This Company Makes Furniture Strong Enough to Survive 2020
The furniture business has changed, and so are the companies that make it.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan used to be known as Furniture City, with more than 40 big companies making mostly contract furniture at its peak. It's still home to the big contract and office furniture companies like Steelcase, Haworth, and Herman Miller, whose factories Treehugger toured a few years ago. Contract furniture, designed for offices and hotels, is usually strong and built to last; I am sitting at a 68-year-old Herman Miller desk and it's holding up just fine, and on a 10-year-old Herman Miller chair that looks brand new.