Celebrating 130 years of manufacturing in Chicago.

Read the press release: Freedman Seating Commemorates 125 Years

It was over 130 years ago when Hyman Freedman began making seat cushions for horse-drawn buggies. He knew his craft well and alongside his employer, Columbia Cab Company, exhibited at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. On June 26, 1894, Mr. Freedman was awarded a diploma of honorable mention for his upholstery skills at the event.

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Over a century later, the tradition of quality work continues. Freedman Seating Company is a family owned-and-operated business committed to meeting the highest standards in the industry. Today, FSC employs over 6500 people and is one of the world’s largest specialty seating manufacturers.

2024 is a year to celebrate manufacturing, transportation, small business and the thousands of men and women who have worked with the Freedman family over the last 125 years.

Interested in a group tour of Freedman Seating’s manufacturing facility? Contact JP Paonessa.


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