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  Today's Date: Tuesday August 4, 2015    Current MMQB Index: 5744.27 +25.32 (+0.44%) on a volume of 772,271 shares. Year to Date Change: -2.87%
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 Mentioned This Week
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   Herman Miller Inc.
   Kimball International, Inc.
   Leggett & Platt
Week of August 3, 2015
In This Weeks Print Edition:
Kimball Reports Improved Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results / Double-digit growth expected for Commercial Sector in 2015, 2016 / Interface Reports Second Quarter Sales Rose 1.2% / Leggett & Platt Reports Sales Rose 4% in latest quarter / Makers: ESI / Makers: Power Maze / Dennis Foley, Herman Miller designer, creator of Atlas Headrest, dies / Industry Briefing / Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted


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Would the industry benefit from an increased focus on the development of small / simple products, like the Power Maze?

ESI creates what it calls 'Workspaceology' to help workers
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS  Monday Aug 3, 2015 
More and more organizations are increasing emphasis on employee well-being and enhancing workspace ecosystems to attract and retain talent which accommodates an increasingly diverse workforce.

Dennis Foley, Herman Miller designer, creator of Atlas Headrest, dies
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN PEOPLE  Monday Aug 3, 2015 
Foley designed more than 400 products in his career, but he also had a passion for the arts.

Recoil Power Maze organizes 'desk spaghetti'
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS  Monday Aug 3, 2015 
David Alden has launched several successful products through Kickstarter, the most popular of which was Recoil, a product that self-winds and stores earbud cords.

Leggett & Platt Reports Sales Rose 4% in latest quarter
IN COMPONENTS  Friday Jul 31, 2015 
"Nearly all of our businesses experienced volume growth during the quarter, despite strong prior year comparisons."


Features
UK designers: Why are US Manufacturers ignoring us?
If you have worked with designers in the U.K., perhaps it is time to invite some of them to NeoCon.

Trends: Why everyone wants to work outside (and who is helping them)
Work space today does not have to be paper or technology intensive. It does need to be comfortable and feel productive and usable.

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Trendway appoints a new President
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Teknion Renews Lease in NYC Flatiron District

Kimball Reports Improved Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results
IN MANUFACTURERS  Thursday Jul 30, 2015 
Orders in all market verticals increased with the exception of the education vertical. The hospitality and other commercial vertical markets in particular are experiencing significant growth, with hospitality orders growing in both custom and non-custom furniture, and other commercial orders benefiting from many new products which have been well received.

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Interface Reports Second Quarter Sales Rose 1.2%
IN FLOOR COVERING 
FLOR recorded its highest ever second quarter sales, up 3.9% compared with the second quarter last year, primarily due to improvements in web sales. Second quarter sales in the Americas business increased 9.5% on a currency neutral basis compared with the prior year period, led by the continued rebound of the corporate office market - up 12%.

Double-digit growth expected for Commercial Sector in 2015, 2016
IN BUILD CONSTRUCTION 
The greatest amount of activity was seen in the building of commercial properties—most notably offices and hotels—with an unusually high spike in manufacturing construction.

Top Job Openings
Independent Sales Representative - Illinois
IN TEXTILE SALES  Aug 3, 2015 
Carnegie, a leading textile/wallcovering company is seeking a sales representative for the Illinois market.

INDEPENDENT SALES REPRESENTATIVES WANTED
IN REPRESENTATIVES WANTED  Aug 2, 2015 
Seeking independent sales representatives for CO, UT, So NV as well as separate representation in MI.

Territory Manager - New England Area
IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Jul 30, 2015 
Global – The Total Office has an immediate opening for an experienced Territory Manager in the New England Territory

Education Sales - Upper Midwest MN, NE, ND and SD
IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Jul 30, 2015 
Sauder Education - Residence Hall Furniture Sales Rep

Virgina Res Hall Market, Rep needed
IN REPRESENTATIVES WANTED  Jul 30, 2015 
High income potential, join a winning company

Wood Desking Product Manager
IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Jul 30, 2015 
If you are looking for a career with excellent earnings potential and sales opportunity, then look no further than Global!
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    In This Weeks Print Edition:
    Kimball Reports Improved Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results / Double-digit growth expected for Commercial Sector in 2015, 2016 / Interface Reports Second Quarter Sales Rose 1.2% / Leggett & Platt Reports Sales Rose 4% in latest quarter / Makers: ESI / Makers: Power Maze / Dennis Foley, Herman Miller designer, creator of Atlas Headrest, dies / Industry Briefing / Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted
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     HNI
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     Knoll, Inc.
     24.43 +0.22
     Steelcase
     17.91 +0.11
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