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Here is the growth report for December 7, 2019.
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.
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.
Office furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. reported an increase in sales for 2018.
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.
Industry headwinds such as steel and aluminum tariffs and new disruptors are forcing many West Michigan office furniture makers to deal with new challenges.
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.
Whether via acquisition or partnership agreements, West Michigan’s office furniture makers are looking to fill product holes with their recent spate of deals.
CHICAGO — These days, furniture purchasers likely are interacting with a product virtually before they ever see it in a showroom or store.
A handful of West Michigan executives find that practical business experience can carry over from the boardroom to the classroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a year of modest sales growth, Haworth Inc. today reported annual sales of $1.94 billion for 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BYRON CENTER — West Michigan could become a hub for innovative waste processing companies in the coming years.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 18, 2016:
• M&A: Poltrona Frau Group acquired JANUS et Cie, a Los Angeles-based luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer, according to a statement. Poltrona Frau is a member of the lifestyle design division Haworth Inc., a Holland-based office furniture manufacturer. Executives cited Poltrona Frau’s goal to enter the outdoor furniture market as a driver for the acquisition. JANUS et Cie will maintain its operations in California and executives at the company will retain their positions, according to the statement. The company employs 240 workers throughout its operation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
GRAND RAPIDS — Offering shorter lease terms and increased flexibility to tenants may seem counterintuitive to executives in the office development and property management sector.
Market uncertainty in Asia combined with negative currency translation effects resulted in a modest increase in global sales for Haworth Inc. this year.
In court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan earlier this month, Haworth alleges that Cypress, Calif.-based Exemplis Corp., which does business as SitOnIt Seating, “intentionally designed” its Rio task chair to resemble the Very Side chair.