Freedman Cares – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2013

Freedman Seating is participating in the American Cancer Society’s efforts to fight breast cancer. Why are we walking? We know that we can make a difference. We know that by raising funds and walking in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, we will help the American Cancer Society continue to save lives from breast […]

Transit Seating Employs Economical Advances | METRO Magazine

By Brittni Rubin, Assistant Editor – METRO Magazine (www.metro-magazine.com) April 2013 Economical advancements are an essential part of the next generation of transportation seating products. A longer lifespan, bus layout flexibility, lightweight solutions and safety are just a few of the features manufacturers are prioritizing in response to the greater need for long-term sustainability. Lifecycle […]

Driving the upholstery market | Specialty Fabrics Review

By Holly O’Dell Specialty Fabrics Review April 1st, 2013 When a news organization hired a university biology lab to examine the wool-covered seats within the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in the San Francisco, Calif., area, the results weren’t encouraging. Researchers found at least nine bacteria strains and several types of mold. The New […]

Report: Midwest factories among high-speed rail winners. | Crain’s Chicago

By Greg Hinz February 13, 2013 Who says living in the so-called Rust Belt is all bad? A new report says that Chicago and Midwest manufacturers are disproportionately benefiting from the billions being spent for high-speed (or at least higher-speed) passenger railroad traffic. Up to 460 companies located within a few hours of Chicago are […]

Mayor Emanuel, CTA President Claypool and Freedman Seating Announce Economic Boost | PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2013 CONTACT: Mayor’s Press Office 312.744.3334 press@cityofchicago.org CTA Tammy Chase 312.681.2820 tchase@transitchicago.com MAYOR EMANUEL, CTA PRESIDENT CLAYPOOL AND FREEDMAN SEATING ANNOUNCE LOCAL ECONOMIC BOOST AND NEW JOBS IN CONJUNCTION WITH PURCHASE OF NEW BUSES 100 new positions supported as local company Freedman Seating will manufacture light-weight seats Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago […]

CTA order brings 100 jobs to local seat maker. | Crain’s Chicago

By Greg Hinz January 30, 2013 A Humboldt Park seat manufacturer will add up 100 new jobs as a result of a big bus order from the Chicago Transit Authority, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other officials announced this morning. Freedman Seating Co. will make special lightweight seats required under a CTA order for 300 new […]

Freedman Cares – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2012

Freedman Seating is participating in the American Cancer Society’s efforts to fight breast cancer. Why are we walking? We know that we can make a difference. We know that by raising funds and walking in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, we will help the American Cancer Society continue to save lives from breast […]

Freedman Seating Co. Purchases Assets of Braun Seating

Chicago, IL – On December 21, 2011, Freedman Seating Company of Chicago, IL purchased the assets of Braun Seating.  The new company, Freedman Mobility Seating (FMS), will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Freedman Seating out of the former Braun Seating facility in Leiters Ford, Ind. with a continued focus on servicing the needs […]

More seating capacity: Company plans West Side expansion. | Crain’s Chicago

By Alby Gallun December 14, 2011 Freedman Seating Co., which makes seats for buses and trucks, plans a 170,000-square-foot expansion of its headquarters and factory on the West Side, financing the project with $5.7 million in tax-exempt bonds. The company, which started out making seat cushions for horse-drawn buggies more than 120 years ago, has […]

Freedman introduces the new GO Seat at BusCon

Available in early 2012, the new Go Seat is the latest in innovative design by Freedman Seating Company.  Designed for easy customization, the Go Seat is shipped “option ready” giving you the flexibility to quickly add accessories in the field.  Lock N Go cushions provide easy cover replacement and in the field serviceability.    For more […]

Freedman Cares – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2011

Freedman Seating employees are participating in the 2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society and the fight against breast cancer.  You too can participate by donating money to the cause or joining us in Chicago on October 16th to walk with us. For more information on how […]

The NEW Shield Sport Seat

The Shield Sport seat fits all Ford E-Series and Chevy cutaway seat delete bases.  With the new 202A compliant headrest for head & neck support, Lemans Adjustable armrest, 4 way adjustable lumbar and European styling, The Shield Sport is the ultimate in comfort and value. Learn more: http://freedmanseating.com/seats_and_accessories/drivers_seats/shield_sport_seat/

New 2nd Skins Slip Covers

New 2nd Skins Slip Covers from Freedman Seating. Manufactured by Freedman Seating for Freedman Seats Fits securely on seat profile Saves time, money and labor! A fraction of the cost of full replacement covers material meets FMVSS 302 and heavy duty abrasion testing Ideal solution for routes with incontinence issues No tools required / easy […]

TDSS Retrofit Kits

We now offer TDSS retrofit kits. We have kits to work with either “L” track fittings or Slide N’ Click fittings. TDSS retrofit kits are quick and easy to install and do not require any drillings or special tools. Both kits work with all FW foldaways and can ship by UPS. Also, we offer regular […]

Bringing an outsider into family firm. | Crain’s Chicago

By Barbara B. Buchholz March 8, 1999 The continuing growth of many family businesses has proved a boon to the economy and an incentive to budding entrepreneurs. But it also has created a potential void: a dearth of family members to lead a booming firm and take the positions that come with expansion. “There’s less likelihood […]

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