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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

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

Published in Manufacturing

GRAND RAPIDS — After a decade of growth in manufacturing, the sector still finds itself having to defend its worth to parents and high school counsellors.

Published in Crystal Ball

While optimism for the U.S. economy remains relatively high, many economists and industry watchers are forecasting a period of slow growth in West Michigan’s manufacturing sector. 

Published in Manufacturing

HOLLAND — Backed by strong growth in the European market and synergies created through its residential business unit, Haworth Inc. closed 2016 with better sales growth than the company had in the prior year. 

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

HOLLAND — After manufacturing a specialized line of food processing equipment for 30 years, Lakewood Fab Tech LLC wants to embrace new opportunities by refocusing its business on designing custom machines for the industrial market. 

Published in Manufacturing

After years of steady growth, executives at Nuvar Inc. needed to make a choice. The Holland-based contract manufacturer could either continue to lease a small facility to ease capacity constraints at its main production center, or it could make a larger investment and purchase an additional building that would better position the business to grow.

Published in Manufacturing

Amid currency fluctuations and general uncertainty stemming from international markets, West Michigan office furniture manufacturers continue to experience steady growth on their home turf in North America.

Published in Manufacturing

While the office furniture industry continued to post strong shipment growth during the second quarter of 2015, industry forecasts show signs of the sector plateauing by the end of the year.

Published in Manufacturing
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