MN 100: Freedman Seating Company

Posted by Nicole Ventimiglia

The Company:
Hyman Freedman began making seat cushions for horse-drawn buggies over 120 years ago. A century later, Freedman Seating Company is still a family owned-and-operated business, producing seats to the highest quality standards, compliant to applicable safety standards. Marine products include light weight aluminum marine seats and notable customers include Kvichak, MidShip Marine, Armstrong Marine, and St. John’s Ship Building.

The Case:
Freedman Seating manufactures passenger seats and seating solutions for the marine market from its 375,000 square foot facility in Chicago, IL. The ISO 9001:2008 certified firm, employing an A2LA accredited test lab, employs 750 and is one of the nation’s largest specialty seating manufacturers. With sales offices throughout North America, Freedman Seating’s hallmark is no nonsense customer service and on-time delivery. Freedman Seating makes, among other products, passenger and helm/captain seats for the marine market.

(As published in the August 2015 edition of Marine News -

Marine News Magazine, page 26,  Aug 2015

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