October 2022

The Modern Warehouse

The Modern Warehouse

Emerging Technologies and the Impact of COVID

A modern warehouse is one that can keep up with the changing demands of customers and the evolving trends taking place in today’s world—one that has the budget, ability, and willingness to implement the necessary technology and training required to operate successfully.

Strengthening the Commercial Furniture Industry – Advocating for Innovation, Sustainability, & Education

Strengthening the Commercial Furniture Industry – Advocating for Innovation, Sustainability, & Education

BIFMA

Marking its fiftieth anniversary, not-for-profit BIFMA International—the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association—plans to kick off 2023 by celebrating the milestone at its annual 360 Leadership Conference at The Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island January 23-25. The conference is BIFMA’s signature event, bringing industry leaders together around current topics facing the industry.

An Old Company with New Ideas

An Old Company with New Ideas

IOA Healthcare Furniture

IOA Healthcare Furniture has roots that go back to the mid-1920s when Gigi Delmestri launched a furniture business in northern Italy. “He inherited a company that was making horse-drawn steel ploughs for agricultural use, and when the tractor finally came around to Italy, he had a workforce of about seventy people, and he didn’t want to have to shut down,” says Gigi’s great-grandson and IOA’s Executive Vice President Matthew Delmestri. To save the jobs on which his rural village depended, Gigi reinvented his company as a steel furniture manufacturer.

Getting the Message Across: Ghent Brings Communication Home

Getting the Message Across: Ghent Brings Communication Home

Ghent

Gone are the bleak old days of stuffy office decor and felt notice boards crammed with memos—and thank goodness. Employers with an eye for the latest trends are going all out to make their offices plush, functional, and environmentally conscious. Alongside this wave of modernity and comfort comes the need to communicate and share information during idea-generating sessions, training, and meetings in fresh and fun ways that work.

The Science of Productivity

The Science of Productivity

Symbiote

Since 1982, Symbiote, a family-owned company founded by Travis Randolph, has been designing flexible, mobile, modular laboratory solutions for the education, technology, security, biotechnology, and health markets.

A Company that Gives Back

A Company that Gives Back

Special-T

Special-T delivers Grade-A tables at Grade-C prices through innovation, supply chain best practices, and a customer-first attitude. The company’s story began twenty years ago when Loren Rozeboom recognized an opportunity. As a furniture dealer, he saw a need for a budget table base, and as the father of a son struggling with addiction, he saw the need to give a second chance to people who had completed rehabilitation and were seeking employment.

Over 30 Years of Excellence

Over 30 Years of Excellence

ESI

As businesses across the globe struggle to adapt to the hybrid post-COVID work environment, one company has emerged as a leader in office furniture and equipment, surpassing the quality found at the retail level. From its base in the sun-baked desert of Mesa, Arizona, ESI provides ergonomic equipment and furniture to suit the fast pace of modern office environments. It is reaching new horizons with a planned expansion in Chicago.

A Perfect Place for Business

A Perfect Place for Business

Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity

Since 2017, the Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity (TCPEP) has been driving economic development in the centrally located Colchester region of Nova Scotia.

A Full Suite of Transportation Solutions

A Full Suite of Transportation Solutions

Walgre Transport

Walgre Transport is an asset-based, full-truckload and less-than-truckload logistics service provider specializing in dry-van services, refrigerated services, hazardous materials services, and heated services. Launched in 2014 by two brothers, the Ontario-based family business has grown quickly to serve not only Canada but the United States as well. Today, the company boasts 210 trucks and multiple terminals throughout both countries.

Building Capacity in Anticipation of Massive Growth

Building Capacity in Anticipation of Massive Growth

Polyplex USA

Polyplex USA LLC, the Decatur, Alabama-based branch of Polyplex Corporation of India, is poised for massive growth. This major producer of polyethylene terephthalate—aka polyester or PET—film used in packaging and industrial applications wants to expand its capacity, market share, product line, personnel, and facilities.

Design Is About Creating a Beautiful Home. Primera Is About Making It Easier.

Design Is About Creating a Beautiful Home. Primera Is About Making It Easier.

Primera Carpet One Floor & Home

Your home is not only one of life’s biggest purchases but also your most prized possession, a place to feel safe and secure and express your individuality. Making those individual design choices, however, can be daunting and overwhelming. That’s where the experts at Primera Carpet One Floor & Home and their Prescott Valley Design Center can help.

Positive Potential

Positive Potential

Logistics Sector Adapts, Changes and Grows

The past few years have created some uniquely difficult challenges for the logistics sector due to a number of factors, particularly the ongoing pandemic coupled with worldwide geopolitical and economic crises. Large-scale supply chain interruptions, perplexing new rules and restrictions, and turbulent shifts in consumer demand, have all adversely affected almost every single area of the industrial segment, with a domino effect that will linger in the coming years.

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