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  Today's Date: Thursday July 24, 2014    Current MMQB Index: 5122.66 -27.21 (-0.53%) on a volume of 1,248,503 shares. Year to Date Change: -3.02%
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   Office Depot, Inc.
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Seating Maker HAG Parent Company Acquired by Private Equity Firm
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS  Wednesday Jul 23, 2014 
Since 2007, the company was owned by Ratos, a Swedish private equity company.

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United Stationers Reports Second Quarter Sales Rose 3.6 Percent
IN WHOLESALE  Wednesday Jul 23, 2014 
Furniture sales increased 2.2 percent to $78.4 million from $76.7 million in the prior-year quarter.

Office Depot Names Mark Cosby President, North America
IN SUPER STORES  Monday Jul 21, 2014 
Cosby joins Office Depot, Inc. following a successful 30 year career at a number of leading retail chains.

Landscape Forms: Reeder Wayfinding Site Elements
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS  Monday Jul 21, 2014 
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.


Features
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.

Curiosity of NeoCon 2014: Rustbelt Reclamation
Rustbelt Reclamations products tell the story of America's rich manufacturing legacy one piece at a time, by taking the abandoned industrial flotsam and turning it into beautiful furniture for the office and the home.

More Features
Briefing
Odds & Ends Week of July 21, 2014
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
QSA Group, a New Purchasing Group From Indeal Launched

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Good Reads: What Clients Want Vol. 2
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN ASSOCIATION 
The book works because it is not just a regurgitation of the design porn found in most industry magazines.

PolyVision e3 CeramicSteel duo
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS 
The new e3 fits right in the middle of PolyVision's offerings in terms of technology.

Top Job Openings
Director of Support Services
IN DEALER MANAGEMENT  Jul 23, 2014 
Great Opportunity!!!

Research Analyst
IN INTERIOR DESIGN - MISC  Jul 23, 2014 
ASID, the leading professional organization for the interior design profession. Exciting opportunity to contribute to our research agenda.

Territory Sales Manager-Dallas
IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Jul 23, 2014 
Come work for an industry leader!

Regional Sales Manager - Western Territory
IN SALES ASSOCIATES  Jul 22, 2014 
Western Territory Sales Manager

Senior Level Position / Graphics & Design
IN OTHER JOBS  Jul 21, 2014 
Come work in sunny Southern California!

Product Development Engineer
IN MANUFACTURER MISC.  Jul 21, 2014 
Great position with outstanding, design driven company.
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  • Haworth sues Conklin Office Furniture for allegedly copying Zody Patent
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    Knoll Reports Strong Second Quarter Results
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    Organic sales increased 11.4% when compared with the second quarter of 2013.



      
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    In This Weeks Print Edition:
    Big Data and Industry Data Collection / Herman Miller and DWR - A Move into the Retail World / Knoll Reports Strong Second Quarter Results / HNI Reports Sales of Office Furniture decreased / Steelcase Holds First Virtual Annual Meeting / Landscape Forms: Reeder Wayfinding Site Elements / Good Reads: What Clients Want Vol. 2 / Industry Products: PolyVision e3 CeramicSteel duo
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