Making it in the U.S.A Name: Blum Founded: 1977 Location: Stanley, NC CEO: Karl Ruedisser 2009 Revenue: $185 million Manufacturing: Stanley, NC Employees: 370 Based in North Carolina, Blum is owned by Austrian company Julius Blum GMBH. In 1977, the company's directors sent Karl Ruedisser to Stanley, N.C. to start its U.S. division. Since then, the company has grown from a handful of workers to 370 people who manufacture functional hardware for the kitchen cabinet industry at its 450,000-square foot facility. Click through the slides as Blum CEO Karl Ruedisser shares the company’s story.
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