Our seats are manufactured in a modern production facility by a team of experienced professionals. Located in the historic city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, we are easily accessible from I-81 and I-80 and are close to the major metropolitan areas of New York City and Philadelphia.
We’ve achieved a position as a manufacturing innovator by utilizing an integrated R & D department. Our facility includes a fully staffed wood shop featuring the latest in CNC wood cutting machines. We also have separate gluing and sewing departments, as well as some of the most experienced upholsterers in the industry. We have the ability to develop new products, duplicate and customize existing designs, and make improvements to our customers’ current products. Also, depending on our customer’s needs, we can produce samples and prototypes of new products or revisions of current products. The use of the latest software programming, design tools and equipment allows us to stay ahead of ever-changing technological demands.
Our manufacturing capabilities include CNC wood routing and metal cutting, wood finishing, sewing, t-nutting assembly, foam gluing, nickel and chrome plating, powder coating, and more.
CNC Wood Routing & Metal Cutting
INDUSTRIES WE SERVE
Our theater and auditorium projects include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the University of Denver Opera House, UCLA Medical Center, Seattle County Courthouse, Harvard University, Yale University, McGraw Hill Book Publishers, National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Southern Poverty Law Center, American Express Center in lower Manhattan, Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and the Subzero Company.
We’ve manufactured multiple types of luxury casino seating including slot chairs. In fact, we’ve worked on casino seating projects in 26 different states! These projects include seating for local East Coast casinos such as Mount Airy Lodge and Casino, Revel Atlantic City, Bethlehem Sands Casino, Hollywood Penn National and Parx Casino. When you sit in our seats, you’ll surely be in the best seats in the house!
Our manufacturing background includes making seats for medical purposes, including wheelchairs and other mobility products. In addition, we have manufactured seating and related equipment that is used in the offices of ophthalmologists throughout the United States, including in nearly every Walmart ophthalmology department. We know how seats are supposed to be made. It’s all about form, fit and function.
Mass Transit Seating
Whether it’s train seating or city bus seating, we provide industry-leading seating solutions for all types of mass transit systems.
With two decades of experience, we specialize in government contract work for federal, state and municipal agencies.
We manufacture products for the sports industry, including our own line of custom golf cart seats that are upholstered in high-performance textiles.
We Offer Powder Coating On Our Products
Powder coating is a type of dry coating, which is applied as a free-flowing dry powder. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals.
There are several advantages of powder coating over conventional liquid coatings:
- The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form.
- Powder coatings emit zero or near zero volatile organic compounds (VOC).
- Powder coatings can produce much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.
- Powder coating overspray can be recycled and thus it is possible to achieve nearly 100% use of the coating.
- Powder coating production lines produce less hazardous waste than conventional liquid coatings.
- Powder coated items generally have fewer appearance differences between horizontally coated surfaces and vertically coated surfaces than liquid coated items.
- The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat (baked-on) to allow it to flow and form a “skin.” The powder is positively charged and the metal is negatively charged, binding each other. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.
- A wide range of specialty effects is easily accomplished which would be impossible to achieve with other coating processes. Powder coatings are available in many colors – both solid and translucent.
Our Nickel / Chrome Plating
Custom Seats products have nickel/chrome plating. Electrodeposited metal on the surface of a substrate has been used in engineering applications to provide superior qualities in the form of a thin layer of coating. Nickel is mostly applied for the purpose of corrosion resistance, while chromium does the decorative part of the plating process. The parts are submerged in nickel chloride, boric acid or nickel sulfamate, fluoborate or sulphatein – a hot and high-current density bath for a nickel coating. Chromium coating is obtained from a chromate solution (chromic acid or chromium sulfate) bath, and is used to increase the reflectivity of the nickel coating on a substrate.
Primarily, chrome plating is used for aesthetic value, but when corrosion resistance is required, the nickel plating is the key factor to the corrosion resistance aspect of the application. For wire resistance welded wire, a clear thin lacquer coating is applied to the product for added protection at the resistance welded intersects. That would be the low density areas after plating.
The nickel plating after the cleaning process stages is the first to be applied to the metal. It usually averages .003 to .006 tenths of an inch in plating thickness. It typically takes a 14 to 16 minute dwell time in the bath. The chrome plating is applied over the nickel plating layer. Dwell time is usually a 2.5 minute flash dwell time in the bath, and usually averages .0000010 to .0000018 millionths of an inch in plating thickness. This adds to the aesthetics of the part.
It’s interesting to note that many people think chrome is Brite. It is actually the nickel plating brightness shining through the chrome layer (because the chrome plate is thin). Chrome plating is a very hard decorative coating. Nickel Plating is Brite and helps in the corrosion resistance and aesthetics of the part.
Each of our custom seats features contoured comfort, superior craftsmanship, premium materials, creative finishing touches and unlimited customization possibilities. After the design, development and manufacturing processes have passed through an intensive approval protocol, a small part of the fabrication process is automated to ensure consistency. To guarantee an exacting level of quality control, our highly-trained team of professional pattern makers, master stitchers and upholsterers is involved every step of the way.
Vice President Of Finance
A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Associate with fourteen years of manufacturing, retail and commercial lending experience, John is an integral part of the Backspin team. If you visit our office, you’ll most likely find him glued to a spreadsheet, crunching numbers with his father, Tom, or tossing a ball for his dogs (our little mascots). John, his wife Jennifer and their daughter Delcie live in Moosic, Pennsylvania.
Vice President Of Sales
With 42 years of corporate experience as Global Director of Quality Assurance, Wayne has traveled the world implementing Quality Assurance Quality Management Systems & Processes in Germany, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. He has facilitated and trained personnel to the National and International Quality Assurance Certifications/Standards and Environment Certifications – including working with FDA lawyers – for meeting stringent expectations for the healthcare product market. Wayne resides in Shavertown, Pennsylvania with his wife Linda.
Vice President Of Operations
Bill is responsible for plant operations and making sure that all customer expectations are met. He oversees safety, quality assurance, and product development engineering. He also ensures that distribution management schedule dates are consistently met. Bill says, “With so much manufacturing being done overseas these days, we are proud we do these seats right here in the USA”. He resides in Scranton, Pennsylvania with his wife and children.
Vice President of Administration
Darlene has 35 years of manufacturing and operations experience, and has been with Custom Seats, Inc. and Backspin Seating since 2005. Darlene and her team manage the Customer Service Department, Purchasing Department, Inventory Control and the Scheduling Department. She resides in Scranton, Pennsylvania with her family.
Vice President Of Marketing
Jill has a degree in Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism from the University of Arizona. With over 17 years of experience in the fields of digital and print media, her specialties include web design, SEO, content writing, and social media management. She is certified as a Webmaster from Florida State University and has an extensive background with content management systems. Jill resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband Nathan.