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  Today's Date: Wednesday April 16, 2014    Current MMQB Index: 5264.84 +81.67 (+1.58%) on a volume of 2,117,597 shares. Year to Date Change: -0.32%
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 Mentioned This Week
   AllSeating
   Allsteel Inc.
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   Herman Miller Inc.
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   HNI
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   Humanscale
   Knoll Inc.
   Merchandise Mart Properties
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   Steelcase Inc.
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   Vecta Inc.
Manufacturers
Flexsteel Sales Continue at Record Pace
Wednesday April 16, 2014 
The increase in commercial sales for the three months ended March 31, 2014 is primarily from hospitality products.

HNI First Quarter Office Furniture Sales Fell 2%
Wednesday April 16, 2014 
Office furniture sales did however increase in the contract channel.

Intellaspace Acquires Anatome Work Tools from Allseating
Monday April 14, 2014 
Intellaspace announced Monday that it has acquired the entire Anatome Work Tool Inventory from Allseating, effective immediately.

No more Rectangles
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 14, 2014 
Rectangles are inefficient in an office setting. If space planners really want to make the most of space, they need to start planning around triangles.

HNI completes major Reshuffle of its Leadership Team
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 14, 2014 
Lorenger said the company's office furniture business has been pretty strong, but "lumpy."

Icon Modding
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday April 14, 2014 
The Aeron, of course, was never designed with a headrest and some might consider the idea of attaching one of a chair that is part of MoMA's permanent collection like hanging a pair of fuzzy dice from the rear view mirror of a Rolls Royce.

Kordaris out at Humanscale
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Friday April 11, 2014 
George Kordaris was tapped last fall as the company's global director of research and design, but he never fit into the corporate structure at Humanscale headquarters in New York.

Haworth Scores $731K Contract
Monday April 7, 2014 
Michigan's top economic development agency has selected Haworth for an office upgrade this spring.

UL Labs Ramps up dedicated Team to help the Office Furniture Industry
by MMQB STAFF  Monday April 7, 2014 
At a seminar at the JW Marriott Hotel in Grand Rapids last week, UL introduced its furniture division to an audience of contract furniture manufacturers and BIFMA staff.

Sauder Awarded Contract from Ikea
Monday April 7, 2014 
Sauder and Ikea discussed for seven months the terms for the cabinetry items, which prior to 2007 were completed in Eastern Europe.

Artopex becomes a member of the Club of the Best Managed Companies in Canada
Monday March 31, 2014 
Artopex has achieved Platinum Club member status with Canada's Best Managed Companies program.

Teaching Ergonomics in Hong Kong
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 31, 2014 
The top office furniture makers have been in Hong Kong for some time, but it can be difficult -- at least at first -- to explain why Humanscale products (or Steelcase, Herman Miller, Haworth, Knoll, etc.) cost so much compared to what these interior designers can find from companies just across the border in mainland China.

Steelcase Sales Climb 8% in Latest Quarter
Tuesday March 25, 2014 
Company reports Americas momentum continues to drive strong operating margin.

Pay Dirtt
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 24, 2014 
DIRTT is seeing some major projects, the size of which are unusual for a company that has an average project size of about $70,000.

Smartpods
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 24, 2014 
Leon DesRoches created a new desk concept called Smartpods, which he believes makes moving in the office much easier, even more so than the trend toward height adjustable desks.

Herman Miller Reports Broad-Based Order Growth
Wednesday March 19, 2014 
Sales and orders in the third quarter increased 4.2% and 11.1%, respectively.

BIFMA Expects Double Digit Shipment Increase for 2015
Tuesday March 18, 2014 
2014 has barely begun but BIFMA says it's projecting shipment growth of 10.4 percent for next year (2015).

Changing Seats
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 17, 2014 
Wilson Chow, 37, is taking the reins of the company after years of mentoring from Wallace Hwang, who is retiring.

Empath
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 17, 2014 
In a hospital setting, moving from the bed to the recliner is an important step in healing since patients are one step closer to going home.

Be Original Americas Opens Membership to the Public
Monday March 17, 2014 
Recent lawsuits have made positive steps in fighting intellectual property violations, setting design-industry standards to stop trademark infringement.

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