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  Today's Date: Monday April 20, 2015    Current MMQB Index: 6267.44 +137.58 (+2.24%) on a volume of 2,625,133 shares. Year to Date Change: + 5.97%
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Knoll Reports Strong Start to 2015
IN MANUFACTURERS  Monday Apr 20, 2015 
Increased sales in the Office segment were primarily the result of improved systems and seating sales in comparison to a year ago.

MMQB.com Poll
With the introduction of Brody, will we begin to see additional products developed for the "micro workspace" segment by other manufacturers?

NeoCon 2015 Preview / Steelcase: The Next Big Thing
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS  Monday Apr 20, 2015 
Steelcase's Brody is a micro environment or micro workspace that many in the industry have tinkered with in the past.

Home and Office Trends Merge at SaloneUfficio
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN TRADE SHOWS  Monday Apr 20, 2015 
Milan is about what the Italians do best, glamor and high design, the essence of which permeates every part of the city during the week.

Empire Office Acquires Office Elements in South Florida Market
IN DEALER  Monday Apr 20, 2015 
This is Empire's third acquisition of a dealer in the state of Florida in the last six years.


Features
This Guy Probably Hired You
Dave Underwood is like the Kevin Bacon of the industry -- he has hired so many people in his 41 year career as a recruiter that his connections run from executive to executive, office to office so that you can connect him with nearly everyone in the industry with very few steps.

Start Innovative Technologies blends AV and furniture
The new company is all about creating simplicity in a maddeningly complex segment of the market.

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This Guy Probably Hired You
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN FEATURES  Monday Apr 20, 2015 
Dave Underwood is like the Kevin Bacon of the industry -- he has hired so many people in his 41 year career as a recruiter that his connections run from executive to executive, office to office so that you can connect him with nearly everyone in the industry with very few steps.

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NeoCon 2015 Preview / KI: Spirit of Innovation
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS 
At NeoCon, KI is going to focus more on ideas than products.

Steelcase's Global Presence
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS 
Most Steelcase furniture is designed now for a global market. But really, the company's strategy is more "glocal" -- a combination of global products with a few local selections mixed in.

Top Job Openings
Account Executive- Furniture (Denver, CO)
IN SALES ASSOCIATES  Apr 20, 2015 
Business Interiors by Staples provides comprehensive furniture solutions for customers of all sizes.

Business Development Manager - Western Canada
IN REP GROUP SALES  Apr 17, 2015 
Help us grow our Western Canada Market while living in Calgary or Vancouver!

Resource Center Business Manager - New York City
IN MANUFACTURER SHOWROOM HELP  Apr 17, 2015 
Postive? Solution Oriented? Customer Focused? Welcoming?

Dealer Representative Partners Needed!
IN SALES ASSOCIATES  Apr 17, 2015 
Get Paid What You're Worth!

Furniture Only Sales Representative
IN SALES ASSOCIATES  Apr 17, 2015 
Furniture Sales Representative wanted in Philadelphia area

SHOWROOM MANAGER WANTED
IN DEALER MISC.  Apr 17, 2015 
NEW DEALERSHIP OPENING!
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  • Friant Acts its Age
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS 
    Friant is a company built on hard work and customer service. It certainly wasn't easy when Friant launched the company with $1,500 in his pocket and a fierce determination to succeed.

    SNAP! office acquires Mirage, Mirage VS and xXtreme Product Lines
    IN MANUFACTURERS 
    The acquisition was completed on April 1st and the product lines are planned to be fully integrated in the Worden Groups Holland production facility in Q2, 2015.



      
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    In This Weeks Print Edition:
    The Next Big Thing - Steelcase / Home and Office Trends Merge at SaloneUfficio / Empire Office Acquires Office Elements in South Florida Market / This Guy Probably Hired You / NeoCon 2015 Preview: KI-Spirit of Innovation / News Briefing
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