GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — January 9, 2014 – Kentwood Office Furniture (KOF) announces today the purchase of worksurface manufacturer Brys Industries, a full service supplier of engineered wood products and components. Brys Industries, established in 2003, has a great reputation around the industry for producing high quality products. The transaction was finalized in late December, and announced internally to all KOF employees last week. Brys Industries, now KOF Wood Solutions, will continue to manufacture laminate worksurfaces and other related products out of its current 36th street facility.
The purchase of this worksurface manufacturer is not only good for Kentwood Office Furniture, but for all of KOF’s customers as well. “Product choice, flexible service and very affordable pricing continue to be key components in providing great spaces for our customers,” says Art Hasse, President and CEO of Kentwood Office Furniture. “Bringing the production of a key component of our remanufactured office systems solutions in-house gives us the infrastructure necessary to continue to meet, and exceed, these expectations.”
This acquisition is one of several recent announcements from Kentwood Office Furniture in the last 18 months. This past September, KOF announced the transition of its company to an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) and in June announced the expansion of its core remanufactured systems offering. KOF also announced the expansion of its regional offices by opening a location in Indianapolis, Indiana in September of 2012. With each step, Kentwood continues to make a statement about their strength and position in the office furniture market as well as their value to all customers they serve.
Kentwood Office Furniture is the Mid West’s premier specialist in high quality remanufactured, used, and new office furniture. Since 1976, we have been passionate about providing the best selection and lowest prices on environmentally sustainable office furniture.
We take a proactive approach to servicing our customers – from selling to buying office furniture. Kentwood is a HON Diamond Showcase dealer and offers other new products from innovative companies such as Allsteel, Trendway, Kimball, Mayline, National and Global. In addition, our remanufactured and used workstations provide high quality, environmentally responsible solutions at a fraction of the cost of new. From one to one thousand cubicles; we ship and install panel systems across the country with impeccable follow-through.