Displaying items by tag: office furniture

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 08:30

Zeeland furniture startup in ‘launch and accessibility mode’ after $1.5M capital raise

A Zeeland furniture startup that seeks to play into the growing home office trend has secured $1.5 million in capital from investors around Michigan.

Published in Small Business
Tuesday, 17 May 2022 17:27

Former Herman Miller exec launches ergonomics-focused office furniture products

After serving nearly three decades as director of seating and ergonomics product management for Herman Miller Inc., Keith McRobert has leveraged his knowledge and experience into a new venture.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 30 September 2021 16:55

Herman Miller navigates market disruptions amid start of Knoll integration

ZEELAND — Herman Miller Inc. contended with several market disruptions as it worked to integrate the newly acquired Knoll Inc. into its operations during the start of its new fiscal year.

Published in Manufacturing

Tuesday, 20 July 2021 11:57

Herman Miller completes Knoll acquisition, proposes MillerKnoll as new name

ZEELAND — After closing on its transformational $1.8 billion acquisition of Knoll Inc. Monday, furniture maker Herman Miller Inc. has unveiled its new name for the combined companies.

Published in Manufacturing
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
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

Monday, 19 April 2021 11:15

Herman Miller to acquire competitor Knoll for $1.8 billion

ZEELAND — Herman Miller Inc. plans to buy competitor Knoll Inc. in a $1.8 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create a new office furniture industry sales leader.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 18 February 2021 15:43

Trendway expands Canada sales presence with two new partnerships

HOLLAND — Furniture maker Trendway Corp. has announced two new partnerships as it continues to bolster its sales operations in Canada.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 12 November 2020 12:04

Cyberattack caused global shutdowns for Steelcase, potential for delayed shipments

GRAND RAPIDS — A recent cyberattack caused global operations for office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. to shut down for two weeks, according to new information the company submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Published in Manufacturing