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Happy Anniversary- Abt Headquarters In Glenview

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

 

Eight years ago today, Abt moved to its current location in Glenview, IL. Sitting on 37 acres, this is by far the largest facility we have ever occupied.

Here’s a few photos from the construction process on our current headquarters. Click here to view Abt’s history.

 

-Kelly B.

One Fish, Two Fish, Three Fish, Abt Fish

Friday, August 7th, 2009

What do you get when you take an 8,000 pound tank, 60,000 pounds of water, a few Moray Eels, a 2.5 foot Leopard Shark, accompanied with other fish and put them all together? The answer – the Salt Water Aquarium at Abt Electronics and Appliances! One of the many store attractions, the 20 foot long, 8 feet deep aquarium has served as the home to a variety of sea water fish over the past seven years. Over 100 fish occupy the salt water aquarium. Their meals are a combination of meat and plant life, giving the fish a balance of nutrients needed for proper growth.

Keeping up with the fish is no easy task. For starters, the tank is cleaned twice a week by a diver in a wetsuit who uses brushes and high pressure water sprayers to clean the acrylic and the coral. The strore has designated a room for filtration purposes where the water is run through both a mechanical and biological system. Once the water has been oxygenated, it is processed through a protein skimmer, and then filtered back into the tank.

“The aquarium is a big attraction especially for the children. Not only is it exciting to see all the fish, it is also very educational as we provide a brief description of the fish in the tank” – Paul Chiappetta, Sales Associate.

Feel free to stop by and visit our underwater friends the next time you’re in the area. We’d love to see you! For more information about the Abt aquarium, click here. For more information regarding Abt attractions, click here. – Maral A.

The New Sony Experience At Abt

Monday, July 27th, 2009

In this day and age, TVs and Audio Receivers are getting smarter and packing more features than ever. With the growing trend in internet shopping, it’s difficult to see and try all those extra features you pay for by just reading about it. What is Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio? What is DLNA? Can you see a difference between 120hz and 240hz? With our newly designed Sony Store at Abt, not only can you ask our knowledgeable sales staff to explain it to you, you can now walk in and actually listen to Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio, stream photos and music from a server to our DLNA TVs and try all the other DLNA networking features. You can even compare and contrast 120hz and 240hz side by side, all from the comfort of a reclining leather sectional.

Not that tech savvy? Do you just want to know the difference between the entry level Sony TV compared to the top of the line XBR? No problem. By taking a stroll in the Sony store, you will see all the Sony TV series side by side. So, take a break from reading about their differences and come in to our redesigned Sony store at Abt to experience them. – Alan M.