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Business of Furniture - November 13, 2019

  •   AIS Celebrates 30 Years with Pride in the Past - The furniture manufacturing company Affordable Interior Systems (AIS) had an unlikely start, but it has become one of the most notable in the industry — and it's even governor approved.
  •   Union Wood Company Brings Commercial Options to the Table - When it comes to furniture manufacturing, Craig Pearce loves making tables the most.
  •   Build Some Visual, Acoustic Privacy with Brix by Luxxbox - It is easy to create an open, so-called agile office. Getting acoustical privacy is the hard part. The unique, modular, acoustic sound management system creates partitions, walls and cubicles for privacy while reducing unwanted noise in open spaces.
  •   Legrand Acquires Connectrac - Expanding opportunities for its customers and driving innovation. Those are the two main reasons Connectrac co-founder Clint Strong decided to sell his company to Legrand.
  •   DeskMakers Acquires Furniture Company Scale1:1 - The purchase of Scale1:1 represents an expansion for DeskMakers that opens the door to a new audience while increasing the variety of designs available to clients and dealers.
  •   DIRTT 2019 Third Quarter Sales Slip 12 percent - Revenue decreased in the three months ended September 30, 2019 by $8.5 million or 12% compared to the same period of 2018.
  •   Stephen Says - "It's the End of the Year and My Employee's Always Quit in January! What Should I DO?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - PwC Experience Center Offices – Paris
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from Indiana Furniture, Okamura, Unika Vaev, Móz Designs, Coalesse + Nanimarquina, Kirei and Knoll
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News Brief, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Workplaces Magazine - November, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: MERCY HEALTH ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL ORTHOPEDIC FLOOR, GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - Business travel takes me to many far-flung places, but rarely has it left me with a more frustrating and frightening "souvenir" than it did after a recent trip to China.
  •   FLEXJOBS SURVEY FINDS WANTING TO TRAVEL A SURPRISINGLY POPULAR MOTIVATOR FOR WHY MILLENNIALS WORK - According to a July 2019 FlexJobs survey, which included more than 1,600 millennials, travel is a surprisingly popular motivator for why millennials work.
  •   SMART FURNITURE – THE FUTURE IS HERE - Internet-connected furnishings tackle two common challenges in the workplace: employee productivity and well-being.
  •   WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR WORKPLACE? CREATE PLACES WHERE WORKERS CAN CONNECT FACE-TO-FACE - Gensler's recent research shows connecting face-to-face builds good relationships, speeds the flow of ideas, raises awareness between departments and bolsters information sharing.
  •   TEKNION'S HUB ALLOWS CLIENTS TO TEST DIFFERENT SETTINGS - The open office has led to many debates — and numerous studies which point out the strengths and weaknesses of it.
  •   GETTING COMFORTABLE -- COMPANIES COMBINE FORCES TO BRING NEXT GENERATION INTELLIGENCE INTO THE WORKPLACE - Comfy is a user-facing software platform that delivers enterprise-grade analytics on space utilization and building operations.
  •   VOCON COMPLETES DESIGN OF DROGA5'S NEW YORK HEADQUARTERS - Vocon has completed the design of three floors for Droga5, a New York City-based advertising agency.
  •   TO PROVE IT WORKS, ARCHITECT STUDIO MA BUILDS SUPER-GREEN HQ IN PHOENIX - "We believe in social equity, regenerative bioclimatic design and an ethos of architecture for everyone."
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   NEW GLOBAL WORKPLACE STUDY - Today's technology allows for space to be used more flexibly and for employees to work remotely.
  •   6 GUIDELINES FOR CREATING REAL CULTURE CHANGE - For many organizations, a cultural transformation is what they need to make the leap from good to great.
  •   HOW WOMEN CAN HELP CLOSE THE GENDER PAY GAP IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FIELDS - Even though women in professional fields make up the majority of the workforce, men occupy most of the leadership positions.


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