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  Today's Date: Friday October 31, 2014    Current MMQB Index: 5900.59 +70.70 (+1.21%) on a volume of 322,395 shares. Year to Date Change: + 11.71%
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 Mentioned This Week
   Haworth Inc.
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   Herman Miller Inc.
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   HNI
   Humanscale
   KI
   Kimball International, Inc.
   Merchandise Mart Properties
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   Neutral Posture Ergonomics
   Steelcase Inc.
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   Vitra
Manufacturers
Ghent's Link: Not just another Whiteboard
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday October 20, 2014 
Each Link product was designed with a different application in mind, although each fits into the personal dry-erase board category.

Great Openings Receives 2014 OFDA Manufacturer of the Year Award
Monday October 20, 2014 
The Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA) has named Great Openings Manufacturer of the Year in two separate categories: filing and storage.

Knoll Reports Strong Third Quarter Results
Friday October 17, 2014 
Net sales for the Office segment were $166.8 million during the third quarter of 2014, an increase of $16.3 million, or 10.8%, when compared with the third quarter of 2013.

HNI Reports Strong Sales and Earnings for the Quarter
Wednesday October 15, 2014 
Office Furniture sales increased $22.4 million or 4.8 percent to $488.6 million.

Flexsteel Reports Strongest First Quarter in History
Tuesday October 14, 2014 
The company anticipates sales of commercial products in 2015 will be consistent with fiscal year 2014.


by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday October 13, 2014 
When Office Master set out to create Affirm, its designers focused heavily on the seat. Working with wood models, the company created a "really perfect" contour.

Kimball International Begins Investor Road Shows as Focused Furniture Company
Monday October 13, 2014 
Kimball International will continue to operate its furniture business post-spin under the Kimball brand names.

More Egg
Monday October 13, 2014 
Fritz Hansen, in wanting to retain the new release's exclusivity, is only producing 999 of these Choice Eggs for dealers and the general public combined.

Bisley Opens First U.S. Showroom
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Friday October 3, 2014 
The showroom is located in one of Manhattan's up-and-coming neighborhoods, a once gritty section of the city that has seen a resurgence in recent years as many high-tech companies have flooded the area for its relatively inexpensive rents.

Advanced Furniture Testing Acquired by UL
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Thursday October 2, 2014 
The deal was inked Tuesday, but the two companies have worked closely for about a year and a half.

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.

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