HNI Corp. reports 2Q earnings

Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

HNI Corp., based in Muscatine, announced sales rose to $543.6 million and net income was $18.6 million for the second quarter.

The quarter, which ended June 30, also saw generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, … Read more

Royal Ahrend reinforces position and ambition in Asia

Royal Ahrend, the leading Dutch designer and manufacturer of sustainable and healthy working environments, is reinforcing its position in China by opening a Flagship Showroom in the Shanghai city centre.

Royal Ahrend, the leading Dutch designer and manufacturer … Read more

Longtime Steelcase Exec F.H. Merlotti dies

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man who served as a longtime leader for one of the largest West Michigan-based companies died Wednesday at the age of 91.

Frank H. Merlotti Sr. served as Steelcase’s President and CEO from … Read more

CEO Kallup has left the Dauphin Group

Dr. Bernhard Kallup, Chairman of the Management Board of the holding company Dauphin Office Interiors since October 2016, has left the company and transferred the management tasks to a four-person management team. As a statement released today by the company … Read more

As income soars, Herman Miller could move manufacturing out of the US

ZEELAND, Mich. – Office furniture giant Herman Miller‘s fourth-quarter earnings and revenue are soaring – topping analysts’ expectations, it said in an earnings call last week.

Net income was $32.2 million for the quarter and sales were $618 million, … Read more

Herman Miller Reports Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results

Monday, 2 July, 2018

ZEELAND, Mich.June 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/

NOTE: A data supplement with additional financial information relating to the periods covered by this press release is available for download from the Company’s website at

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Steelcase Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

– Strong order growth of 6 percent in the Americas and 7 percent in EMEA
– EMEA posts significant improvement in operating results
– Growth potential strengthened through additional partnerships and pending acquisition of Smith System… Read more

Estel in Asia with Aurora Group

Friday, 15 June, 2018

The Italian Estel has signed in recent days a long-term agreement with the Asian group Aurora to land on the Chinese market that provides as a first step the opening of a single-brand showroom of more … Read more

Walmart could be selling furniture knockoffs

Wednesday, 13 June, 2018

Office furniture making giant Herman Miller believes Walmart could be selling cheaper knockoff versions of its furniture.
Walmart’s Poly and Bark Sculpture Coffee Table, launched in February through the company’s new home shopping site, caught the … Read more

Chandler to Lead Workplace Design Group Fourfront

Gary Chandler has been named chief executive of the FourFront Group, a business operating through three design and fit-out divisions.
Chandler takes the role, having been in charge of fit-out business Area Squared, which with 360 (workplace consultancy) and … Read more