130-year-old Grand Rapids, Michigan-based company expands into New York state to make seats that will be used by New York City Transit, other transit authorities in region.
TCAT Interim Maintenance Manager Jim Caco and his team this week installed state-of-the-art seats, manufactured by Michigan-based American Seating Co., for riders to test out and give their feedback. The seats will be on the bus, a 2011 Gillig, for passenger testing about six weeks, Caco said.
American Seating celebrates 130 years making products for education, auditorium and office environments. Our seats are not only in offices and schools around town – we’re also at the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field, the Chicago White Sox’s U.S. Cellular Field (Comiskey Park) – and on CTA buses!
American Seating heads to the American Public Transportation Association’s 2016 Bus & Paratransit Conference May 15-18 in Charlotte, North Carolina, with plans to unveil an industry first: USB ports debuting on the company’s Vision® seats.
Why are there so many different seating designs on the market today – with such drastically different levels of comfort? Most transportation seating solutions are designed for unique purposes. But even within the same application, why does Company A’s seat “sit” differently than Company B’s seat?
Metro Magazine writes: What do customers look for in transit seating?
American Seating announces promotion and new hire for lead sales positions in transportation group.
The Grand Rapids Business Journal writes: two local organizations win national public transportation awards for promotional work.
Mass Transit Magazine shares the latest innovation and technology news from this week’s APTA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
American Seating introduces the next generation of InSight® transit seating. INSIGHT-PRIME™ and INSIGHT-PRIME+™ weigh less to reduce vehicle weights and increase fuel efficiency.