BIFMA reports rise in September orders



1 November 2006 — Grand Rapids (MI): According to Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), US office furniture industry September orders rose 6 percent to $1 billion compared to the year ago period.


BIFMA said that shipments rose 7 percent in September to $950 million.


The findings are based on data collected from 51 US office furniture companies.