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      Supporting Team Paul at the Maine TakeSteps - Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation  Hussey Seating Company and the Hussey Family are honored to sponsor   Team Paul   at the Maine TakeSteps - Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation event on May 19, 2018.  Richard “Dick” Larochelle has served on the Hussey Seating Board of Directors for over 22 years and will be stepping down this July. The Company and the Hussey Family wanted to provide Dick with a gift in appreciation for years of outstanding council and advice he has provided to both the family and management while a member of the Board.  Dick asked us to consider supporting this year’s TakeSteps event at Payson Park in Portland, ME where his son, Paul, is one of this year’s Honorees.  We are thrilled to be able to make a contribution to Team Paul, in support of this extraordinary foundation while honoring Dick Larochelle for his commitment to Hussey Seating.  Thank you, Dick and good luck Paul! If you would like to support Team Paul at the Maine TakeSteps event  click here  .   ~The Hussey Family & Hussey Seating Company.

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Supporting Team Paul at the Maine TakeSteps - Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Hussey Seating Company and the Hussey Family are honored to sponsor Team Paul at the Maine TakeSteps - Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation event on May 19, 2018.

Richard “Dick” Larochelle has served on the Hussey Seating Board of Directors for over 22 years and will be stepping down this July. The Company and the Hussey Family wanted to provide Dick with a gift in appreciation for years of outstanding council and advice he has provided to both the family and management while a member of the Board.

Dick asked us to consider supporting this year’s TakeSteps event at Payson Park in Portland, ME where his son, Paul, is one of this year’s Honorees.

We are thrilled to be able to make a contribution to Team Paul, in support of this extraordinary foundation while honoring Dick Larochelle for his commitment to Hussey Seating.

Thank you, Dick and good luck Paul! If you would like to support Team Paul at the Maine TakeSteps event click here.

~The Hussey Family & Hussey Seating Company.

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Spectator Seating for Any Event

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Spectator Seating for Any Event

This weekend the Flint Institute of the Arts celebrated the opening of the museum’s new Contemporary Craft Wing and Art School Hot Shop. The ribbon cutting kicks off the FIA’s Community Weekend, which features tours of the new wing, live artist demonstrations in the state-of-the-art Hot Shop, lectures, and multiple exhibition openings. 

We're proud to see these Courtside Seats with backs fill the Art School Hot Shop and hope patrons of the museum enjoy the glass blowing demonstrations they'll see. Definitely one of the most unique venues we've seen our seats in!

Photos and job completed by Architectural Systems Group - an exclusive dealer for Hussey Seating. Not sure who your dealer is? Use the "Find a dealer" tool here.

 

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Utah High School Gets New Auditorium Seating

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Utah High School Gets New Auditorium Seating

The design team behind Canyon High School's new auditorium opted for Quattro low backs with cast aluminum stanchions and polymer arms. With the unique aisle design, this performing arts center is sure to impress guests and students! 

Photos and job completed by Norcon Industries - an exclusive dealer for Hussey Seating. Not sure who your dealer is? Use the "Find a dealer" tool here.

 

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Hussey Seating Company Awarded $2.8M Grant to fuel Job Growth

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Hussey Seating Company Awarded $2.8M Grant to fuel Job Growth

The grant is part of Maine Technology Institute MTAF 2.0 voter funded initiative
April 16, 2018 – North Berwick, ME – The Maine Technology Institute awarded Hussey Seating Company a $2.8M grant as part of MTAF 2.0 (Maine Technology Asset Fund 2.0). The grant will be used for infrastructure, equipment, and technology upgrades which will help the 183 year old company gain market share, increase revenue, and expand employment.
The $2.8M grant will be a part of an $8.2M project investment by the company. “We’re a Maine-based manufacturer that faces global competition every day. The only way for us to succeed is to keep our operation as smart and efficient as possible. Receiving this grant to strengthen our planned capital investment will help us upgrade equipment and facilities, improving our competitiveness so we can grow market share, revenue and jobs.,” said Gary Merrill, President & CEO of Hussey Seating Company. The grant required at least a matching of funds but Hussey Seating decided to triple the investment to maximize the grant’s impact.
Merrill continued with, “The Hussey family shareholders have always been committed to reinvesting profits into the Company’s growth, and like the good Yankees we are we make sure we get every bit of value out of our facilities and equipment. But it’s time for us to invest in some modernization so we can continue to further expand our business and provide more jobs for hard working Mainers. We can’t thank MTAF 2.0 and the Maine voters who allowed this initiative to come to fruition enough. I know this investment will do exactly what it was intended to; increase revenue and provide good jobs to Maine people.”
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. 
Contact:
Chris Robinson
Director of Marketing
crobinson@husseyseating.com
+1 207 676 0242

 

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Hussey Seating Goes to Washington

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Hussey Seating Goes to Washington

"As many of you may have seen, I had the opportunity to meet with Senator Collins and her staff as a guest of the non-partisan group, Main Street Coalition to give my opinions on the pending tax reform legislation. Hussey Seating Company has products and services based throughout the world and employs more than 280 people, as President & CEO it is critical our voice is heard in national politics as we constantly seek to improve and expand our business operations here in Maine.

I would like to be clear to our employees and community that while neither I, nor the Company, endorse any bill – we would of course take full advantage of a corporate tax decrease and use the increased capital to reinvest in the business through innovative technologies and machining that would allow us to compete at a higher level in the global marketplace - leading to new jobs and more employees at our facility in North Berwick. However, I shared with Senator Collins my position is that this cannot be done if it increases the deficit or at the expense of the middle class tax payers."

Gary Merrill
President & CEO
Hussey Seating Company

 

 

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