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  Today's Date: Saturday January 31, 2015    Current MMQB Index: 5774.15 -124.00 (-2.19%) on a volume of 2,096,387 shares. Year to Date Change: -2.37%
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   Steelcase Inc.
          ·Story 2

Leggett & Platt Misses Profit Target
IN COMPONENTS  Thursday Jan 29, 2015 
Fourth quarter 2014 sales from continuing operations grew 11% versus the prior year. Strong volume gains were posted in the company's Residential businesses, Automotive, and Work Furniture.

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In the coming years, will we see more North American manufacturers expand overseas, or more overseas manufacturers expand into North America?

Live from the BIFMA Conference - Day Two
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN ASSOCIATION  Wednesday Jan 28, 2015 
The event opened Tuesday to crystal clear blue skies and unseasonably cold temperatures for the region -- about 70 degrees with a stiff breeze.

BIFMA Conference Day One
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN ASSOCIATION  Monday Jan 26, 2015 
It wasn't a Northeastern snowstorm that kept people from making their way to their rooms at the Trump National Doral in Miami Monday for the start of 360, the BIFMA Leadership Conference. It was the beauty pageant contestants.

BIFMA Pow-Wow set for this Week
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN ASSOCIATION  Monday Jan 26, 2015 
Though the speakers are important, it is the connections made at 360 that really draw people back each year.


Features
Killing germs naturally
Verdura was created after design powerhouse HOK contacted the Copper Development Association looking for hardware that would kill germs.

The Future of the Office, 20 Years after its Demise
One of the oddest desks ever created is reactivated from its decades long slumber, and pressed into service for one more tour of duty.

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Top A&D Experts Assembled to Assess the State of Workplace Well-Being
Trendway Partners with Kendall College for Feek Student Design Contest
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CBRE Group Recognized as One of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces
Meadows Office Interiors Secures FSC-Certified Standing
Facebook among others to buy Furniture without Flame Retardant Chemicals

Senator sets up shop in the Buckeye State
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS  Monday Jan 26, 2015 
In many respects, the Maumee facility is a smaller scale copy of what Senator does in the U.K. It has its own customer service, sales support and production.

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Stir launching new, less expensive 'smart' desk
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS 
M1 is lighter, smarter and more adaptable in every way. That means it will work not just for the manager, but for the masses.

Architecture Billings Index rebounds at end of 2014
IN BUILD CONSTRUCTION 
Business conditions continue to be the strongest at architecture firms in the South and the Western regions.

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IN DEALER SALES / MARKETING  Jan 30, 2015 
2014 was a record year for us, how about you?????????

ALBANY CONTRACT IS SEEKING INDEPENDENT SALES REPS
IN REP GROUP SALES  Jan 30, 2015 
Start 2015 with a brand new line, albanycontract.com

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IN INTERIOR DESIGN - DEALER  Jan 28, 2015 
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  • Steelcase Opens Plant in Czech Republic
    IN MANUFACTURERS 
    The new plant will be one of just four Steelcase facilities in Europe.

    Starboard Demands Staples Merge with Office Depot
    IN SUPER STORES 
    Many analysts also believe that the merger might pass the regulatory hurdle.



      
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