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Crescent Cardboard Sponsors PPFA’s Master Certified Picture Framer (MCPF) Scholarship
Crescent Cardboard Company LLC is sponsoring an annual $1,000 Vivian C. Kistler MCPF Scholarship for the Professional Picture Framers Association. The scholarship, which Crescent will fund for the next five years, includes one sitting of the hands-on Master Certified Picture Framer exam and a stipend to help offset expenses.

The scholarship was established by the PPFA Chapter Relations Committee to honor the memory of Vivian Kistler, MCPF, a beloved mentor, framing industry author and educator, and long time member of the PPFA.

“Supporting the independent framer and the small businesses of our industry has always been critically important to us,” says Matt Ozmun, executive vice president of Crescent Cardboard, Wheeling, IL. “The reputation of custom picture framers is built on the artisan craftsmanship of the finest framers, and we are honored to carry on Vivian Kistler’s legacy and to help grow and pass on the skills that make our industry unique and great.”

“We deeply appreciate Crescent’s generosity,” says PPFA President Gregory K. Norris, CPF. “PPFA certification credentials matter more and more to customers, and the education attained while achieving these designations is priceless.”.

There are currently about 70 Master Certified Picture Framers in the world. To learn more about MCPF and CPF certification, visit www.ppfa.com.


Spicers Paper and Gilman Brothers Extend Agreement
Spicers Paper and the Gilman Brothers Company have announced they are extending their authorized distribution agreement for 2017. As an authorized distributor, Spicers Paper will continue to be a key supplier of Gilman Brothers’line of rigid substrates including Infinity® styrene-faced foamboard and InSite® Reveal® clay-coated foamboard, as well as Eaglecell™ all-paper graphics board.

Gilman Brothers’ realigned focus with Spicers Paper, Kelly Paper, and Lindenmyer Munroe positions Gilman Brothers to better reach wide format printers with multiple locations in the Western U.S. “We are excited to continue our aggressive growth strategy in all markets. The West Coast continues to be a strategic market, and Spicers Paper will continue driving our brand,” says Bill VanHorn, director of sales at Gilman Brothers.

For additional information, visit www.gilmanbrothers.com, email sales@gilmanbrothers.com, or call 860-884-2077.


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International Moulding Adds Two Locations 
Quadrant Moulding of Rochester, New York has joined International Moulding's family of distribution centers. International Moulding–Rochester will provide the International line across all of upstate New York. This delivers to the 19 IM locations across the U.S. Miller Allen, International Moulding’s vice president of operations, noted, "We're proud to have Craig Chormann and the Quadrant team join ours. Now, many more retail, wholesale, and OEM framers will have easy access to our products and services. It's an exciting step forward." International Moulding–Rochester can be reached at 800-999-2930.


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Frameware, Inc. Welcomes Tom Moscato
Frameware, Inc. is very excited to bring Tom Moscato on board as the new business coordinator. Having worked in the picture frame industry for 37 years, his product and industry knowledge is second to none. He is a dynamic leader with experience in sales and product development. According to Dean DeLuccia, president of Frameware Inc., Tom is committed to excellent customer service, assuring he will be a perfect addition to Frameware, Inc. As always, we look forward to further serving our customers with an extensive line of quality products and equipment, with the superior customer support we pride ourselves on. For more information, call 800-582-5608 or visit www.framewareinc.com.


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Sabrina Alessi Joins Framerica
Sabrina Alessi has joined Framerica’s customer service team. Sabrina—an art enthusiast—brings a strong background to the position. “Sabrina is both talented and caring; and she already has established great relationships with customers,” notes Lisa Olsen, customer service manager. “We feel very fortunate to have her.” For more information, call 800-372-6422 or visit www.Framerica.com.

 

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