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Event DetailsFacility Tour / Presentation
October 7, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
801 Broadway Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
At our Manufacturing Day event at American Seating’s Headquarters and Transportation Plant, we'll host approximately 50 12th-grade students from Union High School by invitation (Grand Rapids Public Schools district) for a morning of tours and presentations related to manufacturing. American Seating, founded in 1886, celebrates 130 years this year; our company has been manufacturing on this same campus in West Michigan all these years. We're excited to show local students how manufacturing processes and products have evolved over the years. We plan to trace the life of a product - from ideation to production to installation - as part of our event. We will be offering students guided tours of our transportation plant facility / production stations (where we make the bus seats that are used in more than 75 percent of city transit buses across North America), and of our headquarters building where we have a museum exhibit showcasing our history as well as a showroom displaying today's products. The event will also include lunch and presentations by American Seating team members as well as speakers from Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Rapids Community Foundation.
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About American Seating
Since 1886, American Seating has set the benchmark for product design, durability and comfort. American Seating is committed to being an innovator of world-class seating solutions for architectural environments, including the Education, Entertainment, Office, Contract and Government Contract markets. American Seating also serves as a leader in transportation seating, including City Service, Rail, Motorcoach and Demand-Response markets. American Seating is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability. The company achieved Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) Chain of Custody certification in 2012. American Seating’s FSC trademark license code is FSC-C110979. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., U.S.A., American Seating employs a U.S.-based workforce. For more information, please visit www.americanseating.com.