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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
Sunday, 15 May 2016 10:30

Kent County to explore sustainable business park at Byron Center landfill

BYRON CENTER — West Michigan could become a hub for innovative waste processing companies in the coming years.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 17 April 2016 17:22

MiBiz Growth Report: April 18, 2016

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.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 17 April 2016 16:06

Investors seek opportunity with co-working spaces in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Offering shorter lease terms and increased flexibility to tenants may seem counterintuitive to executives in the office development and property management sector. 

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 13:56

Haworth’s Poltrona Frau acquires JANUS et Cie

Poltrona Frau Group acquired JANUS et Cie, a Los Angeles-based luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer, according to a statement.

Published in Breaking News

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 16:02

Haworth posts modest growth in 2015 sales

Market uncertainty in Asia combined with negative currency translation effects resulted in a modest increase in global sales for Haworth Inc. this year.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 24 January 2016 22:47

Haworth claims California manufacturer ripped off chair design

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.

Published in Manufacturing
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