Quick Hits | 2020 Hussey Dealers Meeting

Disclaimer: This post was written by David Melvin, the newest member to Farnham Equipment Company. He oversees our Business Development and Marketing and shares his perspectives below. Day 1: There are a lot of good that come from “firsts”. First dates, first time to a movie theater, first time conquering a fear. This past weekend, I knocked out to “firsts”…

A Day of Remembrance

  Today, the third Friday in September, we honor our nation’s Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, those still missing and unaccounted for from our nation’s wars. Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day. Our featured seating vendor, Hussey Seating Company, is a long standing partner of Rolling Thunder, Inc. a non-profit organization called to be “…united in the cause…

Get to Know: Hussey Seating Company


In business since 1954, Farnham Equipment Company is now in its third generation of Farnham family ownership. It’s no surprise that we’re a good fit with Hussey Seating Company, now in its sixth generation. FEC has been an Exclusive Dealer for Hussey Seating Company for nearly 50 years in the state of Ohio. With continuing education opportunities and annual dealer meetings, Hussey Seating Company understands the importance of communication, passion for their work, and taking action.

Read about our Marketing Manager, Kami Wernimont's experience visiting Hussey University in 2015 in What I Learned at Hussey University.

What’s their Story?

Hussey Seating Company typically encounters a reaction of disbelief when people learn they’ve been in business since 1835.  It's unusual for a company to stay in one family's ownership for that length of time, let alone a business with a history of manufacturing everything from long furrowed plows to combat the rocky New England soil in 1835, to fire escapes and ski lifts in the early 1900's, all the way to spectator seating since 1960.

But here's the secret: 
Hussey Seating Company is not a manufacturing center. They are an innovation center.

While today Hussey produces the highest quality spectator and audience seating in the world, their real business is listening to, understanding, and solving their customer’s biggest problems. Almost 200 years ago customers needed plows, today they need spectator seating solutions custom fit for their audience. They need telescopic platforms that can safely accommodate a high volume guests with ease and transform facilities from event to event seamlessly. They need a company they can trust with their biggest moments, and Hussey, in partnership with Exclusive Dealers such as Farnham Equipment Company, is more than prepared for the job.

For almost 200 years Hussey’s goals haven't changed:

  • They are a family business in it for the long run
  • They operate with honesty and integrity
  • They care about the people we work with

From high school gymnasiums, tracks and football fields, to professional arenas and performing arts centers, wherever you find spectators sharing a great moment you'll find Hussey Seats.

*History provided by Hussey Seating Company

Did You Know: Additional Products & Solutions

  When it comes to our products and installations, if you’re an architect, you’re likely familiar with Stevens Industries and Hussey Seating Company, our featured vendors for Plastic Laminate Casework and Seating, respectively. As a Construction Manager or General Contractor, we’re known for our dedicated in-house installation team and our Project Management. If our Maintenance Solutions team has been…

NJPA is Now Sourcewell

  After more than a year of research and planning, on June 6, 2018, NJPA became Sourcewell. The change comes with the plan to deepen relationships with its members and make it easier to find the solutions you need through Cooperative Purchasing, Services, and Programs. Hussey Seating continues to partner with Sourcewell, formerly NJPA, to offer education, government and…

#MySafetyPledge: Our Pledge to Safety

  #MySafetyPledge for Construction Safety Week 2018: If you know Mike Kirk, Project & Safety Manager, he’s known for saying, “We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keeper when it comes to safety and maintaining a safety culture.” It is vital that each of us understand that we play a role in ensuring that everyone goes home safe at the…

Welcome to the New .com!

  Introducing the new .com! Take a look around, tell us what you think. When designing our new space, we focused on our customer experience and wanted to convey 3 major areas of what we do: Pre-Construction Products & Installation, including Project Management Maintenance Once you start with us, you can cycle through the entire process. In Pre-Construction, our…

Meet Your Team

  Backed by our in-house, 30+, installation team, Farnham Equipment Company’s in-office team is dedicated to providing you with not only quality products, but quality service and relationships too. As a family business, Farnham Equipment Company was established in 1954 by Rodger and Barbara Farnham. FEC, now led by a third-generation Farnham, is also proud of the employment of…

Hussey Seating Company’s New Auto-Rotating Aisle Rails

Auto-Rotating Aisle Rails

  Hussey Seating Company is at it again, improving the operation and ease of use of your seating system with their New Auto-Rotating Center Aisle Rails. Their breakthrough design ensures patrons will always have a secure handrail while ascending or descending your bleachers. The new rail is permanently mounted to the bleacher and automatically rotates as you open and…