HNI Corporation

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HNI Corporation
Traded as NYSEHNI
S&P 400 Component
Founded Muscatine, Iowa, US, (1944)
Headquarters Muscatine, Iowa, US
Key people
Stan A. Askren, Chairman & CEO
Products Furniture & Fireplaces

HNI Corporation (formerly HON Industries) is the second-largest office furniture manufacturer in the world in regard to revenues resulting from office segment sales,[1][2][3] behind Steelcase. Its headquarters is in Muscatine, Iowa U.S.A[4] HNI is the leading gas and wood burning fireplace manufacturer and marketer in the United States. [4] HNI's brands include The HON Company, Allsteel, Gunlocke, Paoli, Maxon, HBF, Sagus, Heatilator, Heat & Glo, Harman, Quadra-Fire, Lamex and OFM, Inc.[4] The company was founded in 1944 by engineer, C. Maxwell Stanley; advertising executive, Clem Hanson; and industrial designer, H. Wood Miller.[5]

On March 1, 2006, HNI Corporation completed the agreement, as announced January 13, 2006, to purchase Lamex, which is a privately held Chinese manufacturer and marketer of office furniture.[6]

On January 16, 2012 it was announced that HBF, located in Hickory, North Carolina, will be moving its entire Conference and Casegoods line to sister company Gunlocke, in Wayland, New York.


Further reading[edit]

  • Soltow, James H.; Stanley, C. Maxwell (1991). The HON Story: A History of HON Industries, 1944-1985. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press. ISBN 9780813806020. OCLC 22983369. 


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