Gasser Donates Chairs to Tyler History Center


The Gasser Chair Company has once again displayed its “home-grown” corporate generosity by donating chairs to the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center in support of the $6 million fundraising campaign to develop this new facility in downtown Youngstown.

“Gasser’s commitment to provide chairs for the Tyler History Center is exemplary,” states Executive Director H. William Lawson. “The Gasser family embodies the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that is synonymous with the history of the Mahoning Valley.  They are known for their quality workmanship, and we are so pleased that we will be able to provide visitors with comfortable, durable, and beautiful seating.”

The Gasser donation includes 200 hospitality chairs for events that will be held in the Paul & Marguerite Thomas Ballroom on the second floor as well as the Anne Kilcawley Christman Discovery Gallery on the third floor. In addition, Gasser has provided 16 upholstered sidechairs for the Public Reading/Research Room which is located in the new Historical Society Archives located in the basement of the Tyler History Center.  The fair market value of the donation is just over $31,000, which brings the Campaign pledges and in-kind gifts to $4,832,000, or 80.5% of its goal.


Known for manufacturing quality seating and providing innovative seating solutions for the world’s foremost hospitality and entertainment venues, Gasser Chair Company remains a family-owned business.  President Mark Gasser says, “We take great pride and care in providing the finest quality products and service worldwide – seating with comfort, design and durability second to none; seating that offers a better return for your investment. Gasser products and service dazzle… this is what sets us apart!”

For information about The Campaign for the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, contact Cheryl Staib Lewis, campaign director, at (330) 743-2589, extension 124, or email to