Freedman Seating Introduces Passenger Protective Equipment


May 27, 2020


Freedman Seating Introduces Passenger Protective Equipment
New products to help fight the spread of germs on public and commercial transportation.

Freedman Seating, with essential manufacturing in Chicago, IL and Rochester, IN, announced a new line of safety products intended to help curb the spread of germs on public and commercial transportation vehicles.

“There is nothing more important to us than to protect the safety and well-being of our employees, business partners and America’s Transportation infrastructure. Every decision we make and action we take keeps those principles in mind.” said Dan Cohen, President of Freedman Seating. “Our team is proud to develop and manufacture PPE to help keep America moving, responding and delivering hope.”

Freedman’s Passenger Protective Equipment, or PPE, includes three products to start:

Passenger Guards mounted on Freedman Feather Weight Mid-High Seats

Passenger Guards – Made from a clear, soft yet durable vinyl that is easy to replace, easy to clean, and UV and Mildew resistant. It is mounted at the top of a passenger seat, behind the passenger’s head, providing protection from sneezes, coughs, droplets and other airborne person-to-person threats and germs. These guards can be easily added in the field to 3PT mid-high, Feather Weight mid-high, GO-ES and most Freedman Foldaway seats.* Learn more.

Grab Rail Covers – Easy to clean, replace or add in the field, these covers are made from CMI Dimensions Nanocide vinyl with embedded silver, a natural antimicrobial.

Social Distance Seat Bands – Communicate social distancing restrictions with a durable seat band, wrapped around any seat designated “Do Not Sit.”

“Adding PPE to a bus is a significant step forward in improving safety and trust within public transportation at a time when attracting and retaining ridership is extremely tough,” said Cohen.

This new line of PPE products represents another major benchmark in Freedman’s 125-year history as an innovator of seating and safety solutions to the commercial market.

*Freedman Seating Co. Passenger Guard assemblies are manufactured with materials and tolerances that are crafted to safely and reliably pair with Freedman Seating brand passenger seat products.  Freedman Seating recommends against combining other manufacturers’ accessories with genuine Freedman Seating Co. products—and expressly disclaims any liability for damages or injury arising out of any such unauthorized combinations.  

Freedman Seating is a seat manufacturer in Chicago, IL; designing, engineering, and manufacturing seat related products for many different markets, including small bus, mid-size coach, heavy-duty transit, rail, marine, delivery truck, and para-transit. Freedman Seating is an ISO 9001 registered company with an on-site A2LA Accredited Mechanical Testing Lab.

Contact: JP Paonessa, Marketing Manager
Phone: 773-524-2440 / Email:

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