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 […]

Freedman Seating Announced As A 2021 mHUB Fourth Revolution Awards Finalist

When mHUB and MxD took the Fourth Revolution Awards virtual in 2020, it was with hope and expectation that it was a one-time occurrence. This year, things will be done differently yet again. Rather than gather virtually for a programmed, live event, winners of the 2021 Fourth Revolution Awards will be celebrated via a video announcement released on October 7th. 2021 FOURTH REVOLUTION AWARDS FINALISTS […]

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, […]

Freedman Seating Introduces SeatLink™ Seat Belt Warning System

For Immediate Release Freedman Seating Introduces SeatLink™ Seat Belt Warning System The seat information tracking system is powered by InterMotive Vehicle Controls. Chicago, IL – Freedman Seating Company, a leading manufacturer of transportation seating, has developed SeatLink™, a seat information tracking system powered by InterMotive Vehicle Controls, a leading manufacturer of electronic control systems. As […]

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 […]

Meet Us At NTEA’s Virtual Work Truck Week 2021

Freedman Seating is excited to announce we’re exhibiting at Work Truck Week 2021, a new online event held March 8–12, 2021 (on-demand available through April. 9). WTW21 connects the commercial vehicle industry — offering product news, market trends and operational insights to help companies prepare for the year ahead. Gain access to Exclusive product updates from […]

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. […]

Study: Masks, Open Windows and Social Distance Seating on Buses Reduce Potentially Infectious Particles

A recent study conducted by the not-for-profit organization MITRE shows that lowering windows, using fans, and having drivers and passengers on a bus wear masks cuts down significantly on the spread of potentially infectious particles. Opening windows and using existing fans on a bus was shown to reduce exhaled airborne particles by up to 84%, and thereby […]

Freedman Joins Public Transit Systems Around the Country in Urging Congress to #SavePublicTransit

For Immediate Release December 15, 2020 Freedman Joins Public Transit Systems Around the Country in Urging Congress to #SavePublicTransit APTA-organized day of action and engagement will take place on Tuesday, December 15 Freedman Seating is joining fellow APTA members and industry partners on Tuesday, December 15 to collectively fight to #SavePublicTransit with a day of […]

Product Update – P1M Mechanical Suspension Phase Out and Alternatives

Freedman Seating and United Safety & Survivability Corporation (USSC) are phasing out the sale of the P1 Mechanical suspension for cutaway bus driver seats. Effective immediately, Freedman is no longer stocking the P1M suspension. Freedman Seating offers two excellent alternatives: Adnik height adjustable power pedestal A brand-new GD Mechanical Suspension Note: these alternatives cannot be […]

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