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Displaying items by tag: Haworth

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 08:35

Office furniture executive finds balance in contract, work-from-home clients

As the COVID-19 pandemic left many businesses pondering the safest, most effective way for employees to work, office furniture and design firms became central in those discussions. MiBiz spoke with Franco Bianchi — CEO of Holland-based, family-owned and billion dollar furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. — on how his business is navigating what many consider to be a defining period for the industry.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 04 October 2021 16:06

Haworth forms new partnership with Pennsylvania-based manufacturer Emeco

HOLLAND — Family-owned furniture maker Haworth Inc. has announced a new partnership that will bring seating solutions from an industry mainstay to its collection.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 17 May 2021 16:34

Leaders of West Michigan’s big three furniture makers forecast the post-pandemic workplace

GRAND RAPIDS — As business leaders across industries grapple with their approach to the workplace in a post-pandemic era, The Economic Club of Grand Rapids provided insight on the topic from some of the most influential players in office furniture.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 25 April 2021 16:20

Workspace designers consider multigenerational needs of employees

The Generation Z workforce — once thought of as craving the opportunity to work from home, where they find flexibility and freedom from the watchful eye of a superior — happens to be the demographic that is most eager to return to the office.

Friday, 26 February 2021 14:40

Haworth closes North Carolina manufacturing facility, citing consolidation ‘accelerated by current economic conditions’

Holland-based furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. has closed a production facility in High Point, N.C., that it had operated since 1991.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 14 February 2021 18:00

Pandemic sends furniture manufacturers’ work from home plans into overdrive

For the large West Michigan-based office furniture manufacturers, remote working was a familiar concept and a demand they were prepared to fulfill.

Published in Manufacturing

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 12:43

New NeoCon dates set for fall 2021

After postponing and rescheduling this year’s show, organizers for popular commercial design trade show NeoCon have once again set new dates for the next installment.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 13 September 2020 13:24

MiBiz Growth Report: September 13, 2020

This is the MiBiz growth report for September 13, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 10 September 2020 16:28

West Side GR development to house Interphase Interiors, Haworth showroom

GRAND RAPIDS — Interior design company and Haworth Inc. dealer Interphase Interiors is relocating its downtown headquarters to the ground floor of a $5 million office building under construction along the Leonard Street business corridor on the city’s West Side.


Wednesday, 22 July 2020 10:59

Haworth acquires Italian furniture maker, adds to Lifestyle Design Group

HOLLAND — Office furniture maker Haworth Inc. has finalized a deal that added yet another high-profile name to its portfolio of international brands.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:02

HOME, FOR NOW: Office furniture industry stays vigilant as nation joins ‘huge experiment’ in remote working

The COVID-19 global pandemic has pushed millions of Americans to work from their home offices, or in lieu of a dedicated workspace, their dining room tables and couches. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:30

CRISIS MODE: West Michigan execs talk leadership strategies amid pandemic

As a global pandemic began to hit West Michigan, executives around the region stepped up to lead their organizations and their employees through the time of crisis. 

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 12:56

Office furniture trade show NeoCon postponed

NeoCon, the office furniture industry’s annual showcase held each June in downtown Chicago, has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:14

Haworth sales top $2 billion for 2017

Office furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. reported higher sales for 2017.

Published in Breaking News