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Street To Be Named After Founders Of ABT Electronics

City of Chicago to dedicate block that housed Abt’s original location to Jewel and David Abt

CHICAGO—MAY 25, 2005—Abt Electronics, a family-owned electronics vendor based in Glenview, IL, announced today that the City of Chicago will dedicate the corner of Wolfram and Milwaukee Avenue to the company’s founders, Jewel and David Abt, in a ceremony on Wednesday, May 25th at 9:30 AM. The block will be re-named Jewel and David Abt Way, commemorating the location of Abt first retail facility, which opened in 1936.

“Abt Electronics has maintained a strong connection to the city of Chicago since the company was founded,” said Bob Abt, Abt Electronic’s CEO and son of the company’s founders. “Our business model has always focused on providing quality service and competitive pricing to our customers- many of whom are based right here in the Chicagoland area. We are honored that the City of Chicago has decided to name the street where Abt began after our founders, and we look forward to serving customers in the Chicagoland area for years to come.”

Abt Electronics operates a 350,000 square-foot showroom in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, IL, where the company displays its collection of quality electronics products and appliances from a variety of different producers. The company also maintains an online site, www.abt.com, and is an authorized online vendor for brands like Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba, Bose, GE, Whirlpool, and Maytag. Throughout the company’s 69 years of operation Abt Electronics has remained family-owned and operated, weathering competition from large chain retailers by providing exemplary customer service, competitive prices, and award-winning installation and repair work.