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Sunday, 25 December 2016 20:00

EDITORS’ NOTE: Uncertainty Ahead

In speaking with hundreds of business executives over the last couple of months, we heard plenty of different phrases to describe their overall bullishness: All-time record year. Double-digit growth. Expansion. New markets. New products.

Published in Crystal Ball

After one of the largest political upsets in recent history, West Michigan automotive suppliers have started assessing how a Donald Trump presidency could affect their industry. 

Published in Manufacturing

West Michigan automotive suppliers have a lot on their plates as they prepare their businesses to be competitive in the coming years. 

Published in Manufacturing

CHICAGO — After several years of vacillating between open office concepts and private spaces, the so-called “pendulum shift” in office furniture seems to have settled into a new normal. 

Published in Manufacturing

Apart from uncertainty caused by global turmoil and the current political landscape, the office furniture industry seems primed for at least two more years of positive, albeit modest, growth.

Published in Manufacturing

Automakers have witnessed a resurgence in interest for trucks and SUVs as gasoline prices continue to hover around $2 per gallon in many areas of the country. 

Published in Manufacturing

Automakers’ desire to quicken the pace of new vehicle launches has sent shock waves through the industry’s supply chain.

Published in Manufacturing

While the economy — and the office furniture industry’s recovery — could always be doing better, executives say the industry is finally positioned for a period of stability.

Published in Manufacturing

Changing purchasing behaviors and a shift to lower-volume orders have middle-market manufacturers well-positioned to compete in an increasingly global marketplace against even the largest corporations in the office furniture industry.

Published in Manufacturing

As the office furniture sector heads toward midyear, executives say sales have begun to trend upward as an updated industry outlook still forecasts stronger growth ahead in 2015.

Published in Manufacturing
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