Product Update – Freedman 3PT Foldaway with New SpaceSaver Design

Our design team has modified the popular 3PT Foldaway to be even more attractive and space conscious. The 3PT SpaceSaver Foldaway is designed to sit closer to the wall, adding aisle space when the seat is both deployed and stowed. See chart below. The redesigned SpaceSaver Foldaway requires no new testing and uses the same […]

New Standards for Passenger Seating in 2024 | Busline Magazine

From flooring to HVAC, cameras to wheelchair lifts, there is no shortage of must-have components to consider when purchasing a bus. Whether propane or electric, shuttle or coach — passenger needs should be heavily considered when it comes to the bus’s interior, perhaps nothing more than seating.   Here are three features you should have already […]

Freedman Seating Names Stan Brzezniak Director of Sales

For Immediate Release Freedman Seating Names Stan Brzezniak Director of Sales The transition includes John Mienik as Senior Business Development and South Eastern Sales Manager. Chicago, IL – Freedman Seating announced today the advancement of Stan Brzezniak to Director of Sales – Bus, effective January 1, 2023. Brzezniak previously held the position of Business Development […]

Company Spotlight | Manufacturing Today Magazine

Strap yourself in and find out how Freedman Seating has become the cornerstone of the transportation industry. Since 1892, Freedman Seating (Freedman) has been engineering and manufacturing seats and seating-related products for a variety of commercial applications. Handed down over four generations, the family-run business has gone on to become North America’s leading supplier of […]

Coolest Thing Made In Indiana

Second Annual Coolest Thing Made in Indiana Contest Tips Off Today November 3, 2022 (INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Coolest Thing Made in Indiana tournament has officially tipped off with online voting now open at www.indianachamber.com/coolestthing. The contest, which celebrates the state’s long manufacturing history, boasts a 54-company field. There are a […]

Team Freedman Presented With Manufacturing Month Proclamation

On October 12, 2022, Freedman Seating Company was presented with a Proclamation from the State of Illinois celebrating manufacturing as the states most significant single economic sector, employing 9.74% of the workforce and contributing more than $108 billion in economic output annually. Signed by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, the Proclamation was presented to Craig Freedman, […]

IWP Recognizes Freedman Seating with Business Leadership Award

Illinois Workforce Partnership (IWP) presents award winners from across the state. Each year, local workforce areas submit nominations and winners are selected by a panel of workforce professionals. This year, the IWP recognized Freedman Seating Company with the Business Leadership Award. The Business Leadership Award is given to recognize a private sector company that has demonstrated leadership […]

Craig Freedman Appointed to Advisory Council on Small Business, Community and Economic Development, Agriculture and Labor

Chicago Fed Announces New Appointments to Advisory Council on Small Business, Community and Economic Development, Agriculture and Labor   CHICAGO (March 30, 2022) – The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago today announced the newly appointed members of the Advisory Council on Small Business, Community and Economic Development, Agriculture and Labor. Council members serve a two-year term […]

Voters Narrow Field to Top 16 Coolest Products Made in Illinois

Voters Narrow Field to Top 16 Coolest Products Made in Illinois “Makers Madness” Contest Lets Public Decide The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois SPRINGFIELD – With almost 110,000 votes cast, the field of contenders competing in the third annual “Makers Madness” contest has been narrowed to the Top 16. Hosted by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, “Makers […]

Freedman Seating To Showcase Driver and Truck Products at WorkTruck Week 2022

Freedman Seating is excited to announce we’re exhibiting at Work Truck Week 2022, held March 8–11 at the Indiana Convention Center. This will be the first in-person WorkTruck show since 2019. For more than 20 years, the people who design, build, use and maintain the work trucks and equipment the world relies on have gathered […]

Freedman Cares – Holiday Toy Drive for Shriners Children’s Hospital

Freedman Seating has a long history of collecting toys, clothing, personal care items and food for local charities and nonprofits. Beneficiaries include the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Sarah’s Circle, local shelters and places of worship. In what has turned into an annual tradition, Team Freedman once again selected Shriners Hospitals […]

Cool Stuff Made in the Chicago Area

The Chicago area is home to nearly 12,000 companies that are designing and creating a huge range of products for consumers, businesses and other customers. While some are household names and others less so, many have an ongoing need for workers. Here is a small sampling of some locally made products, the companies that make […]

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