Corporations: In the Front Seat

Hardly an American is now alive who has not come in contact with the products of American Seating Co., the Grand Rapids, Mich., firm that is the largest U.S. manufacturer of seats for schools, churches, theaters, ball parks and buses. And with their ever-larger families and fundaments* requiring more and wider chairs, Americans have turned AmSeCo's business into a hot growth industry.

Last week, as a reflection of his broadening market, AmSeCo President James Marinus VerMeulen, 56, reported that his company's sales for the first half of 1961 were $16.5 million, up 3.7% over the same period last year....

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