Workspring Introduced to Inland Steel Building in Chicago

Workspring Introduced to Inland Steel Building in Chicago

Service-Centered Workspace Offers Tailored Work Solutions for Tenants and Area

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Workspring, an enhanced workspace
destination from Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS), has opened its newest location in
the Inland Steel Building located at 30 W. Monroe in Chicago. This is the
first Workspring-enabled building in the country, meaning that corporate
tenants within the building will have special pricing and privileged access to
the Workspring facility located on the fourth floor. Existing Workspring
customers and neighboring businesses will also benefit from the close
proximity to the site. In addition to spaces designated for group meetings and
special events, the location will also feature areas uniquely designed for
individual work and collaborative projects.

"Workspring's parent company, Steelcase, has studied the ways in which people
work for more than 100 years. We've taken those insights and created
Workspring to address the needs of today's worker, who is more mobile and
interconnected than ever before," said John Malnor, vice president of Growth
Initiatives for Steelcase. "Because Chicago is in the heart of our country and
attracts business leaders from all around the world, it was the prefect market
to introduce this new flagship location." 

Workspring is a hosted business facility purpose-built for individual work,
collaborative meetings, longer-term projects, and full-service events. It
takes a holistic approach, bringing together seamlessly integrated service,
work consultancy, technology and contemporary design. Workspring's design
focuses on the effectiveness of small groups, enabling them to deliver on
clearly defined objectives and mission-critical expectations. The Workspring
experience is designed to help guests do their best work as individuals and

What are the benefits of a Workspring Enabled-Building?

In most traditional offices, employees are given designated work stations and
space is set aside for conference rooms or project areas, which aren't always
occupied. By managing a company from or near a Workspring-enabled building,
business leaders can pay to use the amenities when their teams need them and
rethink their company's real estate footprint, either using less overall
square-footage or repurposing space currently reserved for meetings. This
model takes a cue from other "collaborative consumption" behavior, like a
shared fitness center in an apartment building where tenants can utilize the
on-site facilities and avoid the need to store a treadmill in their home.

What Makes Workspring Different?

Workspring offers a fully hosted work experience where individuals and groups
can do their best work in an environment that anticipates every need,
including technology support, access to natural light, health-conscious meals
during meetings, outcome and work staging consultation, and ergonomic
workstations. For remote workers in need of a space outside of a traditional
workplace or home office, the location provides all of the amenities one would
need to feel connected and productive. Small to mid-sized groups can benefit
from Workspring's service-centric approach that includes a dedicated host, who
handles all needs, so the meeting planner and attendees can focus on the work
at hand. The all-inclusive pricing model for individual or group guests
includes the meeting space, technology, wireless access, catering and tailored
meeting supplies. 

What is the vision for Workspring?

The first Workspring location was also built in Chicago. Now, Steelcase is
expanding Workspring locations through strategic partnerships with brands like
Marriott Hotels & Resorts. In the future, Workspring aims to provide a network
of workspace destinations to meet the needs of mobile workers.

For those interested in visiting the space, Workspring will host an event on
January 15 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. CT. There, guests will hear from author
Sunni Brown as she discusses her new book Leading the Doodle Revolution. An
official grand opening event will take place on February 7 from 5:30 to 8:00
p.m. CT. Both events are open to the public.

To learn more about Workspring, please visit

About Steelcase Inc.

For 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®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, Details®,
Nurture®, PolyVision® and Turnstone® – 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 650 dealers.
Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with
fiscal 2012 revenue of $2.75 billion.

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