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  Today's Date: Wednesday October 1, 2014    Current MMQB Index: 5006.28 -92.09 (-1.87%) on a volume of 2,340,925 shares. Year to Date Change: -5.22%
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 Mentioned This Week
   Allsteel Inc.
   BIFMA
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   Herman Miller Inc.
          ·Story 2

   HNI
   KI
   Knoll Inc.
   OFDA
   Steelcase Inc.
          ·Story 2
          ·Story 3

   Vitra
Manufacturers
New Vitra US Head Looks to Grow the Brand
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Wednesday October 1, 2014 
Much of the difficult groundwork stated with outgoing president Jo Kaiser, who is returning to the company's headquarters after several successful years in the U.S.

HNI Expands their Hearth Business
Wednesday October 1, 2014 
Company buys Vermont Castings Group, a manufacturer of free standing hearth stoves and fireplaces.

INDUSTRY: Last Quarter's Financial Discussion
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 29, 2014 
While there is definitely reason for optimism for these two companies going forward, there are a few nagging worries as well.

Seeyond Lauches first System
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 29, 2014 
The newest Seeyond Select line is in direct response to the market demand for dynamic collaboration space.

Common Furniture Testing Failures and How to Overcome Them
Monday September 29, 2014 
Understanding BIFMA standards is the best way of alleviating all of these common failures.

Customer Relations
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 29, 2014 
The relationship between manufacturer and customer is complex, much like the roots of a tree that spread and make the core of the partnership stronger. Such is the case between KI and Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wis.

Friant to create 166 new jobs in Virginia
Thursday September 25, 2014 
Move follows opening of a distribution center in the metro-Atlanta area in 2011.

Steelcase Sales Inch Up 3.8%
Tuesday September 23, 2014 
Organic revenue growth over the prior year was 3 percent after adjusting for favorable currency translation effects.

Bisley gets ready to take New York
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 22, 2014 
This isn't a diplomatic mission for Bisley. The company has tenaciously gone after the U.S. market, first on the retail side, now on the commercial office side.

Quiet Please
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 22, 2014 
Noise issues are affecting schools, healthcare facilities, government buildings and indoor public areas like libraries, concert halls and museums. All this noise we are making reflects off hard surfaces (like desks) creating echoes.

Steelcase Health and the Guest Experience
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 22, 2014 
Refining the guest experience was the hot topic at two separate healthcare events earlier this month -- Mayo Transform and TEDMED, the TED conference for healthcare topics.

New President Vitra Inc.
Monday September 22, 2014 
Her successor in the role of Vice President of the Eastern Region is Ms. Genevieve Lemire.

Herman Miller Reports Sales Rose 8.9% in Latest Quarter
Wednesday September 17, 2014 
Sales for the quarter within Herman Miller's North American reportable segment were $321.1 million, an increase of only 0.9% from the same quarter last fiscal year.

SPAR Group Partners With Ergotron to Provide Installation Services
Monday September 15, 2014 
Two-year partnership agreement with Ergotron will provide professional installation of its WorkFit sit-stand workstations in businesses and homes.

Coming to America: Fursys
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 15, 2014 
Fursys is based in South Korea and is the dominant office furniture maker in its marketplace, with more than 50 percent share of the market. So where is the company headed? If its plans prove out, to a dealer near you.

Neutral Posture Follow-up:
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 15, 2014 
At a glance, Neutral Posture's acquisition of the Equity system might leave industry watchers scratching their heads. When everyone else is fleeing the cubicle business, why in the world would they chose to enter it?

Virco Reports Flat Second Quarter Results
Thursday September 11, 2014 
The company said that this summer season was the busiest of the past few years.

Inscape Results turn Positive
Thursday September 11, 2014 
Sales in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 were 10.1% higher than the same quarter of the previous year.

Neutral Posture Acquires Knoll's Equity Office line
Wednesday September 3, 2014 
Neutral Posture announced at NeoCon 2014 its intentions of expanding into the systems furniture business.

Kewaunee Scientific Sales Fall in First Quarter
Tuesday August 26, 2014 
The domestic laboratory construction marketplace continued to be challenging during the quarter.

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