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Haworth Sells Furniture Groupe Lacasse

May 16th, 2012

Contract furniture giant Haworth Inc. said it has sold its wholly-owned subsidiary Groupe Lacasse to an independent investment group headed by Sylvain Garneau, president of the Saint-Pie, QUE-based company since 2010.

The group of private investors includes the family of Guy Lacasse, the former CEO of the company prior to its purchase by Haworth in 2000. Details of the sale were not disclosed.

Founded in 1956, Groupe Lacasse employs more than 400 people. The company specializes in thermofused melamine office furniture, steel storage and filing systems, workplace systems and contract seating. Office furniture products are marketed under the Lacasse, United Chair and Nvision brands. The company also manufactures Think Smart educational furniture products.