The Fletcher-Terry Company of East Berlin, CT, an industry-leading manufacturer of industrial machinery, tools, equipment, and consumable supplies, has agreed to acquire ITW AMP and Alfamacchine, Srl. AMP has operations in Vernon Hills, IL, and Pontotoc, MS. Alfamacchine is located in Forli, Italy. Both will become wholly owned subsidiaries of Fletcher-Terry.
Fletcher-Terry intends to operate the two businesses independently and will continue operations at all existing AMP and Alfamacchine facilities. Fletcher will continue ITW’s tradition of offering innovative products and outstanding service to trade accounts and multi-site retailers.
Fletcher-Terry president Blair Tomalonis said, "We are very excited to have AMP and Alfamacchine join The Fletcher Business Group. These two strategic acquisitions dovetail perfectly with our core businesses as we continue to serve our OEM and wholesale trade accounts in the wall decor and picture framing markets. Alfamacchine provides us with a manufacturing base in Europe and enables us to better serve our customers globally as we expand our production and distribution facilities. These acquisitions will help us strengthen our relationships with our distribution and OEM channel partners.”
Timm Fields, general manager of ITW’s N.A. Commercial Construction Division, said, “Our customers will continue to receive the high level of service and premium-quality fastening products and solutions they have come to expect.”
For more, contact Fletcher-Terry Marketing Director James McNickle at 860-409-1595 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fletcher-terry.com and www.itw.com.
Marks to Distribute Wizard in Australia
Marks & Co. Pty. Ltd. of Australia will be an authorized distributor for Wizard International. Marks, a prominent custom framing supplier, will provide sales and service for Wizard and Eclipse CMCs, Integrated Framer Visualization software, the Wizard Wink camera, and accessories.
Both companies are committed to increasing customer support throughout Australia and are working to ensure a smooth transition for customers. Australia is one of the Wizard’s largest customer bases outside of North America and Europe.
For more information on Wizard, visit www.wizardint.com or call 888-855-3335. For Marks, visit www.marksco.com.au or call 300-663-208.
Inmes Changes Shipping Address
Inmes-USA has changed its shipping and pickup address to Excell II Industrial Park, 575 Prospect St., Unit 251 D, Lakewood, NJ 08701. For more information, call 732-503-1072.
Tru Vue Offers Rebates
Tru Vue is offering retailers rebates on boxes of conservation grade glass products from October 1-15, including Conservation Clear, Conservation Reflection Control, and Museum Glass. For details, call your distributor or contact Tru Vue at 800-282-8788 or email@example.com.
Omega to Hold Open House
Omega Moulding kicks off a series of National Open House events for customers beginning September 9 in Los Angeles from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Omega’s 2012 Open House will feature a full day of specials, guest speakers, new picture framing products, mouldings, and product demonstrations. Industry leaders will be in attendance to discuss new business ideas and impart industry experience in event seminars. Food and refreshments will be served and there will also be free giveaways, product samples, and prize drawings.
Omega’s Open House Events will take place in Los Angeles, CA (September 9), Bellport, NY (September 9), and Atlanta, GA (September 30), with additional event locations to be announced. To register, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-289-6634, Ext. 216. Registered attendees will be included in an exclusive prize drawing at each event.
LifeSaver Launches Metric Software in Australia and the U.K.
LifeSaver Software is introducing a new metric version of LifeSaver Software Point-of-Sale and FrameVue programs. Eric Crowe recently traveled to Australia for the LifeSaver launch. A highly successful tour recently allowed LifeSaver to train framers in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Crowe is then moving to England to travel the country training and helping frame shops adopt LifeSaver Point-of-Sale and FrameVue visualization software. Training classes are being held all across the U.K. from August 31 through September 10. For more information, visit www.lifesaversoftware.com.
Michelangelo Adds to Northeast U.S. Presence
Over the last few years, Michelangelo Moulding has built its presence and sales volume in the northeastern U.S. The most recent event was the appointment of Chris Benneche as Michelangelo's sales executive for the New York region tri-state. Chris has now formed a distribution company/warehouse on Long Island called SBB Moulding that will serve the territory with full box, length, chop, and join services primarily featuring Michelangelo Moulding products. Area deliveries will be available as well as UPS order shipments.
SBB Moulding is currently constructing its website, www.sbbmoulding.com, which should be active soon. Chris can also be contacted at 516-314-8213.
Universal Arquati Adds Leatham
Universal Arquati recently added Tammy Leatham to its sales team. Tammy comes with many years of industry experience and will cover North and West Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. She can be reached at 817-709-3399 or TammyL@universalarquati.com. For other questions, call the company at 800-668-3627.
Babb Joins LifeSaver
Debbi Babb has joined LifeSaver Software as corporate trainer. She has an extensive background in training and customer satisfaction and has worked as a sales trainer for more than 20 years. Debbi will be heading up all webinars, training sessions, newsletters, and social media. Paul Thomas, president of LifeSaver Software says, “I worked with Debbi for 10 years. She will be a valuable asset to the LifeSaver family.” Debbi can be contacted at 800-381-0600 ext 810 or DBabb@lifesaversoft.com.
Framerica Welcomes Ballas
Karen Ballas has joined Framerica’s customer service department as a service representative. Karen brings a wealth of experience to the department and has a track record of success. Josh Eichner, vice president, says, “In a short time Karen has made a significant impact.” For more information, contact Framerica at 800-372-6422 or visit www.framerica.com.