office furniture

Court halts COVID mandate

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put a temporary halt to OSHA’s emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 vaccination, weekly testing and employee masking by granting an emergency motion.

States sue, manufacturers commit to comply

Attorneys general from several states including Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Nebraska, Ohio and others have or plan to file suit challenging the Covid-19 vaccination mandates set out by President Biden in September.

Basketball legend Vinnie Johnson winds down furniture business

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Vinnie Johnson, a legendary basketball player who helped lead the Detroit Pistons to two NBA championships and later established a multi-billion dollar business, has shuttered his Michigan-based office furniture dealership. The decision was made earlier this month to close Airea Inc., which is one of the companies in Johnson’s Piston Group LLC holding company. While no reason was given for the decision, Johnson confirmed Airea’s pending closure on the company website:

Labor and supply chain issues dampen HNI’s earnings prospects

At the same time HNI Corp. is reporting strong order trends, labor availability, supply chain challenges and input cost inflation are conspiring to create greater than expected capacity constraints. The net result, the company said, is it expects third-quarter operating income to be 25 to 35 percent below prior-year levels.