HOLLAND, MI –  Haworth, Inc. and Groupe Lacasse have announced an agreement finalizing the sale of Groupe Lacasse to an independent investment group headed by Sylvain Garneau – President of the Quebec-based company since 2010. The group of private investors includes the family of Mr. Guy Lacasse.

“We look forward to Haworth and Groupe Lacasse maintaining a relationship as mutual customers and suppliers,” said Franco Bianchi, Haworth President & CEO. “Groupe Lacasse will experience greater opportunity to operate in the marketplace as an independent company, while maintaining a strong connection to the business opportunities offered by Haworth. It will be an exciting entrepreneurial opportunity for Sylvain and the entire team as they build on the positive momentum they have been developing.“

“This represents an exciting opportunity for Groupe Lacasse to strengthen our core business and drive our performance to the next level,” said Sylvain Garneau, Groupe Lacasse CEO and Chairman of the investors’ group. “Our entire organization appreciates the support of Haworth and the confidence of our new business partners.”

This action allows Haworth and Groupe Lacasse to more effectively serve customers in a focused and agile way and ensures that the companies have the opportunity to achieve the best possible sustainable long-term growth and profitability without losing the potential to serve market-specific needs.

Source: Haworth, Groupe Lacasse

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