HNI Corporation

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HNI Corporation
Public
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
Website www.hnicorp.com

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.

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  • 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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