Guest smcvey Posted March 10, 2004 Report Share Posted March 10, 2004 I worked from October 1979 through January 1981 building Cizek speakers. I never met Roy Cizek but met many people who knew him.Looking at this message board and collection of speaker photos brings back lots of memories.As someone mentioned, the tweeters were mostly from Peerless in Leominster, MA. I was often sent in the company van to pick up loads of tweeters fropm Peerless and bring them back to the plant for assembly.I also remember driving to Nashua, NH to pick up speaker cabinets. Often I would run into a new speaker company just starting out - they were picking up speaker cabinets from the same cabinet maker. The new speaker company was known as Boston Acoustic - I always wonder if they ever made it in the business!We worked at Cizek in the mill in Andover through to the summer of 1980 when the company moved to an old mill building on Canal Street in Lawrence, MA.As someone else mentioned, the President of the Company was driving to work one day and pulled over on Route 93 and died of a massive heart attack.The company suffered after the President (I think his first name was Sheldon) died...apparently he had all the sales contacts in his head.I also remember that Cizek sold a lot of speakers to Italy. I remember filling lots of large metal shipping containers with hundreds of Cizek speakers. The containers were placed on a boat to Italy.Working at Cizek was the first real job I had. I'll never forget working there - especially the long hard days in the summer stuffing the speakers with fiberglass insulation, working with hot melt guns gluing down crossover boards inside the speaker cabinet, and using contact cement to glue on the foam accessories to the outside of the cabinet.Every speaker was 100% tested before it was packed in corrugated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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