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  Today's Date: Saturday August 1, 2015    Current MMQB Index: 5733.82 -38.53 (-0.68%) on a volume of 1,772,413 shares. Year to Date Change: -3.05%
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   Leggett & Platt
   Steelcase Inc.
   Teknion Inc.
Week of July 27, 2015
In This Weeks Print Edition:
HNI Sales climbed 11.6% / Steelcase Annual (virtual) Meeting / Office bust hits suburban Washington D.C. / Essendant (nee United Stationers) sales increased 1.6% in latest quarter / Report: Standing OK, but not all the time / Makers: Workrite / Makers: Kesseböhmer + Valley Design / First Looks / Industry Briefing / Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted


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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."

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.

Interface Reports Second Quarter Sales Rose 1.2%
IN FLOOR COVERING  Wednesday Jul 29, 2015 
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  Wednesday Jul 29, 2015 
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.


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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Briefing
Odds & Ends Week of July 27, 2015
Perkins & Will heads to the Wrigley Building
First Look NYC Snap Shots
Teknion Renews Lease in NYC Flatiron District
Odds & Ends Week of July 20, 2015
CEI Architecture to Join HDR to Advance Design Innovation in a Global Landscape
Top 300 Architecture Firms: Gensler Surpasses $1 Billion

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Steelcase Annual (virtual) Meeting
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS 
Including the formalities involved with running an annual meeting for a publicly held company, Steelcase's annual meeting lasted all of 13 minutes.

Architecture Billings Index at highest mark since 2007
IN BUILD CONSTRUCTION 
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the June ABI score was 55.7, up from a mark of 51.9 in May.

Top Job Openings
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 
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IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Jul 30, 2015 
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IN TEXTILE SALES  Jul 29, 2015 
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  • HNI Sales climbed 11.6% in the latest quarter
    IN MANUFACTURERS 
    Office furniture business performance was led by sales growth of 6.4% in the contract and supplies driven business.

    Essendant (United Stationers) sales increased 1.6% in latest quarter
    IN WHOLESALE 
    Total office products sales were down 7.3 percent to $722.0 million from $778.5 million as the company exited certain low margin business.



      
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    In This Weeks Print Edition:
    HNI Sales climbed 11.6% / Steelcase Annual (virtual) Meeting / Office bust hits suburban Washington D.C. / Essendant (nee United Stationers) sales increased 1.6% in latest quarter / Report: Standing OK, but not all the time / Makers: Workrite / Makers: Kesseböhmer + Valley Design / First Looks / Industry Briefing / Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted
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    Standing OK, but not all the time
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