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Displaying items by tag: Herman Miller Inc

Sunday, 02 April 2017 12:54

Office furniture manufacturers report stagnant earnings in latest quarters

West Michigan-based contract furniture companies have muddled through the recent period of political uncertainty and mixed international demand.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 02 April 2017 15:52

Lawsuit over Herman Miller deal for Design Within Reach heads to trial

ZEELAND — A legal dispute challenging the validity of the 2014 merger between Herman Miller Inc. and Design Within Reach could head to trial in Delaware this November.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16:51

‘Mixed demand’ disrupts Herman Miller’s third quarter sales

Herman Miller Inc. closed the third quarter of its 2017 fiscal year with sales down slightly compared to the previous quarter, missing analysts’ expectations.

Published in Breaking News

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
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:06

Herman Miller reorganizes leadership and operations, promotes 4 execs

Herman Miller Inc. will centralize its leadership and integrate functions of several business segments bid to better streamline its organizational structure and accelerate growth.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:44

Reality based: Video game design educational programs help tech firms compete in VR/AR

People don’t often associate West Michigan with video game design, and for good reason. 

Published in Other


Sunday, 22 January 2017 11:10

Cycling for a cure? Gran Fondo supports promising MSU research on melanoma

The 2,000-plus cyclers who will pedal through West Michigan this June for the Gran Fondo event will do more than just get in a day’s ride. 

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 22 December 2016 10:04

Herman Miller earnings flat amid global uncertainty

Heightened volatility in order patterns coupled with uncertainty in the global economy and geopolitical environment contributed to flat performance at Herman Miller Inc.

Published in Breaking News
Monday, 05 December 2016 15:15

Human Rights Campaign lists 5 West Michigan firms as top LGBT-inclusive workplaces

Five West Michigan companies rank among the top performing organizations in the nation for providing an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers.

Published in Breaking News

Monday, 19 September 2016 17:05

MILITARY GRADE: Employers find value in veterans’ military experience, work ethic

After 23 years of active duty in the U.S. Army, Jason Schenkel faced an uncertain future when he retired from the military a little more than a year ago.

Published in Other
Sunday, 02 October 2016 13:24

Herman Miller alleges Canadian firm unlawfully sold knock-off Eames products

ZEELAND — In a new lawsuit, a West Michigan office furniture manufacturer accuses a Canadian company of producing and selling knock offs of one of the industry’s iconic designs. 

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 22 September 2016 14:03

North American market continues to buoy sales for Herman Miller

Despite soft sales in the beginning of its first quarter, Herman Miller Inc. reported modest sales growth over the previous year, driven primarily by an improving North American market.

Published in Breaking News


Thursday, 21 July 2016 17:00

CSM Group to be anchor tenant in Kalamazoo office redevelopment

Construction management firm The CSM Group Inc. will be the anchor tenant in The Foundry, a new commercial office redevelopment that broke ground today on the north side of downtown Kalamazoo.

Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 09:09

Whirlpool looks to calm investors as shares tumble more than 13 percent after Brexit vote

With its share price down more than 13 percent since the Brexit vote, appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. looked to calm investors this morning by reaffirming its guidance for the 2015 fiscal year.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 26 June 2016 12:09

Post-Brexit, West Michigan public company stocks take a beating

Stock prices of West Michigan’s publicly traded companies tumbled on Friday as Wall Street succumbed to the uncertainty caused by the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union.

Published in Breaking News

Friday, 24 June 2016 14:41

North American, niche markets boost Herman Miller

A combination of a rebounding North American market and robust performance from niche categories led to a strong finish for Herman Miller Inc.’s 2016 fiscal year.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 26 June 2016 10:29

Cautious optimism pervades office furniture manufacturers

Apart from uncertainty caused by global turmoil and the current political landscape, the office furniture industry seems primed for at least two more years of positive, albeit modest, growth.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 26 June 2016 10:15

Unwrapping an ‘odyssey’: sides weigh in on lawsuit claiming Herman Miller failed to legally acquire Design Within Reach

ZEELAND — When news of a lawsuit questioning the legality of Herman Miller Inc.’s acquisition of Design Within Reach made headlines this month, few people in the industry understood the complexity of the case. 

Published in Breaking News

Monday, 20 June 2016 11:56

Herman Miller settles trademark lawsuit with New York office furniture retailer

Herman Miller Inc. has settled a lawsuit against Madison Seating LLC, a New York-based retailer that allegedly made unauthorized use of the office furniture manufacturers’ trademarks.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 10 June 2016 11:02

Lawsuit questions legality of Herman Miller’s acquisition of Design Within Reach

Herman Miller Inc.’s highly praised $154 million acquisition in 2014 of high-end furniture retailer Design Within Reach Inc. may not legally have occurred.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 15 May 2016 11:27

Dick’s incentive plans, financial tools put GR Chamber on path to growth

When Shari Dick joined the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce in 2014, sales were stagnant, turnover was high and many of the staff members worked in silos.

Published in CFO Award Profiles

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, 01 May 2016 12:33

Liberal arts schools respond to marketplace with entrepreneurial programs

The number of entrepreneur-themed programs developed for non-business students continues to grow across West Michigan liberal arts schools.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 03 April 2016 15:27

OEMs continue to spend on outsourced product development and engineering

Despite some uncertainty about the health of the global economy, West Michigan product development and engineering firms remain bullish on the manufacturing sector, at least for the short term. 

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 17 March 2016 13:58

North American market, improved margins spurs Herman Miller’s third quarter

A positive North American market continued to drive sales in Herman Miller Inc.’s (NASDAQ: MLHR) third quarter.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 21 February 2016 22:33

Michigan business leaders continue push for LGBT protections

The state legislature’s inaction on extending equal civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has led a growing number of prominent West Michigan business leaders to call for change.

Published in Economic Development
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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