ITASCA, Ill. -- Fellowes Brands, a maker of business products, has announced its acquisition of Trendway Corp., of Holland, Michigan. Trendway manufactures office furniture systems, movable walls, and seating for work environments.

Fellowes Brands first expanded into contract furniture through its acquisition of ESI in November 2017. The addition of Trendway to the Fellowes portfolio creates a broader offering to this channel. The acquisition will also provide Fellowes a 500,000 square foot U.S. furniture manufacturing capability, which will complement its Bankers Box factory in Itasca.

“We are excited to announce that the Trendway family is now a part of the Fellowes family” said John Fellowes, president & CEO of Fellowes Brands. “The Heeringa family has built Trendway through a commitment to strong values, good people, responsiveness to customers and a care for those around (them), which aligns with our own family’s values and approach. Over the past few months we have spent time with both Don Heeringa and Bill Bundy to learn the historical culture of Trendway, and we plan to lead this business into its next chapter with a similar spirit to its deep roots, while bringing a greater capabilities and competitiveness to its future efforts.”

Trendway was ranked 85 in the FDMC 300 in 2018, with estimated annual sales of $100 million.

Founded in 1968, Trendway was purchased by the Heeringa family in 1973 and has been under the leadership of Don Heeringa for 46 years.

Trendway will continue to operate from Holland, Michigan, under the leadership of Bill Bundy, Trendway’s current president.

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