SOURCE: The HON Company

May 15, 2008 11:59 ET

Rainn Wilson, of NBC's Hit Comedy Series "The Office," to Appear in HON Showroom at NeoCon

Fan "Meet & Greets" Scheduled With Popular Actor on June 9, 2008

MUSCATINE, IA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - The HON Company's Chicago office furniture showroom will have a well-known "Office" visitor on Monday, June 9, 2008 during the NeoCon® World's Trade Fair. Rainn Wilson, best known for his current role as eccentric paper salesman, "Dwight Schrute," on NBC's Emmy award-winning series, "The Office," will make a day-long appearance in HON's Showroom in Suite 1130 in Chicago's Merchandise Mart.

Wilson, one of the most recognizable faces from the network's "must see TV" Thursday lineup, will appear in the HON showroom from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. at NeoCon. During this time, fans will have the opportunity to meet Wilson and obtain autographs and photos. NeoCon® World's Trade Fair is the largest exhibition of contract furnishings for the design industry in North America.

"From several notable and exciting product launches to Rainn's appearance on Monday, The HON Company showroom is a 'must see' stop on any NeoCon visitor's agenda," says Don Mead, The HON Company's vice president of marketing. "Rainn and The HON Company are a perfect fit. HON is one of the largest contract furnishings manufacturers in the United States. Rainn is one of the most popular characters, not only on 'The Office,' but on prime-time TV," said Mead. "Who better to help us roll out our new products at this year's show? We're excited he is able to join us in Chicago while we introduce a number of innovative, new products to the contract design community. We're certain NeoCon 2008 will be HON's best show yet."

Before joining the cast of "The Office," Wilson first gained positive acclaim from television fans and critics alike as somber mortician's apprentice "Arthur Martin" on HBO's Emmy-winning series, "Six Feet Under." He has also guest-starred on other television programs and has a number of film credits to his name, including a hilarious cameo in the Oscar-winning film, "Juno."

For more information about The HON Company and its line of furnishings for offices and education, visit www.HON.com.

About The HON Company

The HON Company is a leader in the design and manufacturing of workplace furniture including chairs, files, panel systems, 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. For more information, please visit www.HON.com.

About NeoCon® World's Trade Fair

NeoCon World's Trade Fair, the National Exposition of Contract Furnishings, is the largest exhibition of contract furnishings for the design and management of the built environment in North America. Celebrating its 40th year, NeoCon features the latest trends, products, and concepts in office, health care, hospitality, residential, institutional and government environments, all under one roof at Chicago's famous Merchandise Mart.

This premier contract show features seven shows running simultaneously: Buildings Show®, Office Expo by Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA), NEW Hospitality, Fine Design Residential Furnishings Show™, GREENlife™, The Architectural Stone and Ceramic Tile Exposition (ASCTEX) and TechnoCon™. Encompassing 1.2 million square feet of exhibition space on 10 floors, NeoCon hosts more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing thousands of new product introductions.

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