Innovating office environments for over 107 years

1930

Employment Levels Maintained Despite Depression
1933
Employment Levels Maintained Despite Depression

1940

Retirement Benefits Offered
1944
Retirement Benefits Offered

1950

Steelcase Foundation Formed
December 27, 1951
Steelcase Foundation Formed
Community Chest Record Set
1953
Community Chest Record Set
Steelcase Sponsors Junior Achievement
1958
Steelcase Sponsors Junior Achievement

1960

Original Factory Donated to The Salvation Army
September 1, 1960
Original Factory Donated to The Salvation Army

1970

President Ford Speaks at United Way Luncheon
1977
President Ford Speaks at United Way Luncheon

1980

Steelcase Joins Corporate Angel Network
1985
Steelcase Joins Corporate Angel Network
Meyer May House Opens
1987
Meyer May House Opens
$1 Million Gifted to GR Public Museum
1988
$1 Million Gifted to GR Public Museum

1990

Successful Mentoring Program Expands
1999
Successful Mentoring Program Expands

2000

Attwood Assists After Terrorist Attacks
September 11, 2001
Attwood Assists After Terrorist Attacks
Top 10 Socially Responsible Companies
2002
Top 10 Socially Responsible Companies
Steelcase Named Best Corporate Citizen
2007
Steelcase Named Best Corporate Citizen
Green School Makeover
2008
Green School Makeover
AMEX Industry-First Award for Social Responsibility
March 9, 2009
AMEX Industry-First Award for Social Responsibility

2010

Community Support
2011
Community Support
Sharing the Warmth
September 2011
Sharing the Warmth
OpenIDEO Partnership to Revitalize Communities
November 2011
OpenIDEO Partnership to Revitalize Communities
Most Civic-Minded in the U.S.
October 2016
Most Civic-Minded in the U.S.
New Spaces for Gerald R. Ford International Airport
November 17, 2017
New Spaces for Gerald R. Ford International Airport

We opened our doors in 1912 after 11 business men agreed to invest in Peter M. Wege's dream of opening a steel office furniture company in a city renowned for wood furniture. Since then we've experienced many changes, including our name, but our business vision of always looking toward the future has remained the same.

Here we'd like to share with you a few hundred of the thousands of noteworthy historical moments from our 107-year plus legacy.

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