MUSCATINE, Iowa—When The HON Company publicly announced its commitment to manufacturing in the USA, it was important to the company to explain why it values a U.S. operating model that the company said is rare in today’s commercial furniture industry. Making significant investments in new state-of-the-art manufacturing and fulfillment centers, HON said that it remains focused on manufacturing most of its products in the USA—everything from individual components to complete furniture.
“We are proud to be able to make most of our furniture here in the USA,” said Jerry Dittmer, president of The HON Company, in a press release. “As we continue working hard to produce the best products for the best value, HON knows that doing it in the USA not only transforms the level of quality and service we can achieve, but it’s the right thing to do.”
HON (www.hon.com) said that in line with its culture of continuous improvement, the company’s emphasis on USA-built products represents an awareness of the speed and responsiveness expected from today’s commercial furniture customers. The company plans to take advantage of the opportunity to meet evolving industry standards of quality, and recognizes that shifting market demands are rendering long supply chain networks obsolete.
“We believe that making our product here at home tells an important piece of our story,” said Dittmer. “It’s a symbol of our commitment to surpassing customer expectations of our products and the experience of doing business with HON.”
Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, HON designs and manufactures workplace furniture, including chairs, tables, desks, workstations, and storage. The company has numerous manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the United States, and markets its products through a nationwide network of loyal distribution partners.