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 […]

Team Freedman Stands with Ukraine

The humanitarian crisis happening in Europe has directly impacted FSC employees and their families in Ukraine, Russia, Poland and bordering nations. Your support means more than you can imagine. Here are 3 ways you can help TODAY: 1. Donate to World Central Kitchen. Help us empower communities and serve meals to families across Ukraine and […]

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 […]

Product Update – Performance Vinyl Name Changes

At Freedman Seating, we’re proud to offer high performing, transportation grade upholstery options. As we continue to source materials from the industry’s most trusted mills, we keep price, availability, and performance specifications top of mind. To distinguish two of our most popular vinyl options, the following name changes will take effect immediately: O Vinyl is […]

Jobs go unfilled in areas where workers are needed. | Crain’s Chicago Business

A small West Side manufacturer who’s hiring can’t “just pluck people off the street.” December 15, 2021 By: Alby Gallun  Read the full article here. For decades, the economic challenge on the South and West sides has been too many people and not enough jobs. Freedman Seating faces the opposite problem. The company, which makes […]

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 […]

STN Podcast E89 – Dan Cohen and Tony Corpin Discuss School Bus Safety and SeatLink

In a recent interview with School Transportation News, Dan Cohen, President, discussed 3-point safety and technology with STN Publisher and podcast host, Tony Corpin. Listen: (STN Podcast E89) Vigilance & Community: Tragic Headlines, Child Vaccines & Special Needs Who’s buckled and who’s not…why guess? SeatLink by Freedman Seating monitors occupancy and seat belt status of […]

Seating and Safety Solutions on Display at APTA Expo 2021

Freedman Seating Company will feature its latest innovations and solutions for bus and rail markets at APTA EXPO November 8-10 at the Orange County Convention Center. APTA’s TRANSform Conference & EXPO is public transit’s premier showcase of technology, products, and services. APTA EXPO: RECONNECT & RE-ENGAGE APTA EXPO is BACK after four long years. So much […]

Freedman Seating Introduces New Line of RV and Camper Van Products

For Immediate Release Freedman Seating Introduces New Line of RV and Camper Van Products Captain’s chairs, passenger foldaway seating, and accessories for commercial and recreational vehicles. Chicago, IL – Freedman Seating Company, a leading manufacturer of transportation seating for over 125 years, is reigniting a historical presence in the recreational vehicle market. A fresh line […]

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 […]

Freedman Seating Announced As A 2021 mHUB Fourth Revolution Awards Finalist

When mHUB and MxD took the Fourth Revolution Awards virtual in 2020, it was with hope and expectation that it was a one-time occurrence. This year, things will be done differently yet again. Rather than gather virtually for a programmed, live event, winners of the 2021 Fourth Revolution Awards will be celebrated via a video announcement released on October 7th. 2021 FOURTH REVOLUTION AWARDS FINALISTS […]

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