Two local seating manufacuters combine expertise in complimentary areas. Products range from automotive aftermarket, conversions, transit and SUV`s to home theatre products.
Summit Seating, Inc. has been formed through the merger of two seating industry manufacturers, resulting in a company well poised to provide products and services to the transportation and home theatre markets. The new company brings industry veterans together with complimentary product lineups, creating an extremely strong design, engineering, and sales team.
David Slater, previous owner of Extreme Seating, will continue on as Vice President of Development, responsible for overall plant management and product design. With over 25 years of seating industry experience, he is recognized as a premier designer. Other company officials include Sue Fink, Executive Vice President and Controller and Dagney J. Slater, supervisor of the cutting and sewing departments.
According to Fink, "All signs point to a turn -around year for van, pick -up truck and SUV furniture manufacturers, as evidenced by the attendees at the recently concluded Detroit Auto Show. Many envision a 25% increase in this market this coming year. In addition to the automotive industry, we've also invested in the mass transit segment, and recently became the only company that has passed all the government regulations (FMVSS 207, 210 and 225) for the Daimler -Chrysler Freightliner Sprinter vehicles."
Summit Seating occupies manufacturing space at the former Form Fit complex, located on the south side of Elkhart, Indiana.