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 […]

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 […]

JARC Announces New Training Location on Manufacturing Day

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

From One Employer To Another.

December 16, 2019   Dear Fellow Manufacturer, There’s a lot of organizations and political leaders that give lip service to our companies as they seek something from us. Manufacturing Renaissance (MR) is not one of those organizations. If you’ve met the MR staff like Dee Dee Jones or Erica Staley or Dan Swinney, you know […]

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 Seating Hosts College Students In Summer Fellowship

Freedman Seating recently hosted a summer fellowship with Bottom Line, a national organization addressing low college graduation rates. Bottom Line’s mission is to help first-generation students from low-income backgrounds get into college, graduate, and go far in life. Their vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career-ready college graduates. Students […]

Safer Foundation Honors Freedman Seating for Workforce Development

Safer Foundation held its annual Spring Gala on May 18, 2019 at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago, hosted by ABC7 anchor and reporter Karen Jordan. The organization called this a year of “deeper impact,” and said it served more than 5,000 clients. The evening was a celebration of Safer’s impact in the […]

Freedman Seating Commemorates 125 Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact John-Paul Paonessa Marketing Manager 773-524-2440 Ext. 394 jp.paonessa@freedmanseating.com   Freedman Seating Commemorates 125 Years Founder Hyman Freedman Received an Honorable Mention at The Columbian Exposition Chicago, IL — It was over 125 years ago when Hyman Freedman and his employer, Columbia Cab Company, exhibited at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition […]

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 […]

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