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. Last […]

Freedman PPE Supplies Protect In Public and Shared Spaces

Freedman PPE Supplies Protect In Public and Shared Spaces Freedman Seating, transportation’s #1 supplier of seats and safety solutions develops new products to help fight the spread of germs in hotels and hospitality, medical, commercial and professional buildings and places of worship. Last April, Freedman Seating Company, with essential manufacturing in Illinois and Indiana, introduced […]

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 […]

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 […]

Freedman Seating 2020 Holiday Schedule

During this season, Freedman Seating takes time to reflect upon the good things we have…like our partnership with you! We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the trust you have placed in us. While maintaining a commitment to excellent customer service, we feel it’s important to echo our core values as a fourth generation […]

JARC Announces New Training Location on Manufacturing Day

JARC’s new location at Freedman Seating will offer training in welding and CNC machine operation.

United Safety Signs Multi-Year Manufacturing Deal with Freedman Seating Co

United Safety Signs Multi-Year Manufacturing Deal with Freedman Seating Company The deal is a continuation of a long-standing partnership between the two organizations. Exton, PA – Joe Mirabile, President and CEO of United Safety & Survivability Corporation (formerly USSC Group) announced today that the company has re-signed their manufacturing deal with Freedman Seating Company. Freedman […]

Technical Bulletin 20002: UV Light Disinfection

FSC does not recommend the use of direct UV light to disinfect or sterilize our products in transit vehicles, private buses, shuttles, vans, ships, trains, or other vehicles as it may cause damage to the materials used.

Freedman Seating named a Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

Freedman Seating has earned recognition as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business from the League of American Bicyclists! READ: 75 ORGANIZATIONS EARN BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS AWARDS THIS SPRING We’ve joined the movement of 1,416 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States, including fellow Chicago-based recipients Groupon and Goose Island Beer Company, […]

Product Update – Freedman GO-ES Foldaway with New SpaceSaver Design

Our design team has modified the popular GO-ES Foldaway to be even more attractive and space conscious. The GO-ES SpaceSaver Foldaway is designed to sit closer to the wall, adding aisle space when the seat is both deployed and stowed. See chart below. Dimension SpaceSaver Advantage Stowed aisle space ADA Clear Floor + 1 3/8” […]

Product Update – Freedman Shield Sport Seat Discontinued, Introducing New Sport 2.0

Effective immediately, we have discontinued the Freedman Shield Sport driver seat. In addition, the Relaxor Massager/Heater will no longer be available. Orders for existing contracts and programs will be accepted through 9/30/20. Replacing the Shield Sport is the new Freedman Sport 2.0 driver seat! The Sport 2.0 is designed, tested and built to comply with […]

Freedman Seating Introduces Passenger Protective Equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2020   Freedman Seating Introduces Passenger Protective Equipment New products to help fight the spread of germs on public and commercial transportation. Freedman Seating, with essential manufacturing in Chicago, IL and Rochester, IN, announced a new line of safety products intended to help curb the spread of germs on public […]

Recommended cleaners for disinfecting seat upholstery*

Keeping things clean is a priority in these unprecedented times.

Freedman Hosts Girl Day and Engineers Week

Engineers – like all pioneers – use their knowledge, creativity, and sense of adventure to cross frontiers. Freedman Seating is committed educating and attracting individuals from all walks of life to explore engineer and manufacturing careers.

Community Partners Raise $11,300 on #GivingTuesday

On December 3rd, Freedman Seating partnered with Jane Addams Resource Corporation and Manufacturing Renaissance  to give the gift of opportunity on “Giving Tuesday.” In an remarkable showing of support and generosity, our community partners received over $8,300 in online donations. With Freedman Seating’s matching contributions, a grand total of over $11,300+ was raised on #GivingTuesday! […]

Product Updates – New EconoFlip Seat, Shield Driver Cover Upgrade and Discounted Upholstery

Please be advised of the following updates to our seating and upholstery offerings. New EconoFlip Seat Introducing the upgraded design to our HandiFlip, the new EconoFlip Seat has been re-engineered with safety and style in mind. Now available with optional USR (Under Seat Retractor) seat belts the EconoFlip comes standard with a Feather Weight Low-Back […]

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 […]

Freedman Cares – Two Walks. One Goal.

Freedman Seating employees, friends and families will walk and raise funds to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the American Cancer Society’s efforts to fight cancer. St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer Saturday, September 21st, 2019 @ Soldier Field Visit our Team Site St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is where doctors send their […]

Team Freedman Designs New Sign for Children’s Garden of Hope in Chicago

Members of the Freedman Seating Test Lab and Engineering Department recently completed a special project with NeighborSpace, the only nonprofit urban land trust in Chicago that preserves and sustains gardens on behalf of dedicated community groups. NeighborSpace shoulders the responsibilities of property ownership — such as providing basic insurance, access to water, and links to […]

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 […]

Craig Freedman Awarded “Excellence in Workforce Development” by Austin Coming Together

On June 29th, members and guests of Austin Coming Together celebrated the past year’s accomplishments and future goals, highlighting projects, people and businesses making a positive impact on proactive community building. Craig Freedman, CEO, was among several 2018 Impact Awardees being acknowledged at the event. On behalf of Freedman Seating Company, Craig accepted the Excellence […]

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 […]

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