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First Seats Installed at Little Caesars Arena

Construction of Little Caesars Arena hit another major milestone this week as crews began the process of installing seats, starting with those in the lower bowl.

The seats were manufactured by Grand Rapids-based Irwin Seating, which specializes in the production of arena and stadium seating, and has been based in Michigan for more than 100 years.

The seats are installed in three parts--first the standards (which affix the precast concrete risers), then the seat backs and finally the cushions.

The District Detroit is Michigan Made, Detroit Built—providing jobs to people and opportunities to Detroit and Michigan businesses. More than $575 million in contracts have been awarded to Michigan-based businesses to construct Little Caesars Arena, representing more than 90 percent of contracts.

The District Detroit will ultimately account for a total economic impact of more than $2 billion and create more than 12,500 construction and construction-related jobs in addition to 1,100 permanent jobs.

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