Seats Inc. expanding operation

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Heavy-duty truck seat supplier Seats Inc. is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with plans for two expansions.

The largest of the two, as reported by the Reedsburg Times-Press, is a 22,000-square-foot addition that will house a multi-access simulation test table (MAST). The MAST – part of a $2 million investment – measures advanced durability and conducts destructive testing of the seats manufactured for the heavy transportation industry.

“The test table itself has the potential to shake violently,” Seats President Eric Sauey told the newspaper, “so you want any vibrations given off to be isolated from the rest of the building or anything in the area. All vehicles shake. We would be able to simulate the ride of a truck as it goes down the highway, or a locomotive as it goes down the tracks.”

Sauey said their customers are companies such as Oshkosh Trucks and Peterbilt.

The second expansion will triple the size of the company’s on-site medical clinic, which employs one full-time nurse, and schedules two physicians, a chiropractor and a physical therapist to see employees one day per week.

The newspaper’s full report can be read HERE.

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