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systems, manufacturing and
laboratory systems, home office,
occasional and education furniture. The company employs 7,600
and reported sales of $2.278 billion, higher in 2017. Plant locations
are Atlanta, Georgia; Holland,
Spring Lake and Zeeland, Michigan; Hildebran, North Carolina;
Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Melksham,
England; Dongguan and Ningbo,
China; Bangalore, India; and Sao
3.Haworth Inc. Based in Holland,
Michigan, the company employs
7,000 and makes contract and
office furniture; including systems
furniture, office chairs and seating,
desks, filing/storage, casegoods,
tables (computer, conference,
occasional, training, work), and upholstered guest chairs. Sales figure
of $1.94 billion is for the 2016 fiscal
year, reported in February 2017,
and represented a 6. 4 percent gain.
4.HNI Corp. Contract and office furniture manufacturer makes desks,
credenzas, filing/storage, office
systems, office chairs, bookcases,
conference tables, home office
furniture and glass walls. The
company has 8,500 employees and
reported sales of $1.66 billion in
2017. Ten manufacturing locations
include Cedartown, Georgia; Mt.
Pleasant and Muscatine, Iowa; and
Wayland, New York.
5.Knoll Inc. Sales figure of $1.33 billion was reported for 2017 for the
entire business. Company makes
contract/office furniture, including office systems, office seating,
desks, casegoods, file and storage
cabinets, executive office furnishings, tables, lounge chairs, sofas,
contract textiles, leathers and
6.Global Furniture Group. Canadian company makes contract/
office furniture, RTA furniture,
office chairs, office seating, filing/
storage, desks, office systems,
conference tables, bookcases, sofas,
upholstered chairs, swivels, meet-ing/training room furniture for
hospitality, healthcare and education. There are many Canadian
and U.S. locations. Sales of $1
billion is a general estimate.
7.Kimball International Inc. Company is based in Jasper, Indiana, and
reported sales of $670 million in
2017. Sales increased over 2016. The
company’s 3,015 employees make
office and hospitality furniture and
cabinet products in Borden, Jasper,
Salem and Santa Claus, Indiana;
Danville and Fordsville, Kentucky;
and Martinsville, Virginia.
8.KI. Contract and institutional
furniture company makes chairs,
ergonomic seating, conference
tables, filing/storage, university/
classroom furniture, auditorium
seating, wall systems, adjustable
work surfaces and healthcare
furniture. Divisions include KI
Europe, Pallas, Spacesaver, Middle
East, AFP and Sebel. The Green
Bay, Wisconsin, company has 3,000
employees. Sales of $650 million is
9. Teknion Corp. Contract and office
furniture manufacturer produces
office chairs, office seating, filing/
Despite gains in October and No-
vember, residential furniture orders
dropped 9 percent in December
compared to the year prior, accord-
ing to the Furniture Insights survey
of residential furniture manufacturers
and distributors from Smith Leonard.
For 2017 overall, new orders
were up 6 percent over the previ-
ous year, with shipments also up 4
percent. “In spite of the slow finish
in December, 2017 was what we
would say was a decent year,”
noted Ken Smith, managing partner
at Smith Leonard. “While there were
a few participants up low double
digits, the participants in general
were fairly close together.”
Shipments in December dipped
7 percent compared to the same pe-
riod in 2016, with about 60 percent
of the participants reporting declines.
Backlogs fell 10 percent compared
to November, and also down 4 per-
cent compared to December 2016,
Smith Leonard reported.
Here are the largest residential furniture manufacturers in the FDMC 300:
1. Ashley Furniture Industries Inc.
2. La-Z-Boy Inc.
3. Dorel Industries, Inc.
4. Heritage Home Group
5. Hooker Furniture Corp.
6. Flexsteel Industries Inc.
7. Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
8. Brown Jordan International
9. Klaussner Furniture Industries
10. Bassett Furniture Industries