Leading maker of office
855 East Main Avenue
Zeeland, MI 49464
CEO: Brian Walker
Stock Symbol: MLHR
Herman Miller, Inc., creates great places
to work through the design, manufacture and distribution of furnishings,
interior products, and related services. The company is known
for its sleek furniture design including the Aeron office chair.
Company products include:
-Office and healthcare furniture systems and accessories
-Freestanding furniture products for office, healthcare, and
-Office and institutional seating
-Small office, home office, and residential furniture
-Filing and storage products
The company has manufacturing and distribution
facilities located in the United States in Atlanta and Canton,
GA; Lake Mills, WI; Holland, Zeeland, and Spring Lake, Michigan;
as well as in China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
Herman Miller is represented through subsidiaries and corporate offices, independent dealers, and licensees in over 100 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America.
Herman Miller operates several U.S. subsidiaries:
Geiger, located in Atlanta, GA, and Lake Mills, WI, specializes
in the production of high-quality wood furniture for the corporate
office. Herman Miller for Healthcare focuses on the needs of
the health-care environment. Herman Miller for the Home offers
classic modern and home office design to consumers.
In fiscal 2012, total sales were $1.721 billion, a 4.5% increase, and net income was $75.2 million.
The company began in 1923 when its founder,
D.J. DePree, along with his father-in-law, Herman Miller, and
others purchased the Star Furniture Company in Zeeland, Michigan.
In the 1920s Herman Miller manufactured traditional home furniture.
That direction changed in 1931 when DePree saw how contemporary
furniture design addressed real needs.
This problem-solving approach proved to
be pivotal in Herman Miller's history. During the three decades
of his leadership, D.J. DePree transformed Herman Miller from
a small residential furniture company to a recognized innovator
in contemporary home and office furniture design. DePree's commitment
to integrity in product quality and business relationships led
him to cultivate partnerships with some of the period's most
outstanding designers: Gilbert Rohde, George Nelson, Charles
and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and Isamu Noguchi. By the early
1950s, although still a small company, Herman Miller had gained
a worldwide following for its modern furniture designs.
The company had net sales of $262,000 in
1923. Sales grew to $25 million in 1970, the year the company
Child- and Elder-Care Referral
Economic Value Added (EVA) Bonus
Employee Assistance Programs
Employee Product Discounts
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Family Medical Leave
Insurance: Health, Universal Life, Life, and Accidental Death
and Dismemberment, Short- and Long-Term Disability
Long-Term Care Benefit
Profit Sharing and 401(K)
Retirement Income Plan
Vacation and Vacation Purchase Option
Vision Care Plan
Updated July 19, 2012