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Hussey Seating Company Successfully Completes ICC-ES Evaluation Report Process

Sep 6th 2022

With a focus on spectator safety, Hussey Seating Company becomes the first manufacturer to receive ICC-ES Evaluation Report for telescopic seating systems.

North Berwick, ME, September 06, 2022 – Hussey Seating Company, a global leader in designing and manufacturing spectator seating solutions, has received an Evaluation Report from the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) for its MAXAM, MAXAM+, and MXP telescopic seating systems. In conjunction with this achievement, Hussey Seating Company has been granted Evaluation Report #ESR-5033.

ICC-ES only issues Evaluation Reports for products that successfully complete a rigorous process of evaluation during which ICC-ES reviews product specifications, manufacturing specifications, and test reports against acceptance criteria; arranges for periodic inspections; and conducts a qualifying inspection of the manufacturing facility. To date, MAXAM, MAXAM+, and MXP are the first and only telescopic seating platforms to receive an Evaluation Report from ICC-ES certifying that they meet the structural design requirements in accordance with the current ICC 300 - 2017 Standard for Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands, and that all specified load combinations are achieved.

ICC-ES, a subsidiary of the International Code Council (ICC), is the most widely accepted and trusted authority for conducting evaluations of compliance with the International Building Code. Code officials rely on Evaluation Reports from ICC-ES for verification that building products comply with code requirements.

“As Hussey Seating Company continues to push the standards of safety and quality in spectator seating, we urge architects to also demand higher standards by specifying industry endorsements such as an ICC-ES Evaluation Report, American Welding Society Certification, Canadian Welding Bureau Certification, and the like,” says Gary Merrill CEO of Hussey Seating Company. “Claiming that products meet these standards and proving it through documented certification are very different things.”

This announcement provides architects, contractors, facility managers, and owners with assurance in their telescopic platform selection. “With MAXAM, MAXAM+, and MXP achieving the ICC-ES Evaluation Report on top of previously achieving approval of meeting or exceeding the stringent California Building Standards code, stakeholders can have confidence that these telescopic seating systems will be accepted in construction projects nationwide,” said Dave Brzenchek, VP of Engineering at Hussey Seating. 

About Hussey Seating Company

Hussey Seating Company is the world leader in designing and manufacturing seating solutions for the sports and entertainment, education, esports and performing arts markets. Innovators since 1835, this 6th and 7th generation family-owned business has transformed from their modest roots in steel fabrication to a global powerhouse and the most trusted seating partner in the industry. Whether it’s thousands of seats in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena and Nissan Stadium for the city’s rowdiest fans, the luxurious chairs that fill the MGM Theater in Las Vegas, or the telescopic bleachers in your local high school – venues around the world trust Hussey Seating with their biggest moments.

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