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About Blum, Inc.
Blum is well known and valued as an innovative family-owned company that operates on an international scale. For more than 40 years, we have had an established location in the United States, and we have experienced remarkable growth since 1977.
In 1977 we were located in a small warehouse in Hickory, North Carolina. Two years later, we moved to a 30,000 square foot building in Stanley, NC where, since then nine building expansions have been completed.
Currently, our 450,000 square foot building is located on 70-acres and includes administration, manufacturing and distribution facilities, a high-rise product storage building with automated retrieval, a low-bay warehouse for customer order staging, a state-of-the-art cabinet shop, and a samples preparation area.
BlumвЂ™s premium concealed drawer runner is now completely made in the U.S.A. Each set of TANDEM plus BLUMOTION consists of over 170 parts, all manufactured and assembled in the U.S. BlumвЂ™s STANDARD and METABOX 320M are also вЂњMade in the U.S.A.вЂќ products.
Hinge systems are generally assembled in the U.S. with the majority of components (steel and zinc) manufactured in our Austrian plants. Most plastic components are injection molded in the U.S. facility. Drawer runner systems are typically manufactured and assembled in the U.S. with only a small number of components being imported from Austria. Our U.S. manufacturing facility features metal stamping, powder coating, injection molding and automated assembly processes. Lift systems are manufactured and assembled in Austria.
Manufacturing in North Carolina and closer to the customer allows Blum to react quickly to changing customer needs. Production can be increased quickly to handle unexpected surges in demand. Customer pickups and deliveries can be timed to better match customer production schedules. Our automated logistics warehouse is just one way Blum reduces storage costs while increasing efficiencies in filling customer orders.
Blum, Inc. facts & figures
Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30 of each year. At the beginning of July, we update our data.
Sales figures in the fiscal year 2018/2019: $297.2 million
Employees in the fiscal year 2018/2019: 425
Investments in the fiscal year 2018/2019: $12 million
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