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Displaying items by tag: Herman Miller Inc

Sunday, 26 April 2020 11:33

MiBiz Growth Report: April 26, 2020

MiBiz growth report for April 26, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 14 April 2020 13:10

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. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 12 April 2020 19:27

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. 

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 03 April 2020 11:31

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 30 March 2020 12:16

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:50

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.

Published in Manufacturing


Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:32

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. 

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:25

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.”

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 01 March 2020 10:06

MiBiz growth report: March 1, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for March 1, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 13:47

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 20 December 2019 13:13

Herman Miller, Steelcase post mixed quarterly results

The two largest office furniture companies in West Michigan posted mixed results in their most recent quarters. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 24 November 2019 19:35

Organizers aim to unite Holland community via soccer

As someone born and raised in Holland, Trent Ramos noticed a divide among fellow residents.

Published in Economic Development


Saturday, 09 November 2019 08:29

Growth Report: Nov. 9, 2019

Here is the growth report for November 9, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 12:47

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Saturday, 12 October 2019 08:17

Growth Report: October 12, 2019

This is the growth report for Oct. 12.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 08 October 2019 13:31

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. 

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 10:45

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. 

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 20 September 2019 09:37

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.

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 06 September 2019 11:40

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. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 04 August 2019 19:19

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. 

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

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. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 13:10

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.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 06 January 2019 21:12

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.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 23 December 2018 19:26

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. 

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:49

Herman Miller reports strong sales, earnings gains

Contract furniture manufacturer Herman Miller Inc. today reported strong quarterly sales and earnings gains.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 28 September 2018 20:12

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.

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 21 September 2018 12:11

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.

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:11

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.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 03 August 2018 23:22

End of a cycle? M&A activity plateaus for West Michigan manufacturers, advisers say

Before Landscape Forms Inc. acquired Kornegay Design last year, the Kalamazoo-based designer and manufacturer of site furniture, accessories and lighting mulled several acquisition targets that shared its design culture and core beliefs.

Published in Manufacturing

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