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 […]

Production Manager Called To Active Duty

Freedman Seating is a proud employer of the men and women who have served our nation. As we celebrate Veteran’s Day, we want to especially thank the veterans among our staff, who embody the best of our company’s core values, including accountability, integrity, and work ethic. In May, John Castillo, SFC was called to active duty […]

Freedman Seating Joins Coalition to Make Time for Workers to Vote

More than 1,000 companies have now joined Time To Vote, a business-led, nonpartisan coalition that aims to increase voter participation in the U.S. elections. Voter turnout in the U.S. is one of the lowest in the developed world and one of the most common reasons people give for not voting is that they are too […]

Vlad’s Story: A Promising Career (JARC)

Vlad grew up in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. After finishing high school and working a few odd-ball jobs, he felt lost and wanted to focus on a steady career path. He was looking into options when his mother told him to consider learning a trade. Original post at jane-addams.org. Since Vlad didn’t have […]

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