NYC Transit’s Award to 4ONE Creates Critical Manufacturing Jobs in Buffalo


Exton, PA – 4ONE, North America’s leading design and manufacturer of world-class seating solutions for transportation vehicles, selects Buffalo’s Engineered Composites Incorporated (ECI), a multi-faceted custom molder, as its strategic supplier for its new bus-seating contract with the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA).

In this key role, ECI will manufacture hundreds of 4ONE’s Angel fiberglass passenger seats for NYCTA’s order of 120 New Flyer Xcelsior™ heavy-duty buses.

“When New York City Transit riders take a seat on these new buses, they’ll be enjoying seats manufactured by 4ONE which are made largely from material from Western New York,” said Senator Tim Kennedy. “I’m thrilled to see in-state investment from a state-governed public authority like New York City Transit, creating jobs locally and delivering a quality product for public transit riders.”

The agreement with NYCTA and 4ONE will help boost Buffalo’s economy by bringing critical, highly skilled and well-paying manufacturing jobs to the area.

“Investments in transportation equal jobs in the private sector and in this case we have a very direct link to the purchase of equipment in New York and job creation in Buffalo. This is a win-win for the riders in New York City and for our employment base in Buffalo,” said Ray Melleady, Managing Director, North America for 4ONE’s USSC.

“We are extremely pleased and proud at ECI to partner with 4ONE, the premier transportation seating solutions company with a solid reputation for quality, comfort and innovation,” said David Holmes, National Sales Manager, ECI.  “Our employees look forward to fulfilling New York City Transit Authority’s seating order and wish to express our gratitude to 4ONE’s commitment to sourcing locally here in Buffalo.”

Fire resistant, strong and lightweight, 4ONE’s Angel passenger heavy-duty transit seats’ rugged construction mean consistent shell thickness, uniform color and a long life with no maintenance worries. The ADA-compliant Angel contains 4ONE’s exclusive knee-saver feature for increased hip-to-knee room for maximum comfort and top-notch ergonomic support.

4ONE is a joint venture between USSC Group and Freedman Seating Company  For more information contact

USSC designs and engineers world-class seating for many types of vehicles. As an industry leader, USSC continues to develop the most durable and ergonomically designed seats to reduce day-to-day driver fatigue and stress. USSC is a privately held company with 12 locations throughout the world

Freedman Seating Company
Freedman has become a leading supplier to the US domestic bus and transportation industry. Manufacturing seats for buses, Freedman supplies the major OEMs, over 250 bus distributors, the federal government, and many states and municipalities. The family of bus seats includes products for small and mid-size coaches, paratransit vans and buses, public transit buses, and private bus operators

Engineered Composites Incorporated
With over 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space, Buffalo-based Engineered Composites Incorporated (ECI) employs compression molding experts, capable of processing thermoset or thermoplastic compression molding material through its wide range of press tonnages

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