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Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:52

‘HERE TO STAY’: Furniture makers accelerate e-commerce options during pandemic

Prior to 2020, Holland-based furniture maker Haworth Inc. had just one or two team members overseeing the company’s entire e-commerce segment.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 03 March 2022 13:06

Haworth global sales improve, inch back to pre-pandemic levels

HOLLAND — Annual sales last year for furniture maker Haworth Inc. increased from a 2020 altered by COVID-19 but are still struggling to climb back to pre-pandemic levels as industry pressures continue.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:05

Networking group provides opportunities for women in male-dominated CRE industry

Before forming the West Michigan chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network (CREW), its founding members realized that most of their business leads came from networking with other women. 


Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:10

Office workers gradually return to downtowns as officials forecast a new landscape

The short-term outlook of city officials and commercial real estate experts is improving as office workers gradually return to in-person work, and they share an optimism as downtowns reawaken from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, 22 March 2021 12:38

Product diversification helped Haworth soften nearly 20 percent sales decline in 2020

HOLLAND — While furniture maker Haworth Inc. absorbed an expected hit to sales in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company cited its diversification as a way of easing the blow.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 09 September 2020 16:45

Haworth poised for financial leadership shakeup before 2021

Over the remaining months of 2020, worldwide office furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. will undergo a major transition within its financial leadership team.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 02 August 2020 10:08

MiBiz Growth Report: August 2, 2020

MiBiz growth report for August 2, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:58

After 2020 cancellation, future of ArtPrize remains unclear

After canceling this year’s ArtPrize because of concerns over COVID-19, organizers of Grand Rapids’ flagship arts event and the largest art competition in the world have avoided questions about whether it will return.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 07 June 2020 19:00

Office furniture makers find ways to promote products without NeoCon

week that was supposed to be bustling with news and information on new office furniture products and innovations in the world of commercial design will be a lot more reserved.

Published in Manufacturing

Wednesday, 04 March 2020 12:12

Haworth sales surpassed $2.2 billion in 2019

HOLLAND – Office furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. reported an increase in sales for 2019.

Published in Manufacturing
Saturday, 07 December 2019 09:07

Growth Report: December 7, 2019

Here is the growth report for December 7, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 21 November 2019 09:28

Backed by $6.5 million in donations, WMU launches new business center

KALAMAZOO — Business leaders and philanthropists gave $6.5 million to Western Michigan University for what’s known as the Center for Principled Leadership and Business Strategy.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

The ultimate open office? Companies embrace outdoor workspaces in push for wellness, creative thinking

Outdoor workspaces could be a solution to rising real estate costs and the next frontier of wellness in the workplace, experts say.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 14 February 2019 17:45

Haworth sales surpass $2.1 billion in 2018

Office furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. reported an increase in sales for 2018.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 31 August 2018 20:03

'Chilling effect:’ Manufacturers, recyclers feel brunt of China’s ban on recyclable materials

A Haworth Inc. policy to avoid sending waste to landfills has put the company in a bind as the recycling industry struggles to react to a glut of materials flooding the market.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:00

Handling Headwinds: Office furniture execs brace for industry challenges

Industry headwinds such as steel and aluminum tariffs and new disruptors are forcing many West Michigan office furniture makers to deal with new challenges. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:00

Good office design blends mix of settings, execs say

Inside Chicago’s Merchandise Mart at NeoCon earlier this month, office furniture manufacturers displayed new products that both showcased and contradicted the renewed shift to more private office spaces.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:00

BUYING SPREE: With flurry of deals, office furniture companies seek to fill product gaps

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

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:00

OEMs, dealers embrace technology to accommodate furniture customers’ needs

 CHICAGO — These days, furniture purchasers likely are interacting with a product virtually before they ever see it in a showroom or store.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

From Boardroom to Classroom: Execs-turned-educators bring practical knowledge to students

A handful of West Michigan executives find that practical business experience can carry over from the boardroom to the classroom.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:44

Project Clarity leverages public, private support to improve Lake Macatawa watershed

The final goal will take years to accomplish, but the early data coming in from a long-term project to clear the waters of Lake Macatawa and the surrounding watershed has been trending in the right direction.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:25

Interphase Interiors acquired by new owners

The new owners of office furniture dealer Interphase Interiors Inc. say they want to put their collective backgrounds to work to elevate client service.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:01

Haworth seeks $6.5 million from former dealer, related parties it accuses of nonpayment, fraud

HOLLAND — Before you put pen to paper in any transaction, experts say it’s important to vet the parties with whom your company does business.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:00

Office furniture companies embrace coworking, variety of spaces

With an increasingly mobile workforce and an ever greater need for technology investments, companies and entrepreneurs continue to seek out new designs for their offices.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 19 February 2017 17:55

Unknowns cloud 2017 outlook for West Michigan office furniture makers

HOLLAND — Backed by strong growth in the European market and synergies created through its residential business unit, Haworth Inc. closed 2016 with better sales growth than the company had in the prior year. 

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 09 February 2017 13:31

Haworth sales up 6.6% in 2016

After a year of modest sales growth, Haworth Inc. today reported annual sales of $1.94 billion for 2016.

Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 12:21

WNJ’s Jones closed 20 deals valued at $1.5 billion

In what he describes as a “good year,” Michael Jones was involved in closing 20 transactions in late 2015 and the first half of 2016 that had a collective value of $1.5 billion. 

Published in M&A Award Profiles

Sunday, 04 September 2016 02:31

Manufacturing base key to growing state’s forest products industry, experts say

While many pieces still need to be assembled, Michigan’s growing forest products industry remains on track to transform into a robust and sustainable market. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 26 June 2016 11:14

Companies increasingly see office environments as key to worker well-being

Employers who are increasingly paying attention to the overall well-being of employees are generating opportunity for West Michigan office furniture makers to create the type of workspaces that contribute to workers’ health.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:11

Going 3-D: Manufacturers say tech drives sustainability, revenue

West Michigan office furniture manufacturers could soon be incorporating scrap wood into the production of their products through a new partnership with Michigan Technological University.

Published in Manufacturing

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