REHAU Brings LaserEdge Edgeband to North America
Sunday December 8, 2013
By commencing the North American production of laser edgebanding, which was formerly only manufactured in Europe, REHAU has opened a significant channel for furniture manufacturers in the U.S.
Leggett & Platt Reports Third Quarter Sales Fell 2%
Wednesday October 23, 2013
"In general, the third quarter remained sluggish as companies and consumers wrestled with the effects of continuing governmental gridlock and its associated uncertainty."
Leggett & Platt Sales Climb 3% in Second Quarter
Friday July 26, 2013
For 2013, Leggett & Platt now anticipates annual sales growth between 1% and 4%, a reduction versus prior guidance of 2% - 6% sales growth.
Group Dekko Announces New CEO
Wednesday June 19, 2013
May has had extensive experience in developing sales growth plans, marketing strategies, developing new product pipelines, and implementing Lean Manufacturing.
Closure of furniture plant will cost Kitchener, Ontario 230 jobs
Monday May 6, 2013
The closure comes just five months after Knape & Vogt purchased the Kitchener furniture plant from a previous owner, CompX Waterloo.
Leggett & Platt Reports First Quarter Sales Fell 1%
Thursday April 25, 2013
Competitive pricing, and lower sales of office furniture components hurt results. For 2013, Leggett & Platt now anticipates annual sales growth between 2% and 6%.
Material Connexion to Open 10th Location in Japan
Monday April 1, 2013
Material ConneXion Tokyo will open its doors in October 2013 with an initial library of 500 samples and an additional 30-40 new materials each month.
Leggett & Platt Report Flat Quarterly Sales
Tuesday February 5, 2013
Sales of Commercial Fixturing & Components moved down 7.2%.
Compx Completes the Sale of its Furniture Components Operations
Friday December 28, 2012
Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company will take over the operation.
Compx International Sales Climb in latest Quarter
Thursday November 8, 2012
The gross margin improvement in the Furniture Components segment from 16% in 2011 to 24% in 2012 primarily as a result of a favorable change in product mix and improved production efficiencies.
Leggett & Platt Sales Climb 4% in Latest Quarter
Monday October 29, 2012
Company is encouraged by improved consumer confidence and housing statistics, which bode well for longer term future demand.
Electri-Cable Assemblies and Group Dekko in Marketing Agreement
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Tuesday October 16, 2012
Since the companies focus on different customers, each will continue to serve their own markets with their own salespeople, though they will cooperate on sales when it makes sense.
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday October 8, 2012
Claiming chair casters have nothing to do with the performance of an office chair is like claiming tires have no bearing on the performance of an automobile.
Leggett & Platt Reports Flat Sales
Thursday July 26, 2012
Second quarter sales were $939 million, a $6 million, or 0.7%, decrease versus the prior year.
CompX Sales Inch Forward in Latest Quarter
Wednesday May 9, 2012
Net sales increased principally from the Furniture Components ergonomics healthcare product line acquired in 2011.
Roll Forming breaks ground in Kentucky
Monday April 30, 2012
Roll Forming Corp., which makes metal products for the office furniture industry, broke ground Monday on a $6.3 million expansion to its plant in Shelbyville, KY.
Leggett & Platt Reports First Quarter Sales Climbed
Friday April 27, 2012
Last quarter marked the fifth straight quarter that the company saw shrinking gross margins, as gross margin fell 0.1 percentage point to 18.8% from the year-earlier quarter.
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday February 27, 2012
The plant churns out more than 7,000 parts, including 40,000 to 80,000 tons of aluminum per month for Knoll alone.
Manos to head Wilsonart
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday February 20, 2012
Manos was one of Herman Miller's top ranking executives until her ouster in 2009.
Former Herman Miller Exec Named President, Wilsonart
Tuesday February 14, 2012
Wilsonart International and Illinois Tool Works (ITW) announce that Kristen Manos will become the next President of Wilsonart.
Week of December 9, 2013
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