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Displaying items by tag: Steelcase Inc

Thursday, 23 September 2021 22:42

Steelcase CEO: Federal vaccine mandates ‘a real positive for our business’

GRAND RAPIDS — While business leaders generally view the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate as an added burden on employers, Steelcase Inc. President and CEO Jim Keane thinks it could help accelerate the return to normalcy and prop up the struggling contract furniture industry. 

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 24 June 2021 16:42

Despite sluggish earnings, Steelcase still expects profitable first half of FY2022

GRAND RAPIDS — While office furniture giant Steelcase Inc. continues to reel from the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, its first quarter fiscal year 2022 results announced Thursday showed sequential growth and a road to profitability.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 24 May 2021 16:50

Whitmer signs legislation supporting self distribution for craft distillers

GRAND RAPIDS — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation that eases restrictions on the self distribution of spirits while also giving local distillers an easier path to bring canned cocktails to market.

Published in Small Business

Monday, 17 May 2021 16:34

Leaders of West Michigan’s big three furniture makers forecast the post-pandemic workplace

GRAND RAPIDS — As business leaders across industries grapple with their approach to the workplace in a post-pandemic era, The Economic Club of Grand Rapids provided insight on the topic from some of the most influential players in office furniture.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 25 April 2021 18:25

Blockbuster deal comes amid short-term furniture industry upheaval, long-term optimism

Gilbert Rhode’s vision from nearly a century ago fits today’s changing furniture design landscape as Herman Miller Inc. proposes to buy competitor Knoll Inc.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 25 April 2021 16:20

Workspace designers consider multigenerational needs of employees

The Generation Z workforce — once thought of as craving the opportunity to work from home, where they find flexibility and freedom from the watchful eye of a superior — happens to be the demographic that is most eager to return to the office.


Sunday, 25 April 2021 12:35

Outgoing CEO ‘never been more excited’ about Steelcase’s future

After serving with global office furniture maker Steelcase Inc. for 25 years, and the last seven as CEO, Jim Keane recently announced he would step away from his leading role this fall when he will be replaced by executive vice president and incoming CEO Sara Armbruster.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 19 April 2021 12:14

Steelcase leader Jim Keane to retire; Sara Armbruster named company’s 10th CEO

GRAND RAPIDS — Global furniture maker Steelcase Inc. announced today its timeline for a transition at the company’s top executive role.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 11 April 2021 15:19

Grand Rapids officials, arts organizers explore a revived arts council

Grand Rapids officials say part of the city’s post-pandemic rebound for events and entertainment should include a focus on reviving a local arts council to coordinate funding and programs.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 28 March 2021 19:00

Designer Joey Ruiter leaves minimalist mark on vehicle, furniture industries

Not many designers — if any — feature a portfolio of work quite like Joey Ruiter.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 15 March 2021 14:20

State advisory group to form office safety recommendations

The COVID-19 vaccine is “the ticket out” of the pandemic and will play a key role in employees’ return to the workplace, state officials said Monday while announcing a workgroup to provide recommendations for office safety.

Sunday, 14 March 2021 18:15

New compliance registry poised to lift furniture makers’ profile, products

The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) unveiled a new digital tool this month that is poised to bring greater clarity to the market and help both specifiers and buyers quickly gauge the safety and durability of products.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 14 February 2021 18:00

Pandemic sends furniture manufacturers’ work from home plans into overdrive

For the large West Michigan-based office furniture manufacturers, remote working was a familiar concept and a demand they were prepared to fulfill.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:40

6 West Michigan companies earn top grades for LGBTQ equality workplaces

GRAND RAPIDS — Six West Michigan corporations earned top scores in this year’s Corporate Equality Index rankings recently published by the Human Rights Campaign, showcasing the companies as among the best places to work for LGBTQ equality.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 17 January 2021 18:44

Virtual and augmented reality emerges as manufacturing training tool

Joseph Van Harken and his company Th3rd Coast Digital Solutions have long provided companies with cutting-edge digital training solutions.

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 18 December 2020 16:13

Cyberattack delays $60 million in shipments for Steelcase as pandemic continues to batter office furniture orders

GRAND RAPIDS — A cyberattack that stalled global operations for two weeks did not lend any favors for Steelcase Inc., which continues to see sluggish revenue stemming from rough market conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 06 December 2020 18:20

Steelcase cyberattack serves as warning for manufacturers, experts say

As details on a recent cybersecurity attack against Grand Rapids-based office furniture giant Steelcase Inc. begin to surface, local manufacturers of all industries and sizes may want to take notice.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 22 November 2020 10:47

MiBiz Growth Report: November 22, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 22, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 12:43

New NeoCon dates set for fall 2021

After postponing and rescheduling this year’s show, organizers for popular commercial design trade show NeoCon have once again set new dates for the next installment.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 27 September 2020 08:55

MiBiz Growth Report: September 27, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for September 27, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 08 October 2020 16:22

Kent County Administrator Wayman Britt to retire in July 2021

GRAND RAPIDS — Kent County Administrator Wayman Britt has announced he is retiring in July 2021. 

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 18:12

Steelcase reports quarterly earnings decline amid continued pandemic disruption

GRAND RAPIDS — Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. continues to face headwinds related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as customers are slow to return to normal order patterns given the disruption the public health crisis has caused to traditional workspaces.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 13 September 2020 13:24

MiBiz Growth Report: September 13, 2020

This is the MiBiz growth report for September 13, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 13:44

Steelcase Foundation president announces retirement, organization seeks new leader

The Steelcase Foundation is launching a search for a new president after president Julie Ridenour announced plans to retire at the end of the year.

Published in Nonprofits

Tuesday, 01 September 2020 15:27

DTE Energy plans major two-year solar energy buildout to meet corporate demand

DTE Energy plans to significantly expand its solar energy portfolio in the next two years to support growing corporate demand for renewable energy contracts.

Published in Energy
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 10:41

Hundreds of Steelcase workers affected by cost-cutting measures

GRAND RAPIDS — Reduced demand brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant workforce reduction at Steelcase Inc.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 15:17

Steelcase achieves carbon neutrality, lays out new ‘climate positive’ initiative

GRAND RAPIDS — Office furniture titan Steelcase Inc. recently achieved a significant carbon emission-reduction target while also announcing a new one for the coming decade.

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:24

Michigan at ‘dangerous tipping point’ for COVID-19, health leaders warn

A coalition of business and health care leaders across the state today warned Michigan is at a “dangerous tipping point” in the COVID-19 pandemic and “at risk of losing ground it has sacrificed for months to gain.” The group cited increases in new daily cases in the last month after two months of steady decline. They include a record 610 new cases Wednesday, and more than 1,400 between July 2 and 4.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 17:46

Steelcase quarterly revenues plummet 41 percent amid coronavirus mitigation measures

GRAND RAPIDS — Office furniture maker Steelcase Inc. reported a steep drop in first quarter revenue along with a steady decline in orders as the coronavirus pandemic spread globally. 

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 14:47

Steelcase calls back most of workforce, partially reinstates executive pay

GRAND RAPIDS — Office furniture maker Steelcase Inc. has called back most of its manufacturing workforce from temporary layoffs as it gets back to work to fulfill around $700 million in customer order backlogs. 

Published in Manufacturing

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