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Displaying items by tag: Steelcase Inc

Sunday, 09 December 2018 16:24

Vacant land plays growing role in West Michigan real estate

With vacancy rates across all commercial real estate sectors at near record lows in West Michigan, industry executives say buyers have increasingly turned their attention to vacant land.

Sunday, 30 September 2018 19:51

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 1, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 1, 2018.

Published in Breaking News
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
Thursday, 20 September 2018 10:14

Steelcase to acquire U.K. manufacturer for $79 million

Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. is expanding its stable of alternative workplace furniture designs.

Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:40

GR Chamber faces backlash over LGBT concerns after Schuette endorsement

Over the last several years, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has sought to make diversity and inclusion a key part of its mission and culture.

Published in Breaking News

Friday, 31 August 2018 20:03

'Chilling effect:’ Manufacturers, recyclers feel brunt of China’s ban on recyclable materials

A Haworth Inc. policy to avoid sending waste to landfills has put the company in a bind as the recycling industry struggles to react to a glut of materials flooding the market.

Published in Manufacturing
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
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
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 15:10

Amazon officially announces Gaines Township distribution facility

Amazon.com Inc. has made its first official announcement regarding the ecommerce giant’s long-planned distribution center in southeastern Kent County.

Published in Breaking News

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 10:09

Steelcase to offer commercial products from West Elm via dealers

Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. is partnering with furnishings designer West Elm on new workplace designs.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 03 June 2018 10:00

West Michigan businesses back Soo Locks upgrades

MACKINAC ISLAND — West Michigan business leaders say that a proposed upgrade of the Soo Locks in the Upper Peninsula is critical for keeping the region’s economy moving forward.

Published in Breaking News
Saturday, 26 May 2018 14:11

Steelcase asks for relief from metal tariffs

GRAND RAPIDS — Facing the possibility of higher metal costs, the largest manufacturer in the office furniture industry has reached out to the federal government for relief. 

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 27 April 2018 11:11

Gaines Township planners sign off on distribution facility linked to Amazon.com

A proposed “massive” distribution and warehouse facility in southern Kent County has moved one step closer to a groundbreaking.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 18 March 2018 11:15

Steelcase turns to building automation systems to improve energy efficiency

By using a wireless lighting control system to receive data and information from its operations, office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. is improving its overall energy performance on its factory floors.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 18 March 2018 19:00

Sources: Amazon in talks for distribution center in Kent County

GAINES TOWNSHIP –– Developers representing an online retail behemoth are considering a 100-acre site in southern Kent County for a “massive” distribution facility, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 18 February 2018 19:48

Manufacturers solve problems internally, bring training in-house

Over the last few years, manufacturers have developed extensive in-house training programs in a move to combat skilled worker shortages.

Published in Talent
Monday, 05 February 2018 16:55

Steelcase expects to report loss in current quarter as a result of charges related to tax reform

Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. expects to report a loss in its current quarter as a result of the effects of tax changes in the U.S. and France.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 21 January 2018 12:28

Robotics to the rescue: Office furniture makers increasingly adopt automation technology amid struggle to find talent

Office furniture manufacturers have been late adopters of automation, particularly inside their West Michigan-based factories.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 10 December 2017 21:56

MiBiz Growth Report: December 11, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Dec. 11, 2017.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 08 December 2017 14:43

Steelcase sales underperform expectations for third quarter

Grand Rapids-based Steelcase (NYSE: SCS) this week reported preliminary sales of $772 million for its third quarter of the 2018 fiscal year. That compares with sales of $787 million for the same three-month period a year earlier, and with the company’s expectations for sales of $785 million to $810 million.

Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:37

Steelcase to acquire California furniture maker

Office furniture maker Steelcase Inc. plans to acquire a California-based maker of height adjustable desking, benching and seating for workstations.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 22 October 2017 18:28

Data center operator Switch to pay $25 million for Pyramid campus south of Grand Rapids

GAINES TOWNSHIP — Technology firm Switch Inc. plans to buy the 700,000-square-foot Pyramid campus that’s home to its data center in southern Kent County, MiBiz has learned. 

Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

GR investors lead funding round for artificial intelligence-based wellness app

An Ann Arbor company that wants to take traditional workplace wellness to an entirely new level using artificial intelligence has drawn a large share of capital from Grand Rapids-based investors.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 17 September 2017 19:00

Anxiety and uncertainty: Fallout from Trump administration’s plan to rescind DACA

West Michigan educators and at least one business group say the Trump administration’s plan to rescind the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program already is leading to anxiety and uncertainty.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 06 August 2017 15:39

Compounding just in time: Manufacturers focus on logistics as global supply chains grow, product complexity increases

Manufacturers are finding they increasingly have to focus on an aspect of their business that doesn’t involve making a product.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 23 July 2017 14:01

Staying the course: Manufacturers’ R&D spending expected to remain steady through 2018

West Michigan manufacturers continue to take a steady yet conservative approach to research and development spending.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:26

As real estate market surges, West Michigan creatives ponder their place

When Brian Kelly first heard about a suburban space to move his Grand Rapids-based photography studio, he ignored the idea for one simple reason: It was in Kentwood.


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