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Radical Collaboration at InSinkErator’s New HQ

InSinkErator’s New HQ If you have a garbage disposal at home, odds are you have an InSinkErator one. That’s because for the last 80 years, Insinkerator has dominated the market both nationally and globally with creating and manufacturing state-of-the-art food waste disposals. Insinkerator was founded in Racine, Wisconsin by John W. Hammes who also invented…

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Competing for Talent: The work environment becomes a differentiator for recruiting, engaging and retaining talent

Demand driven growth and historically low unemployment are intensifying the competition for talent. As the leverage shifts from employers to employees, organizations are finding that people are looking for work environments that promote flexibility, creativity and collaboration. The Milwaukee Business Journal recently sat down at a live event at Forrer Business Interiors with experts to…

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Forrer Business Interiors celebrates 70th anniversary with surprise classroom transformation at Messmer High School

  Milwaukee, WI — (October 5, 2018) Local Steelcase dealer, Forrer Business Interiors surprised students and teachers at Messmer High School on Friday with a complete classroom transformation ‘while they were out’. Each year Forrer Business Interiors, located in Glendale, Wisconsin, takes a day off to bring all the employees together for team-building, personal development,…

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Don’t Wait for the Perfect Solution

The Last Word by BizTimes Staff June 11, 2018, 4:03 AM During his time on a submarine in the U.S. Navy, Forrer Business Interiors president Pat Koppa was taught to get enough information to make a reasonably intelligent decision or the opportunity will pass you by, he says. “During my time in the U.S. Navy’s Silent…

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Steelcase Acquires Smith System

Steelcase to Acquire Smith System, Industry Leader in pre-K-12 Education Market GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 8, 2018 – Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Smith System Manufacturing Company, a Texas-based manufacturer of high quality furniture for the pre-K-12 education market designed to inspire better learning and improve…

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Agile Workplace Design

AGILe Organizations globally are continuously searching for ways to improve employee productivity and decrease operational costs. Agile is quickly becoming the new “it” term in workplace and/or business strategy to meet these growing needs. What does agility mean?  It can be defined as: The power of moving quick and easily or “nimbleness” The ability to think and…

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