SEARS AND MACK DEVELOP NEW SEAT FOR THE MACK LR

Sears Seating Develops Exclusive New Seat for the Mack LR

(DAVENPORT, IOWA) – April 24th, 2018  Sears is working hard to provide best-in-class comfort on the job. Sears developed a new seat featuring the C2 PLUS cushion and air suspension for the new Mack LR. The Commercial Carrier Journal writes, “The C2 PLUS seat cushion, available with Sears air suspension seats, provides additional comfort on the job. Mack’s new multi-position seat developed exclusively for the Mack LR by Sears Seating offers multiple-positions for right-hand operation, allowing greater adjustability and comfort, whether seated or standing.” You can now find a Sears seat standard in the new Mack LR, Granite and Anthem models.

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SEARS SEATING APPEARS ON KWQC’S MADE IN THE QCA SPECIAL

Sears Seating Appears on KWQC’s Made in the QCA Special

(DAVENPORT, IOWA) – March 28th, 2018 Sears Seating was happily visited by Fran Riley, feature reporter for KWQC, for a look into the history, technology and future of a Quad City Area company for over 160 years.

View the online article HERE or select the link below to download the video.

Sears Seating- Made in the QCA

SEARS SEATING WORKS WITH MACK TRUCKS TO DEVELOP A NEW EXCLUSIVE TRUCK SEAT IMPROVING PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY

(DAVENPORT, IOWA) – Product design teams from Sears Seating and Mack Trucks have co-developed an exclusive truck seat aimed at reducing driver fatigue and making roadways and job sites safer.

The new contemporary design, unique to Mack® Anthem® and Mack Granite® models, includes longer seat cushions, taller seat backrests, and adjustable bolsters, setting a new standard for driver comfort and safety.

“Our work with Mack Trucks speaks to our customer focused approach and helping them find ways to be more successful with their customers,” says Sears’ President Kent Wichelt. “By working with our customer to produce seats that offer operators greater comfort, stability, rigidity and over-all better ride performance, we help Mack put trucks in their customers’ fleets that drivers will want to drive and operate safely,” states Wichelt.

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About SEARS SEATING

Sears Manufacturing Company is a privately-held global corporation based in Davenport, Iowa with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Established in 1855, the company has built its reputation on innovation, product quality and reliability that has earned it a position as the leading supplier of suspension and non-suspension seating for the agriculture, construction and industrial vehicle, and over-the-road markets worldwide.

For more information, contact:

Tom Hubbell, VP of Sales and Marketing

         thubbell@searsseating.com

SEARS MANUFACTURING COMPANY RECEIVES HIGHEST SUPPLIER RATING FROM JOHN DEERE

 Sears Manufacturing Company Receives Highest Supplier Rating From John Deere

(DAVENPORT, IOWA) – Sears Manufacturing Company, a global leader of off-road and over-the-road truck and tractor seating for over 160 years, has achieved the esteemed distinction of John Deere’s Achieving Excellence Partner-Level Supplier rating for 2017. Sears strives to exceed expectations through innovation, continuous improvement and unparalleled craftsmanship.

The John Deere Achieving Excellence program is comprised of key performance indicators including quality, delivery, technical support, cost management and wavelength, an overall measurement of initiative, attitude, responsiveness, attention to detail, communications and safety performance. Only by excelling in these key categories can suppliers attain a Partner-level status with John Deere.

“We are very proud to receive this prestigious award,” said Jim Sears, C.E.O. “John Deere has been instrumental to our growth at Sears Manufacturing for over 70 years and we greatly appreciate their business. This award demonstrates our commitment not only to a quality product, but to building long-term relationships with our customers.”

Director of Supply Management for John Deere’s C&F Division, Mike Minteer, stated, “Most all suppliers have processes and certifications that they showcase when I ask about quality and delivery performance. While those processes are critical, I have found they only raise the supplier’s performance to a moderately high level. The main differentiating factor for suppliers that have the highest level of performance, is their people. Ultimately this performance, at Partner level, comes down to having a highly engaged workforce. When John Deere employees visit Sears to work on projects, that high level of employee engagement is what we see from the entire Sears team.”

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About SEARS SEATING

Sears Manufacturing Company is a privately-held global corporation based in Davenport, Iowa with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Established in 1855, the company has built its reputation on innovation, product quality and reliability that has earned it a position as the leading supplier of suspension and non-suspension seating for the agriculture, construction and industrial vehicle, and over-the-road markets worldwide.

For more information, contact:

Tom Hubbell, VP of Sales and Marketing

         thubbell@searsseating.com

SEARS SEATING’S NEW ATLAS II ACTIVEVRS SEAT TAKES DRIVER COMFORT AND SAFETY TO A NEW LEVEL.

SEARS SEATING’S NEW ATLAS II ACTIVEVRS SEAT TAKES DRIVER COMFORT AND SAFETY TO A NEW LEVEL.

Magnetic ride control breakthrough from Sears Seating reduces exposure to WBV (Whole Body Vibration) resulting in less driver fatigue and a more healthy ride.

(DAVENPORT, IOWA) – Sears Seating, a manufacturer of off-road and over-the-road truck and tractor seating for over 160 years, introduced the next generation of truck suspension seating with the Atlas II ActiveVRS Suspension Seat at this year’s NACV Show in Atlanta, Georgia. The seat system uses Magneto-Rheological (MR) fluid technology to provide an advanced magnetic ride.

A position sensor reads the suspension travel 750 times per second, and depending on damping needs, instantaneously increases or decreases the strength of the magnetic field to stiffen the damper and absorb shock. The result is significantly lower driver exposure to Whole Body Vibration (WBV), up to 65%  which reduces fatigue and promotes driver health.

“The ActiveVRS Suspension Seat is good for drivers, and that’s good for trucking companies.  We’re proud of the new Atlas II ActiveVRS seats which provide greater stability, rigidity and over-all better ride performance,” says Sears’ President, Kent Wichelt. “Creating a safer seat that reduces drivers’ exposure to WBV, reduces fatigue, helps maintain driver awareness and comfort, which means an over-all healthier ride – and that helps with both driver recruitment and retention over the long-haul,” states Wichelt.

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About SEARS SEATING

Sears Manufacturing Company is a privately-held global corporation based in Davenport, Iowa with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Established in 1855, the company has built its reputation on innovation, product quality and reliability that has earned it a position as the leading supplier of suspension and non-suspension seating for the agriculture, construction and industrial vehicle, and over-the-road markets worldwide.

For more information, contact:

Tom Hubbell, VP of Sales and Marketing

         thubbell@searsseating.com

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