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1908

January / 01 / 2012

In 1908, our founder, Morris Black, started a modest business when he bought a wagon and a team of white horses to supply building products to local contractors.  Little did he realize that this modest beginning would grow into a multi-faceted construction services company with two locations nearly a century later — and still managed by the third and […]

1920s

January / 01 / 2012

As his business progressed, young Morris Black began offering more building materials, including pipe, brick, sand, cement and other masonry products; and eventually, he bought his first delivery truck.  By 1928, he had warehouse locations in both Allentown and Bethlehem.  The variety and quality of his products, and the dependability of his service, became Morris […]

1930s-1940s

January / 01 / 2012

When Morris was joined by his sons in the 1930s, the firm became Morris Black & Sons, Inc.  In 1943, the company added an insulation subcontracting business, one of the first in the entire country. Today, the Insulation Department installs fiberglass and polyurethane foam insulation in residential and light commercial buildings throughout the Lehigh Valley and […]

1950s-1960s

January / 01 / 2012

In the 1950s and 1960s, new product lines were added including face brick, fireplace products, gypsum drywall, kitchen cabinets, and appliances.  Delivery capabilities were greatly expanded with the introduction of boom trucks for delivery of bricks, palletized bagged goods, and especially drywall.

1970s

January / 01 / 2012

In the next decade, the third generation of the Black family became associated with the company. The 1970s was a period of rapid change; the firm’s kitchen cabinet business became the kitchen department specializing in stock and custom cabinets for both builders and home owners.  Custom design and installation services were added. Commercial Door and […]