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Participating Companies

Featured Illinois Manufacturer:
Freedman Seating Company
About Company   Chicago, IL

Freedman Seating Company


We manufacture seats and seating related products for many different applications. Our product lines include bus, rail, marine, delivery truck, specialty and commercial vehicle seating. FSC has become a leading supplier to the U.S. domestic bus and transportation industry. FSC employs nearly 750 people and is one of the nation's largest specialty seating manufacturers.


Our top products include: Bus seating (CTA, Pace, etc.) Rail seating, Marine/Work Boat seating, Paratransit Delivery truck seating (UPS, etc.)


Special Capabilities: A2LA Accredited Mechanical Testing Lab



Contact Information:

JP Paonessa



From earth moving equipment to automobiles; medical devices to consumer products, Illinois is home to 20,000 manufacturers employing nearly 600,000 people. 

IMEC, along with our strategic partners, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and other friends of manufacturing, have launched this on-line resource to showcase the diversity of products made here and celebrate the companies that manufacture them. In towns from Chicago to Carbondale, manufacturing is the engine that powers the Illinois economy.