Items Tagged with 'Steelcase'


State, region need to start planning now for big data highways

October 10, 2014
Steelcase Inc.’s James Hackett, director and vice chair, led what was the most important session of the West Michigan Policy Forum two weeks ago, focused on the digital highway and the increasing gi-normity of “big data.” Read More

Steelcase works to design health care's future

Emphasis is more on health than on care.

September 19, 2014
The world’s best and brightest in medicine are plotting the future of health care from the comfort of Steelcase furniture. Read More

Company culture viewed as integral to success of small businesses

But survey finds only one-third of respondents are satisfied with their own cultures.

August 15, 2014
Eighty-nine percent of entrepreneurs consider culture to be an important or very important contributor to the success of their business, according to a survey of 515 small businesses released by Turnstone, a Steelcase brand. Read More

Peter Wege leaves a powerful community legacy

Philanthropic titan’s impact is felt throughout the region.

July 11, 2014
Peter Melvin Wege, a man who embodied the word “generosity” for several generations of West Michigan residents, passed away at home this month. Read More

Steelcase heir, philanthropist Peter Wege dies

July 8, 2014
| By AP
Peter Wege — heir to the Steelcase fortune whose philanthropy kept much of the office furniture maker's money in Grand Rapids — has died. He was 94. Read More

Furniture makers win Best of NeoCon awards

June 13, 2014
West Michigan office furniture makers brought home several Best of NeoCon awards from Chicago this week for the industry’s best new products. Read More

Steelcase looks to introverts for latest designs

June 6, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) In her 2012 TEDx talk, Susan Cain, author of “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking,” noted how today’s offices and classrooms have been designed for extroverts, with a focus on stimulation, leaving introverts at a disadvantage. Read More

Steelcase sells plant site

June 6, 2014
Steelcase has sold an 885,781-square-foot plant in the area to a developer and investment firm with plans for the site. Read More

Furniture maker partners with Staples

May 19, 2014
An office furniture maker will begin selling some of its products at and at select Staples stores across the U.S. later this year. Read More

Desk jobs: among the most dangerous in America?

Sedentary employees are prone to greater health risks.

May 9, 2014
Though desk jobs aren’t likely to be found on a list of the most dangerous jobs in America, they probably should be. Read More