MANUFACTURING: Classics Streamlined

Jealous as a hen with one chick is Grand Rapids of its furniture shows. Mad as a wet hen is Grand Rapids when Chicago's bigger furniture shows are compared to Grand Rapids'. Pointing out that at the Chicago Mart buyers can purchase anything from iron nails to beef on the hoof, Grand Rapidans boast that their Market sells only furniture.

Last week Grand Rapids cackled with delight as its 123rd semi-annual market opened. On display for the first time was a brand-new furniture style, designed to "perpetuate Grand Rapids' reputation as the...

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