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loving what we do - since 1929
On 04 February 1929, seven prominent Jasper businessmen gathered to form Jasper Seating Company, creating a new company dedicated to building school chairs, office chairs and office furniture. The first line of chair to be produced was named the 400 Line and was designed to “meet the demand for an economical, substantially build chair.” The chair that launched the company was a huge success and the original 400 Line is still available today as the Americana Series.
Though the years Jasper Seating Company continued to invest in manufacturing technology to supply a growing country with an expanded offering of quality wood chairs. The company prospered through the Great Depression, two World Wars, competition from a metal office furniture industry and countless consumer challenges by adapting to the marketplace and adhering to its founding principle of using its greatest resources – people, products and services – to the best advantage.
Towards the end of the 20th century, Jasper Seating Company was strategically positioned to expand its offering and did so by entering into the casegoods and hospitality markets. At this time the company also decided to differentiate between its institutional products and its office products. The institutional offering was to be marketed under the Community brand name. Jasper Seating Company became JSI and continued to market contract seating and casegoods.
This is JSI and Community.