MUSCATINE, IA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - If you notice green men roaming the streets near Chicago's Merchandise Mart, you aren't hallucinating. And no, Martians haven't invaded the Windy City. The HON Company's Green Man Group has.

The original, 15-person Green Man Group will showcase HON products, its green message and a host of crazy, laugh-inducing antics on the bustling streets surrounding Chicago's Merchandise Mart, home to the 2007 NeoCon World Trade Fair, on June 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Green is a way of life at The HON Company, and the leading office furniture manufacturer wants people to remember this long after NeoCon ends. So, they enlisted the Green Man Group to help share the company's environmental message in a less-than quiet way.

The group will encourage NeoCon visitors to stop by The HON Company's showroom, #1130, which this year showcases the company's latest environmental initiative, Initiate® panel systems made with Nature Core™ fiberboard.

The patent-pending Nature Core fiberboard is a non-woven composite material made from a blend of primarily natural and synthetic fibers. The new product will be offered as an alternative construction material on The HON Company's Initiate panel systems.

While in The HON Company showroom, visitors also will have the opportunity to try out the popular F3™ chair, which now offers a seatback made from unique, new ilira - stretch® fabric. This innovative material provides for enhanced airflow and comfort and has been certified with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage™ Gold program. The Green Man Group also will have F3™ chairs on the street for visitors to try out as they come to and from the trade show.

For more information about Initiate made with Nature Core, the F3™ chair and other sustainable products and services from The HON Company, visit or

About The HON Company

The HON Company is a leader in the design and manufacturing of workplace furniture including chairs, storage, panel systems, tables and desks. Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, The HON Company has numerous manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the United States, and markets its products through a nationwide network of dealers and retailers. The HON Company is an operating company of HNI Corporation (formerly HON INDUSTRIES). For more information, visit

NOTE: The Green Man Group is not affiliated with or endorsed by Blue Man Group. The HON Company does not claim nor imply the rights to Blue Man Group material.

Note to Editors: The trademarked name "F3™" contains a superscripted "3" that does not translate over the wire.

Contact Information: CONTACT: Betsy Hoye Advertising & Public Relations Manager 563.272.5690 Jennifer Allanson or Kristi Stolarski Robert Falls & Co. Public Relations 216.696.0229 or