Chicago Glue & Machine is a second-generation family business that was started in 1984 when co-founders Irwin Katz and Chuck Siegal bought Chicago Box. At the time, they sold equipment to make and assemble boxes such as potdevin (gluing, labeling and laminating) machines. The founders soon sought to reinvent the product line and services. Since they were selling adhesive machines, they figured why not sell the glue too? Over the years, they continued to expand our product line by distributing H.B. Fuller products.
CGM is now led by Irwin’s daughter, Nirel Inman, and Chuck’s son, Brad Siegal, who changed the company’s name to Chicago Glue & Machine in 2010. Brad and Nirel are committed to not only growing the business that their fathers started over thirty years ago, but to carrying on their legacy by always being accessible to their customers.
For an in-depth look at Chicago Glue & Machine’s history, please visit the Entrepreneur and Family Business Council’s website. CGM is a proud member of the EFBC.