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News Releases
Friday, November 2, 2012
First Educational Seating Standard for Safety and Performance Released by ANSI/BIFMA »
Grand Rapids, MI – The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the newly developed safety and perfor...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
NSF International and BIFMA Announce the Development of the Commercial Storage Product PCR »
ANN ARBOR, MI – NSF International is collaborating with the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Associat...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
BIFMA Supports GSA Recognition of LEED Rating Systems »
Grand Rapids, MI - The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) joined the U.S. Green Build...
Monday, July 23, 2012
X5.9-2012 Storage Units Tests Standard Approved by ANSI and Released for Distribution »
Grand Rapids, MI – The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the new edition of ANSI/BIFMA X5.9 Sto...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
BIFMA Announces Election of New President and Directors »
Grand Rapids, MI - On June 13, during its annual membership meeting, outgoing BIFMA president Stan Askren, introduced C...
Monday, June 11, 2012
Product Category Rules for Seating Developed »
CHICAGO, IL – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has collaborated with NSF In...
Sunday, June 10, 2012
BIFMA Announces Over 40 Furniture Manufacturers with level Certified Products »
CHICAGO, IL – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has reported that 41 commercial a...
Friday, May 25, 2012
Furniture Industry Sets Goal to Train 10,000 Industry Professionals on level Program by End of 2013 »
Grand Rapids, MI – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has set a goal to train 10,0...
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Contract Furniture Industry Achieves Major Milestone - Over 1,600 Products Certified Under level »
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has reported that more than...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
ANSI/BIFMA X5.3-2007 (R2012) Vertical Files Tests Approved by ANSI and Released for Distribution »
Grand Rapids, MI – The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the new edition of ANSI/BIFMA X5....
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
ANSI/BIFMA X5.4-2012 Lounge and Public Seating Tests Approved by ANSI and Released for Distribution »
Grand Rapids, MI – The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the new edition of ANSI/BIFMA X5.4...
Monday, June 20, 2011
BIFMA Announces New Board of Directors »
Grand Rapids, MI – BIFMA International elected several new Directors and Officers to its Board of Directors. Carol...
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
level Certified Products Qualify for LEED Points »
CHICAGO, IL   – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed and issued a new Pilot Credit for Certifi...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 2011 General Purpose Chairs Tests Approved by ANSI and Released for Distribution »
Grand Rapids, MI - The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the new edition of ANSI/BIFMA X5.1...
Monday, May 2, 2011
ANSI/BIFMA Furniture Emissions Standards Approved by ANSI and Released for Distribution »
Grand Rapids, MI - The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the new edition of ANSI/BIFMA M7.1...
Monday, January 3, 2011

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