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  Today's Date: Tuesday July 28, 2015    Current MMQB Index: 5651.70 +8.89 (+0.16%) on a volume of 927,170 shares. Year to Date Change: -4.44%
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   Kimball International, Inc.
   Steelcase Inc.
   Teknion Inc.
Manufacturers
Steelcase Annual (virtual) Meeting
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday July 27, 2015 
Including the formalities involved with running an annual meeting for a publicly held company, Steelcase's annual meeting lasted all of 13 minutes.

Teknion Renews Lease in NYC Flatiron District
Friday July 24, 2015 
The asking rent in this lease was $90 per square foot.

HNI Sales climbed 11.6% in the latest quarter
Wednesday July 22, 2015 
Office furniture business performance was led by sales growth of 6.4% in the contract and supplies driven business.

Kimball Recognized with Great Place to Work Designation
Wednesday July 22, 2015 
"More than four out of five employees report that they are comfortable being themselves at work and are proud of what they do."

SitOnIt keeps the hits rolling
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday July 20, 2015 
This year's launches might not match the Triple Play when it comes to pizzazz, but the products are winners that fill out the company's overall portfolio.

Knoll Sales inch up 1% in Latest Quarter
Friday July 17, 2015 
Net earnings for the second quarter of 2015 was $17.2 million, an increase of 59.3% when compared with the second quarter of 2014.

Kindel Furniture acquires Intellectual Property of Councill Co.
Wednesday July 15, 2015 
The purchase includes all casegoods and a "vast majority' of Councill's upholstery products.

Thos. Moser Explores Contract
Monday July 13, 2015 
Thos. Moser and Brian Kane partnered to create an office chair that is functional and beautiful with the highest quality craftsmanship.

Boss Expands US product offering
Monday July 13, 2015 
Over the years, Boss has consistently propelled the innovation of office seating to new heights in the UK.

Makers: Keilhauer
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday July 13, 2015 
Keilhauer customers appreciate the design risks the company is taking. The new products are the kind of introductions that might take a bit for designers to digest.

Makers: DeskMakers
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday July 13, 2015 
For most of its history, DeskMakers focused on budget office furniture, selling it to transactional dealers who are mostly retail oriented. Now, they have left behind low priced Asian furniture for Made in America quality and design that is appealing to the most discerning designer.

Can Furniture save lives when Shooters go ballistic?
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday July 13, 2015 
With shootings like Sandy Hook, the Washington Navy Yard and the Gabby Giffords tragedy becoming more common, something needs to be done to keep people safe.

Makers: Landscape Forms
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday July 6, 2015 
When you think about where people want to be, it is aways outdoors, whether they are working, having a few drinks, vacationing or planning to retire.

A look at the International Seating Market
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday July 6, 2015 
Seating, relatively speaking, is in good shape, almost 1 in 3 dollars spent on office furniture in North America is on seating.

Makers: Vitra
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 29, 2015 
Hack is a table system that anticipates the requirements of companies and employees – a provocative solution that can be understood as a ‘hack’ of the office environment.

Makers: Maars
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 29, 2015 
Some might have mistaken Maars for a new company, but the company has 70 years of experience in Europe.

Makers: Global
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 29, 2015 
The company has found a sweet spot in the market — an area where they don’t ruffle the feathers of the majors when serving the aligned dealer network.

Makers: Tayco
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 29, 2015 
Tayco’s sweet spot is serving aligned and non-aligned dealers with panel products that are less expensive without sacrificing quality or service.

Kewaunee Scientific Fourth Quarter Sales Climbed 11.9%
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 29, 2015 
Record incoming orders in the fourth quarter increased the backlog of domestic orders, which more than offset a decline in the backlog of international orders that resulted from the shipment of several large orders during the year.

Inscape Fourth Quarter Sales Fell 16.7%
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 29, 2015 
The decrease in sales mainly affected the furniture segment where a few major projects originally scheduled for delivery in the quarter was delayed to future quarters. The quarter ended with an operating loss of $5.2 million.

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