Sturdisteel is an industry leading fabricator of engineered seating solutions. As an AISC certified fabricator, Sturdisteel has engineered, fabricated and professionally installed structural steel Grandstands and Bleachers all across North America since 1934. Our people understand the challenges and complexity of each project - their integrity and responsiveness works to your advantage. Located in Waco, Texas, our offices include more than 100,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities. With sales offices coast-to-coast, we stand ready to assist you with your next project.



Innovative ideas, an experienced, dedicated workforce and a true belief in high standards and honest business principles have helped Sturdisteel set the industry’s standard for excellence. With a solid performance reputation that spans 80 years, we’ve been a top choice of facility owners all across the US and Canada – establishing Sturdisteel as one of the true market leaders.

Architects and construction specifiers have relied on Sturdisteel for the very finest in spectator seating solutions that meets the strictest design and application demands. Our approach is designed around the simple principal of collaboration and early project involvement – enabling us to drive the successful accomplishment of any spectator seating project.

The quality of Sturdisteel seating solutions begins and ends with the quality of its design. Through extensive research, the engineers at Sturdisteel provide a diverse choice of top-quality solutions. Our engineers not only provide design input, but also oversee the steel and aluminum fabrication within our facilities. The skill and versatility of our workmen are evident in the exacting, precision work detailed on every bleacher and grandstand project – whether seating 50 or 50,000.

Every Sturdisteel product is made of the highest quality materials –, and guaranteed for reliability. Sturdisteel utilizes the finest and most up to date methods of steel and aluminum fabrication in order to ensure that our best product is on the field. Conforming to strict AISC standards, our control system ensures efficient production from the receipt of raw materials to the finished product.



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.


131 Ava Drive
Waco, TX 76702
Tel: (254) 857-3744
Fax: (254) 666-4472
Tollfree: (800) 433-3116
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