In 1946, hard-working fellows began a business with just a few manual one-at-a-time block-making presses, eager to build a life after war. With a progressive approach – notably early adopters of an amazing automated block machine – we were on our way. Seven decades and three generations of leadership later, Angelus Block is a tremendous success story. Owned by its founding family and privately held, Angelus Block has become the largest such business in the West with the greatest production capacity in the region. Of course, the manual presses and nascent automated machines have been replaced by modern technology and robotics, yet the guiding ethics and principles that built a business from scratch have remained and continue to inform management in today's complex business environment.