Who We Are


With 90 years of proven performance, Sturdisteel operates with a singular purpose: to produce the highest quality seating solutions using the best and most efficient processes in the industry.

Since its founding as part of Central Texas Ironworks in 1934, Sturdisteel has grown into one of North America’s largest and most respected manufacturers of spectator seating for outdoor and indoor venues. Acquired by Schultz Industries, Inc. in 1987, Sturdisteel is now uniquely positioned to serve clients across North America with its high-quality seating solutions.

Using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest fabrication technology, Sturdisteel offers advanced manufacturing capabilities and efficient production that transforms raw materials into high-quality finished products, following strict AISC standards.


With unrivaled expertise and craftsmanship, skilled and versatile workers at Sturdisteel demonstrate meticulous precision on every seating project, delivering unparalleled quality and precision fit.

With decades of collective expertise in spectator seating, Sturdisteel is the top choice. Our seasoned sales and management team offers unmatched industry knowledge and hands-on experience. This allows us to troubleshoot effectively, optimize designs, reduce costs, and deliver the very best solutions for each client. When it comes to spectator seating, there is no substitute for Sturdisteel’s hard-won experience.

With unmatched expertise, Sturdisteel provides limitless design and fabrication options. Our expert engineering team leverages the latest tools and techniques to craft optimal seating solutions. Going beyond taking orders, we draw on extensive knowledge to solve challenges and deliver custom outcomes.


Sturdisteel prioritizes excellent customer service throughout your project, from start to finish. By getting involved early on, we ensure the successful completion of your seating needs. What truly sets us apart is that we don’t just promise great service – we deliver it!

We cultivate strong relationships with clients by collaborating to understand their unique needs and help them meet their goals. We provide prompt, accurate information and ensure complete satisfaction, considering no project successful unless the client is fully satisfied. This dedication to quality customer service leads to repeat business and a high success rate.

Sturdisteel strikes the right balance between a large company with extensive capabilities and a small company with personalized service. Our skilled teams are invested in each project, guiding it from initial concept to successful completion. We partner closely with clients, architects, engineers, and contractors, collaborating from day one to understand needs and shape a shared vision. This interactive process allows us to deliver quality workmanship and meticulous attention to detail at every stage. The result is a finished product our clients can be proud of, built on integrity and exceeding expectations. Our unwavering commitment to service is why clients continue to trust Sturdisteel with their most ambitious projects.

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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