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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.
MiBiz Growth Report: April 26, 2020
MiBiz growth report for April 26, 2020.
Herman Miller sues online retailer over knock-offs
ZEELAND — Office furniture maker Herman Miller Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit against an online retailer for counterfeiting iconic designs from the company’s Design Within Reach Inc. subsidiary.
Automation helps manufacturers adjust operations to serve health care needs
In late March, two days before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a stay-home order for all state residents, General Motors Co. approached Esys Automation with a challenge.
Herman Miller cuts salaries, suspends dividends
ZEELAND — Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller Inc. is implementing a range of actions to temporarily reduce costs and preserve liquidity, including a 10-percent reduction in compensation for the majority of the company’s salaried employees.
Herman Miller brings back manufacturing workers to focus on health care projects
ZEELAND — Office furniture maker Herman Miller Inc. anticipates bringing back up to 30 percent of its manufacturing employees by today to help support the company’s health care division.
Race to add hospital capacity keeps West Michigan manufacturers on the job
ZEELAND — As Brad Davis tracked news about the spread of the coronavirus in early March, he cautioned his production team at MedViron LLC that the company might need to shut down to do its part with social distancing.
Herman Miller to pay workers during three-week shutdown
ZEELAND — Herman Miller Inc. is continuing to pay its Michigan workers affected by the temporary shutdown of its manufacturing operations in compliance with the state’s stay-home order.
Herman Miller records higher sales, can’t offer guidance because of coronavirus uncertainty
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.”
MiBiz growth report: March 1, 2020
Here is the MiBiz growth report for March 1, 2020.
Herman Miller partners with Logitech for esports, gaming furniture
ZEELAND — Furniture maker Herman Miller Inc. is partnering with a division of Logitech International for the research, design and manufacture of furniture solutions for esports athletes and gamers.
Herman Miller, Steelcase post mixed quarterly results
The two largest office furniture companies in West Michigan posted mixed results in their most recent quarters.
Organizers aim to unite Holland community via soccer
As someone born and raised in Holland, Trent Ramos noticed a divide among fellow residents.
Growth Report: Nov. 9, 2019
Here is the growth report for November 9, 2019.
Herman Miller acquires remaining stake in U.K.-based Naughtone for $46.1 million
ZEELAND — Office furniture maker Herman Miller Inc. has acquired the remaining shares of U.K.-based furniture designer and manufacturer Naughtone for $46.1 million.
Growth Report: October 12, 2019
This is the growth report for Oct. 12.
Big Dutchman, Tric Tool, Herman Miller to expand in Holland area
HOLLAND TOWNSHIP — A trio of industrial companies are planning expansions on the lakeshore in Holland Charter Township.
Herman Miller to acquire majority stake in Danish furniture company for $78 million
ZEELAND — Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller Inc. plans to increase its ownership stake in Denmark-based Hay A/S by an additional 34 percent.
Steelcase, Herman Miller report strong quarters as customers seek talent solutions
Steelcase Inc. and Herman Miller Inc. each recorded strong sales results for their most recent quarters.
Investor sells Pi Optima Manufacturing to current executive
Pi Optima Manufacturing Inc., a Zeeland-based machine shop that supplies the aerospace and automotive industries, is under new ownership.
Ex-Amway exec acquires 3 West Michigan Herman Miller dealerships
After a 40-year career at direct-selling giant Amway Corp., former Vice Chairman Bill Payne wanted to find a way to stay involved in the West Michigan business community.
New office furniture products fit spaces to workers’ needs, movements
Despite slowing national economic growth, U.S. demand for office space continues to rise above forecasts.
Labor shortage creates order delays, slower growth for Steelcase
GRAND RAPIDS — The tight labor market that many CEOs across the nation worry about these days cut into Steelcase Inc.’s quarterly sales growth.
Huron Capital taps former Herman Miller CEO as partner
Former Herman Miller Inc. President and CEO Brian Walker joined Detroit-based private equity firm Huron Capital as a partner in charge of strategic leadership for portfolio companies.
Steelcase, Herman Miller eye continued growth in 2019
West Michigan-based contract furniture makers Steelcase Inc. and Herman Miller Inc. expect to maintain sales momentum going into 2019.
Crystal Ball 2019 Manufacturing Outlook: Headwinds, talent challenges tamp down forecast for manufacturing sector
Whether the West Michigan manufacturing industry continues on an ongoing growth trend in 2019 or veers into a contraction remains uncertain. Economist Paul Isely, associate dean for undergraduate programs in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University, uses automotive, furniture, agriculture, and “amazingly nowadays” aerospace manufacturing to find the pulse of where the region’s economy is headed in the coming months and years.
Herman Miller reports strong sales, earnings gains
Contract furniture manufacturer Herman Miller Inc. today reported strong quarterly sales and earnings gains.
Office furniture manufacturers weigh options in wake of tariffs
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.
Steelcase, Herman Miller report strong quarterly growth
Steelcase Inc. and Herman Miller Inc. each posted strong sales and earnings for their most recent quarters and expect growth to continue into the current period.
Herman Miller names Banana Republic exec as next president and CEO
Andi Owen will become the first female president and CEO to lead Herman Miller Inc.