Redefining Craftsmanship with Seating Inc.
Craftsmanship can be defined as highly skilled artistry and is often accompanied by a nostalgic level of pride in one’s work. Seating Inc. has successfully blended the quality craftsmanship expected from a boutique furniture company with the scalability and production capacity of a mass production brand. They have developed their local team of highly skilled craftsmen and women in order to differentiate themselves in the highly competitive ergonomic seating market with the highest quality products and the ultimate design flexibility.
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Expert Craftsmanship means Customized Solutions
Commercial seating manufacturers typically have little ability to customize their line to fit the needs of a specific client. By keeping the entire manufacturing process under one roof and developing custom processes, Seating Inc. has positioned themselves as problem-solvers and can easily modify their products to satisfy unique client needs. For example, recently Seating Inc. had a client ask them to make over 200 chairs with seats one inch shorter than the standard size. The Seating Inc. crew was able to build and ship a custom prototype to the client so their ergonomist could test the modified product before making the purchase.
For clients that do not require custom solutions, Seating Inc.’s standard product line provides a diverse range of chair styles and configurations to satisfy a wide range of customer needs and budgets. Their designs are not only innovative and stylish, but are also created with health and well-being in mind.
A defining feature of the Seating Inc. line is that their chairs are designed to provide ergonomic excellence for a wide variety of people. Not only are their chairs available in three weight capacities (300lb, 400lb as well as a 550lb.), options are available for semi-custom seat widths, back heights, textiles and other specialty options that ensure every end user can expect the same level of quality no matter their size or shape. How to best utilize these capabilities is all part of the expert knowledge of the Seating Inc. crew.
Family Values, Industrial Capabilities
Building a successful American dream in an industry dominated by imports and mass production isn’t an easy task. While others may have sacrificed their values in favor of imports over the years, Seating Inc. has continued to stay true to their roots and believe in the combined value of conscious sourcing and hard work. Pushing the boundaries of what it means to be “Made in America”, they not only have an American manufacturing facility and team, but they source textiles, components, foam, steel and interior wood from the United States.
“We look to source a lot of our parts within a 250 mile radius, and we’re pretty successful at.”
Owners Doug and Judy Hart have ensured that, even as their company grows in size, the quality of their products never waivers. This can partially be attributed to the materials they use, but if you ask the Harts, they’ll tell you that it’s their employees that make the biggest difference at Seating, Inc.
“It’s the people here who make this place special. The heart that goes into it and the value system that’s been put in place.”
The Seating Inc. Story
Judy and Doug Hart embarked on their American dream in 1989 with a dual purpose: to support their young family, and to make great chairs. The result of their passion is Seating Inc., the company that is making work better, by building better chairs.
Judy and Doug have over 60 years combined chair manufacturing experience, and have successfully transferred their expert knowledge to the Seating Inc. manufacturing team. The resulting attention to detail in the manufacturing process, from custom molding their internal wood shells, to developing exceptional sewing patterns for durability, and hand-finishing each chair’s upholstery comes through in the superior quality of Seating Inc.’s chairs.