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 […]

Your CTA Seat Comes From a 125-Year-Old Company in West Humboldt Park

CHICAGO MAGAZINE | Freedman Seating’s roots date back to the Columbian Exposition. But their big break was the 1991 Americans with Disabilities Act.

Senator Durbin (D-IL) and CTA Officials Visit Freedman Seating

CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) visited Freedman Seating Company on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Senator Durbin toured Freedman Seating’s facility with the company’s leadership and representatives from the Chicago Transit Authority. An open discussion with Senator Durbin and the CTA included topics such as: • workforce development initiatives • skilled labor and manufacturing careers • community […]

Mayor Emanuel Joins Freedman Seating to Open New Facility | PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 20015 CONTACT: Mayor’s Press Office 312.744.3334 Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Freedman Seating and Alderman Emma Mitts to cut the ribbon at the company’s new office space on the West Side. The business is a multi-generational, family-owned manufacturing company in Chicago. “Freedman Seating’s continued expansion will create many new […]

Mayor Emanuel, CTA President Claypool and Freedman Seating Announce Economic Boost | PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2013 CONTACT: Mayor’s Press Office 312.744.3334 CTA Tammy Chase 312.681.2820 MAYOR EMANUEL, CTA PRESIDENT CLAYPOOL AND FREEDMAN SEATING ANNOUNCE LOCAL ECONOMIC BOOST AND NEW JOBS IN CONJUNCTION WITH PURCHASE OF NEW BUSES 100 new positions supported as local company Freedman Seating will manufacture light-weight seats Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago […]

CTA order brings 100 jobs to local seat maker. | Crain’s Chicago

By Greg Hinz January 30, 2013 A Humboldt Park seat manufacturer will add up 100 new jobs as a result of a big bus order from the Chicago Transit Authority, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other officials announced this morning. Freedman Seating Co. will make special lightweight seats required under a CTA order for 300 new […]

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