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Hussey Seating Headquarters, North Berwick, ME

YOUR PARTNER FOR SEATING SOLUTIONS

A 6th & 7th GENERATION FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS

Here at Hussey Seating Company we're accustomed to encountering a reaction of disbelief when people learn we've been in business since 1835. It's unusual for a company to stay in one family's ownership for that length of time, let alone a business with a history of manufacturing everything from long furrowed plows to combat the rocky New England soil in 1835, to fire escapes and ski lifts in the early 1900's, all the way to spectator seating since 1960.

But here's our secret: We're not a manufacturing center. We're an innovation center.

While today we produce the highest quality spectator and audience seating in the world, our real business is listening to understanding, and solving our customers biggest problems. Almost 200 years ago customers needed plows. Today they need spectator seating solutions custom fit for their audience They need telescopic platforms that can safely accommodate a high volume guests with ease and transform facilities from event to event seamlessly. They need a company they can trust with their biggest moments, and we're more than prepared for the job.

For almost 200 years our goals haven't changed:

  • We are a family business in it for the long run
  • We operate with honesty and integrity
  • We care about and empower the people we work with

From high school gymnasiums, tracks and football fields, to professional arenas and performing arts centers, wherever you find spectators sharing a great moment you'll find Hussey Seats. Call your local Hussey Seating expert today-and reserve your seat.

HISTORY

  • 1835

    The Hussey Plow Company is established. It is founded by William Hussey, a farmer and native of North Berwick, Maine, who has designed a more efficient plow blade. Hussey earns international recognition for the blade’s effectiveness and durability.

    1931

    Philip Hussey, while completing a project for the Portland Boys Club, conceives a portable bleacher for outdoor use. He begins selling outdoor bleachers throughout New England, but later adapts the design for indoors when the baby boom of the 1950’s escalates the construction of new schools and gymnasiums.

    1961

    Designed for the adaptation of fold-down chairs, Hussey installs its first telescopic platform at the Pittsburgh Civic Center. This new concept gains quick popularity as civic centers and arenas are now able to provide both seating and floor space for non-traditional events like trade shows, concerts or even rodeos.

    1971

    Unable to find a company that could build a proper chair for its telescopic platforms, Hussey designs the fold down Sentinel chair. Soon after, 3,500 of the new Sentinels are installed in Maine’s Augusta Civic Center. Today, well over a million Sentinels are being used around the world.

    1980

    Hussey enters the upholstered auditorium chair market with its purchase of Ideal Seating Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan (later moved to Maine in 1983). Hussey also manufactures and installs 5,000 Sentinel seats for a new hockey rink in Lake Placid, New York, site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

    1985

    Hussey unveils its new Olympiad polymer stadium chair and immediately receives a contract to provide 65,000 seats for the National Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Orders for the Sky Dome in Toronto, Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami and Comiskey Park in Chicago soon follow.

    1895

    In the early morning hours of January 11, a terrible fire sweeps through the plow factory, nearly ending the family business. Out of the ashes William Hussey’s grandsons rebuild and redefine the company, changing course to focus on shaping steel into fire escapes, bridge supports, ski lifts and other sought-after products.

    1952

    Hussey develops the first “closed-deck” telescopic gym seating system. This new design prevents spectators’ feet and personal items from slipping beneath the seat riser, and is still the most widely used system today.

    1964

    Hussey introduces Pow-R-Trac, an electrically powered system for opening and closing telescopic gym seats and platforms. The easy-to-operate system allows for longer sections and more rows, maximizing seating capacity. Pow-R-Trac leads to the successful development and installation of the first 30-row telescopic gym seating system.

    1977

    Hussey purchases a local polymer molding company and begins production of its own polymer seating parts, which are a vital resource for the production of Sentinel chairs.

    1981

    The Hussey Comfort Curve is introduced. The all-polymer gymnasium seat provides improved comfort and the ability to introduce multiple colors into a school’s gymnasium.

    1986

    Taking a leadership position in Telescopic Gym Seating, Hussey is the first company to introduce 15 standard and 7 select colors in an all-polymer gym seat.

  • 1995

    Hussey introduces the Legend stadium chair for Major League Baseball—a nostalgic throwback to the original ballpark seats of the 1940s. The first Legend installation is completed at Coors Field in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies.

    2002

    The world’s leading expert in seating solutions proudly introduces a major evolution in upholstered seating: Quattro™. Designed specifically to combine distinctive style with comfort, durability and value, Hussey Quattro sets a new aesthetic standard for upholstered seating.

    2005

    The CourtSide Seating Collection debuts, setting a new industry standard: the perfect blend of ergonomic comfort, modern design, performance and value. The seat’s design incorporates modern styling, dual texturing and waterfall front edges, and they are manufactured from 100% recyclable materials. Today, approximately 90% of all gymnasium seats sold are polymer.

    2009

    The Quattro Performance Series debuts, the high-end Quattro Performance Series chairs are available in Plyform or Polymer options. The chair offers high performance, durability and value while maintaining an eye towards design. The product is ideal for high use, demanding facilities looking for a great value and low maintenance.

    2011

    Remote Control Operation for Telescopic Seating Systems debuts, Hussey introduced the innovation of a wireless pendant control for telescopic gym seat operation designed with RFID tags, readers and timeout processing to insure operator and spectator safety and eliminating the potential for unintended operation. The new wireless remote control offer the facility staff the ease of operation of all their telescopic systems.

    2011

    The MXP Telescopic Platform System debuts. The high-performance platform system has been designed for rapid change overs, demanding environments with custom configuration requirements. Available with many options this product will soon be the leader in the arena and convention center market.

    1999

    The world’s leading expert proudly introduces a major evolution in telescopic gymnasium seating: MAXAM™. An engineering triumph with Hussey’s characteristic emphasis on safety, MAXAM is a flexible tool that gives users the power to change and adapt.

    2004

    Hussey introduces Metro, a rail-based seating system that succeeds our phenomenally successful Sentinel chair. Sleek, slim and easy to install, the Metro line is a giant leap towards getting the most out of your facility. Available in both telescopic and fixed versions, Metro allows perfect continuity throughout a facility. Metro is made of the most advanced composites and uses the latest molding technology. It also features whisper quiet seat operation and fits in an amazingly tiny 51⁄2” (140 mm) stored envelope.

    2008

    The CourtSide XT Seat Spacer debuts, setting a new industry standard comfort in the gym seat market. The innovation of the spaces provides enhanced comfort by increasing personal space on a telescopic bleacher system where it matters most in the shoulder area. The spaces provides 22% more space and also provides an optional cupholder. Integrate it with a contour back rest to create a VIP section to help with revenue generation for any facility.

    2010

    The Fusion Series debuts, this is the latest sports and entertainment seating solution from the world leader in sport seating. The Fusions is a blend of our Olympiad and Medallion seating solutions providing our customers with a modern design chair, with state-of-the-art materials with the best product warranty in the industry. The Fusion chair is available in floor or riser mount options and can be configured as a polymer, padded or upholstered seating solution.

    2011

    The Hussey Seatway Space Frame Telescopic Platform System debuts, a state of the art telescopic platform system with a one of a kind welded deck assembly provides a solid walking surface for high end facilities. Integrated with adjustable cantilevers, facia boards and closure curtains this product is ideal for any high end venue. Select from a variety of chairs to meet your seating needs.

    2011

    The Quattro Collection for Telescopic Platforms Seating debuts. These chairs offer the most comfort on a telescopic platform solution. The unique Forward Fold and Nose mount designs provides the same seating comfort expected from a fixed world class seating provider while offering the same high end performance expected on a telescopic platform. Now your most important customers in the front rows can now sit in style.

  • 2011

    Clarin by Hussey Seating debuts, Hussey Seating acquired industry giant Clarin Seating, the world leader in providing portable folding seats, lecture room learning systems and hospitality loose seating solutions, the new combination or product offerings and distribution will soon set a new standard in our marketplace. Both companies focus on quality, performance, durability, and value to ensure customer satisfaction.

    2014

    Hussey's first portable tip-and-roll bleacher, the MAXAM1 hits the market. Named for its 1-person operation advantage, this bleacher becomes quickly popular with facility managers as an efficient way to increase seating capacity at events.

    2016

    Summarized as a year of transition, the Hussey Family and Senior Management carefully prepared for several Senior Leadership transitions. Gary Merrill was named President & CEO after beloved President & CEO, Timothy B. Hussey passed away in June. Gary is the first non-family member to lead the company in 182 years. Letitia Hussey Beauregard is named Chair of the Board of Directors, also in Tim's succession.

    2017

    Hussey Seating introduces the Quattro Art Series featuring wooden backs, seat bottoms and end panels bringing the idea of affordable elegance to the theater and performing arts center marketplace. With many different ‘live areas’ customers have the ability to add customization to backs, seats, end panels and other areas to create a custom chair in any venue it’s installed.

    2019

    After 184 years of successfully operating in the state of Maine, Hussey Seating Company was recognized as a 2019 Best Places to Work.

    2020

    After 185 years of operating as a family owned business in the state of Maine, Hussey Seating Company has been recognized as a 2020 Best Places to Work.

    2012

    Hussey Seating debuts the XtremeLogo. The cornerstone of the Total Package Graphics Program, the XtremeLogo places your school’s mascot or logo on a grand scale in the center of your bleacher sections. Whether the bleachers are opened or closed your logo will impress.

    2015

    The Quattro line expands with additions of the Forward-Fold and Nose-Mount capabilities. Designed for quick changeovers and heavy usage these products are perfect for arena, collegiate, auditorium, and event center use. This product innovation helped win contracts with Bridgestone Arena, Denny Sanford Arena, and Choctaw Casinos who were all in need of a flexible, durable seating solution built to last.

    2016

    Hussey Seating Company makes a splash in Nashville installing close to 90,000 seats between Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators and Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans.

    2019

    After 20+ years successfully operating Hussey’s telescopic platforms, the United Center chose Hussey once again. The home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks is now home to over 23,000 Hussey Seats. Wintrust Arena at McCormick Place, also in Chicago, selected Hussey Seating as their partner for seating solutions and installed over 10,000 seats.

    2020

    As Hussey Seating Company continues to innovate, in 2020 Hussey Seating Company partnered with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) as their official seating solutions provider. A larger step into the esports market for Hussey as they take larger steps into the new market.

    2020

    The largest contract in Hussey Seating Company history and their largest telescopic installation has been awarded and is currently in the works at the Alamodome.

  • 1835

    The Hussey Plow Company is established. It is founded by William Hussey, a farmer and native of North Berwick, Maine, who has designed a more efficient plow blade. Hussey earns international recognition for the blade’s effectiveness and durability.

    1931

    Philip Hussey, while completing a project for the Portland Boys Club, conceives a portable bleacher for outdoor use. He begins selling outdoor bleachers throughout New England, but later adapts the design for indoors when the baby boom of the 1950’s escalates the construction of new schools and gymnasiums.

    1961

    Designed for the adaptation of fold-down chairs, Hussey installs its first telescopic platform at the Pittsburgh Civic Center. This new concept gains quick popularity as civic centers and arenas are now able to provide both seating and floor space for non-traditional events like trade shows, concerts or even rodeos.

    1895

    In the early morning hours of January 11, a terrible fire sweeps through the plow factory, nearly ending the family business. Out of the ashes William Hussey’s grandsons rebuild and redefine the company, changing course to focus on shaping steel into fire escapes, bridge supports, ski lifts and other sought-after products.

    1952

    Hussey develops the first “closed-deck” telescopic gym seating system. This new design prevents spectators’ feet and personal items from slipping beneath the seat riser, and is still the most widely used system today.

    1964

    Hussey introduces Pow-R-Trac, an electrically powered system for opening and closing telescopic gym seats and platforms. The easy-to-operate system allows for longer sections and more rows, maximizing seating capacity. Pow-R-Trac leads to the successful development and installation of the first 30-row telescopic gym seating system.

  • 1971

    Unable to find a company that could build a proper chair for its telescopic platforms, Hussey designs the fold down Sentinel chair. Soon after, 3,500 of the new Sentinels are installed in Maine’s Augusta Civic Center. Today, well over a million Sentinels are being used around the world.

    1980

    Hussey enters the upholstered auditorium chair market with its purchase of Ideal Seating Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan (later moved to Maine in 1983). Hussey also manufactures and installs 5,000 Sentinel seats for a new hockey rink in Lake Placid, New York, site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

    1985

    Hussey unveils its new Olympiad polymer stadium chair and immediately receives a contract to provide 65,000 seats for the National Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Orders for the Sky Dome in Toronto, Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami and Comiskey Park in Chicago soon follow.

    1977

    Hussey purchases a local polymer molding company and begins production of its own polymer seating parts, which are a vital resource for the production of Sentinel chairs.

    1981

    The Hussey Comfort Curve is introduced. The all-polymer gymnasium seat provides improved comfort and the ability to introduce multiple colors into a school’s gymnasium.

    1986

    Taking a leadership position in Telescopic Gym Seating, Hussey is the first company to introduce 15 standard and 7 select colors in an all-polymer gym seat.

  • 1995

    Hussey introduces the Legend stadium chair for Major League Baseball—a nostalgic throwback to the original ballpark seats of the 1940s. The first Legend installation is completed at Coors Field in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies.

    2002

    The world’s leading expert in seating solutions proudly introduces a major evolution in upholstered seating: Quattro™. Designed specifically to combine distinctive style with comfort, durability and value, Hussey Quattro sets a new aesthetic standard for upholstered seating.

    2005

    The CourtSide Seating Collection debuts, setting a new industry standard: the perfect blend of ergonomic comfort, modern design, performance and value. The seat’s design incorporates modern styling, dual texturing and waterfall front edges, and they are manufactured from 100% recyclable materials. Today, approximately 90% of all gymnasium seats sold are polymer.

    1999

    The world’s leading expert proudly introduces a major evolution in telescopic gymnasium seating: MAXAM™. An engineering triumph with Hussey’s characteristic emphasis on safety, MAXAM is a flexible tool that gives users the power to change and adapt.

    2004

    Hussey introduces Metro, a rail-based seating system that succeeds our phenomenally successful Sentinel chair. Sleek, slim and easy to install, the Metro line is a giant leap towards getting the most out of your facility. Available in both telescopic and fixed versions, Metro allows perfect continuity throughout a facility. Metro is made of the most advanced composites and uses the latest molding technology. It also features whisper quiet seat operation and fits in an amazingly tiny 51⁄2” (140 mm) stored envelope.

    2008

    The CourtSide XT Seat Spacer debuts, setting a new industry standard comfort in the gym seat market. The innovation of the spaces provides enhanced comfort by increasing personal space on a telescopic bleacher system where it matters most in the shoulder area. The spaces provides 22% more space and also provides an optional cupholder. Integrate it with a contour back rest to create a VIP section to help with revenue generation for any facility.

  • 2009

    The Quattro Performance Series debuts, the high-end Quattro Performance Series chairs are available in Plyform or Polymer options. The chair offers high performance, durability and value while maintaining an eye towards design. The product is ideal for high use, demanding facilities looking for a great value and low maintenance.

    2011

    Remote Control Operation for Telescopic Seating Systems debuts, Hussey introduced the innovation of a wireless pendant control for telescopic gym seat operation designed with RFID tags, readers and timeout processing to insure operator and spectator safety and eliminating the potential for unintended operation. The new wireless remote control offer the facility staff the ease of operation of all their telescopic systems.

    2011

    The MXP Telescopic Platform System debuts. The high-performance platform system has been designed for rapid change overs, demanding environments with custom configuration requirements. Available with many options this product will soon be the leader in the arena and convention center market.

    2010

    The Fusion Series debuts, this is the latest sports and entertainment seating solution from the world leader in sport seating. The Fusions is a blend of our Olympiad and Medallion seating solutions providing our customers with a modern design chair, with state-of-the-art materials with the best product warranty in the industry. The Fusion chair is available in floor or riser mount options and can be configured as a polymer, padded or upholstered seating solution.

    2011

    The Hussey Seatway Space Frame Telescopic Platform System debuts, a state of the art telescopic platform system with a one of a kind welded deck assembly provides a solid walking surface for high end facilities. Integrated with adjustable cantilevers, facia boards and closure curtains this product is ideal for any high end venue. Select from a variety of chairs to meet your seating needs.

    2011

    The Quattro Collection for Telescopic Platforms Seating debuts. These chairs offer the most comfort on a telescopic platform solution. The unique Forward Fold and Nose mount designs provides the same seating comfort expected from a fixed world class seating provider while offering the same high end performance expected on a telescopic platform. Now your most important customers in the front rows can now sit in style.

  • 2011

    Clarin by Hussey Seating debuts, Hussey Seating acquired industry giant Clarin Seating, the world leader in providing portable folding seats, lecture room learning systems and hospitality loose seating solutions, the new combination or product offerings and distribution will soon set a new standard in our marketplace. Both companies focus on quality, performance, durability, and value to ensure customer satisfaction.

    2014

    Hussey's first portable tip-and-roll bleacher, the MAXAM1 hits the market. Named for its 1-person operation advantage, this bleacher becomes quickly popular with facility managers as an efficient way to increase seating capacity at events.

    2016

    Summarized as a year of transition, the Hussey Family and Senior Management carefully prepared for several Senior Leadership transitions. Gary Merrill was named President & CEO after beloved President & CEO, Timothy B. Hussey passed away in June. Gary is the first non-family member to lead the company in 182 years. Letitia Hussey Beauregard is named Chair of the Board of Directors, also in Tim's succession.

    2012

    Hussey Seating debuts the XtremeLogo. The cornerstone of the Total Package Graphics Program, the XtremeLogo places your school’s mascot or logo on a grand scale in the center of your bleacher sections. Whether the bleachers are opened or closed your logo will impress.

    2015

    The Quattro line expands with additions of the Forward-Fold and Nose-Mount capabilities. Designed for quick changeovers and heavy usage these products are perfect for arena, collegiate, auditorium, and event center use. This product innovation helped win contracts with Bridgestone Arena, Denny Sanford Arena, and Choctaw Casinos who were all in need of a flexible, durable seating solution built to last.

    2016

    Hussey Seating Company makes a splash in Nashville installing close to 90,000 seats between Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators and Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans.

  • 2017

    Hussey Seating introduces the Quattro Art Series featuring wooden backs, seat bottoms and end panels bringing the idea of affordable elegance to the theater and performing arts center marketplace. With many different ‘live areas’ customers have the ability to add customization to backs, seats, end panels and other areas to create a custom chair in any venue it’s installed.

    2019

    After 184 years of successfully operating in the state of Maine, Hussey Seating Company was recognized as a 2019 Best Places to Work.

    2020

    After 185 years of operating as a family owned business in the state of Maine, Hussey Seating Company has been recognized as a 2020 Best Places to Work.

    2019

    After 20+ years successfully operating Hussey’s telescopic platforms, the United Center chose Hussey once again. The home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks is now home to over 23,000 Hussey Seats. Wintrust Arena at McCormick Place, also in Chicago, selected Hussey Seating as their partner for seating solutions and installed over 10,000 seats.

    2020

    As Hussey Seating Company continues to innovate, in 2020 Hussey Seating Company partnered with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) as their official seating solutions provider. A larger step into the esports market for Hussey as they take larger steps into the new market.

    2020

    The largest contract in Hussey Seating Company history and their largest telescopic installation has been awarded and is currently in the works at the Alamodome.

  • 1835

    The Hussey Plow Company is established. It is founded by William Hussey, a farmer and native of North Berwick, Maine, who has designed a more efficient plow blade. Hussey earns international recognition for the blade’s effectiveness and durability.

    1931

    Philip Hussey, while completing a project foer the Portland Boys Club, conceives a portable bleacher for outdoor use. He begins selling outdoor bleachers throughout New England, but later adapts the design for indoors when the baby boom of the 1950’s escalates the construction of new schools and gymnasiums.

    1895

    In the early morning hours of January 11, a terrible fire sweeps through the plow factory, nearly ending the family business. Out of the ashes William Hussey’s grandsons rebuild and redefine the company, changing course to focus on shaping steel into fire escapes, bridge supports, ski lifts and other sought-after products.

    1952

    Hussey develops the first “closed-deck” telescopic gym seating system. This new design prevents spectators’ feet and personal items from slipping beneath the seat riser, and is still the most widely used system today.

  • 1961

    Designed for the adaptation of fold-down chairs, Hussey installs its first telescopic platform at the Pittsburgh Civic Center. This new concept gains quick popularity as civic centers and arenas are now able to provide both seating and floor space for non-traditional events like trade shows, concerts or even rodeos.

    1971

    Unable to find a company that could build a proper chair for its telescopic platforms, Hussey designs the fold down Sentinel chair. Soon after, 3,500 of the new Sentinels are installed in Maine’s Augusta Civic Center. Today, well over a million Sentinels are being used around the world.

    1964

    Hussey introduces Pow-R-Trac, an electrically powered system for opening and closing telescopic gym seats and platforms. The easy-to-operate system allows for longer sections and more rows, maximizing seating capacity. Pow-R-Trac leads to the successful development and installation of the first 30-row telescopic gym seating system.

    1977

    Hussey purchases a local polymer molding company and begins production of its own polymer seating parts, which are a vital resource for the production of Sentinel chairs.

  • 1980

    Hussey enters the upholstered auditorium chair market with its purchase of Ideal Seating Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan (later moved to Maine in 1983). Hussey also manufactures and installs 5,000 Sentinel seats for a new hockey rink in Lake Placid, New York, site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

    1985

    Hussey unveils its new Olympiad polymer stadium chair and immediately receives a contract to provide 65,000 seats for the National Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Orders for the Sky Dome in Toronto, Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami and Comiskey Park in Chicago soon follow.

    1981

    The Hussey Comfort Curve is introduced. The all-polymer gymnasium seat provides improved comfort and the ability to introduce multiple colors into a school’s gymnasium.

    1986

    Taking a leadership position in Telescopic Gym Seating, Hussey is the first company to introduce 15 standard and 7 select colors in an all-polymer gym seat.

  • 1995

    Hussey introduces the Legend stadium chair for Major League Baseball—a nostalgic throwback to the original ballpark seats of the 1940s. The first Legend installation is completed at Coors Field in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies.

    2002

    The world’s leading expert in seating solutions proudly introduces a major evolution in upholstered seating: Quattro™. Designed specifically to combine distinctive style with comfort, durability and value, Hussey Quattro sets a new aesthetic standard for upholstered seating.

    1999

    The world’s leading expert proudly introduces a major evolution in telescopic gymnasium seating: MAXAM™. An engineering triumph with Hussey’s characteristic emphasis on safety, MAXAM is a flexible tool that gives users the power to change and adapt.

    2004

    Hussey introduces Metro, a rail-based seating system that succeeds our phenomenally successful Sentinel chair. Sleek, slim and easy to install, the Metro line is a giant leap towards getting the most out of your facility. Available in both telescopic and fixed versions, Metro allows perfect continuity throughout a facility. Metro is made of the most advanced composites and uses the latest molding technology. It also features whisper quiet seat operation and fits in an amazingly tiny 51⁄2” (140 mm) stored envelope.

  • 2005

    The CourtSide Seating Collection debuts, setting a new industry standard: the perfect blend of ergonomic comfort, modern design, performance and value. The seat’s design incorporates modern styling, dual texturing and waterfall front edges, and they are manufactured from 100% recyclable materials. Today, approximately 90% of all gymnasium seats sold are polymer.

    2009

    The Quattro Performance Series debuts, the high-end Quattro Performance Series chairs are available in Plyform or Polymer options. The chair offers high performance, durability and value while maintaining an eye towards design. The product is ideal for high use, demanding facilities looking for a great value and low maintenance.

    2008

    The CourtSide XT Seat Spacer debuts, setting a new industry standard comfort in the gym seat market. The innovation of the spaces provides enhanced comfort by increasing personal space on a telescopic bleacher system where it matters most in the shoulder area. The spaces provides 22% more space and also provides an optional cupholder. Integrate it with a contour back rest to create a VIP section to help with revenue generation for any facility.

    2010

    The Fusion Series debuts, this is the latest sports and entertainment seating solution from the world leader in sport seating. The Fusions is a blend of our Olympiad and Medallion seating solutions providing our customers with a modern design chair, with state-of-the-art materials with the best product warranty in the industry. The Fusion chair is available in floor or riser mount options and can be configured as a polymer, padded or upholstered seating solution.

  • 2011

    Remote Control Operation for Telescopic Seating Systems debuts, Hussey introduced the innovation of a wireless pendant control for telescopic gym seat operation designed with RFID tags, readers and timeout processing to insure operator and spectator safety and eliminating the potential for unintended operation. The new wireless remote control offer the facility staff the ease of operation of all their telescopic systems.

    2011

    The MXP Telescopic Platform System debuts. The high-performance platform system has been designed for rapid change overs, demanding environments with custom configuration requirements. Available with many options this product will soon be the leader in the arena and convention center market.

    2011

    The Hussey Seatway Space Frame Telescopic Platform System debuts, a state of the art telescopic platform system with a one of a kind welded deck assembly provides a solid walking surface for high end facilities. Integrated with adjustable cantilevers, facia boards and closure curtains this product is ideal for any high end venue. Select from a variety of chairs to meet your seating needs.

    2011

    The Quattro Collection for Telescopic Platforms Seating debuts. These chairs offer the most comfort on a telescopic platform solution. The unique Forward Fold and Nose mount designs provides the same seating comfort expected from a fixed world class seating provider while offering the same high end performance expected on a telescopic platform. Now your most important customers in the front rows can now sit in style.

  • 2011

    Clarin by Hussey Seating debuts, Hussey Seating acquired industry giant Clarin Seating, the world leader in providing portable folding seats, lecture room learning systems and hospitality loose seating solutions, the new combination or product offerings and distribution will soon set a new standard in our marketplace. Both companies focus on quality, performance, durability, and value to ensure customer satisfaction.

    2014

    Hussey's first portable tip-and-roll bleacher, the MAXAM1 hits the market. Named for its 1-person operation advantage, this bleacher becomes quickly popular with facility managers as an efficient way to increase seating capacity at events.

    2012

    Hussey Seating debuts the XtremeLogo. The cornerstone of the Total Package Graphics Program, the XtremeLogo places your school’s mascot or logo on a grand scale in the center of your bleacher sections. Whether the bleachers are opened or closed your logo will impress.

    2015

    The Quattro line expands with additions of the Forward-Fold and Nose-Mount capabilities. Designed for quick changeovers and heavy usage these products are perfect for arena, collegiate, auditorium, and event center use. This product innovation helped win contracts with Bridgestone Arena, Denny Sanford Arena, and Choctaw Casinos who were all in need of a flexible, durable seating solution built to last.

  • 2016

    Summarized as a year of transition, the Hussey Family and Senior Management carefully prepared for several Senior Leadership transitions. Gary Merrill was named President & CEO after beloved President & CEO, Timothy B. Hussey passed away in June. Gary is the first non-family member to lead the company in 182 years. Letitia Hussey Beauregard is named Chair of the Board of Directors, also in Tim's succession.

    2017

    Hussey Seating introduces the Quattro Art Series featuring wooden backs, seat bottoms and end panels bringing the idea of affordable elegance to the theater and performing arts center marketplace. With many different ‘live areas’ customers have the ability to add customization to backs, seats, end panels and other areas to create a custom chair in any venue it’s installed.

    2016

    Hussey Seating Company makes a splash in Nashville installing close to 90,000 seats between Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators and Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans.

    2019

    After 20+ years successfully operating Hussey’s telescopic platforms, the United Center chose Hussey once again. The home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks is now home to over 23,000 Hussey Seats. Wintrust Arena at McCormick Place, also in Chicago, selected Hussey Seating as their partner for seating solutions and installed over 10,000 seats.

  • 2019

    After 184 years of successfully operating in the state of Maine, Hussey Seating Company was recognized as a 2019 Best Places to Work.

    2020

    After 185 years of operating as a family owned business in the state of Maine, Hussey Seating Company has been recognized as a 2020 Best Places to Work.

    2020

    As Hussey Seating Company continues to innovate, in 2020 Hussey Seating Company partnered with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) as their official seating solutions provider. A larger step into the esports market for Hussey as they take larger steps into the new market.

    2020

    The largest contract in Hussey Seating Company history and their largest telescopic installation has been awarded and is currently in the works at the Alamodome.

  • 1835

    The Hussey Plow Company is established. It is founded by William Hussey, a farmer and native of North Berwick, Maine, who has designed a more efficient plow blade. Hussey earns international recognition for the blade’s effectiveness and durability.

    1895

    In the early morning hours of January 11, a terrible fire sweeps through the plow factory, nearly ending the family business. Out of the ashes William Hussey’s grandsons rebuild and redefine the company, changing course to focus on shaping steel into fire escapes, bridge supports, ski lifts and other sought-after products.

  • 1931

    Philip Hussey, while completing a project foer the Portland Boys Club, conceives a portable bleacher for outdoor use. He begins selling outdoor bleachers throughout New England, but later adapts the design for indoors when the baby boom of the 1950’s escalates the construction of new schools and gymnasiums.

    1952

    Hussey develops the first “closed-deck” telescopic gym seating system. This new design prevents spectators’ feet and personal items from slipping beneath the seat riser, and is still the most widely used system today.

  • 1961

    Designed for the adaptation of fold-down chairs, Hussey installs its first telescopic platform at the Pittsburgh Civic Center. This new concept gains quick popularity as civic centers and arenas are now able to provide both seating and floor space for non-traditional events like trade shows, concerts or even rodeos.

    1964

    Hussey introduces Pow-R-Trac, an electrically powered system for opening and closing telescopic gym seats and platforms. The easy-to-operate system allows for longer sections and more rows, maximizing seating capacity. Pow-R-Trac leads to the successful development and installation of the first 30-row telescopic gym seating system.

  • 1971

    Unable to find a company that could build a proper chair for its telescopic platforms, Hussey designs the fold down Sentinel chair. Soon after, 3,500 of the new Sentinels are installed in Maine’s Augusta Civic Center. Today, well over a million Sentinels are being used around the world.

    1977

    Hussey purchases a local polymer molding company and begins production of its own polymer seating parts, which are a vital resource for the production of Sentinel chairs.

  • 1980

    Hussey enters the upholstered auditorium chair market with its purchase of Ideal Seating Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan (later moved to Maine in 1983). Hussey also manufactures and installs 5,000 Sentinel seats for a new hockey rink in Lake Placid, New York, site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

    1981

    The Hussey Comfort Curve is introduced. The all-polymer gymnasium seat provides improved comfort and the ability to introduce multiple colors into a school’s gymnasium.

  • 1985

    Hussey unveils its new Olympiad polymer stadium chair and immediately receives a contract to provide 65,000 seats for the National Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Orders for the Sky Dome in Toronto, Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami and Comiskey Park in Chicago soon follow.

    1986

    Taking a leadership position in Telescopic Gym Seating, Hussey is the first company to introduce 15 standard and 7 select colors in an all-polymer gym seat.

  • 1995

    Hussey introduces the Legend stadium chair for Major League Baseball—a nostalgic throwback to the original ballpark seats of the 1940s. The first Legend installation is completed at Coors Field in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies.

    1999

    The world’s leading expert proudly introduces a major evolution in telescopic gymnasium seating: MAXAM™. An engineering triumph with Hussey’s characteristic emphasis on safety, MAXAM is a flexible tool that gives users the power to change and adapt.

  • 2002

    The world’s leading expert in seating solutions proudly introduces a major evolution in upholstered seating: Quattro™. Designed specifically to combine distinctive style with comfort, durability and value, Hussey Quattro sets a new aesthetic standard for upholstered seating.

    2004

    Hussey introduces Metro, a rail-based seating system that succeeds our phenomenally successful Sentinel chair. Sleek, slim and easy to install, the Metro line is a giant leap towards getting the most out of your facility. Available in both telescopic and fixed versions, Metro allows perfect continuity throughout a facility. Metro is made of the most advanced composites and uses the latest molding technology. It also features whisper quiet seat operation and fits in an amazingly tiny 51⁄2” (140 mm) stored envelope.

  • 2005

    The CourtSide Seating Collection debuts, setting a new industry standard: the perfect blend of ergonomic comfort, modern design, performance and value. The seat’s design incorporates modern styling, dual texturing and waterfall front edges, and they are manufactured from 100% recyclable materials. Today, approximately 90% of all gymnasium seats sold are polymer.

    2008

    The CourtSide XT Seat Spacer debuts, setting a new industry standard comfort in the gym seat market. The innovation of the spaces provides enhanced comfort by increasing personal space on a telescopic bleacher system where it matters most in the shoulder area. The spaces provides 22% more space and also provides an optional cupholder. Integrate it with a contour back rest to create a VIP section to help with revenue generation for any facility.

  • 2009

    The Quattro Performance Series debuts, the high-end Quattro Performance Series chairs are available in Plyform or Polymer options. The chair offers high performance, durability and value while maintaining an eye towards design. The product is ideal for high use, demanding facilities looking for a great value and low maintenance.

    2010

    The Fusion Series debuts, this is the latest sports and entertainment seating solution from the world leader in sport seating. The Fusions is a blend of our Olympiad and Medallion seating solutions providing our customers with a modern design chair, with state-of-the-art materials with the best product warranty in the industry. The Fusion chair is available in floor or riser mount options and can be configured as a polymer, padded or upholstered seating solution.

  • 2011

    Remote Control Operation for Telescopic Seating Systems debuts, Hussey introduced the innovation of a wireless pendant control for telescopic gym seat operation designed with RFID tags, readers and timeout processing to insure operator and spectator safety and eliminating the potential for unintended operation. The new wireless remote control offer the facility staff the ease of operation of all their telescopic systems.

    2011

    The Hussey Seatway Space Frame Telescopic Platform System debuts, a state of the art telescopic platform system with a one of a kind welded deck assembly provides a solid walking surface for high end facilities. Integrated with adjustable cantilevers, facia boards and closure curtains this product is ideal for any high end venue. Select from a variety of chairs to meet your seating needs.

  • 2011

    The MXP Telescopic Platform System debuts. The high-performance platform system has been designed for rapid change overs, demanding environments with custom configuration requirements. Available with many options this product will soon be the leader in the arena and convention center market.

    2011

    The Quattro Collection for Telescopic Platforms Seating debuts. These chairs offer the most comfort on a telescopic platform solution. The unique Forward Fold and Nose mount designs provides the same seating comfort expected from a fixed world class seating provider while offering the same high end performance expected on a telescopic platform. Now your most important customers in the front rows can now sit in style.

  • 2011

    Clarin by Hussey Seating debuts, Hussey Seating acquired industry giant Clarin Seating, the world leader in providing portable folding seats, lecture room learning systems and hospitality loose seating solutions, the new combination or product offerings and distribution will soon set a new standard in our marketplace. Both companies focus on quality, performance, durability, and value to ensure customer satisfaction.

    2012

    Hussey Seating debuts the XtremeLogo. The cornerstone of the Total Package Graphics Program, the XtremeLogo places your school’s mascot or logo on a grand scale in the center of your bleacher sections. Whether the bleachers are opened or closed your logo will impress.

  • 2014

    Hussey's first portable tip-and-roll bleacher, the MAXAM1 hits the market. Named for its 1-person operation advantage, this bleacher becomes quickly popular with facility managers as an efficient way to increase seating capacity at events.

    2015

    The Quattro line expands with additions of the Forward-Fold and Nose-Mount capabilities. Designed for quick changeovers and heavy usage these products are perfect for arena, collegiate, auditorium, and event center use. This product innovation helped win contracts with Bridgestone Arena, Denny Sanford Arena, and Choctaw Casinos who were all in need of a flexible, durable seating solution built to last.

  • 2016

    Summarized as a year of transition, the Hussey Family and Senior Management carefully prepared for several Senior Leadership transitions. Gary Merrill was named President & CEO after beloved President & CEO, Timothy B. Hussey passed away in June. Gary is the first non-family member to lead the company in 182 years. Letitia Hussey Beauregard is named Chair of the Board of Directors, also in Tim's succession.

    2016

    Hussey Seating Company makes a splash in Nashville installing close to 90,000 seats between Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators and Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans.

  • 2017

    Hussey Seating introduces the Quattro Art Series featuring wooden backs, seat bottoms and end panels bringing the idea of affordable elegance to the theater and performing arts center marketplace. With many different ‘live areas’ customers have the ability to add customization to backs, seats, end panels and other areas to create a custom chair in any venue it’s installed.

    2019

    After 20+ years successfully operating Hussey’s telescopic platforms, the United Center chose Hussey once again. The home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks is now home to over 23,000 Hussey Seats. Wintrust Arena at McCormick Place, also in Chicago, selected Hussey Seating as their partner for seating solutions and installed over 10,000 seats.

  • 2019

    After 184 years of successfully operating in the state of Maine, Hussey Seating Company was recognized as a 2019 Best Places to Work.

    2020

    As Hussey Seating Company continues to innovate, in 2020 Hussey Seating Company partnered with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) as their official seating solutions provider. A larger step into the esports market for Hussey as they take larger steps into the new market.

  • 2020

    After 185 years of operating as a family owned business in the state of Maine, Hussey Seating Company has been recognized as a 2020 Best Places to Work.

    2020

    The largest contract in Hussey Seating Company history and their largest telescopic installation has been awarded and is currently in the works at the Alamodome.

 

 

 

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