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On the move

 In the late 1990s, the office furniture market was enjoying a period of buoyancy. Venture capital funding and start-ups were providing the industry with a massive boost and US sales peaked at $13.3 billion...

Shipments boost for office furniture

 A Business and Industrial Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) study found that office furniture shipments saw double-digit growth for the fourth consecutive month last November. The study showed shipments rising at a rate of 15...

Office furniture shipments keep rising

6 January 2006 – Grand Rapids (MI): A Business and Industrial Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) study found that office furniture shipments saw double-digit growth for the fourth consecutive month last November. The study showed...

Office furniture: Sitting comfortably

There is a great deal of cheeriness in the office furniture industry at present. OPI+ looks at the reasons why and how long it will last Office product resellers are speaking more about office...

BIFMA data points to recovery

 9 August 2005 – Grand Rapids (MI): The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has released its June industry order and shipment statistics. June orders increased by 13 per cent to $1.05 billion compared...

BIFMA’s bullish outlook

 The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has released its June industry order and shipment statistics. June orders increased to $1.05 billion, up 13 per cent from a year earlier. June was also the...

BIFMA survey reflects shipment growth

 4 July 2005 – Grand Rapids (MI): A survey conducted by Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has shown that US office furniture manufacturers have seen a 9 per cent rise in shipments...

BIFMA appoints new directors

22 June 2005 - Grand Rapids (MI): The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) board has announced the appointment of two new directors. Christine Woodward, VP of Harden Contract and Daniel Tuohy, president...

Office furniture looks up

Orders and shipments of office furniture 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...

Office furniture orders fell in April

7 June 2005-Grand Rapids (MI): The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has released its industry order and shipment statistics for the month of April. It has been reported that although the industry...

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...

Profitable year for Steelcase

Steelcase has reported a net profit of $12.7 million for its fiscal 2005, or EPS of $0.09, compared to a net loss of $23.8 million, or loss per share of $0.16, a year ago....

Furniture shipments remain buoyant

5 April 2005 - New York (NY): Latest figures from the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) find that office furniture shipments have grown by double digits for the third month in a...

safe seats?

A year ago, after four years of recession, the office furniture market showed clear signs of twitching back into life in the US. No-one was getting too carried away, but there was a definite...

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Podcast: AF International’s green story

Desktop and surfaces cleaning specialist AF International believes that its longstanding commitment to the environment is its ‘best-kept secret’. In this episode of OPI Talk,...