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 […]

More seating capacity: Company plans West Side expansion. | Crain’s Chicago

By Alby Gallun December 14, 2011 Freedman Seating Co., which makes seats for buses and trucks, plans a 170,000-square-foot expansion of its headquarters and factory on the West Side, financing the project with $5.7 million in tax-exempt bonds. The company, which started out making seat cushions for horse-drawn buggies more than 120 years ago, has […]

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