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Kentwood Office Collaborates on Western High School Improvements

February 13th, 2014 by

PARMA, MI – Turnout was good for the Western School District’s “Grand Re-Opening Open House” at the high school on Friday, Jan. 31.

“We had former students, teachers, administrators and board members visit and take the tour,” said Western High School Principal Sue Van Riper. “We were very pleased with the attendance and the interest.”

Kentwood Office Furniture’s Jackson, MI office was excited to collaborate on a local school improvement project.

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Kentwood Office Furniture Adds Order Fulfillment Manager

February 4th, 2014 by

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — February 4, 2014 — Kentwood Office Furniture announced that Michelle Louters has joined Kentwood Office Furniture as Order Fulfillment Manager in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office.  Louters received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Calvin College. She comes to Kentwood Office Furniture from VanerumStelter where she served as Supply Chain Manager.

 


Kentwood Office Furniture Expands Capabilities with Purchase of Worksurface Manufacturer

January 16th, 2014 by

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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.

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Kentwood Office Furniture Indianapolis Takes Time to Give Back

January 10th, 2014 by

The staff of Kentwood Office Furniture Indianapolis spent the morning volunteering at Gleaners Food Bank. It is such a blessing to be able to give back to this vibrant community.

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At Gleaners Food Bank, we accomplish our mission by securing and storing food and grocery items – which we ultimately redistribute to more than 350 Hunger Relief Agencies who serve Indiana’s hungry. From our delivery services to our special programs, Gleaners’ distribution process plays a major role in the fight against hunger throughout the state of Indiana.

Click here to learn more about Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.


Kentwood Office Furniture Hosts WMSBF Community Solar Town Hall Meeting

December 18th, 2013 by

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West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum presented a luncheon program examining the feasibility of community solar and similar solar energy initiatives in West Michigan on Monday, December 9, at Kentwood Office Furniture from 12 to 2 pm. Featured speakers included David Konkle, Energy Programs Director for the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, and Haris Alibasic, Director of the City of Grand Rapids Office of Energy and Sustainability.

One of the Midwest’s most accomplished renewable energy advocates, Konkle was the lead author of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association’s Community Solar Guidebook for Michigan, a partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. He shared various models available for community solar in Michigan and outlined some potential plans for how the business community could lead such an initiative. Alibasic shared a concept for redeveloping the Butterworth landfill in Grand Rapids as a solar energy field. The meeting concluded with a town hall on community solar featuring Konkle and representatives of the WMSBF Energy Committee and the Michigan Alternative & Renewable Energy Center at Grand Valley State University.

Konkle retired from the City of Ann Arbor in 2008 and is currently the Energy Programs Director for the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority. He has made a lifelong commitment to educating people on energy issues and the importance of combating climate change and preparing for the end of the fossil fuel age. A nationally known speaker, Konkle has presented at national meetings of the US Department of Energy, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Dept of Agriculture, the American Planning Association, the US Green Building Council and numerous others. Among many other honors, he was awarded the EPA’s “Climate Protection Award” for individual achievement in Washington DC on Earth Day 2003.


Thank You For Helping Brighten the Holiday Season!

December 18th, 2013 by

Kentwood Office Furniture offers much thanks to all those who participated in the Angel Tree Toy Drive.  Our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom was brightened with a variety of toys of gift cards for those in need. Thank you for sharing the true meaning of the holiday season by helping us collect toys for local West Michigan children. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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Kentwood Office Furniture Grand Rapids is Proud to Support Angel Tree

November 7th, 2013 by

Angel Tree Drop Off LocationShare the true meaning of the holiday season by helping children in need throughout West Michigan. With many families facing economic hardships, times can be tight during the holidays. The goal of the toy drive is to reach 25,000 children by collecting toys to brighten local children’s holiday season.

From November 15th through December 17, Kentwood Office Furniture in Grand Rapids will display a holiday tree decorated with Angel Tree tags that represent a child or teenager who might not otherwise receive any gifts this holiday season.

How can you help? Stop in and select a tag from the tree, purchase an age appropriate gift, return the unwrapped gift and attached tag to Kentwood Office Furniture.  The Salvation army will distribute all donated gifts to local children who qualify.

Please help us brighten the holidays for those in need!

See this Holiday Gift Guide for gift suggestions for each age group


Remanufactured Herman Miller Furnishes Expansion at a Fraction of the Cost

November 5th, 2013 by

Nonprofit Solutions InstallationA 30 year old nonprofit solutions national company was looking to expand in the Indianapolis market after a recent business acquisition. They had a national furniture contract with Herman Miller at the time of the acquisition. Kentwood Office Furniture had only sold them few HON Basyx chairs, but was building a strong relationship with the buyer by getting the chairs delivered quickly and complete. The client made a visit to Kentwood’s showroom and was amazed that Kentwood could offer remanufactured Herman Miller workstations that looked and functioned like new at a fraction of the cost. After further research and discussion, the client moved forward with Kentwood Office. The winning combination of top quality product, great service and a great price made sense for their expansion and the future of their company.

Industry: Nonprofit Solutions
Application: Lobby, Training Rooms, Open Office, Conference Room, Break Room, Game Room, Private Office, IT Office
Products: Remanufactured Herman Miller AO2 Workstations, HON Seating, Trendway FEEK, Kentwood Office Tables, Paoli Mingle

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Kentwood Office Furniture Joins in on President Gerald R. Ford’s Centennial Celebration

October 1st, 2013 by

Ford Centennial Charity Golf OutingKentwood Office Furniture was proud to support a great charity by partaking in the “Conversation with Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus” event.  The event was held in Grand Rapids and raised funds for the development of curriculum for the new Student Learning Center at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

 


Kentwood Office Furniture Participates in IIDA ArtPrize Scavenger Hunt

October 1st, 2013 by

A team of Kentwood Office Furniture employees explored ArtPrize in a fun way on Thursday, September 26, 2013.  Michigan IIDA hosted an ArtPrize scavenger hunt again this year – and it was bigger and better than before!  A variety of local teams spent the evening on a scavenger hunt throughout ArtPrize to battle it out for prizes and bragging rights!

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Design, Products and Financing Provide Comprehensive Solution for Medical Group

September 24th, 2013 by

Medical Group Furniture InstallationA 24-physician multi-specialty group signed a long term lease to move into a medical office building at a hospital in Southfield that is undergoing a $5.9 million renovation. This new space will enable the practice to open a diagnostic and testing facility that will feature a $1.1 million fixed-unit computed tomograph, or CT, scanner. The medical group was looking to partner with a company that could pull together a comprehensive solution of design, products and financing options. Kentwood Office Furniture was able to meet their needs by providing affordable options for every area of their facility. Working side by side with the architects and general contractors enabled the team to develop a solution that represents the image that the medical group needs to portray. They were also able to stay within their budget and direct necessary financial resources toward medical equipment and other supplies.

Project Details

Industry: Health Care
Application: Lobby, Exam Rooms, Physician Offices, Conference Room
Products: Remanufactured Herman Miller AO2 Workstations, HON Seating, Global Seating, Offices To Go Casegoods


Kentwood Office Furniture Adds Inventory Manager

September 3rd, 2013 by

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — September 3, 2013 — Kentwood Office Furniture announced that Greg VanKoevering has joined Kentwood Office Furniture as Inventory Manager in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office.  VanKoevering comes to Kentwood Office Furniture from Excel Office Interiors where he served as Warehouse Manager.


Remanufactured Product Enhancements Create Fun, Up-To-Date Office Expansion

August 15th, 2013 by

Remanufactured Furniture InstallationThe expansion of an employee benefits services company resulted in the need for additional office space. Kentwood Office Furniture utilized the new enhancements to their remanufactured product offering to create a fun, up-to-date open environment. The layout provides the ideal place for employees to concentrate and get work done as well as collaborate when necessary. The 53” high panel height, topped by glass stacker sections, allows the natural light to fill the entire space.

Project Details

Industry: Employee Benefits Services
Application: Open Plan Work Areas, Private Offices, Break Areas
Products: Remanufactured Herman Miller AO2 Workstations, HON Ignition Seating, HON Flock Cafe Stools


Kentwood Office Furniture Adds Designer in Grand Rapids Office

July 16th, 2013 by

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — July 16, 2013 — Kentwood Office Furniture announced that Karenann Ford has joined Kentwood Office Furniture as Design / Sales Administration in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office. Ford received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Kendall College of Art and Design. She comes to Kentwood Office Furniture from Charter House Innovations.


Remanufactured Furniture Keeps Pace with Office Furniture Trends

June 18th, 2013 by

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – June 4, 2013 –  In the office furniture world, it is quite obvious that the way office environments are designed has changed.  Three big factors impacting how these spaces are planned are 1) the tough economic climate, 2) individual and group communication and 3) the use of technology.  Kentwood Office Furniture (KOF) today announces new remanufactured product solutions that keep pace with these emerging requirements.

For several years, manufacturers have focused their development efforts on products that provide more flexible open spaces, where communication and connectivity can happen.  A more recent trend is the scramble to drastically reduce the purchase prices.  The budget conscious customer, previously not a primary focus, has now become a main target for many of the larger office furniture manufacturers.  Price points have come down, but obtaining an affordable environment that supports new modes of work can still be out of reach.  The answer for many can be found by looking in the direction of remanufactured furniture solutions.

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Furniture Buyback Services Help Offset Cost of Office Renovation

June 13th, 2013 by

CS1“Kentwood Office simplified the task of moving several locations into one larger, coordinated, cohesive space.”

A large counseling services company wanted to centralize their operations.  They consolidated several offices into one newly constructed facility.  Their existing furniture was a random mixture of many different products.  To outfit the new space, Kentwood Office Furniture blended new and remanufactured furniture.  Kentwood was able to coordinate a buyback for the product that they no longer needed.  The customer was going for a more contemporary look with a soothing color palette.  The 120 degree workstations suit the open call center and allow for additional seating when needed during a busy time.

Project Details

Industry: Counseling Services
Application: Call Center, Private Office, Break Room, Conference Room
Products: Remanufactured Herman Miller Ethospace Workstations, National Epic Desk Sets, HON Motivate Seating, HON Nucleus Seating, HON Motivate Training Tables


“Hands On” Approach Moves Customer In On Schedule

February 26th, 2013 by Jeff Klein

Security Integrator Customer Install

“Kentwood Office Furniture provided outstanding service from concept phase to final implementation.”

Dave Nemmers
President / Owner

Company growth and increasing customer demands brought a need for a new location for a security integration company. Their current location was not meeting their needs and was no longer the “right fit” for their organization. With tight timelines for the move ahead of them, they needed furnishings fast and done right the first time. Kentwood Office was there from the beginning design to the final installation. From furniture layout, to colors, to style and functionality, Kentwood was there with a “hands on” approach that helped the customer move in on schedule with outstanding results!

Project Details
Grand Rapids, MI

Industry: Security Integrator
Application: Lobby / Reception, Break Room, Private Office, Conference Room, Common Filing Area, Open Office
Products: Remanufactured Herman Miller AO2 Workstations, HON Preside Conference Table, HON Ignition Seating, HON Cafe Tables, HON Motivate Stools, HON Invitiation Lounge, Safco Rumba Screens, Safco Sassy Stools, Used Geiger Casegoods, Used Kimball Casegoods


Kentwood Office Furniture Adds Designer to Grand Rapids Staff

February 1st, 2013 by Jeff Klein

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — January 3, 2013 — Kentwood Office Furniture announced that Abbey Harvard has joined Kentwood Office Furniture as Designer / Sales Administration in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office.  Harvard received a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design and Business Administration from Central Michigan University.  She comes to Kentwood Office Furniture from Columbo’s Floors To Go.


Mix of Products Updates Space into Bright, Collaborative Office

December 27th, 2012 by Jeff Klein

Kentwood Office Furniture installationOur office has now become a showplace for us versus the drab, dark space that it was.  The color selections are outstanding.

Ray Sayers
Owner

A large marketing fulfillment company had added furnishings to their space over time and faced a random mix of furniture that was bland and outdated. They desired to brighten and update the office to fit their current brand. Kentwood suggested lowering the panel height and adding glass tiles to the panels to allow in more natural light from the front windows. These changes also helped create a more collaborative space between the workers. The addition of color created a fun, efficient workspace that fit the company’s personality.

Project Details
Zeeland, MI

Industry: Marketing Fulfillment Services
Application: Open Office, Private Office, Conference Room, Flooring
Products: Remanufactured Herman Miller Ethospace Workstations, Used Herman Miller Eames Chairs, Izzy Audrey Storage Islands, Fixtures Dewey Open Bookcases, Mannington Carpet, Reused customer’s existing storage and worksufaces


HON Adds New Line of Accessory Products

December 21st, 2012 by Jeff Klein

NEW HON accessories allow you to customize your workspace around your work styles.

Keyboard TrayKeyboard Trays

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Ergonomic design meets customized comfort in the HON Keyboard Platforms. Each keyboard tray accommodates both left and right hand mousing without tools, and the tilt can be easily adjusted. The low-profile design includes a spring-assisted, counter-balanced mechanism for smooth operation. It also moves freely from side to side to accommodate virtually any type of user or work style. When not in use, the entire tray retracts under the worksurface and cords management clips help create a clean, uncluttered work area. Backed by the HON Full Lifetime Warranty, these keyboard trays will provide years of reliable service.

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Monitor ArmsHON Monitor Arm

PUT STYLE AND FUNCTIONALITY ON DISPLAY

Effortlessly move your monitor into any position you need with the HON single or dual monitor arm. Gas spring and counterbalance technology in the arms allow the monitor to easily move back and forth, up or down, swivel 360° or even change from landscape-to-portrait position. The arms fold completely back to the post to provide maximum desktop space, and cord management clips help create a less cluttered worksurface. The high-quality aluminum alloy arms and stainless steel posts will withstand years of use, which is guaranteed by the HON Full Lifetime Warranty.

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Task LightingTask Lights

ILLUMINATE YOUR WORK AREA

Cluttered work areas. Compact desktops. Various sizes of workstations. HON Task Lights are an ideal solution for all of them. From the slim profile design of the Compact LED Light to the larger coverage area of the Single or Dual Adjustment Arm Light, you will find the lighting coverage you need. Both the Single and Dual Adjustment Arm Lights offer a sturdy base that anchors the light in place, a reach of at least 21”, and a full 180° rotation. Each model comes with an ample cord length, and is backed by the HON Full Lifetime Warranty. and is backed by the HON Full Lifetime Warranty.

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