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  Today's Date: Monday December 22, 2014    Current MMQB Index: 5910.95 -23.28 (-0.40%) on a volume of 4,785,791 shares. Year to Date Change: + 11.91%
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Features
Bold One Desk Review
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday December 22, 2014 
I'm an old school guy. I like my '50s era gun-metal gray Steelcase tanker desk. It is built like a tank, full of storage and works exactly the way a desk should.

2014 - A year in review
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday December 22, 2014 
Manufacturers learn to deal with the shifting landscape of the workplace.

GSA: More trouble than it's worth?
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday December 1, 2014 
When companies first get involved in government sales, lured by contracts that can reach seven or eight digits, many are surprised by the way government uses its buying power to squeeze sellers' margins.

The Vault at Cranbrook
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday November 10, 2014 
Behind a large steel door, down a massive freight elevator under the Cranbrook Art Museum is a furniture treasure room. It is a place few get a chance to see -- a world-class collection of furniture, almost all of it designed by Cranbrook graduates like Charles and Ray Eames and Niels Diffrient.

ABW: Activity Based Working
Monday November 10, 2014 
One overarching theme that appears throughout the discussion of ABW, no matter the perspective, is culture.

Moving Beyond Boarders
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday October 27, 2014 
Boss Design has been wildly successful in the UK, growing from nothing to fight its way into Britain's Big Three. Now the company plans to look for customers in the United States.

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.

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