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04/22/1947

“Honeymoon in New York” Shuts Down the Chair Plant

The Chair Plant (Plant #4) shuts down for 30 minutes to listen to newlyweds Jim and Rose Sarnicola on the “Honeymoon in New York” radio program. Jim is a welder in the Chair Plant and the couple won...

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Company
1950

25 Year Club Organized

The “25 Year Club” is organized in 1950 and 56 employees join, three of whom were hired in 1912, the year we were founded.  This year, nearly one out of every 12 employees becomes a member.

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Company
09/11/2001

Attwood Assists After Terrorist Attacks

Attwood Corp., a Steelcase subsidiary, completes a rush order of a thousand plastic components for use in ventilator kits used by rescue workers in New York City.  Employees at Attwood work through the...

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Communities
1933

Employment Levels Maintained Despite Depression

As Metal Office Furniture Co. sales reach their lowest point during the Depression, employees are divided into part-time groups and wages lowered to 25¢/ hour so that everyone continues to earn an income....

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Communities
1944

Retirement Benefits Offered

Metal Office Furniture Co. offers retirement benefits to employees. Only 250 such plans exist in the United States.

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Communities
1999

Successful Mentoring Program Expands

After one year, HOSTS mentoring program of 30 students in two grades results in one student progressing three grade levels, 15 students two grade levels, and the rest one grade level. Steelcase expands...

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Communities

1955

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