Gilmour Academy | Performing Arts Center

Quattro Seating

Project Name: Gilmour Academy Performing Arts Center Owner: Gilmour Academy CMR: Panzica Construction Company Scope: Provide and Install Auditorium Seating Completion Date: 2019 Auditorium Seating was a renovation Gilmour Academy was looking to address. With grades 1-12 to consider, the space was moderately sized to house over 300 students for the department. Farnham Equipment Company was awarded the contract…

Union Local Schools | Union Local High School Auditorium Replacement

Project Name: Union Local High School Auditorium Replacement Owner: Union Local Schools Scope: Provide and Install Auditorium Seating Completion Date: July 2020 Union Local School District was looking to replace some of their seating in the high school auditorium. The district approached Farnham Equipment to assist with finding a solution.  The school was able to purchase used auditorium seats…

Edgerton Local Schools | Theatre Performance Seating

Project Name: Edgerton Local Performance Theatre Seating Owner: Edgerton Local Schools Scope: Provide and Install Metro Seating and Clarin Chairs for Performance Theatre Completion Date: Spring 2020 Superintendent Kermit Riehle always had great appreciation for the theatre. When he became Superintendent of Edgerton Local Schools, he desired nothing more than to revitalize the theatre department. With limited space, he knew…

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”…

Carrollton Exempted Village Schools | Middle School\High School

  Project Name: Carrollton EVS New 6-12 School Owner: Carrollton Exempted Village Schools Architect: Lesko Associates, Inc. Construction Manager: Shook Touchstone Scope: Provide and Install Educational Casework Contractor: Beaver Constructors Scope: Provide and Install Telescopic Seating, and Auditorium Seating Completion: August 2019 Phase one of Carrollton Exempted Village Schools was completed in August 2019 with the grand opening of…

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.

What Can Hussey Seating Company do for You?

Contact us, let us bring your seating vision to life!

*History provided by Hussey Seating Company

Miami Trace Local Schools | Miami Trace High School

  Project Name: Miami Trace High School Owner: Miami Trace Local Schools Architect: SHP Leading Design Construction Manager: Ruscilli Construction Company, Inc. Scope: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework, Lab Casework, Telescopic Bleachers, and Auditorium Seating Completion: August 2018 The new Miami Trace High School has been described as a showcase for modern learning. The new building joined the…

DIY Design: Quattro Art Series

Introducing Hussey's New 3-D Configurator for Quattro Art Series Design

Last June, we introduced Hussey Seating Company’s new Quattro Art Series, seating designed with luxe fabrics, refined aesthetics, natural materials and endless customization options to take your venue to the next level of comfort and elegance.

Most recently, Hussey Seating Company released a new platform for you to design the perfect chair for your facility with their 3D Configurator. Choose your finishes, style, wood and fabric and alternate your view points. When you’ve decided on a design, choose to continue and download your results, including a summary, specs, and images.

What will you create?


Quattro Art Series
Quattro Art Series
Quattro Art Series
Quattro Art Series

Ready to find out more?

Drop us a line, we're happy to assist you with your selections and answer any questions you might have!

Chippewa School District | Chippewa Jr./Sr. High School

Project Name: Chippewa School District Owner: Chippewa Jr./Sr. High School Architect: Hasenstab Architects Construction Manager: C.T. Taylor Construction Scope: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework, Lab Casework, Telescopic Bleachers, and Auditorium Seating Completion: August 2018 The February 2019 edition of Properties Magazine featured Chippewa School District’s new Jr./Sr. High School, describing the new build as a showcase for the community. The new building is a…

Spring Cleaning & Preventative Maintenance: Auditorium Seating

Auditorium Seating

  Here are our Top 5 Tips for Preventative Maintenance when it comes to Auditorium Seating. Check Seat Operation: The seat should move freely up and down when cycled. Test the operation by pulling the seat down to its occupied position and release the seat. The seat should fully return to its upright, unoccupied position, without assistance. If the…