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  Today's Date: Sunday November 23, 2014    Current MMQB Index: 5780.30 +41.35 (+0.72%) on a volume of 1,432,691 shares. Year to Date Change: + 9.43%
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West Elm & Inscape Partner to Re-Imagine Office Furniture Experience
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS  Thursday Nov 20, 2014 
In Spring 2015, the two brands will launch West Elm Workspace, a collection of more than 50 office products designed by West Elm's in-house design team in collaboration with Inscape and available exclusively with Inscape.

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Do you feel there is still a viable market for wood manufacturers like Inwood?

Architecture Billings Index dips in October
IN BUILD CONSTRUCTION  Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 
Index still shows positive outlook for design services in the South but a sharp decline in the Northeast.

Staples Sales Fall in Latest Quarter
IN SUPER STORES  Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 
Staples reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales and profit as business customers in North America bought more furniture, breakroom products such as coffee machines and core office supplies like stationery.

KI Showcases New Products at Healthcare Design 2014
by MMQB STAFF  IN MANUFACTURERS  Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 
KI healthcare designers showcased new product inspirations, including the Soltice Metal Collection and Valetudo Collection from Pallas Textiles.


Features
The Vault at Cranbrook
Behind a large steel door, down a massive freight elevator under the Cranbrook Art Museum is a furniture treasure room. It is a place few get a chance to see -- a world-class collection of furniture, almost all of it designed by Cranbrook graduates like Charles and Ray Eames and Niels Diffrient.

ABW: Activity Based Working
One overarching theme that appears throughout the discussion of ABW, no matter the perspective, is culture.

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Briefing
Odds & Ends Week of November 17, 2014
KI receives recognition as Master In Green Masters Program
Odds & Ends Week of November 10, 2014
IIDA Partners with Designs For Dignity
Trendway Plans Grand-Reopening of DC Showroom Thursday
Herman Miller Recruiting Additional Employees
National Office Furniture Awarded Agreement with Premier, Inc.

Table Of Contents | Print Edition - November 17, 2014
IN THIS WEEK IN MMQB  Monday Nov 17, 2014 
Don't miss the following features and articles in this week's Print Edition...

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Inwood Office Furniture Calls it Quits
IN MANUFACTURERS 
Inwood Office Furniture in Jasper says it will close on November 26 and 85 employees will be out of work.

Bush Industries Announces Executive Acquisition
IN MANUFACTURERS 
A group of senior executives have acquired 100% ownership in the company.

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DESIGNERS NEEDED!
IN DEALER SPACE PLANNER  Nov 20, 2014 
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT: SALES, OPERATIONS
IN DEALER MANAGEMENT  Nov 19, 2014 
Grow with C|W|C in Chattanooga!

Inside Sales / Quotation Manager
IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Nov 18, 2014 
San Francisco Bay Area

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IN MANUFACTURER SHOWROOM HELP  Nov 18, 2014 
Come work in our Chelsea Showroom in NYC!

Operations - Director/VP
IN DEALER MANAGEMENT  Nov 17, 2014 
Rapidly growing Steelcase Dealer looking for an experienced operations leader to support our growth.

KI Healthcare Sales Specialists
IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Nov 14, 2014 
Supporting the mission of quality healthcare
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    The company has been recognized by additional third-party organizations to celebrate its achievements in promoting sustainable business practices and fostering a workplace of inclusion.



      
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