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  Today's Date: Monday April 27, 2015    Current MMQB Index: 5931.54 -138.90 (-2.40%) on a volume of 1,964,789 shares. Year to Date Change: + 0.29%
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   Herman Miller Inc.
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   HNI
   HOK
   Humanscale
   KI
   Kimball International, Inc.
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   Knoll Inc.
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   Merchandise Mart Properties
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   Quill.com
   Shaw Contract
   Staples.com
   Steelcase Inc.
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   United Stationers, Inc.
   Virco Mfg Corp
Manufacturers
Makers: Game Changer
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 27, 2015 
Instead of competing with the mid-market masses as a generalist, which had worked well for the company for five years, AMQ has decided to focus strictly on open plan environments and products that it can ship in five days.

Nevins adds height adjustability to classic Parsons tables
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 27, 2015 
In many ways the Classic Parsons line is like the little black dress of the office furniture industry.

Virco Reports Revenue Rose 30.2% in the 4th Quarter
Thursday April 23, 2015 
The company posted a Net profit of $849,000 ($0.06 per share) for the year. Revenue for the full year grew 5.8%.

HNI Reports Strong Sales and Earnings for the First Quarter
Wednesday April 22, 2015 
Shares plunged on Thursday after their earnings call. HNI was the biggest loser of the day on the NYSE.

Knoll Reports Strong Start to 2015
Monday April 20, 2015 
Increased sales in the Office segment were primarily the result of improved systems and seating sales in comparison to a year ago.

Flexsteel Announces Third Quarter Sales Rose 10.9%
Monday April 20, 2015 
Due to existing strong order backlog and positive order trends the company expects top line growth will continue during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015.

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

NeoCon 2015 Preview / KI: Spirit of Innovation
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 20, 2015 
At NeoCon, KI is going to focus more on ideas than products.

Innovant Wins Contract
Monday April 20, 2015 
The firm selected Innovant's FORm_office Adjustable Height bench as the workstation standard for its New York City headquarters.

Steelcase's Global Presence
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 13, 2015 
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.

Friant Acts its Age
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 13, 2015 
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
Monday April 13, 2015 
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.

UL to Begin Providing Safety Mark for Furniture in Michigan
Monday April 13, 2015 
UL's laboratory in Holland is well-situated to offer certification services for these manufacturers, in addition to providing testing for the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufactures Association (BIFMA), Government Services Administration (GSA) and other industry standards and test methods.

Office Furniture Systems Facing Meager Price Growth
Monday April 13, 2015 
While price volatility is expected to ease during the three years leading up to 2017, prices are forecast to rise at a marginally faster rate due to continued strong demand, further reducing buyer power.

Wayne Baxter has big Plans for his Flairwood Acquisition
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 6, 2015 
At Herman Miller, Baxter played key roles in the product marketing of both the Aeron chair and the product launch of the Mirra chair, two of the company's most successful products.

Mayline Looks to Hire
Monday April 6, 2015 
"When I look up in the morning, I still see more sunshine than clouds," said Allan Klotsche, chief executive at Mayline Co.

Teknion Sponsors Junior Fellows at 2015 Applied Brilliance Conference
Monday April 6, 2015 
The goal of the annual Applied Brilliance conference is to help shape the future and understand the present.

Office Master thrives within Healthcare Sector
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 6, 2015 
Office Master's seating runs the gamut in the healthcare market, from more traditional office settings to clinical areas.

idesk
Monday March 30, 2015 
In developing a new brand, Cherryman aims to prove that design does matter in the value segment.

Navetta Design focuses on Auditorium Seating
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 30, 2015 
Navetta is the newest branch in Shuttle's tradition of developing innovative and ergonomic educational furniture.

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