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Displaying items by tag: Steelcase Inc

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
Sunday, 10 November 2019 15:33

Why employers are reaching out to help employees struggling with opioid addiction

For the past three years, roughly 6,000 employees across the U.S. for Grand Rapids-based furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. have had free access to an online health portal to treat addiction. 

Published in Health Care

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
Monday, 09 September 2019 14:05

Office interiors dealer Custer Inc. acquires Indiana company

GRAND RAPIDS — Workplace interiors dealer Custer Inc. has acquired Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Productive Business Interiors. 

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 16:36

Multi-state developer purchases former Amstore headquarters

GRAND RAPIDS — An affiliate of Bloomfield Hills-based Kojaian Management Corp. has purchased the 925,000-square-foot former headquarters of Amstore Corp. 


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

MT Contract resurrects familiar products at NeoCon debut

SHELBY — When Grand Haven-based JSJ Corp. decided last year to get out of the contract furniture business, Silver Street Inc. saw an opportunity to bolster its product offerings.

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

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
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 16:41

Steelcase posts higher earnings for third quarter

Steelcase Inc. posted strong, double-digit gains in sales and earnings for its most recent quarter.

Published in Manufacturing

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