Who We Are


With a proven performance reputation spanning 80 years, Sturdisteel has operated with one sole purpose: producing the highest quality seating solutions with the best and most efficient processes in the industry.

The Sturdisteel brand was established in 1934 as part of Central Texas Ironworks and has been a Division of Schultz Industries, Inc. since 1987. Since that time, Sturdisteel has grown over the last 80 years as one of North America’s largest and highly respected names in outdoor and indoor spectator seating – uniquely positioned to service our clients anywhere in the country.

As a Division of Schultz Industries, Sturdisteel brings to any project a company that operates without any long term debt and a strong financial balance sheet. Our nearly 100,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities are state of the art, with equipment utilizing the latest design and fabrication technology. Conforming to strict AISC standards, our controlled system ensures efficient production from the receipt of raw materials to the finished product, putting the absolute best product on the field!


There’s no substitute for knowledge and experience – Sturdisteel has both. The skill and versatility of our workmen are evident in the exacting, precision work detailed on every seating project, resulting in a “fit and finish” second to none.

If you’re searching for experience with indoor and outdoor spectator seating, look no further than Sturdisteel. Our sales and management team has more combined experience in the business than any other alternative in the industry. There is simply no substitute for experience. In fact, it’s the key to helping our clients solve problems, improve designs and reduce costs. It’s impossible to troubleshoot in a business without knowing the business.

The diversity and flexibility we offer in design and fabrication is virtually unlimited. Our in-house engineering department uses the latest tools and design techniques to deliver the most efficient seating design possible. Our deep knowledge and experience is why Sturdisteel can be a problem-solving partner-not just a company that takes orders.


Sturdisteel is dedicated to the highest level of customer service at each step in the process. Our early involvement enables us to drive the successful accomplishment of your seating project. We don’t just claim to be different – we are different!

Customer service is more than just a catch phrase at Sturdisteel. To us, it means cultivating and maintaining strong relationships by collaborating with our clients to understand their specific needs and help them achieve their goals from the start. We understand that quality customer service means providing prompt and accurate information without the client having to ask. We don’t consider a project a success unless our client is completely satisfied. It’s this attitude that has led to high success rate and repeat business.

Sturdisteel is large enough to deliver the range of products needed, but small enough to listen to our clients. Our skilled teams take pride in guiding a project from conception to successful completion. Sturdisteel partners with clients from the very beginning to listen to their needs and develop a clear and shared vision for a project. Then we collaborate with talented architects, engineers and contractors to bring that vision to life. This interactive approach ensures quality workmanship and attention to detail every step of the way, with a finished project you can be proud of. Our commitment to quality, integrity and value has resulted in a long history of strong customer satisfaction.

The project was complex and the schedule time sensitive. Your commitment and performance exceeded our expectations.

J.E. Dunn Construction Company

I would highly recommend Sturdisteel to anyone thinking about installing a new or refurbishing and existing outdoor grandstand.

Nickerson Corporation

We enjoyed working with everyone at Sturdisteel on our latest project. We’ll definitely be contacting you when we are ready to expand.

Methodist Children’s Home

The work has been of the highest quality and we continue to receive feedback on the fine craftsmanship. I would highly recommend Sturdisteel on any project.

Barcom Commercial, Inc.

They made every effort to ensure a successful project. I would highly recommend Sturdisteel and look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.

Edcon, Inc. General Contractors

Sturdisteel has continually met and exceeded our expectation in quality, safety and schedule while maintaining their budget.

Hensel Phelps.
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