People and Places, May 2013

IDN-Hardware Sales Hosts 24th Annual Trade Show IDN-Hardware Sales hosted its 24th annual Trade Show March 21-23, 2013, in Novi, Mich. With an emphasis on education, IDN-Hardware Sales offered a wide variety of classes for locksmiths including...


IDN-Hardware Sales Hosts 24th Annual Trade Show

IDN-Hardware Sales hosted its 24th annual Trade Show March 21-23, 2013, in Novi, Mich. With an emphasis on education, IDN-Hardware Sales offered a wide variety of classes for locksmiths including automotive updates, access control solutions, door installation, safe opening, facility code compliance, and more Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23.

The IDN-Hardware Sales Michigan Trade Show was filled with 70-plus manufacturers displaying items as diverse as automotive products, locksmith tools, padlocks, access control, CCTV, safes, safe locks, key machines, doors & frames, electronic access control, and both residential and commercial locks. There was something for every locksmith to see and hundreds of locksmiths made the trip to the Detroit area for the show.

IDN-Hardware Sales is part of the International Distribution Network (IDN), which provides security products, access control solutions, and related services to security professionals through its six regional business hubs located in North America. With a wholesale distribution network of more than 50 locations, IDN offers customers the strength and buying power of a national organization along with local product availability and personal, customized service.

For access to the Online Catalog or more information, visit www.idn-inc.com.

 

Codelocks Names GM, North America

Grant Macdonald, president of Codelocks Ltd., United Kingdom, announces the appointment of lock and security industry veteran Joey Dalessio as general manager, Codelocks, Inc. North American division.

Dalessio will oversee the firm's marketing and sales functions as well as the day to day business operations effective immediately. He can be reached at e-mail: joeyd@codelocks.us.

 

ABUS Adds Sales & Marketing Staff

ABUS President and CEO Zac Twight announces the additions of Jenna Martell and Leo Requejado to the company.

As marketing coordinator, Ms. Martell’s main focus will be on creating and new and innovative marketing program, including print advertising, website content management, trade show coordination and production of a new quarterly newsletter. Before joining ABUS, she was in-house marketing coordinator for the Arizona Opera.

Requejado’s main focus will be increasing sales in the Southwest and managing the manufacturer’s representatives who work in his territory. Based in California, he will cover the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Requejado speaks fluent Spanish and has 10 years of experience in the locksmith industry, most recently as shop manager, Dean Security Lock & Safe.

Ms. Martell can be reached at jmartell@us.abus.com or 800-352-2287, ext. 102. Requejado can be reached at lrequejado@us.abus.com or 800-352-2287, ext. 125.

 

JLM Hardware Certified As Women’s Business Enterprise

JLM Wholesale, one of the nation’s most trusted security door hardware wholesalers, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council - Great Lakes, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

JLM Wholesale is a family owned business started in 1984 by Janet Mirku in Oxford, Mich.  As of 2010, her daughter, Annette Baldwin, continues as JLM’s CEO/Owner.  JLM Wholesale now has locations in Oxford, Mich., Charlotte, NC, and Plano, Texas.

To learn more about JLM Wholesale, visit www.jlmwholesale.com.

 

Linear Acquires 2GIG

Linear, LLC has closed on its acquisition of 2GIG Technologies, which will become part of the security and control group within Linear. The acquisition of 2GIG was announced in February 2013.

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