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Recent News

February 2017

  • 2/17 Independent Dealer--OFM Launches New ‘Essentials by OFM’ Line

    OFM says the new line dramatically expands its everyday furniture offering, with over 100 new desks, chairs, and tables, all being introduced over a two-year span.

  • 2/8 HomeWorld Business Magazine--OFM Expands Consumer Furniture Lineup

    In move to broaden its business in the consumer sector and support its dealers, OFM is officially launching its new Essentials by OFM line.

  • January 2017

  • 1/25 The Business of Furniture--OFM Expands Into Everyday Furniture With New Essentials Line

    The new Essentials by OFM Line includes many of the products end users need on an everyday basis.

  • 1/23 MMQB--OFM Expands Into Everyday Furniture With New Essentials Line

    OFM has officially launched its new Essentials by OFM line, dramatically expanding its everyday furniture with over 100 new desks, chairs, and tables, all being introduced over a two-year span.

  • 1/18 Home Business Magazine--OFM Expands into Everyday Furniture with New Essentials Line

    OFM announced it has officially launched its new Essentials by OFM line, dramatically expanding its everyday furniture with over 100 new desks, chairs, and tables, all being introduced over a two-year span.

  • 1/5 Dwell.com--Designing the Perfect Office from Startup to Expansion

    The design of your office isn’t just about aesthetics. In many industries, it’s now key to your success.

  • November 2016

  • 11/28 Home Business Magazine--OFM Unveils New Sit-to-Stand Office Desktop Riser, Offering Ergonomic Benefits

    OFM says the desktop riser is just the beginning of what’s to come and that dealers and end-users alike can expect to see several new OFM products in the coming year all aimed at making the workday less taxing on the body.

  • 11/6 The Washington Post--Americans Go To Polls Against Backdrop Of An Uneven Economy

    Blake Zalcberg, president of OFM, hopes to add nine employees to his 58-person company, including graphic artists, photographers and sales staff. He expects sales to grow by a third next year.

  • 11/5 Office Insight--OFM Unveils New Sit-to-Stand Office Desktop Riser, Offering Ergonomic Benefits

    OFM has unveiled a new sit-to-stand office desktop riser that easily transfers any existing work surface into a standing desk.

  • September 2016

  • 9/28 Allwork--Casual Workplaces, Design Trends, and Why The Chair Will Never Die

    As the industry grows and larger companies begin to adopt flexible work options, workspace owners and managers will need to attract and win over the companies as well as its employees.

  • 9/13 Independent Dealer--OFM President Earns '40 Under 40' Honors

    Congratulations is in order for Blake Zalcberg who was honored by Woodworking Network.

  • 9/12 Dwell.com--Here’s the Real Reason Why Offices Are Becoming More Casual

    By almost every measure, America’s workplaces are becoming more informal. OFM President Blake Zalcberg explores why.

  • 9/1 The Huffington Post--Here’s the Real Reason Why Offices Are Becoming More Casual

    By almost every measure, America’s workplaces are becoming more informal.

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    August 2016

  • 8/15 HomeWorld Business--OFM Expands Fabric Offering

    OFM has expanded its upholstery options through five partnerships with leading fabric companies.

  • 8/8 Independent Dealer--OFM Expands Furniture Fabric Offerings

    OFM has partnered with five leading fabric companies to expand its upholstery options. It renewed its existing program to help better meet the needs of customers wanting more design options beyond OFM’s current selection.

  • July 2016

  • 7/19 Woodworking Network--OFM President Blake Zalcberg Named a 2016 Wood Industry 40 Under 40

    President of OFM, Blake Zalcberg, was named among a select group making a large impact on the wood products manufacturing industry in North America.

  • 7/5 Interiors & Sources--OFM Announces Winner of Office Throwback Contest

    OFM recently announced the winners of its Office Throwback Contest on Instagram where office workers around the country were asked to share the oldest item in their workplace.

  • June 2016

  • 6/27 The Huffington Post--How the Modern School is Becoming More Like the Modern Workplace

    OFM's Blake Zalcberg talks about how a growing number of schools are designing their classrooms and libraries with a modern-day office feel.

  • 6/9 Office Insight--OFM Wins Best Product Video of the Year in 2016 Internet Retailer Excellence Awards

    OFM won Best Product Video of the Year in the 2016 Internet Retailer Excellence Awards and was honored at the recent Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition.

  • 6/6 HomeWorld Business--Home Office Transforms To Meet Consumer Customization

    OFM's Blake Zalcberg talks about how homes have changed and the demands for the types of home office furniture have changed, which is impacting the market for office furniture.

  • May 2016

  • 5/11 The Business of Furniture--OFM Selected as Finalist for 2016 Internet Retailer Excellence Award

    OFM was selected as a finalist in this year's Internet Retailer Excellence Awards for its innovative product video.

  • April 2016

  • 4/23 Office Insight--OFM Kicks Off Office Throwback Contest

    OFM is inviting office workers around the country to enter to win its Office Throwback Contest by sharing the oldest item in their office on Instagram.

  • 4/14 Essentials Magazine--You Might Not Recognize the Classroom of the Future

    OFM's Blake Zalcberg writes about what educational settings could look like in the future.

  • 4/5 Designer Pages 3rings--OFM Launches New Versatile Modular Stools

    Educational and office furniture manufacturer OFM has launched three new versatile modular stools to it’s already popular collection.

  • 4/4 Scholastic--Class, Be Seated

    The day of the upright desk and classroom chair have long since passed and OFM has a better idea: how about comfy padded stools that can be arranged in many different ways.

  • March 2016

  • 3/17 OfficingToday--Let Your Furniture do the Speaking

    A conversation with Blake Zalcberg, CEO of OFM, on how the furniture in a workspace can send a message to potential clients.

  • 3/3 Contract Magazine--OFM Jupiter

    The oval-shaped and interlocking Jupiter stools can be used for standalone seating or configured into a variety of groupings, offering flexibility in classroom arrangements.

  • 3/1 The Huffington Post--A Brief History of the Cool Office

    Ever wonder why (almost) every office today feels like a tech start-up? OFM's Blake Zalcberg provides a short overview of the back story.

  • February 2016

  • 2/24 The Business of Furniture--OFM Stools

    OFM has unveiled three new versatile, interlocking stools that dramatically increase office and school design options.

  • 2/17 CabinetMaker+ FDM--OFM Interlocking Stools Expand Office Design Options

    OFM has unveiled three new versatile, interlocking stools that increase office and school design options.

  • 2/2 CEO Blog Nation--Furniture CEO Finds Balance between Success and Staying Grounded

    You have a whole range of furnishings that a company has to provide. That’s where OFM comes in. Continuing the family-owned tradition, Blake Zalcberg sits as CEO of the company.

  • January 2016

  • 1/13 Global Trade Magazine--Furniture Maker OFM Opens Three New Distribution Centers

    These additional locations now offer same-day shipping and faster deliver to OFM's dealer network.

  • 1/8 TD Magazine--The High-Tech Office

    Blake Zalcberg, CEO of OFM, wrote that being tied to a physical location doesn't always meet the demands of our modern workforce. Instead, companies should focus more on creating work spaces tailored for different kinds of work.

  • 1/6 The Business of Furniture--OFM Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation with New Video Series on How We Work

    OFM marked its 20th anniversary by collaborating with local artisans and startups in the Raleigh-Durham Metro area to highlight the different ways Americans work in today’s constantly changing economy.

  • December 2015

  • 12/30 Woodworking Network--Office of the Future: 5 Ways They Will Get Weirder

    Blake Zalcberg, CEO of OFM, talks about the office of the future and what the workplace might look like in 2045.

  • 12/21 The Monday Morning Quarterback--OFM Opens Three New Distribution Centers in Strategic Locations Nationwide

    OFM has announced that it has contracted with a national third-party logistics provider (3PL) to house additional inventory in three new strategic locations nationwide.

  • 12/15 Independent Dealer--OFM Opens Three New Distribution Centers

    North Carolina-based office and school furniture manufacturer OFM has contracted with a national third-party logistics provider (3PL) to house additional inventory in three new strategic locations.

  • 12/14 The Huffington Post--The Office of the Future Is Weirder Than We Can Imagine by Blake Zalcberg

    OFM's Blake Zalcberg shares a few of his outlandish ideas on what the office of the future will look like in 2045.

  • November 2015

  • 11/13 Bike Rumor--How BMXers Work

    BMX pro Daniel Dhers and his sports complex are featured in a new documentary series by OFM, in honor of its 20th anniversary, which explores the relationship between individuals and their work spaces.

  • 11/10 CabinetMaker+FDM--OFM Opens Three New Distribution Centers

    OFM will now distribute its products from five locations around the country as part of a new business development effort to support its continued growth over the next 20 years.

  • October 2015

  • 10/29 Office Newswire--OFM to Bring Full Line of Educational Furniture to EDspaces Tradeshow and Conference

    OFM is showcasing its new product offerings for the education market and reintroducing older seating and tables to show the breadth of its products to enhance student learning.

  • 10/26 HomeWorld Business--OFM Keeps Pace With Office Furniture Design Evolution

    OFM is 20 years old, and the company can look over two decades of development in office furniture with a specialist understanding of how it has evolved and where it’s going.

  • 10/1 Strategy Magazine--Office Furniture is Finally Changing. Here’s How.

    One of the biggest trends in the industry right now is making everyday furniture more compatible with technology.

  • September 2015

  • 9/15 The Huffington Post--Office Furniture is Finally Changing. Here's How by Blake Zalcberg

    Now, office furniture is finally catching up. One of the biggest trends in the industry right now is making everyday furniture more compatible with technology.

  • 9/14 The Monday Morning Quarterback--Morph is Cool

    Morph is cool because it's "both," not "either-or." It is both a soft seating, lounge product and it is a seat that offers the user privacy when needed.

  • 9/2 CabinetMaker+FDM--OFM Celebrates 20 Years With Video Series

    To mark its 20th anniversary, OFM is collaborating with local artisans and startups to highlight the different ways Americans work in today’s constantly changing economy.

  • July 2015

  • 7/9 Scholastic--Power Table

    OFM’s Endure series of tables take school furniture into the 21-st century with power to spare.

  • 7/8 Strategy Magazine--Here's What We're Getting Wrong About the Modern Office by Blake Zalcberg

    Our technology has dramatically changed the way we approach our jobs, but our terminology still lags behind.

  • June 2015

  • 6/17 Woodworking Network--OFM’s New Chair Can Charge Your Laptop

    OFM debuted this week at NeoCon 2015 a new lounge chair that comes with a built-in electric panel featuring USB ports and 110V outlets that can be used to charge a laptop, cell phone, iPad, or other electronic devices.

  • 6/12 Triangle Business Journal--The Modern Workplace Can Be Anywhere by Blake Zalcberg

    We need to rethink the purpose of the physical office, the place where we all meet to do work.

  • 6/8 The Monday Morning Quarterback--Visit OFM on the 7th Floor at NeoCon

    OFM's new Morph Series features an innovative flip-up privacy wall designed to make it easy for people to create a private work environment when they need it.

  • 6/5 Penniless Teacher--OFM Stool Giveaway

    Add a POP of color to your classroom with the OFM giveaway of the Jupiter Series Stool.

  • 6/2 Office Newswire--OFM’s New Morph Series: A Technological Design Innovation

    OFM announced it’s unveiling a new soft-seating series designed with a built-in, flip-up privacy wall and an easily accessible electronic panel that can be used to charge a laptop, cell phone, iPad, or other device.

  • May 2015

  • 5/11 The Huffington Post--Here's What We're Getting Wrong About the Modern Office by Blake Zalcberg

    Not that long ago, work was a place. Now, it's a state of mind.

  • 5/1 HR Decisions Magazine--Is An Open Space Arrangement Right For Your Workplace?

    To get the latest information on the open office layout, Elaine Quayle spoke with Blake Zalcberg on whether this office design is a one-size-fits-all.

  • April 2015

  • 4/28 Woodworking Network--OFM's Jupiter Stool Wins Award

    OFM's new Jupiter Stool wins the ADEX (Awards for Design Excellence) Award for its retro-futuristic design.

  • 4/16 CabinetMaker+FDM--OFM Wins ADEX Award

    OFM announces its new Jupiter Stool has won the 2014-2015 ADEX Awards.

  • February 2015

  • 2/24 Business & Legal Resources--Is an Open Space Arrangement Right for Your Workplace?

    A Q & A with OFM's Chief Executive Officer Blake Zalcberg on the open-office layout and whether its the right design for your workplace.

  • 2/3 The Huffington Post--It's Time to Stop the War Against the Open Office by Blake Zalcberg

    It seems like every week there's a new thinkpiece arguing that the trend towards more open- office layouts in American businesses is bad. Not just bad. Terrible. Literally, the worst thing ever. Enough is enough! OFM's Blake Zalcberg settles the war against the open office once and for all.

  • January 2015

  • 1/9 Mobile Commerce Daily--OFM Leverages B2b Mobile Site to Offer Streamlined Sales

    Office and school furniture brand OFM is enabling its customers to sell its products more easily on the road with a new business-to-business mobile site, suggesting that more sales companies can benefit from providing a competitive mobile edge to their employees.

  • 1/7 HR Daily Advisor--Messiest Desk Wins Comfiest Chair

    Look around your desk. Do you see chaos and clutter? Or do you see organization and cleanliness? What does your desk say about you? OFM recently held a contest to see just that; what your desk says about you.

  • December 2014

  • 12/17 Office Newswire--OFM Announces Winners of ‘My Desk Says’ Contest

    OFM announced the winners of the “My Desk Says” social media contest, which asked office workers to share photos on Twitter of their desks along with a brief description of what their desk said about them and their work.

  • October 2014

  • 10/27 Interiors & Sources--One Week Left in OFM's My Desk Says Contest

    There’s just one week left to enter into OFM’s My Desk Says contest, where it is asking office workers to share what their desk says about them.

  • 10/6 Office Newswire--OFM Announces 'My Desk Says' Contest

    OFM recently launched the “My Desk Says” contest asking office workers to share what their desk says about them.

  • 10/3 Adweek: Fishbowl NY--What Does Your Desk Say?

    Fame and fortune (or at least a free chair) awaits you and your desk when you enter OFM‘s “My Desk Says” contest. The Holly Springs, North Carolina-based furniture maker is searching for the best desks in three categories.

  • September 2014

  • 9/23 CabinetMaker+FDM--OFM Introduces Soft Seating for Collaborative Office Work

    OFM explains how its recent introduction of three new soft-seating series reflects a growing demand for furniture that can be used by workers who are collaborating away from their traditional offices and cubicles and need more comfortable seating arrangements.

  • August 2014

  • 8/1 Designer Magazine--New School of Thought on Educational Seating

    OFM reports that "soft seating" is gaining popularity in a number of commercial and educational settings nationwide.

  • July 2014

  • 7/31 eSchoolNews-- Start the School Year Off With New Furniture

    OFM is kicking off a brand new back-to-school giveaway aimed at teachers and other educational staffers

  • 7/10 Penniless Teacher--OFM Classroom Chair Giveaway

    Imagine 20 beautiful new Rico Student Stack Chairs welcoming students to your classroom come the start of the 2014-2015 school year. OFM is going to make that come true for one teacher through its new "Sit Down and Learn Giveaway."

  • June 2014

  • 6/25 Design Journal Magazine--The OFM 5000 Soft-Seating Series

    OFM's new 5000 soft-seating series features chrome legs and a laminate table, and comes fully assembled with an electrical recharge push/flip up/hidden panel with 1 AC outlet and 2 USB ports.

  • 6/20 CabinetMaker+FDM--OFM Introduces Three New Soft Seating Series

    OFM says that “soft seating” is gaining popularity in a variety of commercial and educational settings nationwide. At NeoCon, it introduced three new soft seating series, including tables and electrification features, both modular and with casters.

  • 6/17 SNAP Magazine--OFM's Marque ADA Reception Station

    The bow-front design of OFM's ADA-compliant desk creates ample knee space, which allows for wheelchair accessibility. The station can be attached to other models of OFM reception stations.

  • 6/13 Business News Daily--15 Office Cubicle Solutions for Small Businesses

    Staples sells an array of OFM RiZe cubicles. Each option varies in size and shape. In regards to colors, businesses can choose either gray vinyl panels with cherry work surfaces or beige vinyl panels with maple work surfaces.

  • 6/3 National Federation of Independent Business--Transform Your Company Culture Now

    Blake Zalcberg, CEO of OFM, found a different way to be transparent through establishing an internal “university program.”

  • May 2014

  • 5/9 Office Newswire--Enter the OFM Work Inside, Work Outside Giveaway

    OFM is kicking off spring by giving away an indoor/outdoor NET Series Chair and matching table through its “Work Inside, Work Outside Office Giveaway”.

  • April 2014

  • 4/11 Total Household--Butter Up Your Home Office With OFM

    Butter up your home office with the comfortable OFM High-Back Executive Chair from the Vision Series.

  • March 2014

  • 3/21 Industry Intelligence--OFM Releases ORO Series Designed Around How Executives Work in Digital Age

    North Carolina furniture source OFM releases ORO office chair series designed around how executives work in digital age, with better back support and padded arms.

  • 3/10 CabinetMaker+FDM--Office, School Furniture Manufacturer OFM Introduces New Chair Series

    OFM recently released a new ORO Series designed and built around ways modern executives actually work in the digital age.

  • February 2014

  • 2/7 HomeWorld Business--OFM Boosts Social Media Efforts With Office Chair Giveaway

    OFM, an office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler, is giving away a chair to boost its social media efforts.

  • January 2014

  • 1/22 Teacher's Market--OFM Office Chair Giveaway

    OFM is holding an office chair giveaway. For a chance to win it, you need to like the OFM Facebook page and then send an email to chairgiveaway@ofminc.com with “I want to win!” in the subject line.

  • 1/17 Inc.--The Campus in the Conference Room

    Most companies cross-train by having selected employees do stints in different departments. OFM, a school and office furniture maker in North Carolina, does that, too.

  • 1/15 Office Newswire--OFM, Quartet Announce Winners of "Do You Doodle?" Contest

    OFM together with Quartet, a unit of ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) and the world's largest supplier of whiteboards, recently announced the winners of the “Do You Doodle?” contest.

  • December 2013

  • 12/9 FM Link--OFM Unveils New Educational and ADA-Compliant Furniture Designs

    OFM showcased several new product designs at the annual EdSpaces show held in early December that appeals to facilities managers within and outside of educational facilities in need of new furniture products.

  • 12/2 Otto: Architecture & Design--OFM to Showcase New Education Furniture at EdSpaces International Trade Show

    OFM announced it will showcase several new product designs at the annual EdSpaces international trade show, which highlights the most innovative furniture, fixtures, and equipment in the educational marketplace.

  • November 2013

  • 11/19 News Radio 680 WPTF--The OFM and Quartet "Do You Doodle?" Contest

    Blake Zalcberg talks with WPTF's Josh Zach about the search for whiteboard masterpieces from offices around the country.

  • 11/17 Eyes In Magazine--Doodle Art Contest for Whiteboard Scribblers

    OFM together with “Quartet,” a unit of ACCO Brands Corporation and the world's largest supplier of whiteboards, launched the “Do You Doodle?” art contest in search of the best whiteboard art from offices around the country.

  • 11/15 Government Executive Magazine--Open Office, Open Mind?

    OFM's Blake Zalcberg says the resounding number of customers he talks with feel the open office is great for some, but not for all.

  • October 2013

  • 10/21 Otto: Architecture & Design--Enter to Win OFM’s New Do You Doodle Contest

    OFM recently launched the “Do You Doodle?” contest in search of the best whiteboard art from offices around the country. The contest runs through Nov. 30, 2013, and is being held on the OFM Facebook page.

  • 10/11 FORM Magazine--Talking Offices with Blake Zalcberg

    Blake Zalcberg, CEO of OFM, an office furnishings company based in North Carolina, has a different take on the open-office layout.

  • September 2013

  • 9/13 Build--The Campus in the Conference Room

    Most companies cross-train by having selected employees do stints in different departments. OFM, a school and office furniture maker in North Carolina, does that, too.

  • August 2013

  • 8/15 Today's Facility Manager--ORO Series by OFM

    The ORO Series is a line of executive seating featuring a 14 x 9 1/2 adjustable position, tuck away tablet with slip-resistant coating, padded arms, gas lift seat height adjustment, and casters.

  • July 2013

  • 7/30 Stiles Machinery--Expanding Training and Education Programs Can Improve Employee Morale

    An example of one manufacturer who has seen success expanding their education resources is office and school furniture maker and distributor OFM. Their OFM University program allows every employee in the company to learn and more directly coordinate with their coworkers.

  • 7/19 Triangle Business Journal--Open Office Space Not for Everyone by Blake Zalcberg, CEO of OFM

    There’s no doubt about it, the open office is the hottest trend in the American workplace. From Manhattan to Silicon Valley, even well-established businesses want to borrow a little of that start-up mentality with open workstations and shared space. But it’s not right for everybody.

  • 7/15 Design Quarterly--Top 10 Workplace Trends Seen in Office Furniture

    OFM has identified 10 workplace trends that can be seen in today’s office furniture. The way desks, chairs, cubicles, and other furniture have changed in recent years tells important things about broader shifts in how we work.

  • June 2013

  • 6/27 Library Journal--What’s Hot: The Latest in Library Products & Furnishings

    Create your own contemporary lounge with the OFM UNO Series Lounge Seating. Combine UNO Lounge Chairs with pillow back chairs that have round tube cushioning, backless seats that double as lounge ottomans, and wedge seats that allow you to make curves and turns in your configuration.

  • 6/10 Woodworking Network--OFM Introduces Contemporary Line for New-Age Office at NeoCon

    At this year's NeoCon, OFM will introduce several new contemporary furniture products for the “new-age office,” including high-end executive chairs, a rugged stool series, and soft seating.

  • March 2013

  • 3/12 Office Newswire--OFM Furniture Now Available for Direct Purchase Online Through Dealer Network

    Customers looking to purchase OFM furniture directly from its website can place their order at http://store.ofminc.com and have it sent to the closest OFM dealer, their home, or workplace. All orders ship free and are filled by OFM dealers.

  • February 2013

  • 2/14 Industrial Equipment News--Mid-Market Furniture Maker Joins Major Brand Consortium

    In an effort to compete with the big boys, mid-market furniture producer OFM has placed its entire product line on 20-20 Technologies office design software.

  • 2/1 Instore Magazine--Chair Up

    Color--in the form of bright chairs--can help combat the winter doldrums and encourage productivity during the darkest months of the year, according to OFM.

  • January 2013

  • 1/28 Otto: Architecture & Design--OFM Now Available on 20-20 Technologies Office Design Software

    The 20-20 Technologies office design software, which uses 2D and 3D imagery, allows architects and design teams to see how furniture might fit in a particular office space or educational setting.

  • 1/27 Eyes In Magazine--OFM Product Line Now Available via Design Software

    OFM has taken a big step towards competing with major furniture manufacturers. Its products are now available on the 20-20 Technologies office design software.

  • December 2012

  • 12/24 OH&S Magazine Blog--To Beat the Winter Blues, Try Reds, Yellows, and Greens

    What’s the solution for beating the office winter blues? A splash of color. That's the recommendation from experts at OFM. The company has long offered an array of bright colors and bold patterns for its office chairs to accommodate workers who want a little more flair. But brighter colors can benefit everyone.

  • 12/14 Today’s Facility Manager--Can A New Office Chair Help Melt Away The Winter Blahs?

    OFM President Blake Zalcberg says during the winter months it helps to have furniture in brighter shades such as green, yellow or blue. Some people find these colors help them stay motivated and productive during the darkest days of the year.

  • November 2012

  • 11/6 Swingline Blog--Hands Off My Stapler!

    Swingline and OFM, an office furniture distributor, partnered to host the Hands Off My Stapler Contest. Entrants in the contest were asked to submit photos and descriptions of the methods they used to keep their stapler safe. We received many creative and thoughtful entries, and the panel of judges has now named the winners.

  • October 2012

  • 10/25 National Business Furniture Blog--When it Comes to Office Chairs, Big and Tall is not a One-Size-Fits-All Option

    Blake Zalcberg is our guest blogger today. He’s the president and CEO of OFM, Inc., a vendor for National Business Furniture. He gives good advice for fitting a chair to your unique requirements.

  • 10/21 Rental Management Magazine—Picture of the Week: Hands Off My Stapler

    OFM and Swingline, makers of the iconic red Swingline stapler, announce the winners of the Hands Off My Stapler Contest.

  • August 2012

  • 8/15 Eyes In Magazine--OFM Wins 2012 American Inhouse Design Awards

    OFM is among the winners of the brochure and collateral category for the 2012 American Inhouse Design Awards for both its Elements and 2011 New Product Introductions brochures.

  • 8/3 Style Magazine— OFM and Swingline Launch the Hands Off My Stapler Contest

    Contestants can win a new desk and shiny red stapler by submitting a photo and description about how they secure their stapler on their desk.

  • 8/1 Peoria Journal Star—How Do You Secure Your Stapler?

    OFM is hooking up with Swingline, makers of the Red Swingline Stapler, to launch the Hands Off My Stapler Contest.

  • July 2012

  • 7/15 Connected World Magazine--Catalogs That Talk (page 30)

    OFM recently unveiled QR codes with its 2012 product catalog to provide interactive capabilities to the customer.

  • 7/10 Internet Retailer--OFM Let’s Customers Take Chairs for Virtual Spin

    Using cutting-edge technology, OFM now gives potential customers a way to see each of its 125 chairs online in a 360-degree view with three different levels of viewing height as well.

  • 7/6 Office Newswire--OFM Lets Customers Take Chairs for a Virtual Spin

    Using cutting-edge technology, OFM is the first company in its industry to allow consumers to take every one of its chairs for a virtual “spin” online.

  • June 2012

  • 6/6 Wood & Wood Products Magazine--Furniture Manufacturing Relationships Build Growth

    Atypical best describes OFM, Inc. At a time when zero product inventory is the norm, the office and educational furniture supplier instead maintains more than $4 million in finished goods inventory, ready to be drop shipped the next day to customers throughout North America.

  • 6/4 Woodworking Network--Building a Better Wood Products Business

    Another successful strategy is that of Holly Springs, N.C.-based OFM, a supplier of office and educational furniture. Founded in 1995 by Abel and Barbara Zalcberg, OFM has had 17 years of continuous growth contracting with OEMs in Taiwan, China, Mexico — and just recently OEMs in North Carolina.

  • 6/1 Educational Dealer Magazine--Cool and Hot: OFM’s New Interplay Series

    The Model 821 Chair from the Interplay Social Seating Series is the wave of the future for how people work, meet and study.

  • April 2012

  • 4/19 Small Biz Technology--Cross-training Employees Is Essential In Small Business

    When office and school furniture manufacturer OFM wanted a way to make employees more efficient, it turned to its own resources for internal cross-training.

  • 4/15 Credit Union Business Magazine--OFM Launches In-House Effort to Cross-Train Employees

    OFM, a furniture manufacturer based in Holly Springs, N.C. recently launched OFM University in order to make its team more productive.

  • 4/1 Profile Magazine--Look Ma, No Cubicles!

    OFM takes pride in offering innovative, functional office furniture that is customizable. The company’s Vision Executive Chair, an executive standard task chair, comes in eight different removable machine-washable mesh covers in all colors.

  • March 2012

  • 3/27 Manufacturing Weekly--Building a Smarter, More Dedicated Workforce

    A North Carolina furniture manufacturer has created its own “University,” but it’s done on company grounds under the same roof, without the ivy-covered buildings.

  • 3/21 Woodworking Network--OFM University Offers Staff Cross-Training Opportunities

    OFM recently launched a new program called “OFM University” that offers cross-training opportunities through classes and lectures to every employee within the company on how the business operates.

  • February 2012

  • 2/29 Business NH Magazine--This Leap Day Organize Your Office

    OFM, an office and school furniture manufacturer and distributor, is sharing five tips to help workers make the most out of Leap Day, by getting organized and becoming more productive.

  • 2/24 Today’s Facility Manager--Extra Day, Extra Clean

    OFM shares five tips on how to make the most out of Leap Day—Wednesday, February 29—by encouraging employees to use the day to create a more productive workspace.

  • January 2012

  • 1/23 Office Newswire--OFM's Overseas Success Featured in New Business Book

    OFM is featured among several case studies about its ongoing work in Taiwan in a new book by Jan Yager, “Grow Global: Using International Protocol to Expand Your Business Worldwide.” Get the Book

  • 1/6 Triangle Business Journal--OFM Gives Annual Product Catalog an Injection of Technology

    The catalog, which is distributed to the OFM’s dealers, this year contains QR, or quick response, codes that lead buyers to additional information about a particular product.

  • December 2011

  • 12/22 Woodworking Network--OFM’s Zalcbergs Become Ownership Partners of NHL Hurricanes

    Highly successful in the office and educational furniture market, OFM co-founders Abel and Barbara Zalcberg have set their sights on another arena — hockey.

  • 12/19 About.com--OFM 247 and OFM 247 VAM Ergonomic Chair Review

    If you are shopping for a serious ergonomic chair with value pricing, the OFM 247 or the OFM 247 VAM may make a great choice

  • November 2011

  • 11/4 WRAL--Canes Announce New Ownership Partners

    Nine of the 10 investors have a base of operations in N.C. including Abel and Barbara Zalcberg who are co-founders of OFM, Inc., a family-owned importer and distributer of office furniture to the trade located in Holly Springs, N.C. and Phoenix, Ariz.

  • 11/3 Triangle Business Journal--Goodmon, Szulik and Sloan among new Hurricanes owners

    The Canes said Thursday that nine of the 10 new partners are based in North Carolina including Hurricanes Investment, LLC (Abel Zalcberg, Barbara Zalcberg, who are co-founders of office furniture distributor OFM Inc.)

  • September 2011

  • 9/15 Wake Living Magazine--Seeing Green

    Wake County companies like OFM focus on the environment.

  • 9/1 Wood & Wood Products Magazine--OFM, Sustainable Operations

    With sustainability at the forefront, woodworkers continue to seek new ways to lower their emissions, green their products, and reduce their carbon footprint.

  • August 2011

  • 8/5 Otto: Architecture + Design--OFM Plans to Expand Solar Farm

    This month office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler OFM is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the 250-kilowatt solar farm it installed on the rooftop of its headquarters in Holly Springs, N.C. with plans to expand.

  • 8/2 Office Newswire--OFM Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Solar Farm With Plans to Expand

    This month office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler OFM is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the 250-kilowatt solar farm it installed on the rooftop of its headquarters in Holly Springs, N.C. last August.

  • July 2011

  • 7/29 HomeWord Business Magazine--OFM Contest Emphasizes Downtime Importance

    Office and school furniture producer and distributor OFM plans an August 1 to September 22 contest that will encourage workers to take time off from their jobs.

  • 7/28 Wake Living--OFM Launches Outdoor Furniture Contest

    OFM, a Holly Springs-based office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor, and wholesaler, has announced a contest from Aug. 1 through Sept. 22 to encourage workers to take time off from work.

  • June 2011

  • 6/29 Norwich Bulletin--Remain at Your Desks

    North Carolina-based OFM predicts public-sector buyers will push harder for lower prices this year. That will mean a shift to affordable furniture options.

  • 6/29 Woodworking Network--OFM Foresees Five Percent Cut in Public Furnishings Spending

    Office and school furniture manufacturer OFM predicts an overall 5 percent decline in spending on public sector furniture sales, with buyers spending more time looking at alternative suppliers and different product lines.

  • 6/14 Office Newswire--Government, Schools Pushing for Affordable Furniture in Wake of Budget Fights

    OFM predicts that public-sector buyers will push harder for lower prices this year due to the ongoing recession and fights over federal, state and local spending.

  • April 2011

  • 4/12 The Bradenton Herald--Manatee Nonprofit Wins National Contest for Free Makeover

    Zalcberg thinks it’s great that an organization that is giving a helping hand to others won the competition. This was the first year the Holly Springs, N.C.-based company has done an office makeover.

  • 4/8 Interiors and Sources--OFM Announces Winner of “New Year, New Office” Contest for Small Businesses

    EDIF, a nonprofit organization based in Sarasota, Fla., was named the winner of the competition and won a modular OFM conference room setup to help furnish its new office space.

  • March 2011

  • 3/23 Biz941 Magazine--EDIF Wins National Contest and Conference Room Furniture

    Sarasota's Economic Development Investment Fund (www.edif.us), a nonprofit business lending organization, has won a new conference room setup from OFM’s national “New Year, New Office” contest.

  • 3/4 ArchitectureWeek--Product Update: Colorful Office Chairs

    OFM introduces Elements, an in-stock fabric program for its office and school furniture.

  • February 2011

  • 2/17 Staten Island Advance--Enter to Win an Office Makeover

    OFM kicked off its "New Year, New Office" contest for small businesses.

  • 2/17 Interiors and Sources--Enter to Win a Free Office Makeover From OFM

    OFM, one of the nation’s leading office and school furniture manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers is holding a “New Year, New Office” contest.

  • 2/1 Gwinnett Business Journal--Win the New Year, New Office Contest

    OFM recently kicked off its New Year, New Office contest for small businesses.

  • January 2011

  • 1/29 News & Observer--Win an Office Makeover

    Do you need an office makeover? Holly Springs furniture company OFM is giving one away!

  • 1/18 Chief Executive Magazine—Getting Your China Strategy Right

    The U.S.'s economic relationship with China is complicated. Here's what some CEOs, including Abel Zalcberg of OFM, are doing to fine tune their strategy.

  • December 2010

  • 12/24 Instore Magazine—Color Them Happy (page 72)

    OFM has upgraded upholstery options on its most popular chairs with fabric and vinyl in bolder, richer colors and striking patterns and textures

  • 12/17 B2BTOTY Awards--OFM Nominated for B2B Twitterer of the Year Awards!

    OFM among top contenders for the International/National B2B Manufacturers category.

  • November 2010

  • 11/17 Office Newswire--OFM's New Colorful Elements Fabric Program Helps Boost Creativity, Research Shows

    Recent studies confirm a more vibrant environment can boost how workers act

  • 11/6 IOFDA Connecting--OFM Launches the Green Room

    OFM has has dedicated a new section of its website to highlighting its environmentally-friendly initiatives called the “The Green Room.”

  • 11/4 Woodworking Network--OFM Launches Green Room Web Page

    OFM announced it has dedicated a new section of its Website to highlighting its environmentally friendly initiatives.

  • September 2010

  • 9/23 News & Observer--Bright days for solar energy

    OFM's 250 kilowatt facility generates enough electricity to power about 150 homes at peak output, or about 50 homes when nighttime and cloudy days are factored in.

  • 9/22 Forbes--NC firms tout green energy ideas like solar roofs

    Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton plans to visit office and school furniture manufacturer OFM's Holly Springs headquarters on Wednesday.

  • August 2010

  • 8/30 Triangle Business Leader-OFM Unveils New Furniture Line

    OFM announced it will offer a new line of indoor/outdoor furniture called the Net Series Chairs beginning in Winter 2010.

  • 8/12 Inbound Logistics Magazine—OFM: Green Seed (see page 26).

    OFM is financing a new project that will help make its headquarters completely carbon neutral.

  • July 2010

  • 7/22 Contracting Business--OFM 'Solar Farm' Underway.

    OFM has completed the first phase of its solar farm initiative.

  • 7/16 WRAL TV CH. 5--Solar farm taking shape in Holly Springs.

    OFM just completed the first phase of its solar farm by installing mounting brackets on the roof of its company headquarters in Holly Springs.

  • 7/16 AZo Build--First Phase Completion of OFM’s Solar Project in North Carolina.

    OFM announced today it has completed the first phase of its solar farm initiative.

  • 7/13 OFM Completes First Phases of Solar Farm at North Carolina Company Headquarters

  • June 2010

  • 6/21 Strategy Magazine/Stimulant Online (Canada)--Global: Go Vroom.

    Something strange happens at night at school and office furniture manufacturer, Holly Springs, N.C.-based OFM, which turns into a dance club and shows that the chairs not only provide stability, but can also bust a serious move.

  • 6/16 Office Insight--OFM Introduces Elements Fabric Program.

    The Elements program consists of an assortment of upgraded fabric and vinyls upholstered onto many of OFM’s best selling chairs.

  • May 2010

  • 5/1 Print Solutions Magazine--How Do You YouTube?

    How an office furniture company increased sales and decreased return rates using online videos.

  • April 2010

  • 4/22 News & Observer--Furniture Maker's Solar Plans Will Boost Bottom Line

    A Holly Springs furniture company is going green in a big way, and getting some national attention for it.

  • 4/21 The Wall Street Journal--Businesses Wait for Green Energy Payback

    Abel Zalcberg, founder of OFM Inc., a furniture manufacturer in Holly Springs, N.C., says the company recently secured a loan covering 100% of the cost of a 250-kilowatt solar-panel system for its rooftop.

  • 4/15 Triangle Business Journal--OFM to Sell Solar Power to Progress Energy

    Office furniture wholesaler OFM is installing a 250-kilowatt solar panel system on the roof of its Holly Springs headquarters.

  • 4/15 OFM Finances Solar Farm at N.C. Headquarters, Goes Carbon Neutral in 2010

  • 4/12 Woodworking Network--Furniture CEO Turned on to YouTube

    As the founder and CEO of OFM Inc., a family-owned office and school furniture manufacturer and distributor in North Carolina, I figured online videos could help showcase some of our products.

  • March 2010

  • 3/31 Examiner.com--YouTube Videos Increase Consumer Confidence, Lowers Return Rate

    OFM, Inc., a leading office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor, and wholesaler, reports that returns of furniture featured on YouTube are being returned at half the rate of furniture not available for preview on YouTube.

  • 3/26 Internet Retailer-- YouTube videos Reduce Return Rates for a Distributor of Office Furniture

    Offering product videos on YouTube has reduced the rate of product returns for OFM Inc., a distributor of office furniture that sells to online retailers and other merchants.

  • 3/19 Holly Springs Sun-- Audrey Barnhill joins OFM as New Architect and Design Manager

    Audrey Barnhill comes to OFM with over 10 years experience working in residential and commercial design and previously owned her own consulting firm.

  • February 2010

  • 2/12 IOFDA Connecting-- OFM Office Furniture Newest YouTube Star?

    OFM says its new product informational videos on YouTube turned out to be more popular than expected.

  • 2/9 Office Insight-- Audrey Barnhill Joins OFM as New Architect and Design Manager

    OFM announces that Audrey Barnhill has joined its sales team as the new architect and design sales manager.

  • 2/1 Cabinet Maker + FDM-- OFM offers online product videos

    The OFM YouTube channel offers 87 videos featuring more than 300 products. The videos have been collectively viewed more than 17,000 times during the last seven months.

  • January 2010

  • 1/28 The Examiner.com--Pass-Through Web-Based Business Builds Sales, Profits Opportunities

    In an exclusive interview, Blake Zalcberg, Chief Operations Officer of OFM in Holly Springs, North Carolina, explained how his company is helping web-based retailers increase revenues without capital expense.

  • 1/18 The Monday Morning Quarterback — OFM Announces Its Own Stimulus Plan for 2010

    Though the chairs are inexpensive, they still have the high-quality standards for commercial use that customers have learned to expect the company said in a press release.

  • 1/13 The World Interior Design Network - OFM Launches Stimulus Series, a Collection of Chairs

    The chairs have high-quality standards and are cheap. Blake Zalcberg, COO of OFM said about this new series that it was created to make people sit in a stylish chair even at the time of market slowdown. It is called as Stimulus Series named for the efforts to restart the US economy…

  • 1/13 OFDA eNewsletter - OFM Offers Its Own Stimulus Plan for 2010

    OFM announced today its own “stimulus plan”—a new product line of low-priced, high-quality faux leather office chairs called the Stimulus Series named for the efforts to restart the U.S. economy.

  • 1/6 Women Entrepreneur.com - Secrets of Success: Service, Innovation

    OFM has been on the cutting edge of the office/school furniture industry since Abel and Barbara Zalcberg founded it in 1995. Abel, the CEO, had been working in the industry for years.

  • 1/5 American Express OPEN Forum - Buying a Building For Your Company

    Even a well–established company might want to tread carefully. Take Abel Zalcberg, who runs OFM, a 26-employee furniture distributor in Holly Springs, NC, who has built two facilities over the past seven years.

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