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."
Ballistic Furniture Systems Unveils Bullet-Resistant Furnishings
Monday January 6, 2014
Given the brazen gun violence now commonly seen in the public space, the founders believe there is a growing need to equip contract furniture with the ability to shield the public from harm while helping to increase the odds of survival.
Designtex and 3M Architectural Markets Announce Collaboration
Monday December 16, 2013
With their beautifully crafted, authentic replication of rare and exotic woods, DI-NOC Architectural Finishes provide a high-quality alternative to using these increasingly scarce resources.
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.
Week of September 15, 2014
In This Weeks Print Edition:
Herman Miller Tries Open Source Design Collaboration / Inscape Results turn Positive / Dreaming of Furniture / Coming to America: Fursys / Neutral Posture Follow-up / Humanscale's World Tour
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