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Mixed Economic News

Orders for durable goods jumped 3% in January, twice the expectations of forecasters. January unfilled manufacturers orders rose .1%, the first rise in 15 months. Initial claims for jobless benefits rose last week by 22,000 to a total of 496,000.That’s the highest level of initial claims since mid November. Jobs are a lagging indicator. Employers […]

Start-Up Incubators

Historically, the best time to start a new company is during a recession. Rents are cheap, good employees are looking for a job, and you get a chance to have all the kinks worked out by the time the ecomomy picks up. Among Silicon Valley’s innovations are incubators, essentially providers of space, services, and advice […]

Home Depot Reports Improved Results

Home Depot, the world’s largest improvement retailer, today reported fourth quarter sales of $14,600,000,000. That’s more than MacBride Office Furniture did for the entire year of 2009! Comparable same store sales for the US were down just 1.1% in the fourth quarter, a sharp improvement from earlier quarter results. Total sales for the year were […]

Visit Rabbit’s Foot Meadery

Stop by Rabbit’s Foot Meadery after visiting our showroom. They have an interesting selection of mead wines, sparkling ciders, and microbrews.

Our new website is up!

We’ve struggled along with a five page website, always planning one that would allow clients and prospective customers a view into our current inventories. This new website will allow us to do that. We do have one big problem: time. We simply don’t have enough time to get our entire inventory of new and used […]

Welcome to the MacBride Office Furniture Blog

Our blog is meant to keep you informed of the latest news and trends in the office furniture industry. We will also let you know about specials we are running on any desks, chairs, or conference tables that we have in our new and used office furniture catalogs. Stay tuned!