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The Gasser History
About Gasser

Gasser Chair Company is a top American designer and manufacturer of high-quality seating products for international gaming, hospitality and casino venues. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, Gasser Chair has operated as a family-owned business since brothers Louis, Roger and George Gasser founded the company in 1946. Each Gasser chair is handcrafted and manufactured in the USA, using only the finest components. The expansive Gasser Chair product line includes stylish, durable, comfortable and functional seating for slot machines, table games, poker tables, high-limit, bingo, sports book and keno lounges. Gasser also offers a full product line for the hospitality market including stackable seating, dining chairs, barstools, conference and desk seating, and lounge and guest seating. Today, the company continues to produce fine quality seating by executing all aspects of the manufacturing process, including design and engineering. George Gasser's two eldest sons-CEO Gary Gasser and President Mark Gasser-lead more than 150 skilled, dedicated employees.

In the Beginning

It was in the mid-forties that the three Gasser brothers, Louis, Roger and George, decided to combine their talents and set out on the next phase of their lives. With a few ideas and very little money, they set up shop to work with a relatively new material at the time, aluminum. Tapping into some of the local expertise available in their industrial hometown area of Youngstown, Ohio, they began providing services to local companies, such as assembling aluminum storm windows and screens, welding aluminum beer kegs, and even fabricating custom parts for a prototype helicopter.

Gasser Grows

The brothers realized that if their young company was going to succeed, however, innovative design alone was not going to be enough. It was during this period in the company’s history that the key components of their business – enduring work ethics, sound engineering principles and meticulous attention to detail – were established.

Gasser and Innovation

Driven to develop their own product line, they began designing and manufacturing aluminum-frame dinette sets. With minor success selling these chairs and tables close to home, a young George Gasser loaded a few chairs into the back of his car and headed to Chicago to exhibit at the National Restaurant Show. Attendees were intrigued by Gasser’s highly durable, lightweight chairs and, at the close of the show, George left Chicago with a nice order, several good leads and a whole new market to develop.

Today

Today, Gasser Chair Company remains a family owned business. The second and third generations of the Gasser family, teamed with some of the finest skilled people in all aspects of the business, are guided by the founders' original principles. Together they proudly continue the tradition and philosophy of developing innovative solutions to customers' seating requirements and skillfully manufacturing the finest quality seating.

Innovations Timeline