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New compliance registry poised to lift furniture makers’ profile, products
The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) unveiled a new digital tool this month that is poised to bring greater clarity to the market and help both specifiers and buyers quickly gauge the safety and durability of products.
Trendway expands Canada sales presence with two new partnerships
HOLLAND — Furniture maker Trendway Corp. has announced two new partnerships as it continues to bolster its sales operations in Canada.
Training, preparation key to preventing cyber attacks
Employees at Trendway Corp. have a reason to be skeptical about suspicious emails that show up in their inboxes.
Virtual and augmented reality emerges as manufacturing training tool
Joseph Van Harken and his company Th3rd Coast Digital Solutions have long provided companies with cutting-edge digital training solutions.
Steelcase cyberattack serves as warning for manufacturers, experts say
As details on a recent cybersecurity attack against Grand Rapids-based office furniture giant Steelcase Inc. begin to surface, local manufacturers of all industries and sizes may want to take notice.
Office furniture makers find ways to promote products without NeoCon
A week that was supposed to be bustling with news and information on new office furniture products and innovations in the world of commercial design will be a lot more reserved.
MiBiz growth report: August 19, 2019
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 19, 2019:
Holland-based Trendway Corp. acquired by Illinois manufacturer
Office furniture maker Trendway Corp., a fixture in the Holland business community for five decades, has been sold to Fellowes Brands, an Itasca, Ill.-based manufacturer of office and technology accessories.
New office furniture products fit spaces to workers’ needs, movements
Despite slowing national economic growth, U.S. demand for office space continues to rise above forecasts.
Crystal Ball 2019 Manufacturing Outlook: Headwinds, talent challenges tamp down forecast for manufacturing sector
Whether the West Michigan manufacturing industry continues on an ongoing growth trend in 2019 or veers into a contraction remains uncertain. Economist Paul Isely, associate dean for undergraduate programs in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University, uses automotive, furniture, agriculture, and “amazingly nowadays” aerospace manufacturing to find the pulse of where the region’s economy is headed in the coming months and years.
Crystal Ball 2019 Manufacturing Roundtable: Manufacturing execs shift focus to internal operations, efficiencies in 2019
West Michigan-based manufacturing executives think 2019 marks a good time to take a pause from the recent breakneck pace of capital investments and acquisitions to focus on operations. That’s the general consensus from local manufacturing leaders across a range of industries who participated in a forward-looking roundtable discussion with MiBiz earlier this month.
BUYING SPREE: With flurry of deals, office furniture companies seek to fill product gaps
Whether via acquisition or partnership agreements, West Michigan’s office furniture makers are looking to fill product holes with their recent spate of deals.
4 industry perspectives on how automation is reshaping manufacturing
Spurred on by tax reform, a need for innovation and the current talent shortage, manufacturers increasingly have embraced automation on their shop floors.
Bringing Home to Work: ‘Resimercial’ office products dominate at NeoCon
CHICAGO — After years of shifting between private spaces and open office floor plans, the office furniture industry seems to have settled on a happy medium.
Despite uncertainty, talent concerns, manufacturers remain bullish on economy
Even with the underlying uncertainty caused by the presidential election, West Michigan manufacturers remain generally optimistic about the year ahead.
Freedom of choice: Employers seek blended office settings to offer workers options
CHICAGO — After several years of vacillating between open office concepts and private spaces, the so-called “pendulum shift” in office furniture seems to have settled into a new normal.
Kent County to explore sustainable business park at Byron Center landfill
BYRON CENTER — West Michigan could become a hub for innovative waste processing companies in the coming years.