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Office Furniture Report Questions Life Cycle Analysis Comparisons

Posted by Wade Vonasek | Posted: 01/29/2015 1:26PM

The study evaluates how different datasets used by LCA software packages may produce varying results, and therefore should not be used to compare products.


New BIFMA Standard for Office Furniture Fits Fatter Americans

By Alex Keown Posted: 01/29/2015 1:25PM

As American waistlines and backsides are growing thicker, BIFMA, the trade association for office furniture manufacturers, has developed a new standard for a "General Purpose Large Office Chair" that can support occupants weighing up to 400 pounds.


Trending: Gluing Joints, With or Without Glue

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/29/2015 8:19AM

The behavior of wood surfaces in joining wood is a trending top. Bernie Bottens explains how wood interests with glue, while TMI shows glue-less welding of wood using vibration and pressure, a technology developed for metals in the 1960s.


IKEA Sales Growth Slowed in U.S. Market; Up Over 4 Percent

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 01/29/2015 7:11AM

IKEA says U.S. store sales increased 4.24% last year, with growth slowing from 6.7% reported the year prior, and 8% in 2012. With e-commerce included U.S. sales rose were up 5.38%. The U.S. is its second largest market after Germany.




Former Cabinet Company CEO Faces Tough First Week as PA Governor

By Alex Keown Posted: 01/28/2015 2:51PM

In office less than a week former cabinet maker turned Gov. Tom Wolf, former CEO of Wolf Home Products, has already faced a number of challenges by Republican lawmakers.


Home Improvement Giant Lowe's to Hire 30,000 Seasonal Employees

By Alex Keown Posted: 01/28/2015 1:51PM

Home improvement giant Lowe’s will hire approximately 30,000 seasonal springtime employees this year.


KBIS 2015 Attendance Sees Dramatic Rise

Posted by Wade Vonasek | Posted: 01/27/2015 6:13PM

The show saw a five percent increase in verified attendance from 2014, with over 500 exhibitors participating.


Top 10 Kitchen Trends: White Cabinetry, Styles Fuse, Pets Matter

Posted by Wade Vonasek | Posted: 01/27/2015 4:21PM

European-styled cabinets, and kitchen cabinetry that is clean with an overall contemporary feeling, topped the list of 2015 design trends from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. A fusion of styles and multiple colors is seen. 2:


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