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Add volatile steel and commodity prices to the list of uncertainties facing West Michigan’s manufacturers — and in some cases contributing to higher prices for their customers.

Published in Manufacturing

After more than four decades in the office furniture industry and 13 years after founding Izzy+, Chuck Saylor plans to retire this summer and turn over leadership to a new generation.

Published in In the News

Suppliers to the office furniture industry better start paying close attention to the materials going into the pieces they’re making.

Published in Manufacturing

Steelcase Inc. plans to close a plant in Germany and open a new production facility in the Czech Republic as part of an ongoing, multi-year restructuring of its EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Asia) division.

Published in Manufacturing

Steelcase Inc. and Herman Miller Inc. both anticipate modest sales growth for the present quarter.

Published in Manufacturing

Steelcase Inc. and Herman Miller Inc. both reported modest sales growth for their most recent quarters.

Published in In the News

As he prepares to become head of the Alliance for Health next summer, Paul Brand wants to put more emphasis on the “health” part of the organization’s name.

Published in Health Biz
Sunday, 08 September 2013 16:25

BIFMA upgrades forecast for 2014

An updated office furniture industry outlook shows business picking up. The quarterly outlook from the Business and Institutional Manufacturers Association in Grand Rapids now projects North American shipments to grow 4.1 percent in 2013 to $9.6 billion.


Published in Archive

The latest activity index for the office furniture industry has business on the upswing as it moves into the latter half of the year.

Published in Manufacturing

Every corporation has had an R&D project that for one reason or another got left on the shop floor or put on the shelf.

Published in Manufacturing
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