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American Seating produces cutting-edge formaldehyde-free designs for Yellowstone National Park

Posted in Architectural on November 24, 2010

Grand Rapids Press, November 24, 2010
GRAND RAPIDS – Less polluting glue and wood from sustainable forests are being built into curved-plywood backings for auditorium chairs made by American Seating.

Originally posted in MLive on November 23, 2010

Buildings Magazine

Posted in Architectural on November 04, 2010

American Seating can now provide curved wood backs with FSC certified products with no urea formaldehyde.

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
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