Ergotron is a technology furniture manufacturer based in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. The company specializes in products for use in office, education, and health care markets. Product lines include monitor arm mounts, height-adjustable standing desks, charging carts for mobile devices, and medical carts. The company is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK). Ergotron was founded in 1982 by Harry Sweere with the idea for a computer monitor stand that tilts and swivels. The name Ergotron was chosen as a portmanteau of the words “ergonomics” and “electronics,” intended to convey the purpose of the company’s first product, which was the improvement of the human interface with computers. From Harry Sweere’s garage, initial prototypes were fashioned for sale into the airline industry, providing the company’s first stream of revenue. As Ergotron grew in following years, the product line diversified, moving into computer workstation furniture, LAN racks and specialty mounting systems for a variety of display technologies. In January 2005, Ergotron merged with Constant Force Technology, LLC (CFT), a company also founded by Harry Sweere. CFT was primarily an OEM manufacturer to the display industry, producing adjustable desk stands for monitors sold by major brands. These OEM relationships continued under Ergotron.