July 6, 2012
Herman Miller’s Commitment to US Manufacturing Produces Three “American-Made” Accolades
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 a pioneering 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% 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% 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.
About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you—with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.7 billion in revenue in fiscal 2012. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt "National Design Award," in 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also named, for the eighth consecutive year, to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.