Haworth Inc. designs and manufactures adaptable workspaces, including raised floors, movable walls, systems furniture, seating, storage and wood casegoods. Founded in 1948 by G. W. Haworth, Haworth is a privately held, family-owned corporation headquartered in Holland, Michigan, United States. Haworth serves markets in more than 120 countries through a global network of 600 dealers. In 2010, Haworths worldwide sales were US$1.21 billion. Haworth employs nearly 7,000 people worldwide in 20 wholly owned factories and 55 sales offices. The company began in 1948 as Modern Products. In 1954, the focus of Modern Products shifted toward office environments, in response to the development of modular office partitions. To reflect this new focus, the company changed its name to Modern Partitions In 1976, with the founders son Richard now in charge, the company took its current name, Haworth, and the company began focusing exclusively on office furniture systems. Richard Haworth patented the first cubicle wall panels with internal wiring.