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Church Seats has been a familiar and respected name since the turn of the century. And now, almost 100 years later, market research shows Church is still the most specified seat in the nation. How do we do it? Church continues to provide innovative new products engineered with the highest quality in mind. Their organized "Good, Better, Best" product offering ...Read More

Church

Church Seats has been a familiar and respected name since the turn of the century. And now, almost 100 years later, market research shows Church is still the most specified seat in the nation. How do we do it? Church continues to provide innovative new products engineered with the highest quality in mind. Their organized "Good, Better, Best" product offering simplifies the purchasing process by showing the product offering at a glance.

Church provides seats for all jobs and price points. We have a strong service and support team. Church Seats are sold by an educated and experienced nationwide network of professionals. Their Customer Service Department has a reputation for being knowledgeable and helpful. Marketing support provides colorful and up-to-date specification sheets, product bulletins, and literature, as well as nationally recognized advertisements.

Church has always been a leader in the industry and plans to continue to meet customers' needs today and tomorrow with quality service, support, and expertise. With over 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing space devoted to injection and compression molding, Church Seats is ready to take your business where you want to go. History of Church Toilet Seats. The Church Seat Company of Holyoke, Massachusetts, was founded in 1904 by Charles F. Church. It was the first company to bring a white toilet seat to the market, using a process of forming white pyroxalin around a solid wood core. This seat achieved immediate acceptance by the public and also by the plumbing trade, where varnished oak and mahogany were in vogue. A year later, Church built another plant in a nearby woodworking town to increase manufacturing capacity. This growth helped Church to become the recognized leader in the toilet seat industry, as stated by its slogan "The Best Seat in the House."

By 1930, Church had purchased a rubber stamping plant in Massachusetts to mold hard rubber seats for the commercial trade, but the outbreak of World War II caused crude rubber resources to be diverted. Church converted its presses from rubber to plastic and began molding parts for the Armed Forces. This experience catapulted Church into the plastics age. New product lines such as plastic wall tile and melamine school furniture were introduced, bearing the consistency and quality of the Church name.

Through the years, Church grew as a division of the American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Corporation with manufacturing facilities topping 200,000 square feet. In 1962, an additional 64,000 square feet were added to allow Church to begin manufacturing compression-molded wood seats. After many years as an integral part of American Standard, the toilet seat line was acquired by a Massachusetts firm, Forbes-Wright Industries, in 1975. Bemis acquired Church from Forbes-Wright in 1983.

Today, quality continues to be at the heart of the Church Seat Company, now owned by Bemis Manufacturing of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. With manufacturing and nationwide distribution facilities in a centralized location, Church is always ready to meet the needs of any job and is still "The Best Seat in the House."

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