Makers: Scarlett Machinery
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday May 25, 2015
Additive manufacturing allows designers to create parts that would be unthinkable with traditional methods and geometries that would be impossible to achieve.
Jireh Metal Products Acquired by Local Investor Group
Thursday May 21, 2015
The seller, Ron Wierenga, who has led the company since 2000, will retain an ownership share and have an active role in the development of customer relationships.
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday May 11, 2015
Panasphere's position is straightforward: It wants to be the boutique laminate supplier for the commercial interiors world.
Freedom to Design Up and Down
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday May 4, 2015
There is a reason just about every height adjustable desk looks the same, with the same clunky legs, brick-like controller under the worksurface and switch to move the desk up and down. The controllers have changed little since they were introduced in the 1980s. That limits design possibilities, which makes everything look the same.
Leggett and Platt Work Furniture Group Launches Eco Initiative
Monday May 4, 2015
The Eco Initiative is a voluntary environmental management system (EMS) designed to educate the company's associates in processes that will be more efficient in reducing waste, reducing use of natural resources, and encouraging all employees to make suggestions on how make their production facility and the products they produce more environmentally sustainable.
Leggett & Platt Reports Record Quarterly Sales and Earnings
Thursday April 30, 2015
Sales from continuing operations were $966 million, a first quarter record, and a 10.4% increase versus the prior year.
OMT-Veyhl Plans $8 Million Expansion
Friday February 27, 2015
Furniture industry component maker adding 98,000 square feet to facility.
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday February 23, 2015
Lamin-Art designers approach each project and concept with the goal of paving the way in the industry; it doesn't view its process as "trying to keep up."
Wesko Locks brings Tech to Staid Corner of the Industry
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday February 16, 2015
The innovation in the new All-In-One Anti-Tipping and Locking System comes from the consolidation of both features into one bar.
Leggett & Platt Misses Profit Target
Thursday January 29, 2015
Fourth quarter 2014 sales from continuing operations grew 11% versus the prior year. Strong volume gains were posted in the company's Residential businesses, Automotive, and Work Furniture.
AFP brings Technology, Beauty to Wood
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday January 12, 2015
One might think there is little innovation in veneering. After all, it is a wood product. What can possibly be done that is new or innovative?
3M Brings Surface Materials to Material ConneXion
Monday December 15, 2014
3M's selection of architectural surface materials will be included in the resource library of Material ConneXion.
Leggett & Platt Reports Third Quarter Sales Grew 14%
Thursday October 23, 2014
Legget & Platt shares have increased 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen slightly more than 4 percent.
Sherwin-Williams Launches Fast-Curing Powder Coating System for MDF Applications
Monday September 29, 2014
Powdura Sprint requires fewer coats than competitive powder coating products, increasing line speed by up to 40 percent.
Leggett & Platt Reports Sales Climbed 4% in Latest Quarter
Friday July 25, 2014
2Q adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $.48, a 9% increase versus $.44 last year
2Q sales grew 4% vs. 2013: Store Fixtures and CVP sales declined; remainder of company grew 10%.
Group Dekko rises again
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday May 19, 2014
"We are putting in millions of dollars into our commitment into our new product portfolio."
Leggett & Platt Reports Lower First Quarter Sales
Thursday April 24, 2014
For 2014, Leggett anticipates accelerated sales growth, EBIT margin improvement, and record operating EPS.
IdeaPaint Forms Direct Selling Team
Monday April 7, 2014
To lead its new sales team, IdeaPaint has hired Jeff Chaitman - an experienced global business development leader with deep expertise in the office design and furnishings industry.
Material Breakthrough: AirCarbon
by ROB KIRKBRIDE Monday January 27, 2014
The plastic on the back of the chair uses AirCarbon, a revolutionary thermoplastic developed by California-based Newlight Technologies.
Leggett & Platt Sales Grew 5% in Latest Quarter
Friday January 24, 2014
"As we look beyond 2014, we are encouraged by the positive direction several of our businesses are headed."
Week of May 25, 2015
In This Weeks Print Edition:
Staples Sales Fall 7% in First Quarter / Jireh Metal Products Acquired by Local Investor Group / Artek turns 80 by following Core Principles / OpenDesk / Clerkenwell Design Week takes over London / Reading List / Makers: Koleksiyon / Makers: Scarlett Machinery / NeoCon 2015 Preview / Noted / Odds & Ends
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