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  Today's Date: Tuesday October 21, 2014    Current MMQB Index: 5317.47 -0.00 (-0.00%) on a volume of 0 shares. Year to Date Change: + 0.67%
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   Kimball International, Inc.
   Knoll Inc.
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   Merchandise Mart Properties
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   Mohawk Industries
   Neutral Posture Ergonomics
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   OFDA
   OfficeMax Inc.
   Steelcase Inc.
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Features
The British are Coming
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday October 20, 2014 
Senator's anonymity in North America is about to change. The company is in the process of building a 100,000 square foot factory in Maumee, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, which will act as its home base.

Kentwood Office and Goodwill Industries
by MMQB STAFF  Monday September 29, 2014 
Several years ago, in honor of its 35th anniversary, Kentwood Office donated a percentage of their profits for the entire year to Goodwill, solidifying the relationship between the two.

PROFILE: Indoff
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 22, 2014 
Indoff's "modern" history really began in 1991 when it moved to the Partner Program, the network of salespeople who have helped its sales grow from $4.2 million to more than $130 million this year.

World Tour
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 15, 2014 
Humanscale is in the midst of an ambitious world tour, taking its products on the road (with some seriously impressive early success).

Dreaming of Furniture
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 15, 2014 
Looking for funding, Bart Lower came up with the idea of to create a website that would act as a one-stop shopping site for all things associated with height adjustable desks.

Herman Miller Tries Open Source Design Collaboration
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Wednesday September 10, 2014 
Unbranded Designs is there to help Herman Miller connect to the design community in new ways.

Office Star: Growth and Expansion
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 8, 2014 
Office Star Products began selling commercial office seating in the early 1980s from a single California location and developed a following of West Coast dealers.

A Different kind of Cube
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 1, 2014 
Till Knneker hatched the idea for the Living Cube when he moved into a new apartment in Bern, Switzerland, and discovered it lacked storage space.

Marketing: Arconas
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday September 1, 2014 
The new website falls in line with Arconas mission of mixing design and performance.

Steelcase Dealer: WorkLab by Custer
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday August 4, 2014 
WorkLab is a separate idea, a spin-off from the dealership, and one that is tapping into the democracy of work.

Standards: Testing Seating for really Big Users
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday July 28, 2014 
Some companies like KI are doing their best to test for higher weights even though BIFMA standards are not yet in place.

Credible Furniture Testing Helps Manufacturers Design Better Products
Monday July 14, 2014 
Like with most anything, it seems as if the trajectory for furniture testing points to even more complexity.

Curiosity of NeoCon 2014: Rustbelt Reclamation
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday July 7, 2014 
Rustbelt Reclamations products tell the story of America's rich manufacturing legacy one piece at a time, by taking the abandoned industrial flotsam and turning it into beautiful furniture for the office and the home.

Curiosity of NeoCon 2014: FreedMan Chair
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 30, 2014 
It might have been the funkiest looking contraption at the Merchandise Mart during NeoCon, though that's not necessarily a bad thing when one considers most of the chairs on the market look alike.

NeoCon Seating Notes
Monday June 30, 2014 
NeoCon 2014 was a relatively quiet one for the seating majors, certainly no significant high dollar volume newbies like the Steelcase Gesture last year.

Aeron Head Test
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 2, 2014 
The facelift for my Aeron came in the form of the Atlas Headrest, a new add-on product designed to add comfort to a chair already known for it.

OfficeDNA: Taking the Stir for a Spin
Monday June 2, 2014 
I'm sold when it comes to the technology and height adjustability of the Stir Kinetic Desk, a product I've tested for the last two weeks in my home office.

Birth of Bold One
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday May 26, 2014 
Bold One is a classic story of the delicate dance that happens every year between designer and manufacturer in this industry.

Dealing with an Aging Industry pt 3
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday May 26, 2014 
The office furniture industry has worked hard to attract young, talented people into its ranks, but it has been, perhaps, most challenging for dealers and rep groups.

Dealing with an Aging Industry - part 2
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday May 19, 2014 
Imagine this is an employment advertisement: Wanted. Young, hard working individuals looking to make an difference in the world by helping people feel better and work better.

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