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Suppliers Needed: Pure Michigan Business Connect Michigan Furniture Industry Symposium

Pure Michigan Business Connect, in partnership with Lakeshore Advantage and The Right Place, is hosting a first-ever virtual Michigan Furniture Industry Symposium event on Thursday, May 13, connecting several significant global commercial furniture industry OEMs, with Michigan suppliers. The purchasing needs include various manufacturing services, parts, and materials not exclusive to the commercial furniture manufacturing industry.

This event will provide suppliers with manufacturing capabilities in various industries a great opportunity to enter and/or identify new business opportunities in the commercial furniture industry market. Buyers are looking for metal, fiberglass, plastic, molded and other components, machining services, prototyping, and much more.

Submit a supplier application by April 30

Participating purchasing companies include: Corral Design, DeskMakers, Enwork, Genesis Seating, Herman Miller, Howard Miller, Indiana Furniture, Inscape, KI Furniture, Knoll, Nuvar, Stylex Seating, and Trendway.

The event will include:

  • Presentation from the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) discussing how non-traditional suppliers can find and access opportunities in the industry
  • Presentation from the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) on Industry 4.0 considerations
  • Robust panel discussion on industry trends
  • One-on-one buyer-supplier meetings

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