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About Kalb Corporation

Our Mission

The Kalb Corporation was built on a foundation of experience gained through a decades-long relationship within the power generation industry. As a Caterpillar Dealer representative our founders wealth of knowledge and understanding on how best to meet the needs of this industry served as the genesis for what would become a highly respected organization dedicated to the utmost in professionalism and thoughtful customer service.

The Corporation, through an evolution of partnerships with original equipment manufacturers, engine dealers, and its power industry customers, has been in the business of supplying quality component parts, power generation equipment, field engineering and services for over sixteen years.

Growth is an integral operating principle at the Kalb Corporation. The recent acquisition of additional building space will allow the Kalb Corporation to consolidate its initiatives in heavy machinery and power generation customization which include the construction of skids, enclosures, and related componentry.

Products and Services

The corporation serves its customer base by responding to requests for component parts through sourcing and acquisition. Utilizing a vast network of manufacturers, manufacturers’ representatives and dealers, our professional staff selects and recommends the most reliable component to meet a project's requirements. Project coordinators then track the purchase, shipment, and delivery of goods, insuring that all documentation is completed in a timely and accurate manner.

Corporate Structure

The Corporation is a privately held company, with headquarters in the rural community of Oneida, Illinois, USA. Its location in the west central part of the state affords a unique proximity to a number of multinational O.E.M.s located throughout the region, including Caterpillar facilities in East Peoria, Decatur, and Aurora, and the John Deere corporate offices in Moline.

Management and Corporate Staff:

Mike Kalb, President and Founder
Cell phone: 309-287-8014
Rob Kalb, Vice President
Chad Walker, Sales Manager
Mitch Ekstedt & Jon Walker, Design Team
Connie Cheline, Office Manager

The HeatBlocker Division

HeatBlocker, through its manufacturing partnerships, produces an ultra performance grade engine exhaust insulation for prime and standby power diesel and natural gas applications, conforming to the manufacturing requirements of ISO 9001.

The result of years-long research, development and testing, the HeatBlocker product serves those applications where durability, high temperature heat attenuation, and quality are not just desired, but required. This division centers its manufacturing orientation on customized production. Each HeatBlocker system is unique and fabricated precisely for the equipment it is designed to protect.