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03/01/2014

Keane becomes 9th CEO

Effective March 1, 2014, Jim Keane becomes the ninth leader in the Company's 102 year history.  Keane replaces Jim Hackett who stepped down after nearly 20 years as President and CEO.  Keane, a Chicago...

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Leadership
04/2000

End of an Era: 454 Production Ceases

One of the few remaining hand-upholstered chairs, the ConCentrx 454 Series ends production after 22 years. Since its introduction in 1977 as a state-of-the-art ergonomic chair, over 3,000,000 454 chairs...

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Products
02/18/1998

Steelcase Goes Public

Steelcase becomes a publicly traded company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SCS.

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Company
12/13/1957

Move to 36th Street

The demand for our office furniture led us to outgrow many of our aging facilities.  Land was purchased on 36th Street in Grand Rapids, MI in the mid 50's. The Shearing Plant is the first building to...

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Company
1942

Naval Contracts Won

Metal Office Furniture Co. wins a $254,000 contract to make lightweight, sturdy steel furnishings for U.S. Naval cruiser class ships. As a result of the war, all manufacturing of steel furniture for commercial...

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Products
1915

First Desk Sale

Our product line offerings in 1915 are safe deposit vault equipment, lockers, strong boxes, steel shelving, and wastebaskets.  However, this doesn't stop Metal Office Furniture Co. from submitting a bid...

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Products

1955

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