Albany Park Community Center Honors Jerry Freedman as Distinguished Alumni

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Casey Smagala – Director of Development Email: Tel. 773.539.5907 Date: 5/31/16 Albany Park Community Center Honors Jerry Freedman as Distinguished Alumni APCC’s annual awards ceremony and fundraiser will present Jerry Freedman, of Freedman Seating Company, with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Albany Park, Chicago, IL — 2016 marks APCC’s fourth decade […]

‘Rock N Rose’ Tour Completes 20,000 Mile Road Trip Across North America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2016 CONTACT: John-Paul Paonessa Marketing Manager (773) 524-2440 ‘Rock N Rose’ Tour Completes 20,000 Mile Road Trip Across North America Freedman Seating Company featured the newest in executive seating for the small to mid-size bus market. Chicago, IL – In a joint effort with FMS Seating, Freedman Seating Company […]

Safety And Comfort At BusCon Expo 2015

At BusCon, attendees not only see more buses in all shapes and sizes than any other venue, but also the latest vehicles from manufacturers, officials from various associations, companies and their latest technologies. It’s the largest bus show in North America. Get a chance to see the latest equipment and products on the market. Talk […]

FMS Seating Focuses on Luxury | LCT Magazine

LCT Magazine August 2015 By Tim Crowley, LCT senior editor   One of the most important amenities inside a luxury chauffeured vehicle is the seat. It provides one of the first client impressions and defines the ride. The overall comfort, look, and design of the seat will determine the client’s experience. FMS Seating provides the chauffeured transportation industry with the most upscale, […]

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 […]

Made in Michiana: FMS Seating Co. | ABC57 News

ROCHESTER, Ind. – Tucked somewhere between Leiters Ford and Rochester sits FMS Seating, a company known for making some of the most top of the line seats in the transportation industry. “The focus in this market is really high end, luxury, comfort,” said Managing Director, Christy Nunes. One major key is they are 100% hand crafted […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Eleganza Collection by FMS Seating Voted Best In Show at BusCon

Indianapolis, IN — The annual Best in Show awards recognize the best of the best in five categories: display, vehicle, green initiative, new product/service and on-site marketing at BusCon Expo. Each year, exhibitors gather to share information, products and technology, but only a few can take home bragging rights. This year, Freedman Seating is honored […]

Freedman Seating to Co-Sponsor BusCon Welcome Reception

BusCon’s Roaring Twenties Welcome Reception Monday, September 15, 2014 5:30pm-7:00pm Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station Grand Hall Kick off your Indy experience by meeting up with old friends and new colleagues at this historic location. The Grand Hall is America’s first “Union Station” featuring Romanesque Revival-style architecture and just a short walk from the […]

A Sitting Tradition of Quality in Chicago

By Joe Petrie – Mass Transit Magazine ( October 7, 2013   Outside of Freedman Seating Co. on Chicago’s west side, there’s little indication one of the country’s major transit component manufacturers is housed inside. A parking lot for a handful of cars sits outside an unassuming white factory building with two blue stripes going […]

Transit Seating Employs Economical Advances | METRO Magazine

By Brittni Rubin, Assistant Editor – METRO Magazine ( 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 […]

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