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  Today's Date: Friday September 4, 2015    Current MMQB Index: 5460.54 -2.71 (-0.05%) on a volume of 1,192,859 shares. Year to Date Change: -7.67%
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Prison Industries
Money rolls out for Stimulus Package
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday February 23, 2009 
Federal Prison Industries' monopoly remains in place.

Stimulus Package could help the Office Furniture Industry
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Thursday January 8, 2009 
Legislation that would end Federal Prison Industries' preferential status and open up $130 million in government business to the beleaguered office furniture industry could certainly help. "Let's make sure all federal contracting remains open."

UNICOR Bill didn't Arrive at Senate last Week
Monday December 11, 2006 
Legislation would also block FPI's attempts to sell inmate-made products to the private sector.

UNICOR Bill Arrives at Senate this Week
Tuesday December 5, 2006 
Bill before the Senate would give the office furniture industry more access to the federal government.

Mandatory Sourcing of Prison-made Furniture may be coming to an end
Friday September 15, 2006 
House members approved the Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act (H.R. 2965) on a 362-57 vote.

Panel Adjourns Before Vote on Prison Industries Procurement
Wednesday August 24, 2005 
House panel adjourned before vote on prison industries procurement deal.

FPI Monopoly Ends as Bush Signs Bill
Friday December 10, 2004 
Hoekstra thinks FPI will eventually get out of the office furniture business.

Up in Arms about Prison Industries in Puerto Rico
Monday September 13, 2004 
Think the prison-made furniture industry conflict is confined to just the United States?

The Sixth Circuit on Federal Prison Industries
by MIKE COLLINS  Monday June 28, 2004 
"Relatively Insignificant" Impact on the Furniture Industry

Monopoly Ended: Furniture Manufacturers Seeing Benefits
Friday April 16, 2004 
FPI's loss has been a big gain for office furniture manufacturers.

Office Furniture Makers Lose in Court
Monday April 12, 2004 
Herman Miller, Haworth and Knoll failed to show they were significantly harmed when FPI ramped up production in the early 1990s.

OFDA Make Case Before Senate Committee for FPI Reform
Friday April 9, 2004 
Dealer tells committee that the furniture industry has had to lay-off some 30,000 employees nationwide

Spending Bill Limits FPI
Monday January 26, 2004 
Bill may help Michigan office furniture manufacturers, hurt others.

House Says Prison Workers Need to Compete with Private Businesses for Contracts
Friday November 7, 2003 
The legislation ending FPI sole sourcing passed 350-65.

Neutral Posture CEO Testifies at Congressional Subcommittee
Thursday October 2, 2003 
Boenigk says small businesses are increasingly shut out of government contracts for products and services by FPI.

Michigan Won't Expand Prison Furniture Industry
Thursday September 11, 2003 
State prisoners currently build about $4.4 million worth of furniture, but less than half of that amount is office furniture.

Federal Prison Industries Supporters Try Racial Politics
Monday July 28, 2003 
Group is alleging racism by OFDA and OFDA-coalition allies including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO.

House Judiciary Committee To Mark-Up FPI Reform Legislation
Tuesday July 15, 2003 
H.R. 1829 ends FPI's ability to dominate the Federal market without competition.

Complaint against FPI Continues
Monday June 16, 2003 
Steelcase may get back part of stolen contract.

Congressman Targets Prison Industry Again
Thursday May 1, 2003 
Hoekstra says that the current FPI operation has moved beyond its original goal of employing prison labor.

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    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS  Thursday Sep 3, 2015 
    DIRTT claims that Allsteel's Beyond products infringe its patent rights and has filed claims against that company seeking damages and an injunction for patent infringement.

    Mart Closing 8th Floor to Temps Updated
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN NEOCON TRADESHOWS  Monday Aug 31, 2015 
    The eighth floor is expected to be converted into office space, which continues a trend of showroom spaces evaporating in favor of leasing, especially to high tech companies that favor the location and rock-solid Chicago building.

    CAPTIW gives Companies Tools to track Innovation in the Office
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN FEATURES  Monday Aug 31, 2015 
    This tool allows practitioners in workplace design and management to diagnose workplaces they are working on, or their own spaces, through the relationship between the physical environment and its contribution to the bottom line.

    ASID Report Bobs and Weaves through Economic changes
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN DESIGN FIRMS  Monday Aug 31, 2015 
    The June billings also show improvement across all firm sizes since March.


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    CAPTIW gives Companies Tools to track Innovation in the Office
    This tool allows practitioners in workplace design and management to diagnose workplaces they are working on, or their own spaces, through the relationship between the physical environment and its contribution to the bottom line.

    eDesk gets UnCUBED
    Though the name of the company is now unCUBED, Murray's initial ideas remain: Rectangles are inefficient in an office setting.

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    Trendway Recognized by DEQ as Michigan Neighborhood Environmental Partner
    Landscape Forms Adopts Health Product Declaration (HPD) Standard

    Loewenstein partners with Unbranded to discover new Designs
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS  Monday Aug 31, 2015 
    Loewenstein is the latest office furniture maker to put its design challenge to this international community.

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    eDesk gets UnCUBED
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN FEATURES 
    Though the name of the company is now unCUBED, Murray's initial ideas remain: Rectangles are inefficient in an office setting.

    Kewaunee Scientific Reports Sales Rose 2% in the First Quarter
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    Domestic business incoming orders continued to be strong during the quarter, and profit margins improved over those of the past two quarters.

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    Carnegie believes textiles can address a lot of the problems in the open office today.



      
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