Category Archives: Cleveland

Honoring an Electronic Enclosure Visionary

Originally an antenna company, he saw the potential in enclosures and guided their development

Max Haas founded Bud Industries in 1928 and created an industry legend

Tomorrow is an important date in the history of Electronic Enclosures.  On November 30, 1928,  Bud Radio, the predecessor of Bud Industries, was incorporated by my Grandfather, Max Haas.  While I have written about our company’s history on many occasions, I want to honor my grandfather one more time by retelling his story as I think it is very meaningful today.  His life is a true testament to perseverance and resilience and the value of immigrants in our economy.   He was born in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire, today is the Czech Republic and came to the United States in the early 1900’s as a boy, fortunately before there were immigration quotas. He eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio, met and married my grandmother, and had his only child, my father, in 1918.  In 1920, he and his partners founded Haas Electrical Sales, which by 1924 was noted by “Radio in the Home” magazine to be the largest radio parts distributor in the Cleveland area.

Posted in Bud Industries, Cleveland, Electronic Enclosure, Electronic Enclosures | 1 Comment

Bud Industries President Interviewed on Cleveland’s Revival

Many of you know that Bud Industries is based in the metropolitan Cleveland, Ohio area.  We have been here for all 87 year’s of our history and are proud to be a part of the growth in this region over the last few years.  Our President, Josiah Haas, was recently interviewed by the local Growth Association (Cleveland +) and published in their newsletter that is distributed internationally.  We are proud of his recognition and decided to share this with you

Northeast Ohio’s Revitalization: What Boomeranged Me from Chicago to Cleveland Read More >>

Posted in Bud Industries, Cleveland | 4 Comments