Challenge: The college facilities manager wanted to reupholster the 674 seats in the Bulpitt Auditorium where events are hosted throughout the year.
Solution: After meeting with the Account and Shop Managers, it was decided that the project should be done during the summer months when nothing was scheduled to take place in the auditorium. The seats were disassembled on-site and packed onto pallets for delivery to the ACI Upholstery Shop in Florence (60 miles south of Phoenix). The plastic chair parts were cleaned and repaired before being reupholstered. Throughout the process of disassembling, transporting, stripping, cleaning, reupholstering, packaging and transporting the seats back to the college, the inmate work crews were careful to keep track of each piece so that it would be returned to its place in the auditorium. All of the refinished seats and backs were delivered on schedule.