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December 28, 1988 | Associated Press
furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. has purchased a European-based seating companyfor nearly $30 million, Haworth officials announced. Haworth, one of the world's largest manufacturers of office systems furniture, acquired the Comforto Group from Vickers Public Ltd., a $1.5-billion British holding company known for producing Rolls Royces and the world's first military tanks. A Vickers spokesman said the transaction was a cash deal for $29.5 million
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December 31, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Haworth Inc. said it received a $211.5-million payment for a patent infringement award against Steelcase Inc., ending a 17-year battle between the two office furniture giants over pre-wired office panels. Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Steelcase, the world's largest office furniture maker, reportedly paid Holland, Mich.-based Haworth $96.8 million in damages and $114.7 million in interest. The two privately held companies began warring over the issue in 1979.
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BUSINESS
December 31, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Haworth Inc. said it received a $211.5-million payment for a patent infringement award against Steelcase Inc., ending a 17-year battle between the two office furniture giants over pre-wired office panels. Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Steelcase, the world's largest office furniture maker, reportedly paid Holland, Mich.-based Haworth $96.8 million in damages and $114.7 million in interest. The two privately held companies began warring over the issue in 1979.
BUSINESS
December 28, 1988 | Associated Press
furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. has purchased a European-based seating companyfor nearly $30 million, Haworth officials announced. Haworth, one of the world's largest manufacturers of office systems furniture, acquired the Comforto Group from Vickers Public Ltd., a $1.5-billion British holding company known for producing Rolls Royces and the world's first military tanks. A Vickers spokesman said the transaction was a cash deal for $29.5 million
BUSINESS
September 21, 1988
Haworth Inc., the Holland, Mich., office furniture maker, announced the appointment of Terrence M. McCarthy to regional vice president-Western Region, based in Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2000
Anna Marie Dunlap has joined the TriZetto Group Inc. in Newport Beach as vice president, investor relations. Since 1997, she has provided investor relations consulting services for the health care industry. Before that, Dunlap was vice president, investor relations for American Medical Response, and she held a number of positions with FHP International Corp. * Daniel Lent has been appointed senior vice president, stores for Krause's Furniture Inc. in Brea. He succeeds Thomas J.
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September 29, 1997 | Stephanie Stassel
The workplace of tomorrow promises to look quite different from today's. Whether it's telecommuting, "interactive rooms" or "hoteling," nearly all companies will have some newfangled ways by 2000, according to a study of 4,000 North American businesses by Haworth Inc. and the International Facility Management Assn. Interactive Space Tom Horne and Bob Jenkins (above) consult in NILS Publishing Co.'s "interactive room," where desks are moved around so people can work together on projects.
REAL ESTATE
August 5, 1990 | BARBARA MAYER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Home is supposed to be a refuge at the end of a long workday, but it seems that many people are spending more time at the office and health club than at home. Thus, reasoning that a home-like environment should surround people wherever they are, the furnishings industry is using a softer color palette and rounded forms for office and institutional spaces.
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August 28, 1997 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Take a look around your workplace. Is your chair comfortable? Your desk tidy, with papers neatly filed? Too bad. You are not prepared for the 21st century. Studying the future is a top priority at Haworth Inc. of Holland, Mich., a major manufacturer of office furniture. Teams of designers, engineers, psychologists and others in Haworth's R & D Ideation Group are analyzing the changing patterns of work and shaking up our idea of the office.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1989 | CATHY CURTIS, Times Staff Writer
"We are not making people happy in our buildings," architect Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico told a capacity audience at UC Irvine on Thursday night. "In good architecture, either a queen or a beggar would feel very happy."
BUSINESS
December 29, 1986 | Associated Press
It's the office anchor, the white-collar workstation, a place for punching keyboards, pounding fists, preparing reports and propping up feet. Staring across a big, impressive one can make a subordinate shudder while you exude that executive aura. Sitting at a little, inconspicuous one tells everybody which rung on the career ladder belongs to you.
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