Made in the USA!

Did you know that FORTRESS Seating is all hand-made in the US at our factory in La Verne, California? At FORTRESS, we take great pride in being able to build a chair from concept to shipping, right here in the United States, and with the finest quality and craftsmanship.  Come with us on this behind-the-scenes photo tour of what happens in our La Verne factory, from structure to stuffing to stitching to shipping! 

The FORTRESS Seating Factory in La Verne, California, is where the magic happens. From concept to shipping, every seat is created right here in the US. 

The FORTRESS Seating Factory in La Verne, California, is where the magic happens. From concept to shipping, every seat is created right here in the US. 

The view of the wood shop from above. This is where all the internal structures of FORTRESS Seating are designed.  In the case of unusual requests or extremely custom configurations, designs like the semicircular arrangement shown here are built to fit a template based on the customers’ specifications and are often tested in plywood before the final wood structure is created. 

The view of the wood shop from above. This is where all the internal structures of FORTRESS Seating are designed.  In the case of unusual requests or extremely custom configurations, designs like the semicircular arrangement shown here are built to fit a template based on the customers’ specifications and are often tested in plywood before the final wood structure is created. 

Shown here is the structure of a chaise lounge in the process of being built. Fortress builds all products to ANSI BIFMA standards. The frame is constructed with Alder hardwood and Birch plywood. Next stop, upholstery! 

Shown here is the structure of a chaise lounge in the process of being built. Fortress builds all products to ANSI BIFMA standards. The frame is constructed with Alder hardwood and Birch plywood. Next stop, upholstery! 

For extended viewing in a theater or media room environment, comfort is key, but so is support. FORTRESS doesn’t skimp on the foam in its seating.  They carefully combine different foams to create a soft, but supportive cushion on the seat as well as the back.  FORTRESS uses a high-density foam along with a memory gel foam which allows the cushion to return to its original shape after having been sat in.  You can also specify how firm or how soft you want the seat and back for long-lasting comfort.  Additionally, FORTRESS strives to find green alternatives to the components that make up our chairs. The foam we use is manufactured—emission-free—with plant-based renewable resources and contains organic, halogen-free fire retardants. All chairs use flex webbing, no springs here! 

For extended viewing in a theater or media room environment, comfort is key, but so is support. FORTRESS doesn’t skimp on the foam in its seating.  They carefully combine different foams to create a soft, but supportive cushion on the seat as well as the back.  FORTRESS uses a high-density foam along with a memory gel foam which allows the cushion to return to its original shape after having been sat in.  You can also specify how firm or how soft you want the seat and back for long-lasting comfort.

 Additionally, FORTRESS strives to find green alternatives to the components that make up our chairs. The foam we use is manufactured—emission-free—with plant-based renewable resources and contains organic, halogen-free fire retardants. All chairs use flex webbing, no springs here! 

In the cutting department each piece of fabric or leather is carefully inspected for imperfections. Precise attention to pattern matching and the elimination of leather blemishes is accomplished by our skilled cutters. Imperfections are flagged, and those pieces are recycled so nothing is wasted.  

In the cutting department each piece of fabric or leather is carefully inspected for imperfections. Precise attention to pattern matching and the elimination of leather blemishes is accomplished by our skilled cutters. Imperfections are flagged, and those pieces are recycled so nothing is wasted.  

Fortress upholsterers take great pride in their work and it shows. Seams are straight and the attention to all the details is evident. Reinforced stitching extends the life of FORTRESS seats, making them more durable. Double stitching to upholstery tape eliminates the problem of seam-splitting. 

Fortress upholsterers take great pride in their work and it shows. Seams are straight and the attention to all the details is evident. Reinforced stitching extends the life of FORTRESS seats, making them more durable. Double stitching to upholstery tape eliminates the problem of seam-splitting. 

These plush, velvet custom backs and arms are awaiting their seats, then will be assembled, tested, and shipped. 

These plush, velvet custom backs and arms are awaiting their seats, then will be assembled, tested, and shipped. 

The West End is a modern design that can be specified with loungers. This custom configuration was designed for a cinema inside a hotel, and is nearly ready for shipping.

The West End is a modern design that can be specified with loungers. This custom configuration was designed for a cinema inside a hotel, and is nearly ready for shipping.

Every chair is completely assembled and tested at the factory before it is shipped. These fully assembled El Dorado's have gone through a thorough quality control and are ready for shipping.

Every chair is completely assembled and tested at the factory before it is shipped. These fully assembled El Dorado's have gone through a thorough quality control and are ready for shipping.

Every company needs a familiar furry face. Ours is Cisco. Here he awaits a treat from the fridge on the second floor. 

Every company needs a familiar furry face. Ours is Cisco. Here he awaits a treat from the fridge on the second floor.