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American Seating’s Curved Wood Back Seats - First with No Added Urea Formaldehyde Resins

Posted in Architectural on October 06, 2010

American Seating’s Curved Wood Back Seats First to Combine FSC Certification with No Added Urea Formaldehyde Resins

In what is believed to be an industry first, American Seating can now provide chairs with curved plywood backs as FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) Certified products with no added urea formaldehyde (NAUF). Until now, seating products featuring a curved plywood back could not achieve these combined options.

American Seating’s new CFO - Leslie Cummings

Posted in Architectural, Corporate, Transportation, Corporate on April 13, 2010

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.—March 17, 2010—American Seating, an innovative seating solutions provider for more than 120 years, is pleased to announce Leslie Cummings as the newly appointed Chief Financial Officer.

Michigan manufacturers rethink march toward Chinese outsourcing

Posted in Architectural, Corporate, Transportation, Corporate on April 13, 2010

By Nancy Crawley | The Grand Rapids Press
April 04, 2010, 6:19AM

Some Michigan manufacturers are rethinking whether the march toward Chinese outsourcing really is inevitable.
American Seating Inc., the Grand Rapids producer of stadium and mass-transit seating, has been sending work to China since the ’90s.

But lately, not so much. “We are finding if we do the right things here, our work force is competitive,” said Victor Laing, vice president for manufacturing operations who calculates the cost of “here vs. there” with each new project.

Originally posted in Grand Rapids Press on April 3, 2010

American Seating Wins Award for Green Initiatives

Posted in Architectural, Corporate on February 02, 2010

American Seating was recently recognized as a Green Initiative Champion by Corp! Magazine. The magazine solicited nominations for Michigan based businesses to recognize those who are making changes in their operations that will reduce their affects on the enviroment by becoming more sustainable.

New Interactive Online Tool Makes It Easier to Select, Customize and Specify Fixed Seating Products

Posted in Architectural on January 05, 2010

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. (January 5, 2010) – American Seating, a leader in innovative seating solutions for more than 120 years, today announced a new cutting-edge interactive online customer support tool: the Spec Builder.

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