Office furniture industry looks up

11 May 2005 – Grand Rapids (MI): Orders and shipments of office furniture both grew by double digits in March for the second consecutive month, according to statistics released by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers’ Association (BIFMA).

Orders as reported by BIFMA members increased 12 per cent year-over-year to an estimated $830 million. Shipments grew 14 per cent year-over-year to an estimated $790 million.