Furniture Industry

A new New Deal for housing?

A stronger housing market would have a strong impact on the overall economy.

A tough year for cabinets, furniture in 2008

Sales for the FDM 300 group of companies fell 10.7 percent in 2008.

Business basics: what and how

Every business owner and senior manager is responsible for answering three key questions that guide the activities of their organization.

Designing for the future

This year's NeoCon was an affirming experience.

Don't move! Lean has you covered

The manufacturing exodus doesn't have to be happening.

Guide for survival: Clarity

The American economy continues in a slide and we don't know yet where it will end, but it is clear that the furniture industry is in a classic "rollup."

Innovative furniture manufacturer becomes powder coating pioneer

How and why Herman Miller developed a new plant to powder coat MDF for office furniture.

New building delivers for fixture market

Optimism in the retail market leads to large-scale expansion for store fixture and millwork producer.

New rules for office, contract manufacturers

Manufacturers of office and contract furniture need to develop special strategies to survive the recession and grow in the expansion.

Positioning for success: Three stories

Three examples of companies that achieved success by implementing lean manufacturing.