May 19, 2022

Howard Miller Clock sells its wooden furniture division to a New York lighting company

WALKER — Howard Miller Co Clock of Zeeland divested its wood furniture manufacturing division in Brooklyn, NY Roll & Hill Furniture LLC.

Alexis Manufacturing Co., based in a 30,000 square foot facility in Walker, has been manufacturing intricate wood components and wood seating for 75 years. The company serves the residential and hospitality market and also supplies other quality furniture industry OEMs.


Howard Miller Clock had owned the company since 1983 and grew the company’s contract business, according to a statement.

For lighting maker Roll & Hill, the deal helps the company expand into a new market with wooden furniture.

“Alexis Manufacturing is a heritage brand that has stood the test of time and boasts enormous production capabilities,” Roll & Hill founder Jason Miller said in a statement. “We plan to continue this legacy, while bringing a new sense of energy and design. We want to restore the sense of excitement and possibility that American furniture, and specifically West Michigan furniture, evoked.

Roll & Hill plans to maintain the Alexis Manufacturing workforce and its contact manufacturing business. The company plans to launch an Alexis furniture collection this year.

The terms of the contract are not disclosed.