On May 12, Madem Reels USA, located in Chattanooga, TN sold all assets to the Sonoco Group headquartered in South Carolina.
Madem SA, founded in 1949, started small with 25 employees in an area of 800 m2 (8.600 sf) in the city of Bento Goncalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Madem’s first products were wooden barrels for wine and food. In 1970 Madem launched an exporting operation. Two years later Madem underwent a major product diversification: the manufacture of their first wooden cable reels that would ultimately turn the company into what it is today, the largest wooden cable reel manufacturer in the world.
Today, Madem owns 12,000 hectares (30.000 acres) of Pine forests, two lumber mills, one plywood plant, and many state-of-the-art automated reel manufacturing lines. Madem is one of Brazil’s largest forestry groups, with manufacturing operations in the USA, Spain, Romania, and Bahrain. Madem produce approximately 500 containers of unassembled wooden reels per month, and supplies more than 200 customers in 40 countries.
With 800 employees worldwide and 110,000 m2 (1.200.000 sf) of indoor manufacturing space, Madem is the largest wooden reel manufacturer in the world.
Today the Madem name represents 60 years of industry experience. The Madem team constantly strives to build trust and confidence by offering customers a superior, quality product.
Madem Reels USA Inc, located in Chattanooga, TN has successfully completed one year since their first machines arrived in the US for commissioning. Last week with Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield, Hamilton County Mayor Claude Ramsey,other authorities, and business partners, Madem commemorated 1 year of activities with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
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