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Displaying items by tag: Steelcase Inc

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
Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:02

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. 

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
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 17:55

Steelcase issues layoffs, slashes costs amid worries over coronavirus disruptions

GRAND RAPIDS — Steelcase Inc. said Tuesday that reduced or halted operations at its global manufacturing and distribution centers because of the coronavirus will “temporarily, but significantly” affect the company’s ability to generate revenue in its current quarter. 

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

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 12:56

Office furniture trade show NeoCon postponed

NeoCon, the office furniture industry’s annual showcase held each June in downtown Chicago, has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 15 March 2020 16:00

Volunteer-powered coalition helps Kent County residents file tax returns

Powered by hundreds of highly trained volunteers, the Kent County Tax Credit Coalition helps working individuals and families in the region receive important refunds during tax season.

Published in Nonprofits
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

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:01

Steelcase sells off PolyVision in $74 million deal

GRAND RAPIDS — Steelcase Inc. has divested coated steel manufacturer PolyVision Corp. to an affiliate of Industrial Opportunity Partners, an Evanston, Ill.-based private equity firm. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 02 February 2020 18:45

As West Michigan manufacturers begin 5G adoption, widespread use could be decades off

In the coming decade, the connectivity of smart factories will rely on next-generation 5G wireless technology. 

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

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