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  Today's Date: Thursday September 3, 2015    Current MMQB Index: 5463.24 +18.69 (+0.34%) on a volume of 1,409,333 shares. Year to Date Change: -7.63%
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Foreign Manufacturers
Senator's Black Eye over UK Contracts
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 2, 2015 
"We've never made a donation to a political body and never paid Jack Straw a cent or promised him anything."

Artek Acquires Alvar Aalto Furniture Production of HKT Korhonen
Monday February 3, 2014 
Artek's long history of expertise with wood, and Finnish birch wood in particular, began with the relationship between Alvar Aalto and Otto Korhonen.

Poltrona Frau Group acquires Simon brand through Cassina S.p.A.
Friday June 21, 2013 
15 mln Euro of incremental revenues expected in next 5 years with acquisition.

Bene says 29 million loss is "manageable"
Monday April 29, 2013 
The ailing company has changed its business strategy and fired 110 employees worldwide.

Okamura, Nippon Steel to Resume Operation of Furniture Making JV
Monday May 21, 2012 
The original plant was damaged from the major earthquake in March 2011.

Bene forms joint venture with Ollo Group
Tuesday February 28, 2012 
Ollo Group is a Singapore-based company.

JSA Office Furniture Market Report
Monday July 25, 2011 
The current JSA Report forecasts growth for the UK in the short term, primarily because of price increases.

Sales fall at Bene as Losses continue
Monday December 20, 2010 
Bene said it was badly hit by a decline in business activities in Russia where its sales dropped by 45.4 percent.

Material Innovation
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday December 13, 2010 
After years of stark whites and depressing blacks, Movisi is injecting color into the industry once again.

Artek Acquires Aero Design Furniture
Tuesday October 26, 2010 
Artek is set to become a sales company for internationally interesting Nordic design products and to achieve significant expansion through its new distribution channels.

de Sede acquires Wellis
Thursday October 7, 2010 
Upon completion of the transaction Wellis will be fully integrated into de Sede and the brand 'Team by Wellis' will continue to operate.

Finnish Martela to take over Danish import business
Thursday September 30, 2010 
Martela Oyj plans to reinforce its position in Denmark.

Bene first half Sales drop 20 percent
Monday September 27, 2010 
Austrian office furniture maker Bene AG reports weak sales.

Loss Doubles for Finnish Office Furniture Maker Martela
Thursday August 5, 2010 
The recovery of the office furniture industry in Europe continues to be on hold.

Aurora Group in Taiwan to Establish 1,000 Sales Outlets in China
Monday August 2, 2010 
The Aurora Group, a major Taiwanese manufacturer of office furniture and office automation equipment, continues to expand in China.

Colombian Import
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday July 26, 2010 
Take one look at the furniture the company makes and you'll realize that the firm's anonymity is going to come to an end very soon.

Bene struggles as competition increases
Monday June 28, 2010 
Bene is the biggest producer of furniture in Austria and the sixth biggest in Europe.

Austrian Bene signs marketing co-operation with Danish Designforce
Monday April 5, 2010 
The Copenhagen-based company has received the exclusive rights to market Bene's production in the Scandinavian countries.

Copenhagen Summit Features HÅG GREENGUARD Certified Chairs
Wednesday December 16, 2009 
Product certification program used by organizers to select HÅG Chairs at the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Bene announces results for first quarter of 2009/10
Monday June 29, 2009 
According to the current economic forecasts, no improvement is expected for the current business year 2009/10.

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