The Manufacturing Mismatch | WBEZ Chicago

The Manufacturing Mismatch Manufacturing companies need workers. Chicago has plenty. But linking them together may require a regionally coordinated effort. By Esther Yoon-Ji Kang Published Oct. 28, 2019 LISTEN AND READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE Until the region develops a comprehensive industrial policy that addresses transportation, employers will have to get creative to fill their job openings, […]

Freedman Seating Hosts MFG Day Events In Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John-Paul Paonessa Marketing Manager Freedman Seating Company 773-524-2440 jp.paonessa@freedmanseating.com   FREEDMAN SEATING HOSTS MFG DAY EVENTS IN CHICAGO MFG Month Shines Spotlight on Local Manufacturers, Highlights Career Opportunities  (Chicago, IL) October 4, 2019 – In celebration of the launch of MFG Day 2019, Freedman Seating Company will host dozens of Chicago […]

New Products Coming To BusCon Expo 2019

Freedman Seating Company and FMS Seating once again look to feature new products with safety, comfort and design at the forefront. BusCon comes to you from Indianapolis for the last time. Show organizers have announced a move to Philadelphia in 2020. This year, BusCon attendees will have multiple areas to view and test Freedman products, […]

Seattle’s Sound Transit Unveils New Light-Rail Cars with Freedman Seats

Seattle’s transit riders who cherish personal space will be glad to know the next batch of light-rail trains are roomier in the midsection. Sound Transit leaders and executives from Siemens Mobility on Wednesday displayed the first of 40 railcars to arrive before service to Northgate Station begins in 2021. Another 112 railcars will arrive as […]

Robotic Welding Workcell Sets New Pace at Freedman Seating

Article posted on Metal Form Magazine. By: Sarah Mellish Sarah Mellish is marketing content specialist at Yaskawa Motoman, Miamisburg, OH; 937/847-6200, www.motoman.com. After 125 years of experience as a manufacturer and supplier of mass-transportation seating products, Chicago, IL-based Freedman Seating Co. knows a thing or two about continuous-improvement initiatives and advanced-manufacturing technologies. Founded in 1894 when renowned […]

MBTA Launches First New Rail Car With Freedman Seats

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) on Dec. 21 placed the first of 24 new Green Line vehicles into service. The car marks the first addition to the authority’s Green Line fleet in nearly 10 years. The MBTA plans to integrate the vehicles into the line’s fleet between this month and fall 2019. Under a […]

French/English Priority Seating Vinyl Debuts at CUTA Transit Show

Freedman Seating Company to feature new French/English version of its Priority Seating vinyl at Canadian Urban Transit Association’s Annual Transit Show. The annual conference takes place November 18-21 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre. Register here. The Canadian Transit Show will be held on November 20 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). Freedman Seating will be exhibiting at the […]

New Products Coming To BusCon Expo 2018

Freedman Seating Company and FMS Seating once again look to feature new products with safety, comfort and design at the forefront. This year, BusCon attendees will have multiple areas to view and test Freedman products, including in-vehicle displays. Freedman Seating | Booth #524 Improved USB Power Outlets Give passengers the power to charge smartphones, laptops and […]

Mass Transit Announces its Top 40 Under 40 List

Mass Transit, the only magazine exclusively dedicated to public transportation, announces the ninth annual Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40 list, honoring those professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry. Fort Atkinson, WI (September 14, 2018) – Mass Transit, the only magazine exclusively dedicated to public transportation, announces the 10th annual Mass […]

Freedman Seating Takes Show on The GO in 2018

Mobile display features latest in transportation seating, provides education for OEMs, dealers, operators and industry leaders.

Freedman Seating Company Sells Its Portion of 4ONE LLC

Transportation seating manufacturers strengthen relationship and market opportunities.

Schaumburg and Pace Unveil New Woodfield Trolleys | Chicago Tribune

The Village of Schaumburg and Pace unveiled the new Woodfield Trolley at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel today, replacing the current fleet of trolleys that have served riders in the Woodfield area for the past 17 years. The new trolley fleet consists of buses made by ElDorado Group of Kansas with seating manufactured by Chicago-based Freedman Seating Company. […]

NYC Launches New Citywide Ferry Service

The ferry service will provide passengers with a modern transport experience, complete with Freedman Gemini seats.

CMI Builds New Factory in North Carolina

CMI Enterprises to Build New Vinyl Plant in North Carolina – Bringing Vinyl Manufacturing Back to the US The new facility will cut vinyl production time in half, while creating new jobs for American workers and supporting the revival of US Manufacturing in automotive & related sectors. FOREST CITY, N.C., January 16, 2017 — CMI […]

Freedman Supplies New Light Rail Passenger Seating To Siemens For Calgary Transit

In a press release issued this week, Siemens Canada announced delivery of the first of 63 new light rail vehicles, strengthening an over 30-year relationship with Calgary Transit. Calgary Transit unveiled the first of its new S200 light rail vehicles on January 15, 2016 at its Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility. The vehicles were designed and manufactured […]

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