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Displaying items by tag: Herman Miller Inc

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
Friday, 20 July 2018 17:34

STAYING PUT: Tariffs not likely to influence production decisions in short term, manufacturing execs say

New tariffs and an escalating global trade war in recent weeks have stoked fears that global manufacturers will move production outside of the United States to protect their margins. 

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, 10 June 2018 21:14

MiBiz Growth Report: June 11, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 11, 2018:

Published in Breaking News

Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:11

Herman Miller acquires minority stake in Danish furniture company

In the second investment announced in as many days, Herman Miller Inc. acquired a minority stake in a Danish furniture maker.

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:40

Herman Miller invests $6 million for stake in Dutch maker of modular walls

A West Michigan office furniture company is partnering with an investor group to acquire a Dutch manufacturer of modular walls.

Published in Breaking News
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

Thursday, 08 March 2018 08:30

Herman Miller International exec to retire

A member of the executive team at Herman Miller Inc. has announced plans to retire.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 18 February 2018 19:09

AMP Lab @WMU leverages partnerships to address talent shortage

GRAND RAPIDS — With the new AMP Lab @WMU that’s set to open this fall, Western Michigan University wants to leverage public- and private-sector partnerships to help local manufacturers innovate and access talent.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 05 February 2018 18:05

Herman Miller CEO to retire by Aug. 31

Brian Walker will retire from Herman Miller Inc. by Aug. 31, ending a 29-year career at the office furniture manufacturer, including 14 years as president and CEO.

Published in Breaking News

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