purchasing experience is important to our customers. We offer complete turn-key services including on-site analysis, product selection, delivery and installation. We coordinate directly with our customers, including architects and general contractors, during planning and construction phases. From the factory to the front office, each dedicated employee works hard to provide you with the best products and customer service.


With the largest and most diverse product offering in the industry, Palmer Hamilton has everything you need to create an exceptional dining and socializing environment in your school, on your campus, or in your commercial building. From cafeterias and food courts to lounges and meeting spaces—we have beautiful and functional table, seating and décor options to meet all needs and budgets.

When you want mobility, Palmer Hamilton offers an extensive selection of tables with benches or stools, in all colors, shapes and sizes. Our versatile wall pocket systems are the safest in the industry, with the most locking points available. Or choose from our ample selection of stylish booths and freestanding tables, in colors and designs that are both inviting and comfortable. You can even add custom graphic designs with no minimum quantity requirements to easily and affordably reinforce your brand.

Palmer Hamilton also provides food court furniture, décor and design services. With our vast selection of high-top tables, booths, chairs, stools, lounge furniture, cabinets, accessories and artwork, we can create personalized environments for dining and interacting that are just right for your needs.


The high demand for STEM professionals and a skilled work force led us to create a complete turn-key Fab Lab program in 2018.

What a great opportunity to help educators and students implement a successful Fab Lab.  Palmer Hamilton gathered a team of the nation’s foremost fab lab experts/educators to help create the first and most complete Fab Lab package. This package helps K-12 schools engage every student with an ongoing sustainable Lab in months, as opposed to years.

Palmer Hamilton now offers Fab Lab turn-key solutions including Design, Furniture, Graphics, Fab Lab Equipment, Staff Training, Curriculum and Support.


Palmer Hamilton provides innovative design and furnishing solutions to K-12, higher education, commercial markets, libraries, fab labs and makerspaces through an expansive network of dealers, agents and many local, state, regional and national purchasing contracts. Our dealers, sales agents and customer service representatives are standing by to answer your questions and meet your needs. Contact us today.


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