News, June 2017

June 1, 2017

Anixter, Tri-Ed, CLARK 2017 Stadium Tour 

Anixter, Tri-Ed and CLARK announce the continuation of Tri-Ed’s highly successful Stadium Tour training & networking events during the 2017 baseball season. These one-day events feature technical trainings and exhibits from the security industry’s leading suppliers, dinner, and an exciting night out at the ballgame.

"Our Stadium Tours provide valuable educational and demo opportunities, while also allowing security dealers and integrators to network with industry suppliers and colleagues, and enjoy a night at the ball park," says James Rothstein, senior vice president global marketing, Anixter. "We are very excited to announce our 2017 lineup and extend our thanks to all of our participating suppliers."

The 2017 Stadium Tour schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, June 28 - Houston, TX

Houston Astros vs. Oakland A’s

Location: Minute Maid Park - 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX

Start Time: 12:00pm

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Thursday, July 20 - Seattle, WA

Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees

Location: Safeco Field – 1250 1st Ave South, Seattle, WA

Start Time: 12:00pm

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Tuesday, August 1 - San Diego, CA

San Diego Padres vs. Minnesota Twins

Location: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA

Start Time: 12:00pm

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Thursday, August 17 - Arlington, TX

Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox

Location: Globe Life Park – 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX

Start Time: 12:00pm

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Wednesday, September 13 - Philadelphia, PA*

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins 

Location: Citizens Bank Park – 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA

START TIME: 3:00pm


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Space is limited, so to guarantee a ticket for the game, you must pre-register online. Attendance at the expo is required to receive your ticket. Tickets may be available on-site, if registration is not done prior to the event, but availability is not guaranteed. The event is open to security industry professionals only.

Camden Expands Support Services

Camden Door Controls, a premier provider of door activation and locking devices, has greatly expanded its support of Western U.S. and Canada customers -with faster shipping, extended technical support hours and more ‘quick ship’ warehouse stock!

Expanded customer service hours mean that Camden's Tech Support team is now available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST (5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).

Western customers can now also take advantage of Camden's two-day air shipping service which now delivers product at the same low cost as standard ground across the U.S. and Canada.

And, Camden's San Diego Quick Ship warehouse has also expanded its inventory and is fully stocked with Camden's industry-leading lines of door activation, control and locking products.

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The New

SELECT Hinges just launched its newly revamped website, Check out how quickly you can find essential hinge information with the site’s clean, functional design. Downloadable hinge profiles, templates, specifications and installation instructions are accessible from category pages as well as individual product pages. You’ll also like how seamlessly the site adapts from desktop to mobile devices.

Take time today to explore the updates, review recent blogs or calculate hinge repair savings. You’ll see how the hinge innovations and customizations of the SELECT few can ensure the durability and security of your building’s entryways.

Framon Acquires Blue Dog Keys

Alpena, MI, – Framon Manufacturing Company has reached an agreement with the estate of Liam Gribben, former owner of Blue Dog Keys. Mr. Gribben died suddenly in June of 2016 and Blue Dog Keys ceased operations at that time. Framon Manufacturing has purchased the assets of the company including key blank inventory, trademarks, and other business inventory.

“Everything is finally back up and running as of March 1st.” said Phil Agius, VP of Sales & Marketing at Framon, “In addition to manufacturing key cutting machines since 1967, we have also operated a full-time locksmith shop since 1965, so we are quite familiar with the various types of key blanks in the industry. Together our employees have over 100 years of experience and we feel BDK will be an excellent fit.”

Framon plans to enhance the current BDK website, continue relationships with the existing customer base and build the business, including the “Key Detective” side to find odd blanks not provided elsewhere.

For more information,visit the Blue Dog Keys website at, e-mail [email protected], or contact Framon / Blue Dog at 989-354-5623.

Redmond, Wash. – Dana Pruiett has joined Aiphone Corp. as marketing manager, responsible for managing the marketing team and overseeing corporate communications, including the development of brand guidelines and strategies for marketing key products. 

Pruiett joins Aiphone with more than 15 years of experience providing marketing and communications expertise to high-tech companies including Fluke, a provider of networking solutions, electronic test tools and biomedical equipment; Vertafore, a designer of software for the insurance industry; and Bodypoint, a medical equipment manufacturer.

 “These are exciting times at Aiphone as we continue to achieve record growth in existing and new markets through the expansion and enhancement of the industry’s broadest intercom portfolio and customer service teams,” said Bruce Czerwinski, Aiphone’s U.S. general sales manager.  “We look to Dana and her marketing team to continue providing targeted messaging to our channel distributors, integrators, and end users while growing the team to meet the new challenges of our expanding market opportunities.”

Pruiett said she looks forward to working with such a well-established brand and leader within the industry. “The key to Aiphone’s success has been its unique ability to partner award-winning products that customers can depend on with unparalleled customer service and support,” she said. “I’m fortunate to be leading a highly talented marketing team eager to embrace new processes, systems, and approaches to help propel the company to the next level.” 

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Leola, Pa- John Lamb has joined PDQ Manufacturing as Director of Government Business, based at PDQ's Leola, Penn, headquarters.

Lamb is responsible for development of government business, working closely with VisionCorps and National Industries for the Blind (NIB), on PDQ's AbilityOne© mandatory use program, part of a federal initiative that creates jobs for people who are blind. Additionally, he will be responsible for coordinating sales through state-use programs throughout the country. Many states currently have programs similar to the federal initiative.

As an AbilityOne© Enterprise Partner of NIB, PDQ® / SKILCRAFT® offers a full line of door and security hardware assembled by people who are blind.  All the products carry the PDQ© / SKILCRAFT© co-brand. SKILCRAFT© is a registered trademark owned and licensed by NIB, the nation's largest employment resource for people who are blind. Under the partnership, PDQ supplies components and the finished products are assembled by people who are blind, employed by VisionCorps , an NIB-associated non-profit agency dedicated to providing employment for people who are blind or vision-impaired. Products identified on the AbilityOne© Procurement List are mandatory source purchases for federal agencies and contractors performing services at federally controlled and managed facilities.

Lamb is working with federal contracting officers and architects to assist them in specifying and using AbilityOne© products on government projects.

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