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1983

44th Street Corporate Headquarters Opens

Steelcase's new Corporate Headquarters opens in Grand Rapids and is lauded as "a textbook example of how to organize human resources in the optimum work environment."  Located at 901 44th Street SE, the...

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06/1978

Acquisition of Vecta®

The Steelcase Grand Prairie, Texas, plant opens when we acquired Vecta Contract Inc. (Vecta®), a manufacturer of architectural furnishings (e.g. lobbies, lounges, conference rooms for universities,...

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1989

CDC Opens: Context® Furniture Installed

The Steelcase Corporate Development Center, a pyramid-shaped facility for research and development, opens.  This building was designed to increase collaboration and includes Steelcase's new curvilinear...

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10/2001

First U.S. LEED-Certified Manufacturing Plant Opens

Our wood facility in Caledonia, MI  opens and becomes the world's first manufacturing plant to receive LEED Certification for Environmental Excellence by the U.S. Green Building Council. Silver certification...

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Sustainability
07/2013

Innovation Center Opens in Grand Rapids, MI

The Steelcase Innovation Center was created to foster behaviors of an innovation culture such as idea sharing and prototyping, and to leverage global talent. Steelcase researchers studied the process and...

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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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1926 - 1958

Plant #2 is Built

The new plant (pictured in the background) is built adjacent to Terrell's Equipment Co. (later called Plant #3), with whom we had formed a partnership.  This second plant provides over 97,000 square feet...

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2006

Steelcase International WorkL@b Opens in France

WorkL@b, the new Steelcase International Headquarters, opens in Strasbourg, France.  The facility is designed to foster innovation, support the international culture of the Company and improve employees'...

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2000

Steelcase University Learning Center Opens

The Steelcase University Learning Center opens. A former manufacturing site, the facility is a showcase for our products and insights about learning, collaboration and increasingly mobile work.

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1979

Tech Center Opens

The Technical Center opens on the 36th Street complex, part of a two-year expansion plan in Grand Rapids, North Carolina, California and Alabama. Approximately 8,000 people are trained here in the first...

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1996

WorkLife Center Opens in NYC

The first Steelcase WorkLife Center opens on Four Columbus Circle (4CC) in New York City. The Center is devoted to helping customers address workplace issues and create environments that can help achieve...

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2008

WorkLife India Opens

WorkLife Centers in Bangalore and Delhi, India, open.

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01/2013

Workspring celebrates second Chicago location

Workspring, what we like to call "an enhanced workspace destination," has opened its second location in downtown Chicago. Workspring is a hosted business facility that offers space for individual work,...

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1955

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