Kentwood Office Furniture Expands Capabilities with Purchase of Worksurface Manufacturer
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release: January 9, 2014
Office Furniture Expands Capabilities with Purchase of Worksurface Manufacturer
Kentwood Office Furniture (KOF) announces today the purchase of
worksurface manufacturer Brys Industries, a full service supplier of engineered
wood products and components. Brys Industries, established in 2003, has a great
reputation around the industry for producing high quality products. The
transaction was finalized in late December, and announced internally to all KOF
employees last week. Brys Industries, now KOF Wood Solutions, will continue to
manufacture laminate worksurfaces and other related products out of its current
36th street facility.
The purchase of this worksurface manufacturer is not only good for
Kentwood Office Furniture, but for all of KOF’s customers as well. "Product
choice, flexible service and very affordable pricing continue to be key
components in providing great spaces for our customers,” says Art Hasse,
President and CEO of Kentwood Office Furniture. "Bringing the production of a
key component of our remanufactured office systems solutions in-house gives us
the infrastructure necessary to continue to meet, and exceed, these
This acquisition is one of several recent announcements from
Kentwood Office Furniture in the last 18 months. This past September, KOF
announced the transition of their company to an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership
Plan) and in June announced the expansion of their core remanufactured systems
offering. KOF also announced the expansion of their regional offices by opening
a location in Indianapolis, Indiana in September of 2012. With each step, Kentwood
continues to make a statement about their strength and position in the office
furniture market as well as their value to all customers they serve.
Kentwood Office Furniture is the Mid West’s
premier specialist in high quality remanufactured, used, and new office furniture. Since 1976, we have
been passionate about providing the best selection and lowest prices on environmentally sustainable office furniture.
We take a
proactive approach to servicing our customers – from selling to buying office
furniture. Kentwood is a HON Diamond Showcase dealer and offers other new products from innovative
companies such as Allsteel, Trendway, Kimball, Mayline, National and
Global. In addition, our remanufactured and used workstations provide high quality,
environmentally responsible solutions at a fraction of the cost of new.
From one to one thousand cubicles; we ship and install panel systems across the
country with impeccable follow through.