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Office furniture industry continues to improve

Analyst predicts 2014 will be the best year in a decade.

August 8, 2014
The latest survey of the office furniture industry by Michael A. Dunlap & Associates in Holland indicates it is on a “very steady and improving trend line.” Read More

NeoCon buzz: accommodating digital technology

West Michigan office furniture makers are talking about electronics this week.

June 7, 2013
New office chairs and electronic communications technology is behind much of the buzz at NeoCon this year, ranging from an office chair designed for personal mobile device users to built-in electronics in tables and wall panels. Read More

Furniture manufacturers stretch ergonomic standards for office workers

April 10, 2013
BIFMA, the office furniture manufacturers association, has just updated its Ergonomics Guideline to reflect the increasing size and weight of North American office workers. Read More

Survey indicates office furniture industry is flat but steady

Furniture executives are optimistic about future, however.

February 15, 2013
The Michael A. Dunlap & Associates quarterly survey in January of business activity in the office furniture industry indicates it is still on “a very steady, albeit flat, trend line,” said Michael Dunlap, owner and principal of the business consulting services company. Read More

Haworth year-end sales dip 5 percent to $1.3 billion

February 8, 2013
Haworth announced this morning that its 2012 global sales totaled $1.31 billion. Although it is a decline of 5 percent from 2011 — resulting from the sale of two other companies — Haworth said it is continuing to experience growth around the world. Read More

Several variables will define 2013’s economy

January 11, 2013
We’ve returned to an unimpressive growth pattern. Despite the optimism of our November report, December and 2012 ended rather flat. Read More

Knape & Vogt acquires CompX furniture operations for $59M and Diamond Storage Concepts

January 4, 2013
Knape & Vogt celebrated the New Year by announcing it has acquired companies in Canada, Taiwan and Nevada. Read More

Steelcase, Herman Miller and Stanley InnerSpace land health care contracts

December 28, 2012
Steelcase, Herman Miller and Kentwood-based Stanley InnerSpace have nailed down sizeable agreements with the health care alliance Premier to supply modular casework, storage systems and mobile carts. Read More

Herman Miller sees new orders jump 8 percent in 2Q

December 21, 2012
Office furniture maker Herman Miller has reported that net sales for the second quarter ending Dec. 1 were down slightly under 1 percent, compared to the same quarter last year, but new orders were 8.1 percent higher. Read More

Haworth wins government contract estimated at $40M a year

November 27, 2012
The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance, a purchasing cooperative representing public agencies across the nation, today announced a new multi-year contract with Haworth Inc. in Holland. Read More