Herman Miller launches new retail website

Monday, 31 May, 2021

Furniture designer and manufacturer Herman Miller rolled out a new online purchasing experience for its customers.

Zeeland-based Herman Miller (Nasdaq: MLHR) earlier this month unveiled a newly renovated retail website tailor-made for customers looking for a supported and seamless purchasing experience.

Kimball International announces 10 scholarships

Saturday, 29 May, 2021

Kimball International announced 10 scholarships were awarded to local students pursuing their higher education.

The Kimball International Scholarships Program awards multiple $2,000 scholarships to high-achieving young women and men each year and is funded by the Kimball International-Habig Foundation. Since the scholarship program was established in 1963, a total of over $3.5 million in scholarship funds have been granted.

Readers’ Choice Awards: La-Z-Boy Galleries of Toledo

Thursday, 27 May, 2021

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Toledo was started in 1974 by Don Durocher and continues to be a leader in home furnishings for northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

But La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, a licensee of the national company headquartered in Monroe, Michigan, is much more than a furniture store for every room in your house. Supporting local charities is one of many ways La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries gives back to the community.

Dining at Herman Miller goes self-op

Thursday, 27 May, 2021

Corporate dining may be undergoing challenges but that doesn’t mean some employers don’t continue to value it as an amenity and benefit for their employees. For instance, Herman Miller, the manufacturer of high-quality office furniture based in Michigan, recently made a significant commitment to onsite dining at its sites by deciding to operate the service itself, employing a number of talented culinarians who have been displaced by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the restaurant industry.

Michigan lifts workplace rules; Steelcase employees can return to work

Tuesday, 25 May, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer visited office and contract furniture giant Steelcase to say that employees may return to work. Whitmer also said that vaccinated workers are no longer required to wear masks on the job.

Rules forcing employees to work from home if possible were lifted across the state. Michigan is home to many big furniture makers, including Steelcase, Haworth, and Herman Miller.

Flexsteel Industries, Inc. Releases New Investor Presentation

Wednesday, 19 May, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flexsteel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLXS) (“Flexsteel” or the “Company”), today posted a new investor presentation on the Company’s website at https://ir.flexsteel.com/events-and-presentations. The presentation outlines key elements of the Corporation’s business model, investment thesis, growth strategies, and financial objectives.

Longtime furniture company David Edward’s Halethorpe facility to close

Tuesday, 18 May, 2021

The formerly family-owned company was acquired in late 2018 by Kimball, a large, Indiana-based furniture manufacturer.

Kimball International Inc. (NASDAQ: KBAL) filed a Maryland Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification on May 17 notifying the state that the 75-employee office at 1407 Parker Road will shut down. A spokesperson for Kimball confirmed via email that the last production day will be June 30.

Herman Miller Launches New Online Retail Store Experience

Thursday, 20 May, 2021

ZEELAND, Mich.May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Herman Miller (NASDAQ: MLHR) has unveiled a newly renovated retail website tailor-made for customers looking for a supported and seamless purchasing experience. Using more than 110 hours of customer research, in-depth feedback, and user testing from over 200 different participants, the site delivers a consistent experience that implements key changes built specifically to make a customer’s journey smooth and easy. The refresh also features additional content that answers common customer questions – all key requests from those surveyed.



Leaders of West Michigan’s big three furniture makers forecast the post-pandemic workplace

Monday, 17 May, 2021

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.

Furniture manufacturers huddle to overcome supply chain challenges

Sunday, 23 May, 2021

Fragile and inefficient supply chains took center stage throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and have furniture OEMs reevaluating the ways to approach this key component of their operations.