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Wednesday, May 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcing BIFMA Learning and Attributes of Contract Furniture »
Grand Rapids, MI - BIFMA is pleased to announce the launch of BIFMA Learning, a new portal for training and education th...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA Revises Standard For Seating In Public Spaces »
Grand Rapids, MI - The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the revised safety and performance st...
Friday, May 15, 2020
BIFMA Prepares For The Compliant Program »
Grand Rapids, MI - The BIFMA Board of Directors, along with the BIFMA Engineering and Marketing Committees, have finali...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Economics of a Pandemic »
Economics of a Pandemic a BIFMA webinar on the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the road ahead with Dr. Chris Kuehl was pr...
Monday, April 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dan Gezon of Herman Miller Inc. Becomes BIFMA Chemicals Subcommittee Vice-Chair »
BIFMA announced that Dan Gezon, Senior Compliance Engineer for Herman Miller since August 2018, has agreed to serve on the...
Thursday, April 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Haworth's McManus Selected For BIFMA Sustainability Subcommittee Post »
BIFMA is pleased to announce that Anne McManus, Senior Sustainability Engineer at Haworth, has been selected for the posit...
Thursday, April 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA Connecting Furniture Industry Resources In COVID-19 Fight »
Grand Rapids, MI – BIFMA has established an industry-specific webpage for COVID-19 Resources in an effort to support and a...
Thursday, February 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA Compliant Update »
Grand Rapids, MI - BIFMA members and industry stakeholders continue to work to address the identified market need for...
Monday, January 13, 2020
Association Announces Executive Director Retirement »
Grand Rapids, MI – BIFMA, the voice of the commercial furniture industry since 1973, announced that, in anticipation o...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
First LEVEL Certifications To Updated Standard Announced »
Grand Rapids, MI - The first furniture products have been certified to the newest version of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furnitur...
Monday, August 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Chair Appointed to Committee Overseeing Furniture Sustainability Standard »
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Jeffrey Olsen has been appointed joint committee chair of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainabil...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
BIFMA To Launch Branded Conformance Program In 2020 »
Bifma To Launch Branded Conformance Program In 2020 --> Click to download press release as PDF BIFMA Compliant d...
Friday, April 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard Assistive Tools Available »
The ANSI/BIFMA e3-2019 Furniture Sustainability Standard released in February of 2019 provides measurable, market-bas...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Furniture Sustainability Standard Strengthened »
Grand Rapids, MI - The ANSI/BIFMA e3-2019 Furniture Sustainability Standard has been released and updates the e3-2014 ve...
Thursday, February 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA Revises Storage Units Standard »
Grand Rapids, MI - The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the revised safety and performance stan...
Friday, January 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
California Technical Bulletin 133 Repealed »
Grand Rapids, Mich. – The State of California announced this week that Technical Bulletin (TB) 133, The Flammabilit...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keeping It Clean At Healthcare Design Expo »
Grand Rapids, Mich. – Jennifer Wammack, Director of Outreach at the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers A...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Senators Introduce Upholstered Furniture Flammability Legislation »
U.S. Senators Introduce ‘SOFFA’ BIFMA Supports Upholstered Furniture Flammability Legislation  Ba...
Friday, August 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Commercial Furniture Industry Opposes China Tariffs »
Grand Rapids, Mich. – BIFMA, representing 165 business and institutional furniture manufacturers, and material/comp...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SPLC Fall Webinars Scheduled »
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) webinars have been made available to the public this year thanks to the s...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA Releases New Standard for Occasional-Use Seating »
Grand Rapids, MI - The Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has approved a new safet...
Monday, June 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA Releases New Product Conformance Requirements »
Grand Rapids, MI - The Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has approved new cr...
Thursday, June 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA Announces Election of New President and Directors »
Grand Rapids, Mich.  – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), representing the...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trends come and go, Standards are forever »
Grand Rapids, Mich. – Celebrating 45 years as an association, BIFMA is showcasing their new work in education and outrea...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA Celebrates PRATT Institute Student Design at NeoCon 2018 »
Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association is showcasing the work of Pratt...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA Releases Educational Seating Standard »
Grand Rapids, Mich. –  The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the revised safety and performan...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Formaldehyde Rule Compliance Deadline Established »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and environmentalists have agreed to a June 1, 2018 deadline for enforcement of a...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
360° Leadership Conference, a Big Success for Attendees »
Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association capped off their 360º Leadership...
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA and EDmarket Form Partnership to Produce First-Ever Education Market Furniture Report »
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contacts: Allegra Tasaki, 301.332.9777, atasaki@edmarket.org Tom Reardon...
Thursday, November 30, 2017
BIFMA Director of Outreach Announced »
  Grand Rapids, Mich.  –  Following an extensive national search, BIFMA is pleased to welcome Jenni...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA Board of Directors Additions Announced »
Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association  (BIFMA), representing th...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
My Resource Library (MRL) Connects To The level® Data Platform »
Grand Rapids, Mich. – The creators of MyResourceLibrary.com (MRL), an online design resource for thousands of contrac...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA Supports OSHA Safe + Sound Week »
Grand Rapids, Mich. – Safety should be a priority in all workplaces so that workers everywhere return home to their famil...
Friday, February 17, 2017
"EPA Recommended" Icon Announced By GSA »
New "EPA Recommended" Icon Announced By GSA   level ®  Certified Furniture Products To Be More Eas...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
New Office Chair Standard Approved »
Grand Rapids, MI - An update to the BIFMA office seating safety and performance standard has been approved by the Ameri...

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