HNI Corporation's history offers a clear insight into the way in which it operates. The company was incorporated in 1944 and began operations in 1947 in Muscatine, Iowa.
HNI Corporation is far larger and more diverse than it was when it shipped its first product in 1947. Its management, however, makes every effort to retain the spirit of the corporation as it was when it started. Mutual fairness and respect are the driving forces that produce profit, financial strength, growth products, customer-friendly services, job satisfaction and community responsibility.