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NFHS Forms New Corporate Partnership with Hussey Seating Company

Aug 30, 2021

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has announced Hussey Seating Company – a world leader in spectator seating solutions based in North Berwick, Maine – as a new corporate partner of the NFHS.

Hussey Seating Company is known worldwide for creating custom seating solutions for the sports and entertainment, education, corporate, worship and esports markets. Notable large-scale projects include the Alamodome, Bridgestone Arena, United Center, Enterprise Center and MGM National Harbor. The expertise applied to these major installations is used in every facet of its business, including as a leader in the North American High School market.

“I think high schools and education facilities around the world are comforted by our work in the professional market which has led to our overwhelming success in the k-12 education market. They know that when we go into their high school gym, auditorium, arena, or esports venue, that we’re bringing a team that has developed solutions for NBA arenas, NHL arenas, NFL stadiums and the biggest entertainment venues in the world,” says Sean O’Leary, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hussey Seating Company. Hussey’s work in the professional market is just a portion of its business though. Fueled by an extensive exclusive dealer model, O’Leary says that “If you’ve sat on a gym bleacher in North America in the last 60+ years, there’s a better chance than not it’s a Hussey bleacher, and that number is only growing.”

Hussey Seating is a sixth and seventh generation family-owned business that began in 1835. While foundationally a manufacturer, the company’s customer-focused approach has transformed it over the years to a business focused on solution development driven by innovation.

Hussey Seating Company’s lineup of telescopic bleachers and platforms, fixed seating and portable seating allows the organization to service a wide variety of audience venues – from high school gymnasiums to esports venues, performing arts centers, and arenas and stadiums in a variety of markets. With state-of-the art manufacturing equipment and an understanding of each customer’s challenges, opportunities and goals, Hussey delivers quality seating solutions that provide exceptional lifetime value.

“Over almost two centuries of business, Hussey Seating Company has created products with the unique needs of its customers in mind – and that includes thousands of our member high schools across the country,” said Dr. Karissa Niehoff, NFHS executive director. “We know our member schools can continue to count on that longstanding commitment to care and consideration, which made this new corporate partnership with Hussey an easy decision to make.”

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About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,500 high schools and 12 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.9 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS website at

About Hussey Seating Company

Hussey Seating Company is the world leader in developing and manufacturing seating solutions for the sports and entertainment, education, esports and performing arts. Innovators since 1835, this family owned business has transformed from their modest roots in steel fabrication to a global powerhouse and the most trusted seating partner in the industry. Whether it’s thousands of seats in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena and Nissan Stadium for the city’s rowdiest fans, the luxurious chairs that fill the MGM Theater in National Harbor, or the telescopic bleachers in your local high school – venues around the world trust Hussey Seating with their biggest moments.

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