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  Today's Date: Thursday July 31, 2014    Current MMQB Index: 5046.68 +25.63 (+0.51%) on a volume of 1,252,296 shares. Year to Date Change: -4.45%
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Steelcase Dealer: Rediscovering the Baltimore Market
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN DEALER  Monday Jul 28, 2014 
Being behind in the Baltimore market "did not sit well" with Steelcase.

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Standards: Testing Seating for really Big Users
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN FEATURES  Monday Jul 28, 2014 
Some companies like KI are doing their best to test for higher weights even though BIFMA standards are not yet in place.

Seating Review: Thintex
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN REVIEWS  Monday Jul 28, 2014 
Wit Thintex is made in California and designed to be a new interpretation of an upholstered chair.

Izzy+ Closing ABCO Plant
IN MANUFACTURERS  Friday Jul 25, 2014 
Izzy+ announced Friday afternoon it will close its ABCO facility in Florence, Alabama by next summer, eliminating 200 jobs.


Features
Standards: Testing Seating for really Big Users
Some companies like KI are doing their best to test for higher weights even though BIFMA standards are not yet in place.

Credible Furniture Testing Helps Manufacturers Design Better Products
Like with most anything, it seems as if the trajectory for furniture testing points to even more complexity.

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Odds & Ends Week of July 28, 2014
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IIDA Announces 2Nd Annual Asia Pacific Design Awards
EDspaces Grant Program Helps Ensure High-Performance Schools
Odds & Ends Week of July 14, 2014
IIDA Announces 3rd Annual Healthcare Interior Design Competition
IIDA Announces Best of Competition Winner of 2014 Library Interior Design Awards

Leggett & Platt Reports Sales Climbed 4% in Latest Quarter
IN COMPONENTS  Friday Jul 25, 2014 
2Q adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $.48, a 9% increase versus $.44 last year 2Q sales grew 4% vs. 2013: Store Fixtures and CVP sales declined; remainder of company grew 10%.

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Seating Maker HAG Parent Company Acquired by Private Equity Firm
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS 
Since 2007, the company was owned by Ratos, a Swedish private equity company.

United Stationers Reports Second Quarter Sales Rose 3.6 Percent
IN WHOLESALE 
Furniture sales increased 2.2 percent to $78.4 million from $76.7 million in the prior-year quarter.

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  • Office Depot Names Mark Cosby President, North America
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    Landscape Forms: Reeder Wayfinding Site Elements
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS 
    Wayfinding elements are designed to guide, direct and signal people through space while providing product-specific functions, from graphic identity and directions, to delineating pathways and social spaces, to creating places to park a bike.



      
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