In its third tour in three years, Freedman Seating featured new products and safety solutions for vans and buses, totaling 100,000 miles traveled across the US and Canada since 2016.
Chicago, IL – Freedman Seating Company recently completed a 10-month tour of the United States promoting the latest in transit seating for the small and mid-size bus markets. Combining product and safety education with promotional opportunities, the Show On The GO was Freedman’s third tour in three years, following the successful Rock N Rose Tour (2016) and Transit USA Tour (2017).
The #ShowOnTheGO tour, featuring Freedman seats and other products made in America, kicked off in early February making its way to bus dealers, operators, manufacturers and trade shows spanning 40+ states. Freedman Seating sales managers added 45,000 miles to a 2017 Ford Transit 350. A total of 100,000 miles have been toured by the FSC crew since 2016.
“We continue to focus on safety with the Show On The GO,” said John-Paul Paonessa, Marketing Manager. “Customers should know that Freedman Seating is serious about keeping passengers safe with 3-point belts and other restraint options,” he added.
In addition to visiting more than seventy dealers, operators, OEMs and government agencies, the tour made stops at several industry events, including SWTA Freedom Through Transit Annual Conference, APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference, and more.
“Dealers, OEMs and operators were amazing once again. They continue to show a genuine interest in our visits,” said Dave Rose, Regional Sales Manager.
Meeting new people and training our customers, and their customers, is always a pleasure and will always be a priority for us. -Dave Rose
The van was fitted with a rotation of 8-10 passenger/driver seats. Featured 3-point seats included the 3PT Seat, GO Seat, GO-ES, and Esquire. Other products and features included the Trieste, Palermo and Venezia seats with new coach-style armrests by FMS Seating (also with 3-point seat belts), G2ELP Driver Seat feat. P1M Mechanical Suspension by USSC, Priority Seating, and USB Power Outlets.
Although the official tour has ended, Team Freedman plans on continuing their efforts to educate customers and industry professionals. “We look forward to visiting friends and partners throughout the US and Canada as products develop and safety regulations change,” says Rose. “Meeting new people and training our customers, and their customers, is always a pleasure and will always be a priority for us.”
See product information, photos and more at www.freedmanseating.com/showonthego.
Traveling over 100,000 miles is no easy task, and we’re proud to have these professionals on Team Freedman!
Dave Rose, Regional Sales Manager (Midwest)
Mike Beierschmitt, Regional Sales Manager (West)
Jack Sullivan, Regional Sales Manager (East)
Tamara Hobgood, Regional Sales Manager (Southeast)
Bruce Amsterdam, National Bid Manager
John Mienik, National Sales Manager
For Immediate Release
December 4, 2018
Contact: John-Paul Paonessa
Freedman Seating Company
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 a ISO 9001 registered company with an on-site A2LA Accredited Mechanical Testing Lab. www.freedmanseating.com
FMS is a seat manufacturer in Rochester, IN; specializing in executive-style, luxury seating products for the small, mid-size, and limo bus markets. www.fmsseating.com