Freedman Seating to Compete in 2015 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

On May 21st, a capacity crowd of over 25,000 runners and walkers from nearly 600 companies will compete in the 34th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series is a world-wide series of 3.5-mile (5.6-km) running events open to groups of full-time employees from organizations […]

Lack of vocational education stifles US mobility | Financial Times

By Sam Fleming US Economics Editor Financial Times   If Torres Hughes had grown up in his part of the west side of Chicago in the 1960s or 1970s, manufacturing would have been a natural career choice. But now his neighborhood is crippled by crime and unemployment and the 21-year-old factory worker says most local people […]

4ONE Calls Upon Congress to Renew Investment in US Public Transportation

For Immediate Release Media Contact: John-Paul Paonessa (773) 524-2440 April 9, 2015 Chicago, IL — 4ONE today called upon Congress to renew funding for the federal transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which is set to expire on May 31, 2015. Without consistent, long-term federal transportation funding, communities […]

Freedman Cares – Oak Park Hunger Walk

Freedman Cares about local initiatives. That’s why our team is helping to end hunger one step at a time by participating in this year’s CROP Hunger Walk. This is your chance to fight hunger. To show the world you care. CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide – including here in the U.S. – […]

Congressman’s Interest in Munis Comes from Experience – The Bond Buyer

TAXATION Congressman’s Interest in Munis Comes from Experience BY NAOMI JAGODA MAR 16, 2015 1:14pm ET   WASHINGTON – Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill. got a first-hand look at how municipal bonds can be beneficial when he visited Freedman Seating Company in Chicago. The company has been in business for more than 100 years. It originally […]

4ONE Awarded Multiple Transit Seating Contracts Across US and Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 610.265.3610 Exton, PA – 4ONE, North America’s leading design and manufacturer of world-class seating solutions for transportation vehicles, announced today that big city transit authorities awarded sizable contracts for hundreds of its passenger and bus-operator seats in the US, including Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago, and in British Columbia […]

NYC Transit’s Award to 4ONE Creates Critical Manufacturing Jobs in Buffalo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 610.265.3610 Exton, PA – 4ONE, North America’s leading design and manufacturer of world-class seating solutions for transportation vehicles, selects Buffalo’s Engineered Composites Incorporated (ECI), a multi-faceted custom molder, as its strategic supplier for its new bus-seating contract with the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA). In this key role, ECI will […]

Experience the A-List at the International LCT Show

Las Vegas, NV — After receiving Best New Product or Service honors at the 2014 BusCon Expo, the new Eleganza Collection of seats by FMS are now in full production and will be on display at the International LCT Show March 16-18. Accompanying the Eleganza collection will be the comfortable, stylish, and verstale Executive Salon seat by […]

GO-ES and Esquire Seats on Display at the SWTA & NMTA Joint EXPO

Santa Fe, NM — Two of Freedman Seating’s newest additions to it’s passenger market collection, GO-ES and Esquire seats, will be on display at the SWTA & NMTA Joint Annual Conference & EXPO, March 2-4 at the Eldorado Hotel. READ: Up To 70% OFF Overstock Fabrics SWTA (South West Transit Association) is a regional transit association […]

Freedman Cares – Hustle Up The Hancock 2015

Freedman Seating is participating in the Respiratory Health Association‘s efforts to fight lung disease on Sunday, February 22nd. Each year more than 4,000 people climb to the top of John Hancock Center to raise funds for lung disease research, advocacy and education. More than 67% of participants indicated they or someone they know has been […]

Up To 70% OFF Overstock Fabrics

We have recently updated our Overstock Outlet of fabrics. Collections include: • Bustextil • Camira (Holdsworth) • C.M.I. • LaFrance • Lantal • Somtex • Vinyls and more Fabrics are available on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Web site may not reflect actual styles/quantities available. Please call customer service at 800-443-4540 or email […]

Craig Freedman Appointed to U.S. Commerce Secretary’s Manufacturing Council

CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2015 — Craig Freedman, Co-Chair of the Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council and President of Freedman Seating Company, was appointed today by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to serve on the secretary’s Manufacturing Council. Comprised of 30 private sector leaders selected for their expertise and industry perspectives, the Council advises the Commerce […]

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