07/09/2012

Herman Miller Recognized for Commitment to American Manufacturing

Approximately 90 percent of the economic value embedded in Herman Miller U.S.-made products are sourced in North America.

 
Herman Miller's SAYL chair

Herman Miller's SAYL chair

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Herman Miller, Inc., received recognition this week from three independent sources for the company's continued commitment to manufacturing in America.

The Made in the USA Foundation inducted Herman Miller into the “Made in USA Hall of Fame,” while the company also appeared on two separate lists: MSN Money’s “10 Products America Makes Best” and TheStreet.com’s “10 Iconic Products Still Made In America.” Herman Miller was the only company recognized by all three organizations.

A 107 year-old company headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, Herman Miller is an American furniture maker with a record of design innovations that have defined modern residential and commercial interiors since the 1930s. In recent years the company has demonstrated its commitment to manufacturing in the U.S. even as it has established production sites in Europe and Asia to provide added capacity to serve its growing international markets. 

Approximately 90 percent of the economic value embedded in Herman Miller’s U.S. made products, in parts and labor, are sourced in North America, with more than 50 percent of its direct spend on materials and components sourced within 50 miles of the company's manufacturing sites in west Michigan.

The company’s expertise in lean manufacturing is credited for its ability to compete globally in both value and quality, relying on its excellent workforce of employee owners to drive continual improvements in efficiency. Herman Miller also works closely with both its supplier network and distributors to create further lean gains throughout its business value chain.

 

 
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