Virco Manufacturing Corporation is a maker and supplier of furnishings for kindergartens and elementary, middle, and high schools. The company is based in Torrance, California, and Conway, Arkansas.
Virco operates a two million square foot factory and distribution complex in Conway.
The company is a charter member of the Environmental Protection Agency's WasteWise Hall of Fame. Old furnishings are recycled through Virco's Take-Back program. The company also helps local Conway schools raise money through the Cash for Cardboard recycling program. Over 305 million pounds of recyclables have been collected under these and other programs administered by Conway general manager and vice president Scotty Bell.
IC in Conway represents one of the two largest manufacturing plants in the city, the other being bus manufacturer IC Corporation.
Virco was established in 1950 to supply furniture to Los Angeles area schools.
- Elizabeth Sharp, "Virco VP Named Top Business Executive by Conway Chamber," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, March 29, 2009.