MTS Timeline of Firsts

In our more than 50 years manufacturing the best-built and best-backed chairs in the hospitality industry, MTS has been a leader in innovation. Some of the notable “firsts” that MTS has introduced for banquet and conference stacking chairs include the following.


2008 First to offer the exclusive ProBax comfort system in the Hospitality Industry

2008 First, and only, hospitality seating manufacturer to earn the GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality Certification

2007 First to offer 32 standard powdercoat colors

2002 First to offer 12 year warranty on ComfortFlex back mechanism

2000 First and only company to manufacture a complete product line of aluminum frame banquet/conference stacking chairs in the USA

2000 First to offer a 12-year structural frame warranty on banquet/conference stacking chairs


1998 First and only manufacture to use DuPont Surlyn® in stacking buttons to increase longevity

1998 First to offer our Patented Leg and Seat Reinforcement Bar

1993 First to offer 23 standard powdercoat colors

1992 First to offer Premium Comfort package on banquet/conference stacking chairs


1989 First to offer 12 standard powdercoat colors

1988 First to offer butyrate in floor glides to improve wear ability and minimize floor damage 

1982 First to use automotive style “Christmas Tree” fasteners to attach outer backs

1980 First to introduce COMFORTweb seat in hospitality and foodservice seating


1977 First to introduce leg reinforcement bar on banquet stacking chairs 

As this list illustrates, our commitment to innovation has only gotten stronger over time. MTS will continue to develop, design and deliver fresh ideas to our customers by creating seating designs that are more aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and durable than ever before.