Freedman Seating Company
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Freedman Seating designs, engineers and manufactures seats for public transportation, including bus, rail, boat, delivery truck, para transit and more.
Our success in the seating market comes from our ability to provide a total value-added seating package to our customers: innovative designs, superior customer service, proven quality products, and timely delivery. OEMs, distributors, and operators know that they will receive the highest quality and life-long support when they purchase a Freedman Seat. We pride ourselves on our ability to eliminate our customer's seating concerns. The end result is that Freedman Seating is known throughout the industry as a company that stands 100% behind its product.
FSC currently employs nearly 800 employees including manufacturing, sales, engineering and administrative personnel. This includes 250 jobs created since 2011; 225 of them in production. Of all employees, nearly 75% live in the City of Chicago, as do both the CEO and President. Freedman Seating is proud that its workforce reflects racial and gender diversity; minorities and women make up 85%.
Freedman Seating is proud to be a community partner in education and training in manufacturing. As we continue to grow and add jobs, we firmly believe that these efforts will not only benefit us, creating a larger, highly skilled workforce available to hire, they will also ensure that Chicago’s manufacturing industry is perpetually sustainable.