Ghent, Waddell, & VividBoard Awarded Contract from TIPS Purchasing Cooperative


Whiteboards, Glassboards, Bulletin Boards, Display Cases, and Graphic Whiteboards Now Available

Lebanon, OH, August 2019 — GMi Companies, the parent company of Ghent, Waddell, and VividBoard, announced today that it has been awarded a contract from The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), as an approved vendor for visual communications products including whiteboards and dry erase boards, glassboards and mobiles, bulletin boards, display cases and custom graphic whiteboards. TIPS is a national purchasing cooperative that offers access to competitively procured purchasing contracts to its members.

As an Awarded Vendor, Ghent, Waddell and VividBoard offer the TIPS Members the opportunity to purchase products at discounted pricing without the delay and expense of going out to bid.

“TIPS is an excellent purchasing cooperative that provides valuable purchasing benefits for organizations in many states across the country. GMi is pleased to have the opportunity to serve the TIPS community,” said Brad Pierce, Chief Sales Officer at GMi. “We have a long history of working with school districts and are now ready to continue to meet their needs with our selection of competitively priced visual communications tools for classrooms and beyond.”

GMi is your one-stop shop for blending solutions. Serving the school and higher education communities for over 40 years, Ghent provides the tools to help with communication, collaboration and learning that are produced to stand up to the rigors of a classroom, with warranties ranging from 10 to 50 years. Display cases and space division furniture from Waddell showcase what’s important and carry a limited lifetime warranty ensuring trophies and accolades are safe and secure. VividBoard custom graphic boards are the perfect addition for directed communication and also carry a limited lifetime warranty.

Over 95% of products from Ghent, and all of the products from Waddell and VividBoard are made in the USA. GMi is proud to claim the lowest freight damage in the industry, saving time and money.

The GMi TIPS Vendor Contract 190401 for Furniture, Furnishings and Services (3) entitles the 11,000 plus TIPS members, comprised of municipalities, school systems, colleges and universities and other similar organizations, to purchase Ghent, Waddell and VividBoard products through a network of authorized resellers and dealers.


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About GMi Companies

GMi Companies, headquartered in Lebanon, Ohio, is a leading US manufacturer of visual communication products and display solutions to help people communicate, collaborate and learn. Ghent products include whiteboards, glassboards, mobiles, tackboards, easels, enclosed message centers, and more. Waddell manufactures display furniture in a variety of applications to meet any environment. VividBoard custom dry-erase boards are used in healthcare as patient room boards to promote communication and patient satisfaction. All GMi Companies products are sold through dealers specializing in office and education throughout North America.  


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