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Displaying items by tag: Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association

GRAND RAPIDS — Dierdre Jimenez is joining the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association at an interesting time.

Published in Manufacturing

When Tom Reardon rose through the ranks of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) 22 years ago, the trade association was operating in the red.

Published in Manufacturing

ZEELAND — Herman Miller Inc. says it’s unable to predict sales for the present quarter because of the coronavirus pandemic that has created a “high degree of uncertainty throughout the global economy.”

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 02 February 2020 10:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 2, 2020

This is the growth report for Feb. 2, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Amy Sparks’ acquisition of Nuvar Inc. in May required the company’s new top executive to adapt to her role as an “outsider” as she worked to integrate herself into the operations. 

Published in Breaking News

As the U.S. wades deeper into a trade war with countries including China, West Michigan-based office furniture manufacturers have been forced to raise prices and re-evaluate their supply chains to mitigate risks.

Published in Manufacturing

Whether via acquisition or partnership agreements, West Michigan’s office furniture makers are looking to fill product holes with their recent spate of deals.

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Office furniture manufacturers have been late adopters of automation, particularly inside their West Michigan-based factories.

Published in Manufacturing

GRAND RAPIDS — After a decade of growth in manufacturing, the sector still finds itself having to defend its worth to parents and high school counsellors.

Published in Economic Development

While optimism for the U.S. economy remains relatively high, many economists and industry watchers are forecasting a period of slow growth in West Michigan’s manufacturing sector. 

Published in Manufacturing
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