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Onward & Upwards it is

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Onward & Upwards it is

Timothy B. Hussey 1956 – 2016

Timothy B. Hussey 1956 – 2016

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of our former President and CEO, Timothy B. Hussey. As the sixth generation of his family to lead the company, Tim's twenty-year tenure as President and CEO made him virtually synonymous with Hussey Seating Company and his untimely death at age 59 after a long battle with mucosal melanoma left a huge void here at Hussey, one we all feel to this day.

Thankfully the careful transition planning done by Tim and the Hussey Family, its Board of Directors and management team, and the Hussey Family's steadfast commitment to continued Family ownership have helped the Company continue to thrive despite the loss of our longtime leader. In fact, this was a record-breaking year for revenue, and the future looks bright for the continued success of this 182 year-old family business.

A regular theme of Tim's blog documenting his battle with cancer was "Onward & Upwards". It's a phrase that captured his commitment to persevere and meet his challenges head on. It's what he hoped for and expected of us all, and while we're gratified that we're meeting that challenge we can't help but feel the success is slightly bittersweet without Tim here to enjoy it with us.

We know Tim is with us in spirit, however, and our mission is clear. "Onward & Upwards" it is!

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Hussey Seating 2017 Manufacturer of the Year

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Hussey Seating 2017 Manufacturer of the Year

Hussey Seating Company Named Manufacturing Association of Maine’s 2017 Manufacturer of the Year
The Annual Summit was held in Lewiston on June 6, 2017

Maine Manufacturing Association

North Berwick, ME - The Manufacturers Association of Maine named Hussey Seating Company the 2017 Manufacturer of the Year at the Manufacturer’s Summit held June 6, 2017 at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston, ME. This year’s Manufacturer of the Year award goes to a Maine organization who has made significant investments in people, capital, and community while focusing on custom solutions and creative approaches including robotics and automation. 

Nominees for the award included Hussey Seating Company, Caron Engineering, Integrity Composites, Lanco, Northeast Laboratory Services, and Silvex.

“We were honored to be nominated among such a prestigious group of organizations in Maine and thank the Manufacturers Association of Maine for selecting us as this year’s winner,” said Gary Merrill, President and CEO of Hussey Seating Company. “This is truly a testament to the innovative and hardworking employees who fill the North Berwick campus. You don’t get to be in business for 182-years without generations of resourceful, creative thinking, and inventive people. The Association could not have selected a more deserving manufacturing team.”

About Hussey Seating Company
A family-owned company founded in 1835, Hussey Seating Company is a world leader in developing and manufacturing seating solutions for the sports and entertainment, education, and worship markets. Hussey's high-quality range of seating includes fixed polymer and upholstered chairs, telescopic platforms, telescopic gym seating (traditionally known as gym bleachers), and portable folding chairs.

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Two Major Stadiums Renovation Completed

February 3, 2017 – North Berwick, Maine Football season may be coming to a close this weekend but Hussey Seating Company is celebrating a particularly successful season. Not only are their regional favorite New England Patriots heading to the Super Bowl but the staff in North Berwick enjoyed a football season full of collegiate and professional level stadiums demanding Maine made seats.

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POW/MIA Chair of Honor to be placed in US Capitol

November 16, 2016 – North Berwick, ME – Over the past three years Hussey Seating Company, in collaboration with Rolling Thunder Chapters across the country, has created a program to honor American servicemen and women who are or have been Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA). This program dedicates POW/MIA Honor Chairs at gathering places throughout the nation. Each chair displays the POW/MIA emblem and remains empty as a symbol to those who never made it home. Recently, a bill supported by Senator Angus King directed the Architect of the Capitol to place a chair honoring POW/MIAs in the US Capitol building.

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