When 51 percent of the stock in the Michigan Star Furniture Co. of Zeeland was purchased in 1923, the business was renamed the Herman Miller Furniture Co. The name would become a legend in innovative furniture and office design worldwide.
From 1870 to 1890, Michigan was the nation’s leading timber producer, and its sawmills were among the most efficient in the world. Logging in Grand Haven and Spring Lake contributed greatly to that distinction.
People in Grand Haven were awestruck and amazed when they witnessed a new device demonstrated at the Grand Haven Rotary Club. The Grand Haven Tribune reported that the event “proved to be one of the most interesting scientific lectures” club members had ever witnessed.