News and People, June 2018

June 4, 2018

SLD’s Opens Expanded Warehouse 

Westwood, Mass. – Security Lock Distributors, the largest distributor of electrical and mechanical door hardware and security products, announces the purchase and opening of its latest warehouse, strategically located in the greater Chicago area. Expanding upon its existing Midwest operations, the new state-of-the-art warehouse at 640 Heathrow Drive in Lincolnshire, Ill. has nearly 50,000 square feet of space, and replaces the company’s facility in Buffalo Grove, Ill.

The expanded space allows Security Lock Distributors to continue to fulfill its mission of immediate same-day shipping throughout the United States; most orders ship the same day with one-to-two-day ground delivery. Additionally, the warehouse provides space to house the industry’s largest inventory of more than 100 premium door hardware brands.

Security Lock Distributors owns distribution centers across the country, with major holdings outside of Boston in Westwood, Mass. (also the company headquarters), Las Vegas and Chicago.

“We’re fiercely committed to getting our customers the products they need when they need them,” said Ben Orbach, Director of Operations, Security Lock Distributors. “An expanded Chicago operation and warehouse space is strategically important as both our customer base and our inventory continue to grow.”

The Chicago warehouse is now fully operational. For more information, visit

ASSA ABLOY Brings Live Video, Chat to Handheld Devices

NEW HAVEN, CT -- To ensure that their customers always have the best help and support at their fingertips, ASSA ABLOY introduces an updated customer support app that offers new tools to ensure successful installations.

Now available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, the ASSA ABLOY Customer Support App provides a troubleshooting, e-learning and support experience that is immediate and intuitive.

The app is powered with live, interactive video and live chat support from a technician. It also ensures that support hours are displayed accurately within the app depending on device location, and offers email options that are ideal for afterhours support inquiries. You can also easily take a photo using your phone and attach it to your email for easier troubleshooting. A built-in QR code reader allows security professionals to scan the code located on the product for simple support lookup.

“ASSA ABLOY believes simple, intuitive and immediate customer support is a tenet of good business,” states Leslie Saunders, Vice President of Customer Experience, ASSA ABLOY Americas. “And we will continue to expand the capabilities of this tool in an ongoing effort to make it easy to order, install and troubleshoot our products.”

To download the ASSA ABLOY Customer Support app, visit the App Store or Google Play.

S&G Wins 2018 Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a subsidiary of STANLEY Security, was honored with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award during a ceremony held at the S&G headquarters in Nicholasville, Ky.  Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes presented the award to S&G for achieving 1,101,029 consecutive production hours without a lost-time incident.  This was S&G’s fourth year in a row receiving the award and sixth time since 2010. 

The purpose of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s award program is to promote safety and health awareness, good sound work practices and to recognize the resulting reduction of injuries in the workplace.  The Governor’s Safety and Health Award recognizes Kentucky businesses for outstanding safety and health performance, encouraging the development of programs designed to reduce and eliminate occupational injuries.

For more information on the Kentucky Governor’s Safety and Health Award, visit  For more info on S&G, visit

SDC Adds Door Hardware, Alarm/Security Reps

CAMARILLO, CA – Due to increased demand for its mechanical hardware and electronic access control security product solutions, SDC announces the addition of two new manufacturer's reps.

Southwest Architectural Sales of Dallas, Texas is partnering with SDC to service and support Door Hardware customers throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas (excluding El Paso). Sam Haggard, Managing Partner, notes that adding SDC, "gives us a nice, round package for total access control solutions. Because we also write specs, SDC allows us to put together an entire Division 8 suite. We're really happy about the possibilities that their access control products provide to us."

Monfort Electronics Marketing of Indianapolis, Indiana is offering SDC product solutions to Alarm/Security clients in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Northern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. “Monfort Electronics Marketing is proud to be complementing our portfolio of products with SDC as it will greatly broaden our offering of Access Control systems and accessories to meet the needs of our mutual customers," said Mark Clemens, CEO. "In addition, our companies have similar philosophies from a customer service and support perspective which will help strengthen our position in the marketplace here in the Midwest.”

“We’re excited to add these two superior rep companies to our SDC family," explained Shane Geringer, SDC’s Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Strategic Development. “In particular, their approach to friendly customer service and technical support mirrors our own mantra of being innovative business partners with our customers, not just order takers.”

Southwest Architectural Sales: Tel: (214) 342-2400. Web:               

Monfort Electronics Marketing: Tel: (317) 782-8877. Web:

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Camden Door Controls, a premier provider of door activation and locking devices, has appointed Chris Lyons as U.S. Regional Manager, responsible for servicing Camden's customers from the East coast over to the Central states.

Lyons brings to Camden extensive sales experience in general, and locking device sales experience, in particular. “Camden Door Controls is very proud to welcome Chris to our sales team," notes David Price, Marketing Manager, Camden Door Controls. "Providing top-notch customer service is a top priority at Camden. Chris's knowledge and experience will well serve the needs of our U.S. customer base."

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Atlanta, GA – SALTO Systems has recently appointed Jordan Blatchley as Business Development Associate for New York. Based in New York City, he promotes SALTO brand awareness by generating new end-user business opportunities, qualifying leads and channeling these to the best resources. He reports to SALTO Regional Sales Manager Gerry Rupper.

“We are excited to have Jordan on the SALTO team in the role of business development associate,” said Rupper. “His ability to identify and pursue opportunities in key vertical market spaces through social media and phone campaigns will prove to be an important asset for SALTO as we continue to grow."

“I'm thrilled to be a part of the SALTO team. I've been welcomed just like a member of the family and the positive energy of my co-workers is something I look forward to each day,” said Blatchley. “My aim is to create new business opportunities along with the sales team and make sure that everyone knows what an incredible product SALTO has. We have so much potential to grow in the US, and I'll be doing my best to make that happen.”

Contact Blatchey at email  [email protected] or by phone at 770-710-8751.