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Thursday, September 24, 2020
BIFMA Releases Guide for Pods »
Grand Rapids, MI – The Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has creat...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
BIFMA Director Brad Miller Retiring After 26 Years of Service »
Grand Rapids, MI – Brad Miller joined BIFMA, the not for profit trade association for business and institutional furni...
Thursday, September 3, 2020
BIFMA Sponsors ASID’s Virtual Conference: 3 Days Of Free Learning & Inspiration With “Why Standards »
BIFMA is sponsoring the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) first-ever Virtual Conference, September 15-17, 2020...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Jerry Vander Till of Byrne Electrical Specialists New Vice-Chair of Building Codes Subcommittee »
Jerry Vander Till of Byrne Electrical Specialists becomes Vice-Chair of BIFMA’s Building Codes Subcommittee. After working...
Sunday, July 19, 2020
New Product Category Rule (PCR) for BIFMA Tables Now Open For Public Comment »
NSF International, in collaboration with BIFMA, has developed a Product Category Rule (PCR) for table products w...
Monday, June 22, 2020
Attributes of Contract Furniture NeoConnect Webinar Recording »
BIFMA presented this CEU to a virtual audience of approximately 430 participants from 15 countries as part of the virtual...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIFMA Announces Election of New Members to Board of Directors »
Grand Rapids, MI –BIFMA announces the election of new industry leaders to its Board of Directors. Kristie Juster,...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Association Names Deirdre Jimenez, AIA ASID President & CEO »
Grand Rapids, MI – BIFMA, the not for profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufac...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Standards That Matter CEU Webinar Recording »
BIFMA continues to participate with the interiors+sources How to Specify series. BIFMA delivered our newest presentati...
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...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
How to Specify Furniture Webinar Produced »
BIFMA provides educational content on Why Standards Matter for interior+sources. Brad Miller and Jennifer Wammack del...
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...

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