February 2011

Doug's News


February 2011

Dear Friends --

Upward TrendDon’t pretend to know much about economics, but over the years have summed up the furniture industry like this: “If they ain’t renting office/commercial space, they ain’t calling the office furniture dealer to order furniture, the dealer ain’t calling the manufacturer to make the furniture, and the manufacturer ain’t calling me for parts.” Seriously, it isn’t much more difficult than that. Without demand from the end user/buyer, nothing happens.

It gives me great pleasure to pass on that our sales have taken a nice bump the last few months of 2010, and we have quotes for some good-sized orders later on in 2011. So, maybe we have turned a corner from the past few miserable years. On top of this, someone sent me a report that proposed construction projects, both residential and commercial/industrial, are way, way up over 2009 and 2010; they can project this from the construction/building permits applied for or taken out. And those selling furniture (and parts!) should start benefiting later in 2011. We hope so . . .

Hope 2011 is a banner year for you!

Cordially,

Douglas A. J. Mockett
CEO