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Is the Office Furniture Industry Heading Towards the Employment Cliff?

Greg Nemchick
President and CEO

WorkPlace Furnishings, Inc.

Heaven knows like just about all of us, I got sick of hearing about the fiscal cliff our country was/is heading toward, though I guess you have to give credit to the PR experts in Washington, DC. They certainly raised awareness of the issue and frightened many people. read more

2013 WPF conference preview

If you haven’t yet made plans to attend WPF's National Conference, mark your calendar and make arrangements now to join your fellow WPF dealers March 17-20 in Palm Springs, CA for what promises to be the industry’s best educational and networking event of 2013!  read more

Global - The Total Office

For manager of national accounts Ryan Boese and the rest of the team at Global - The Total Office, the New Year is starting out just like the old year ended: double-digit sales growth across a broad range of product categories and a raft of new products to help keep the momentum going... read more

FireKing GSA Contract offers Plenty of Opportunity

If the federal market is important for your business, you might want to add WPF supplier partner FireKing International to your list of possible vendors. The New Albany, IN-based maker of fireproof safes, files and other security products was recently awarded a new GSA contract with terms that offer plenty of opportunities for dealer involvement, including the opportunity to earn an 8% commission on GSA orders... read more

Spec Simple offers Significant Benefits on Multiple Levels

If, as the old cliché maintains, information is indeed power, there are few places for most dealers where the power of information has been more critical than in their resource library. But as business overall has become more competitive and the search for new ways to cut costs has intensified, keeping that library up to date and in good order has become increasingly difficult... read more


Scott Rice Partners with Jasper Desk

In an industry whose products—whether we like it or not—have become increasingly commoditized, the ability to offer custom solutions represents one of the most effective ways for any dealer to differentiate themselves in the marketplace... read more

Coach's Corner:
Will it truly be a NEW YEAR or just another Ground Hog experience?

by Jim Ryerson

You probably know the premise of the movie Ground Hog Day. Bill Murray wakes up at 6 a.m. every morning to re-live the same day over and over and over again. Each day he makes a slight modification from the previous day at the point where he had made a mistake... read more

WPF Learning Academy Provides Valuable Training Resources for WPF Dealer MBI

As WPF president Greg Nemchick notes in his "On the Record"  message for this issue, business as usual when it comes to hiring and developing good sales people just won’t cut it anymore... read more


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