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Larson-Juhl and Crescent Reunite

Crescent products will once again be available through Larson-Juhl beginning this month.

All Larson-Juhl locations will have inventory of Crescent’s full assortment of matboards, and can begin taking orders effective April 2, according to representatives of the companies.

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“I’m thrilled to make this announcement to our customers and our industry,” says Jeff Cohen, CEO of Larson-Juhl. “Our partnership stems in many ways from direct feedback from our customers—we’ve listened to their desire for Larson-Juhl to offer Crescent again, and we’ve worked hard, on both ends, to make this a reality.”

With the added distribution of 20 Larson-Juhl branch locations, Crescent products are now available through over 100 distributor locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“Crescent continues to value its many outstanding distributors that have supported the company faithfully and continually,” says Scott Ozmun, owner of Crescent. “However, in an effort to ensure Crescent products are available in all markets and in as many ways as possible, we felt this renewed partnership with Larson-Juhl was a key strategic decision and one we’re delighted to make.”

Crescent is currently producing additional corner samples and selling materials to address the needs of frame shops that have had limited access to its products over the past several years. These materials can be acquired by contacting the company’s customer support team at 888-293-3956.

To learn more about the Larson-Juhl and Crescent partnership, visit www.LarsonJuhl.com.


Fletcher-Terry Reaches Recapitalization Agreement with Capital Partners

The Fletcher-Terry Company, LLC, an East Berlin, CT based manufacturer, is pleased to announce a recapitalization agreement with Fletcher-Terry’s management and Capital Partners®, a private investment firm in Norwalk, CT. The agreement was completed on Jan. 23.

Founded in 1868, the Fletcher-Terry Company is made up of six globally recognized brands—Fletcher, Alfamacchine, Albin, AMP, Picture Perfect, and Atlas Saw & Tool—marketed under the corporate umbrella Fletcher Business Group. Under the terms of the agreement, Fletcher-Terry will continue to operate with its existing management and the company’s well-established organizational structure. Blair Tomalonis will continue his role as president, and all functional responsibilities will remain unchanged.

With a reputation for high-quality products and services, innovation, and industry support, Fletcher-Terry is a recognized leader across a diverse range of industries, including custom and OEM picture framing; sign and digital graphics; hardware; woodworking; and float and glass fabrication industries. Capital Partners is a private investment firm whose principals have invested in more than 80 platform and add-on acquisitions across a variety of industries.

The Fletcher-Terry Company and Capital Partners plan to capitalize on Fletcher-Terry’s 150 years of business value, market respect, and quality products and services. With a focus on continued growth, they will also expand the company’s solution-driven technologies to adapt to core market changes and future demands.

“We are excited to partner with Capital Partners,” says Tomalonis. “The recapitalization agreement with Capital Partners provides Fletcher-Terry with the business resources and financial strength needed to continue bringing new solution-driven technologies to market that will benefit our current and future customer base and industries served.”


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Decor Moulding Hires New Sales Rep 

Decor Moulding is pleased to announce that Ben Batten has started to cover Virginia and West Virginia as the newest Decor Moulding sales representative. Ben knows and understands framing from the backroom to the front sales desk. He has been a salesperson in the furniture and framing industries for the past 20 years bringing a wealth of knowledge to the table. He is looking forward to meeting and developing a strong relationship with Decor’s customers.

 


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Framerica Welcomes Brenda LaTorre 

Brenda LaTorre has joined Framerica as its human resources director. Prior to joining Framerica, Brenda spent more than 30 years staffing within the insurance industry. “Brenda has brought a wealth of knowledge to our team,” notes Josh Eichner. “She has already shown that she is a terrific colleague and advocate.”

For more information, contact Framerica at 800-372-6422, or visit their webiste at www.framerica.com.

 

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