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 […]

Your CTA Seat Comes From a 125-Year-Old Company in West Humboldt Park

CHICAGO MAGAZINE | Freedman Seating’s roots date back to the Columbian Exposition. But their big break was the 1991 Americans with Disabilities Act.

Sen. Durbin, Craig Freedman Among Manufacturing Renaissance Guests at Austin College and Career Academy

Contact: David Robinson Manufacturing Renaissance 3411 W. Diversey ste. 10 Chicago, IL 60647 Phone  773-524-7609 773-278-5418 ext.19 drobinson@mfgren.org Press Release Sen. Durbin joins West Side Pols and manufacturers for visit to acclaimed Manufacturing Renaissance program at Austin College and Career Academy Chicago, IL December 11, 2017:   As headlines blare dire news about violence, school closings […]

Wells Fargo Stories

How a seating manufacturer is getting its employees off their butts Thanks to a $10 million facility expansion, Freedman Seating not only has the space it needs to continue to grow, it also has a workout facility that’s providing employees a way to get into shape and get to know each other better. SEPTEMBER 5, […]

JARC and Partners Launch Austin Careers in Manufacturing Programs on West Side of Chicago

Press Release JARC and Partners Launch Austin Careers in Manufacturing Programs on West Side of Chicago Chicago, IL — Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) is replicating its hallmark Careers in Manufacturing Programs to the west side of Chicago in partnership with Austin Coming Together and Manufacturing Renaissance. Operating out of the Austin College & Career […]

Preparing the Workforce for Today’s Manufacturing

BY LEAH HARNACK ON OCT 11, 2016 The Mass Transit team recently had the opportunity to attend one of the 3,000 events that were going on across the United States for Manufacturing Day. We visited Freedman Seating Co. in Chicago, Illinois, along with the U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary Ted Dean, Chicago Alderman […]

Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Launch Industrial Growth Zones Program

On July 19, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle alongside 37th Ward Alderman Emma Mitts, held a press conference at Freedman Seating Company to announce a new initiative to attract industrial businesses, accelerate job growth and drive neighborhood investment. Craig Freedman, President, welcomed the Mayor, Cook County Board, and other distinguished guests, […]

Lectra helps Freedman Seating meet growing demand for seating products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact – Lectra Headquarters / Press Dept.: Nathalie Fournier-Christol Email: n.fournier-christol@lectra.com Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 64 42 37 – Fax: +33 (0)1 53 64 43 40 Lectra helps Freedman Seating meet growing demand for seating products The US seat manufacturer will double its production capacity with Lectra’s software and cutting solutions for plain and […]

Can US manufacturing move from faxes to robots? | BBC News

By Kim Gittleson BBC News, Chicago June 1, 2015 Craig Freedman is the chief executive of Freedman Seating, which was founded during the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in the 1890s. Now, the firm – located just a 20 minute drive west of Goose Island – has over $100m in revenue and 700 employees. “Every […]

TMA
 Hosts
 State 
Senator 
Van 
Pelt 
for 
Manufacturing 
Roundtable


On Monday, February 22nd, the
 Technology and 
Manufacturing 
Association 

hosted 
State 
Senator
 Patricia 
Van
Pelt 
(D‐5th
District)
 for 
a 
roundtable 
discussion 
of 
manufacturing 
issues
 at 
Freedman
 Seating
 Company
 on
 Chicago’s 
West
 Side. “I’d
 like
 to 
thank 
Senator 
Van 
Pelt 
for 
taking 
time 
out 
of
 her
 busy
 schedule
 to
 sit
 with
 us
 to
 discuss
 issues
 of
 importance
 to
 […]

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Announces New Manufacturing Council Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 11, 2015 News Media Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-482-4883 Council Advises Commerce Secretary on Policies to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of 30 private sector leaders to the Manufacturing Council (the Council) for the 2015-2016 charter term. The Council was established […]

Craig Freedman Honored At Barnes & Thornburg’s 6th Annual Celebration of Diversity

On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, Barnes & Thornburg LLP sponsored its 6th Annual “Celebration of Diversity” reception and dinner honoring diversity trailblazers. Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin (1st District) invited Craig Freedman, President, to be an honoree at this year’s celebration held at the University Club of Chicago. “Your dedication to improving diversity in the […]

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 […]

Manufacturers revive apprenticeship programs | Chicago Tribune

By Alejandra Cancino, Tribune reporter June 20, 2014 As the economy picks up a little speed and the demand for his product increases, Craig Freedman said he can’t find qualified candidates who are fluent in metallurgy, can operate his computer-run machines and read blueprints. “The skill shortage is getting more and more acute every day,” […]

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