Clarence H. Ruesch “Jake” and his son Clarence W. Ruesch poured a concrete floor and installed Reliable’ s first punch press in a rented corn crib in Countryside, IL. The story goes it was once owned by Minnie Marx, the mother of the Marx Brothers. During World War I, Minnie purchased the poultry farm because farmers could be exempted from the draft. In 1947 – Reliable moved to 26th Street, Cicero, Illinois.
26th Street, Cicero, Illinois
A few years after moving to 26th Street, “Jake” fell ill and his son, Clarence W. Ruesch, just discharged from the United States Marines, rejoined the company.
Austin Avenue, Cicero, IL – Another move for Reliable
1957 – 1962
In May of 1958, Jake died. His wife Victoria assumed the role of President and son Clarence Vice President.
Franklin Park, IL.
1962 – Present
Reliable moves to its current location in Franklin Park, Illinois
Addition to 9235 Parklane
Over Reliable’s half plus century in Franklin Park . . . it has continued to grow from the initial one building structure.
Purchased 9244 Parklane
Addition to 9244 Parklane
In 2001, Reliable made another move. It bought the assets of an OEM conduit and pipe hanger manufacturer. This business expansion allows Reliable to manufacture a complete product line of high-quality conduit hangers and straps. Some of the biggest names in the electrical supply industry rely on Reliable Metal Stamping Co., Inc for their products.
Secured long-term lease agreement for 9238 Parklane Avenue
Reliable now spans over 30,000 square feet of production, warehouse, and office space.
2023 – Present: Jason M. Ruesch
Served as Vice President 2021 – 2022
1998 – 2022: Carl D. Ruesch
Vice President 1991 – 1998 & 2023 – Present
1991 – 1998: Clarence W. Ruesch
Served as Vice President 1958 – 1991
1958 – 1991: Victoria Ruesch
1945 – 1958: Clarence H. Ruesch (Jake)