30. November 2015

MADE IN USA: BLOCK opens production facility in the Chicago area.

On 16th November 2015 the Grand Opening took place at BLOCK USA/BLOCKSMOY in West Grand Avenue, Franklin Park. Wolfgang and Jörg Reichelt, as well as the whole management welcomed numerous customers, suppliers and business partners to officially open the new US location. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was performed together with Barrett Pedersen, Mayor of Franklin Park.

LTR: Wolfgang Reichelt (CEO), Barrett Pedersen (Mayor Franklin Park), Jörg Reichelt (Managing Director)

Through the acquirement of A. J. Smoy Co., Inc. global expertise and international resources are combined with local know-how to expand the US market. Sales, distribution and warehousing of Transformers, reactors, filters and Power supplies will be handled by BLOCK USA, Inc., now also located in the same company-owned building in Franklin Park.

BLOCK’s over 75 years of success combined with A.J. Smoy Company Inc.’s 70 years history will create a best in class manufacturing facility with decades of solid success in the global market.  

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