HON Industries Base CaseBy Larry Barrett | Posted 2002-11-01 Email Print
Re-Thinking HR: What Every CIO Needs to Know About Tomorrow's Workforce
The tangle of cables in HON's factories is gone, replaced by wireless systems. Gone, too: the furniture maker's downtime.
HON Industries Base CaseHeadquarters: 414 East Third St., P.O. Box 1109, Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: (563) 264-7400
Business: Manufactures office furniture and fireplaces Chief information officer: Malcolm Fields
Financials in 2001: $1.8 billion in sales; $75 million in net income
Challenge: Install and integrate Linux-based IT system for manufacturing facilities