About Block and Company
Helping you succeed… yesterday, today and tomorrow. Since 1934, our family business has helped companies like yours succeed by providing superior money handling and security solutions. In addition, we have a complete selection of Office Supplies so you'll find everything you need for your business from a single, trusted source. From the beginning, our goal has been to understand and respond to your needs to help you boost productivity…enhance security…increase efficiency…and attract new customers. Block and Company is more than business, it's our family. Today as always, we take pride in developing new, innovative products and providing exceptional service and expertise to help you continue your success.
For 80 years, Block has been the pioneer in providing innovative money handling supplies and solutions to make your job easier. Our expertise as the premier provider of banking, security and cash handling solutions has continued to grow. Today, we serve not only the financial industry, but also Gaming, Hospitality, Education, Libraries, Restaurants, Retail, Business Services and Vending. We search the world for products to add to our wide selection, and also develop and manufacture many of the items we sell.
Our headquarters in Wheeling, Illinois includes 125,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing capacity and a large distribution facility. We are a family-owned and women-owned corporation, and employ nearly 300 people. We manufacture a significant percentage of our overall product offering here in the U.S.A and source only the highest-quality products. We back our quality with a guarantee that you'll be satisfied. We're not satisfied until you are.
Our founder, Mitchell Block, formed Block and Company in 1934. His wife, Grace, worked alongside him in the business for many years. Later, his children, Judith, Ken and Nancy came on board to help expand the business. They continue in leadership roles today.
Block and Company Through the Years
|1934||Mitchell Block, a young law student, saw the need for specialty office supplies for lawyers and Block and Company was born.|
|1936||Mitchell personally sourced all products and developed the first Block and Company catalogs.|
|1946||Mitchell expanded the business to serve banks introducing specialty cabinets and anodized aluminum coin trays in bank colors.|
|1960||Block and Company patented Color Keyed Coin Tubes and 6 years later Porta-Count® Coin Trays, still popular solutions for managing coin today.|
|1962||A sign of the times, Block developed a line of custom counter signs, perpetual calendars and more to serve customer communication and promotional needs.|
|1968||Block moved to the current Wheeling, IL facility. More office and factory space meant expanded customer service and more new products: Security Pens, Key Cabinets, Key Tags, Key Hole Signals and more.|
|1978||Block patented the tried and true, original Wedgy® Pen, still widely used by banks and retailers nationwide.|
|1989||Block opened a cut and sew bag plant in Bristol, TN to develop a line of specialty bags to secure and transport money and documents.|
|2004||Block celebrated 70 years with a new logo, a new look, and a continued commitment to providing expertise and innovative solutions to customers' growing needs.|
|2008||Block took money handling expertise to a new level extending the product offering to include specialty Gaming and Retail products.|
|2009||Block celebrates 75 years as Your Money Handling Solutions Expert. Over the years, the business has grown and the product offering has expanded. What remains the same is the tradition Mitchell Block started 75 years ago of understanding and responding to our customers' needs. A passion for service continues to be a core value of our business today.|
|2011||Block expands product selection with full line office products, cleaning and breakroom supplies and a full selection of signage and displays.|