History of The HON Company
The HON Company was founded in 1944 with the intent of providing employment for returning World War II military. Over time, the company grew into the office furniture leader it is today. The HON Company is the largest operating company of HNI Corporation (formerly HON INDUSTRIES) and is North America's leader in providing workplace furniture solutions from the backroom to the boardroom of small- and medium-sized businesses.
Over 94 percent of HON customers are either "extremely satisfied" or "very satisfied." This is the highest customer service satisfaction score in the company's history. It owes its success to being one of America's leaders in lean manufacturing. The HON Company relies on its unique culture of rapid, continuous improvement, which empowers everyone who works at The HON Company to look for more innovative, cost-effective processes to serve its customers in the best way possible.
The HON Company offers a full product line – including panel systems, desks, tables, chairs and file and storage cabinets – through a nationwide network of dealers and wholesalers. HON products can be found in many of America's commercial businesses, schools and universities, government buildings and healthcare facilities.
Seating: The HON Company's complete seating assortment – executive, conference, work and task chairs, stools, guest chairs, and lounge seating – covers a wide variety of styles and functionality to suit the needs of today's workplace.
Desks: HON desks and complementary components please traditional to contemporary tastes in a variety of wood, veneer, laminate and steel finishes.
Storage: HON pedestals, laterals, file centers, storage towers, storage cabinets, vertical files and bookcases provide durable solutions that integrate effortlessly with desks and workstations.
Workstations: HON workstations are easy to specify and install, provide flexible configuration options, and integrate seamlessly with HON storage and seating.
Tables: The HON Company goes beyond basic with elegant conference tables, versatile multi-purpose tables, and attractive hospitality tables – all available in a vast array of sizes, shapes and finishes.
In 1947, the company began making recipe card boxes from pieces of scrap metal generated from its contract business. More than 50 years later, The HON Company practices one of the industry's strongest and most comprehensive programs to conserve raw materials and reduce waste. Today, environmental management is firmly embedded in all of The HON Company's manufacturing processes. HON defines waste as anything that does not bring value to the customer, and life cycle considerations are a significant part of all product development efforts. At HON, lean is green. Green is not trendy; it's a part of our culture. It has always been a part of The HON Company's way of doing business.