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 […]

Dave Rose Joins South West Transit Association Board

In February, Dave Rose, Regional Sales Manager, was approved to South West Transit Association’s Board. I’ve been covering SWTA states and attending industry events for 21 years. It’s an honor. SWTA is a regional transit association serving eight states – Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. The Mission of SWTA is […]

What’s That Building? The Streamline Moderne Factories | WBEZ Chicago

Two Art Deco buildings once held car accessory manufactures. They’ve been brought back to life by the family-owned Freedman Seating Company. Lots of Chicago-area buildings make you stop and ask: “What’s that building?” WBEZ’s Reset is collecting the stories behind them! You can also find them on this map. It may not be obvious at first glance, but […]

FSC Update on COVID-19

To all Freedman Seating Customers, As we continue to navigate the new normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to update our customers. As always, our priority is safety; the safety of our employees and the people who use our products. From there, we are committed to serving you and America’s Transportation infrastructure. Currently, […]

Bruce Amsterdam To Retire From Freedman Seating After 20 Years In The Bus Industry

March 9, 2021 For Immediate Release Bruce Amsterdam To Retire From Freedman Seating After 20 Years In The Bus Industry Chicago, IL – Freedman Seating Company recently announced that Bruce Amsterdam, National Bid Manager, will retire effective March 12, 2021. Bruce has served in his current role since 2018, and prior to that, served as […]

Freedman Seating Company Names Christy Nunes and Sam Cardone Chief Operations Officers

For Immediate Release Freedman Seating Company Names Christy Nunes and Sam Cardone Chief Operations Officers Chicago, IL – Freedman Seating announced today the promotion of Christy Nunes and Sam Cardone to Chief Operations Officers, respectively, effective immediately. Nunes previously held the position of Director of Business Operations and Cardone the position of Director of Strategy. […]

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. This year, in an ongoing effort to keep people moving, responding, and delivering hope, Team […]

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