Blum has experienced remarkable growth since its 1977 establishment in a small warehouse located in Hickory, North Carolina. Two years later, the company 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.
In 1995 Blum launched an apprenticeship program, Apprenticeship 2000, which provides a college education as well as on-the-job training. After four years training, skilled machinists, CNC operators, tool-and-die makers, injection molding specialists and electronics technicians have a guaranteed job.
One of the first companies in the industry to earn ISO 9001 certification, Blum has received numerous awards for industrial design in the United States and in Europe. Recently, Blum became the world’s first supplier to the cabinet and furniture industry to meet Europe’s Environmental Management System (EMAS) criteria.