Herman Miller Net Earnings Rose 32 Percent to $33.5 Million
September 24, 2015 | 10:16 pm CDT

Furniture maker Herman Miller  (NASDAQ: MLHR) first quarter net sales totaled $565.4 million, an increase of 10.9% from the same quarter last year. New orders in the first quarter of $563.3 million were 9 % above the prior year level. 

Herman Miller reported net earnings of $33.5 million, a 33 % increase. 

Brian Walker, CEO, said, "We were particularly pleased to see improved momentum in our North American segment. That segment posted year-over-year order growth of 6%.


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Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for WoodworkingNetwork.com.

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In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

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