Almo Corporation celebrates its 70-year anniversary
Almo Corporation has announced the commencement of its 70th anniversary celebration. Celebrations began March 9th and marked the beginning of multiple festivities that will take place throughout the year.
The Almo Corporation is an independent distributor of appliances, consumer electronics, Pro A/V equipment and housewares.
The official 70th Anniversary Kick-Off took place March 9th at Almo's corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. City Councilman, Brian O’Neill, joined the group for the ceremony and cake cutting. Councilman O’Neill presented Chairman of the Board, Gene Chaiken, with a Philadelphia City Council Citation honoring Almo’s commitment to the City.
“The only reason you’re all here today is because on July 4th, 1959 Roz said yes to going out with me,” Chaiken joked.
After getting married, Chaiken began working for Almo (his father in law’s company) in 1963. He succeeded his father-in-law in 1973 led the company for the following 43 years.
“We continue to be successful because this is a we and us company, not an I and me company. We look forward to many more anniversaries to come,” he said.
In honor of its Philadelphia hometown, Almo has sponsored the planting of seventy trees at parks city-wide through Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park Conservancy. Trees will be distributed and planted during Philadelphia’s Love Your Park weeks in May and November 2016.
Almo’s sponsorship of the tree planting will be honored during the spring Love Your Park Week opening ceremony May 9th at 9:00 am in Pleasant Hill Park. Sponsors and city officials will be on-hand to launch the week-long event and to plant the first of the Almo sponsored trees.
The celebration will continue this summer when Almo will host employee appreciation events at each of its 10 nationwide locations. Almo locations include Long Island, Baltimore, Columbus, Atlanta, Tampa, Dallas, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Reno and Philadelphia.
Almo was founded in 1946 in Old City, Philadelphia. Almo Corporation has grown from a single storefront to a national billion dollar organization. It is a 3rd generation family owned business, currently led by 2nd generation owner and company Chairman, Gene Chaiken, and 3rd generation owner, Warren Chaiken, President and CEO.
Almo serves as the sales and fulfillment supplier to manufacturers, delivering products to retailers across the country. Today, Almo has over 450 employees and serves over 100 brands.