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  Today's Date: Sunday March 1, 2015    Current MMQB Index: 6086.80 +14.54 (+0.24%) on a volume of 1,587,620 shares. Year to Date Change: + 2.92%
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   Office Depot, Inc.
   OfficeMax Inc.
   Steelcase Inc.
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OMT-Veyhl Plans $8 Million Expansion
IN COMPONENTS  Friday Feb 27, 2015 
Furniture industry component maker adding 98,000 square feet to facility.

MMQB.com Poll
Should the industry be developing more products specifically aimed and marketed at increasing wellness and wellbeing?

Office Depot Reports Loss in Fourth Quarter on Weak Sales
IN SUPER STORES  Tuesday Feb 24, 2015 
Office Depot expects total company sales in 2015 to be lower than 2014, primarily due to its decision to close certain stores, the negative impact of currency translation, and continued challenging market conditions.

Fortune Names Steelcase Inc. One of World's Most Admired Companies
IN MANUFACTURERS  Monday Feb 23, 2015 
Steelcase Inc. Recognized in the Home Equipment and Furnishings Industry Sector for Ninth Consecutive Year.

CFGroup/Falcon focusing on Solutions
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS  Monday Feb 23, 2015 
The office furniture industry has been very product focused throughout its history, Falcon is trying to be more solutions-focused.


Features
Wellness vs. Wellbeing
"Worldwide, only 13% of employees are engaged at work. The vast majority of employed people around the globe are 'not engaged' or 'actively disengaged' at work, meaning they are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive," according to Gallup.

West Elm & Inscape Partner to Re-Imagine Office Furniture Experience
The collection of more than 50 new products was designed by West Elm's in-house design team in collaboration with Inscape.

More Features
Briefing
Odds & Ends Week of February 23, 2015
IIDA Announces Winners of the 2014 Student Design Competition
Woodtech Turns 21
Odds & Ends Week of February 16, 2015
Herman Miller Recognized by the WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress
Neutral Posture Receives 2014 American Express OPEN Teaming Contractor of the Ye
Odds & Ends Week of February 9, 2015

Wellness vs. Wellbeing
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN FEATURES  Monday Feb 23, 2015 
"Worldwide, only 13% of employees are engaged at work. The vast majority of employed people around the globe are 'not engaged' or 'actively disengaged' at work, meaning they are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive," according to Gallup.

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Lamin-Art
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN COMPONENTS 
Lamin-Art designers approach each project and concept with the goal of paving the way in the industry; it doesn't view its process as "trying to keep up."

United Stationers to change name to Essendant
IN WHOLESALE 
Significant progress has already been made in expanding and diversifying the portfolio beyond office products.

Top Job Openings
Sales Support Positions available with a Leading Herman Miller Dealer
IN DEALER PROJECT MANAGEMENT  Feb 27, 2015 
A top performing Herman Miller dealer in the #1 market in the country, Houston, Texas has immediate need for an experienced qualified sales support professional.

Marketing Specialist LouisvilleKY or GrandRapidsMI
IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Feb 26, 2015 
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Independent Furniture Sales Rep - New York City
IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Feb 26, 2015 
New York City Contract & Hospitality Sales

Independent Furniture Sales Rep - Miami / South Florida
IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Feb 26, 2015 
Florida Contract & Hospitality Sales

Independent Furniture Sales Rep - Los Angeles
IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Feb 26, 2015 
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Sales Positions Available in West Texas
IN DEALER SALES / MARKETING  Feb 26, 2015 
Come be a part of our strong economy and great quality of life in West Texas!
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  • Yelp expanding at the Merchandise Mart
    IN REAL ESTATE 
    The Mart is filling up a bit more with furniture users rather than furniture providers.

    Configura launches 24-hour global support for CET Designer
    IN TECHNOLOGY 
    Expanded support is in response to a user base that now exceeds 10,000 worldwide and to prepare for growth on multiple continents.



      
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    In This Weeks Print Edition:
    Yelp plans expansion at the Merchandise Mart / Joel Feldberg named President and CEO of The Global Group / IdeaPaint heading to London / CFGroup/Falcon focusing on Solutions / Lamin-Art / Wellness vs. Wellbeing
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    Industry Stocks:
    MMQB Index Stocks:
     Herman Miller
     30.97 -0.09
     HNI
     51.00 -0.15
     Inscape
     3.25 +0.45
     Kimball International
     17.98 0.00
     Knoll, Inc.
     21.23 +0.40
     Steelcase
     18.72 +0.21
    U.S. Markets:
     Dow Jones Industrial
     0.00 N/A
     Nasdaq Composite
     4963.528 -24.362
     S&P 500
     2104.50 -6.24
    Other Stocks:
     Interface, Inc.
     0.00 N/A
    Intl Markets:
     Germany DAX
     11401.66 +74.47
     Japan Nikkei 225
     18797.939 +12.15
     United Kingdom FTSE 100
     6946.66 -3.07
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