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Public invited to test out new Bangor auditorium seating

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Seats set up at Bangor Mall for viewing & testing

BANGOR - The new Bangor Auditorium is one step closer to completion now that the seating inside the new Cross Insurance Center has been selected. Hussey Seating Company, a family-owned company in North Berwick, will be supplying and installing 8,000 of its seats inside the new arena next month. However, the public can test them out this month when they stop by the Bangor Mall. That's where a couple of the chairs are currently on display.

"I think it's important for people to get a firsthand view of what the new seats are going to look like," said Adam Pearson, director of sales operations at the Hussey Seating Company.

The maroon upholstered seats come with rear mounted cup holders where spectators can place their drinks. It's a perk that also allows for easy clean up after an event.

"This is a fairly standard item for this type of chair in an arena," explained Pearson. "It's convenient and keeps the beverage from spilling on walking areas of the arena."

Hussey Seating Company has been providing spectator seating for arenas, auditoriums, places of worship, theaters and gymnasiums for over 175 years.

"I know I wouldn't feel right driving by the arena knowing Hussey seats weren't in the building," said Pearson. "We're extremely proud knowing our seating system and everything we build for seating will be represented in this beautiful new facility."

The city of Bangor is also excited to have these Maine made products inside the new arena.

"I think one of the things I'm most excited about is no more wooden bleachers, no more wooden folded seats, no more ergonomically incorrect seating to watch whatever event we've come to watch," explained Mayor Cary Weston.

The 40,000 square foot Cross Insurance Center is slated to open its doors in 2013. Until then, the public can get updates on the building's progress by logging on to

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