Office furniture giant Herman Miller CEO Andi Owen says her company is struggling to attract talented workers because its home state of Michigan lacks civil protections for LGBTQ people.
“We also further positioned our Retail business for profitable growth with the opening of three new Design Within Reach studios in the fourth quarter, a lease termination related to an underperforming studio and beginning the transition to a new, state-of-the-art distribution centre in Batavia, Ohio. While [these actions] pressured profitability in the quarter, [they] are important enablers for future growth and operating margin expansion of our Retail business.”
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