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Minority Business Enterprise re|DISTRICT Joins Steelcase as Authorized Dealer

June 24, 2013  |  by SupplySource DC

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington, D.C. organizations now have more access to insight-led workplace solutions from office environment leader Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS). Today, Steelcase announced an expansion of its authorized dealer network in the Washington, D.C. market with the addition of re|DISTRICT.

re|DISTRICT is a minority business enterprise located in Arlington, VA. Experiencing success as a Herman Miller dealer in the past, re|DISTRICT joins existing Steelcase dealers Arbee Associates and USBI to create the best solutions that enhance the performance of people, teams and the organizations for which they work.

"Washington, D.C. is a very important market for Steelcase where we see tremendous opportunity. Adding re|DISTRICT as a partner allows us to further our commitment to providing smart, insight-driven workplace solutions," said Jean-Marie Murphy, vice president, channel development, Steelcase. "We were drawn to the like-minded approach re|DISTRICT encompasses and are confident they will make an excellent addition to our dealer network. This relationship is also an exciting example of our commitment to further support our customers that value doing business with minority business enterprises."

As a full-service dealer, re|DISTRICT provides workplace solutions, product specification, design support, project management, warranty service and repair, as well as the expanded services of A/V, IT, and integrated design delivery.

After establishing a successful presence serving this market, re|DISTRICT President Nick Thompson said, "As we look to the future of our evolving industry, it is critical for us to adapt and expand our offerings beyond traditional office furniture. Joining Steelcase, we are confident we are providing our customers with the best workplace solutions for their needs."

About Steelcase Inc.

For more than 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world's leading organizations -- wherever work happens. Steelcase and our family of brands -- including Steelcase(R), Coalesse(R), Designtex(R), Details(R), Nurture(R), PolyVision(R) and Turnstone(R) -- offer a comprehensive portfolio of furnishings, products and services designed to unlock human promise and support social, economic and environmental sustainability. We are globally accessible through a network of channels, including approximately 670 dealers. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with fiscal 2013 revenue of $2.9 billion.

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