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Case Study: Linear Motion LLC

Linear Motion LLC—with a location in Saginaw, Michigan—offers configurable, economical, and high-speed guide and drive systems for harsh environments and high-speed applications.

A few years ago, we helped Linear Motion redesign their lobby and conference room. So when they wanted to breathe new life into their office space, they trusted SPACE to help.


Linear Motion recently acquired Thomson Aerospace and Defense. As the company rebranded, leadership wanted to modernize their office space, which featured dark, burgundy panels, old carpet, dim and inefficient lighting and many cubicles and filing systems. 

It was important to Linear Motion to invest in their employees and create a space they could be proud of—and work efficiently in. With headquarters in Italy, the team sought the clean and minimalist style of European design.


As we began our relationship, we listened to Linear Motion’s needs, gave recommendations, and demonstrated our ability to be a resource and consultant. We also brought them to the Haworth showroom to display current office design trends and a great example of how to entertain their global clientele. 

Their workplace design project was a complete gut—ceiling, lighting, and flooring. 

We lowered the height of the cubicle walls and added glass with film, creating an open feel with moderate privacy. This brought in their brand colors while breaking up the sea of full-height panels. We also added accessory ports and desktop power. 

We reorganized departments to better use their space while giving them room for growth and collaborative tables for informal departmental meetings.


Linear Motion intentionally aimed to be cost-effective—providing a brand new look without appearing showy. They were smart and very purposeful in how and where they invested into the space. 

The office building has beautiful, east-facing windows, but this proved troublesome at sunrise. We provided mesh shade window treatments to block glare while not losing out on the natural light. A new conference room with updated technology and glass windows overlooks the river.

“I’m really glad to have chosen SPACE as our key partner for these important projects. We’re shining again and that’s thanks to you,” said Fabrizio Moretti.

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