Omega Moulding Company has announced it has acquired M&M Distributors of Manalapan, NJ, a framing products and supplies distributor that has served thousands of framers in the metropolitan New England and Mid Atlantic regions for over 30 years. The acquisition gives Omega the ability to extend its product portfolio and better serve customers with truck delivery of Omega’s line of moulding and supplies in addition to the products that M&M currently carries, including products from Crescent, NielsenBainbridge, and Tru Vue.
“M&M’s business depends on great people and a heritage of providing outstanding service to its customers,” says David Merzin, president of Omega Moulding. “This philosophy is consistent with Omega’s business model and with the mission we have to provide the most responsive support in the framing industry. We look forward to being a more valuable resource to framers as the M&M line is integrated into Omega. This acquisition demonstrates Omega’s continuing commitment to provide high quality framing supplies, great service, and competitive pricing to the framing industry.”
For more information, call David Hughes at Omega Moulding Company, 800-289-6634 x216.
Larson-Juhl Celebrates Forest Friendly Month
Larson-Juhl is celebrating the company’s second annual Forest Friendly Month in April. Larson-Juhl leads the custom framing industry in certified forest friendly products, with more than 280 certified items total, including the company’s new Brittany collection, which is PEFC certified, as well as tree plantings through its Global ReLeaf reforestation foundation. Since 1991, Larson-Juhl has been working with American Forests’ Global ReLeaf to support reforestation projects throughout the world. In that time, the company has funded the planting of more than 425,000 trees in more than 30 plantings from Romania to Indonesia and multiple locations throughout the U.S.
The goal of Larson-Juhl’s Forest Friendly Month is to increase team member, supplier, and customer knowledge of the company’s reforestation efforts, its extensive certified framing products, and how planting just one tree makes a difference.
For more information visit www.LarsonJuhl.com and click on the “Global Promise” tab.
Craft Inc. Opens Craft Europe
Craft Inc. has announced that it has opened Craft Europe Ltd. This European warehouse will reduce lead times and costs by shipping directly from stocked inventory of the company’s most popular framing hardware. For more, contact Bob McCracken, Craft Europe Ltd., Unit H, Midland Road Ind. Estate, Swadlincote, UK DE11 0AN, call 508-761-7917 (US) or +44 1283 227 772 (UK), or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tru Vue Offers Conservation Glazing Rebates
Tru Vue is offering up to $99 off its Conservation Grade glass products. In addition to Museum Glass®, Conservation Clear® and Conservation Reflection Control®, the offer also includes Conservation Clear® Acrylic and Conservation Reflection Control® Acrylic. Retail shops can also save an additional $99 when purchasing Optium Museum Acrylic® and StaticShield™ Acrylic. This offer is available for a very limited time. Any combination of Tru Vue Conservation Grade glass or acrylic products must be purchased between April 16 and April 30, 2013. Framing professionals can save an additional $99 by adding a sheet of 48”x96” or larger Optium Museum Acrylic or StaticShield Acrylic.
For additional details, ask your Tru Vue distributor, call 800-282-8788, or visit email@example.com.
Easy Leaf Helps Commemorate USS Hornet Victory
Easy Leaf Products, a distributor of genuine gold, composition metal leaf, and other gilding accessories, has contributed to the new Sailing School Vessel Hornet figurehead. The figurehead depicts an eagle in flight clutching a U.S. shield, based on the figurehead of the original Hornet.
The new piece was carved from mahogany by Michael Schaefer, the official ship carver of the Naval Heritage Society, and it was gilded in Easy Leaf gold by R. Alden Marshall & Associates, known for its restoration of historic sites like the cupola of the Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, MD.
The Hornet figurehead was unveiled at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, Washington Navy Yard, on February 21, in commemoration of the bicentennial of the victory of USS Hornet over HMS Peacock during the War of 1812.
For additional information, contact Razonia McClellan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lion Supplies New Gallery at Hermitage Museum
In December, Yuri Pinchuk, general director of Lion Art Service in Moscow, was presented with a diploma, recognising Lion as a member of the exclusive club of Friends of the Hermitage. This is a small body of state and commercial organizations that have supported the famous museum in the past and will continue to do so in the future. The diploma was presented by Mikhail Piotrovsky, general director of the Hermitage Museum.
In mid-February, Pinchuk and colleagues also attended a reception to mark the opening of the new Central Asia culture and art gallery. His company supplied a sophisticated hanging system and a large collection of frames hand gilded to special specifications for the new gallery.
For more information, visit www.lionpic.co.uk or call 0+44 (0)121 678 6600.
Max Unveils Interactive Website
Max Moulding has launched a new interactive website. New image galleries, an easy-to-use product locator, and comprehensive online shopping cart create a convenient, user-friendly experience for framers and designers. The new website’s improved design and functionality creates a personalized online experience that promotes design inspiration and product customization.
The new site is a product of Max Moulding’s continued development of technology and innovation to meets customer needs. The user-centric functionality allows visitors to intuitively customize Max’s wide range of products online in a way that reflects how customers design and shop today.
The new site delivers beautiful visuals, innovative technology, and functional elegance through new online features. To access the new website, explore Max’s product portfolio, and find information on today’s design trends, visit www.maxmoulding.com.
On page 12 of the March issue, the photo of the PPFA Framing Competition Open category Popular Choice award winner was misidentified. The actual winner was Mikki Kavich, MCPF, of Mikki’s Frame Shop in Crossville, TN.