World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

HNI Corporation

HNI Corporation
Traded as NYSE: HNI
Founded Muscatine, Iowa, US, (1944)
Headquarters Muscatine, Iowa, US
Key people
Stan A. Askren, Chairman & CEO
Products Furniture & Fireplaces

HNI Corporation (formerly HON Industries) is the secound-largest office furniture manufacturer in the world in regard to revenues resulting from office segment sales,[1][2][3] behind Steelcase . Its headquarters is in Muscatine, Iowa U.S.A[4] HNI is the leading gas and wood burning fireplace manufacturer and marketer in the United States. [4] HNI's brands include The HON Company, Allsteel, Gunlocke, Paoli, Maxon, HBF, Sagus, Heatilator, Heat & Glo, Harman, and Quadra-Fire.[4] The company was founded in 1944 by engineer, C. Maxwell Stanley; advertising executive, Clem Hanson; and industrial designer, H. Wood Miller.[5]

On March 1, 2006, HNI Corporation completed the agreement, as announced January 13, 2006, to purchase Lamex, which is a privately held Chinese manufacturer and marketer of office furniture.[6]

On January 16, 2012 it was announced that HBF, located in Hickory, North Carolina, will be moving its entire Conference and Casegoods line to sister company Gunlocke, in Wayland, New York. This will eliminate 60 jobs.



  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b c Jeff Tecklenburg (2006-02-25). "Fortune magazine ranks HNI high". Muscatine Journal. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  5. ^ "HNI Corporation, History Timeline, 1944 - Present". 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  6. ^ "HNI Corporation Acquires Leading Chinese Office Furniture Company". 

External links

  • Official site
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.