GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Steelcase Inc. has been recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine's 2012 "Most Admired Companies" in the Home Equipment, Furnishings industry sector. The office furnishings giant is ranked sixth overall for the business segment.

According to Steelcase, its highest scores came in the innovation, people management, quality of products and services, and long-term investment categories. Past recognition in these categories has included: Information Week 500 for technology innovation; American Society for Training and Development's BEST Awards for employee development; Inforum Board Access Award for women in leadership; and iF Design Awards and Edison Awards for product design and innovation.

"Steelcase is humbled to be among FORTUNE magazine's 'Most Admired Companies' and to join such a well-respected group of industry leaders in the sector," Steelcase President and CEO James P. Hackett, said in a statement. "This is a significant point of pride for everyone at Steelcase, particularly as we're embarking on our centennial anniversary this year. We're committed to building a strong, globally-integrated business and our strategic focus will remain on the future -- the changing nature of work and the role of space as a strategic asset within organizations."

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