Upper Arlington Building Its Future With Brand New High School

Upper Arlington began “Building Its Future” when it decided to construct a brand new high school for its district. The new High School complements five new or renovated buildings within the district, all part of a large master plan. Some noteworthy items about this new High School include: 400,000 square feet of additional learning space Athletic facilities and performing…

Winton Woods Provides Striking New Gymnasium and Auditorium Seating

Project Name: Winton Woods 7-12 School Owner: Winton Woods City SchoolsArchitect: SHP Leading DesignCMR: Skansa USA Building, Inc.Scope: Provide and Install Telescopic Bleachers, Athletic Equipment and Auditorium Seating Completion Date: Winter 2021 In Winter of 2021, Farnham Equipment Company contributed to a striking new gymnasium and auditorium seating at Winton Woods new 7-12 School. The new 7-12 school complemented…

Revere High School

Project Name: Revere High School Owner: Revere Local Schools Architect: BSHM Architects CMR: ICON,LLC,  Scope: Provide and Install Telescopic Bleachers, Auditorium Seating and Athletic Equipment Completion Date: August 2020 After completing the new Bath Elementary school a couple years prior, Revere Local Schools was looking to build a new High School. They partnered with BSHM Architects and ICON, LLC…

Carlisle Local Schools | K-12 Building

Project Name: Carlisle K-12 School Owner: Carlisle Local Schools Architect: SHP Leading Design CMR: Skanska USA Building, Inc. General Trades Contractor: Mark Spaulding Scope: Provide and Install Telescopic Bleachers, Educational and Lab Casework and Auditorium Seating Completion Date: Fall 2020 Carlisle Local Schools passed a significant bond issue to invest in the construction of a new Carlisle K-12 building…

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.

*History provided by Hussey Seating Company