The Standing Company

It is with tremendous sadness that I inform you of the untimely passing of David J. Maczik; President and founder of The Standing Company (Saginaw, MI).

David passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the age of 76. I (his brother Raymond and my wife Debra) --- plus David’s faithful dogs Delli and Dexter --- are sole survivors.

David was a proud graduate of Saginaw High School and The University of Michigan. David served his country via The U.S. Army Reserve.

In his earlier years, David was a successful stockbroker on New York’s famed Wall Street, an executive for Tuff-Kote Dynol Rustproofing, and an entrepreneur.

David travelled extensively in both the United States and around the world.

As many of you know, David’s life the past 25 years was consumed with The Standing Company. It was David’s wish to help people with spinal cord injuries and/or neurological disorders, people who were relegated to traditional wheelchairs --- to be able to stand up once again thanks to The Superstand Standing Wheelchair. David was tireless in his drive and determination to offer a real-life alternative to conventional wheelchairs.

Over the years, David met many people and touched their lives with his compassion, generosity, imagination, sense of humor, and willingness to help them better live life. That very same attitude is translated daily to our employees and has become a hallmark of the company’s philosophy. The Standing Company will continue to live up to David’s aspirations.

There will be no public showing. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private service in the near future. In lieu of flowers, The Standing Company asks you to consider a donation to The Ascension St. Mary’s (Saginaw, MI) Hospital Foundation, The Saginaw County Animal Shelter, or the Michigan Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America.

I thank you all for your support in our time of sorrow. And I encourage you to follow David’s lead: let’s continue to work together to make a more positive impact for people everywhere.

Raymond Maczik, VP
The Standing Company

Introducing the

SuperStand Wheelchair

man standing in superstand wheelchair

The Standing Company custom manufactures manual and power wheelchairs that allow users to stand. We are a veteran-owned business and every chair is hand-made in the U.S.A. Watch Video

Three Models

half-power superstand

Half-Power Superstand

Motorized movement, manual standing Learn More
full-power standing wheelchair

Full-Power Superstand

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manual standing wheelchair - standing position

Manual Superstand

Pure Human-Powered Motion Learn More
man working on car while standing in superstand wheelchair

No More Limits

Live Fully

You can find our customers playing golf, hunting, cooking, fixing cars, and enjoying just about every other hobby you can imagine. With a standing wheelchair, you can live life the way you want to.

Work Hard

Enjoy greater opportunities for employment by using a standing wheelchair.

Improve Health

Standing improves circulation, reduces UTIs, relieves back/neck discomfort, improves skin health, and strengthens the bones and muscles that can become weakened by years of sitting.

man driving mixed power superstand wheelchair through the woods

Fearless Engineering


Thanks to its heavy base, our chairs can handle rough, uneven terrain without tipping over.


Every single chair is made by hand in the United States of America. We don’t take shortcuts.

Completely Customized

To maximize comfort and balance, we’ll make your chair based upon your exact body measurements. You can even choose your chair’s paint color.

Ready to learn more?

Many people come to our showroom in Michigan to receive a free evaluation and fitting. Under some circumstances, our representatives can even visit you.

During a consultation, your representative will evaluate your situation to learn whether a standing wheelchair is right for you. If so, you can take several different models for a test drive to experience our chairs’ durability, comfort, and ease-of-use.

In our showroom, you can meet the professional craftsmen who will design your standing wheelchair. We will also connect you with a funding specialist who can help you get the most value from your insurance policy or Veterans Affairs benefits.

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