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Lebanon, Ohio – After four decades of producing industry-leading visual communications and spacesolutions, parent company GMi is excited to announce the merging of Waddell display solutions andVividBoard patient care boards under its flagship brand Ghent.
“The way people work has changed. With that comes changes to how our partners want to interact andwork with us,” commented Susan Claus, Director of Marketing at GMi Companies. “With NeoCon’s themebeing Design Makes a Statement, it was the perfect place to make our announcement. We are making abig statement by scaling the work we have done with our brands over the last 45 years and leveraging therecognition of the Ghent brand.”
The transition to one brand has already begun with full implementation expected to be completed early in2023. Partners can expect to see easier quoting, ordering, communication, and general ease of doingbusiness with Ghent. In the coming months, Vividboard will evolve into Ghent Healthcare. All of Waddell’sproduct collections will maintain the same names, becoming available directly through Ghent under theWaddell Display Collection.
“Our founders started with a mantra: Service to the customer, service to the employee, service to thecommunity,” said Scott Bowers, Vice President of Product. “That is at the forefront of every decision wemake. We want to make it as easy as possible to buy, install, and come back to us for all yourglassboard, whiteboard, and display solutions, to name a few.”
To accommodate rapid growth, earlier this year, an expanded production facility was opened allowing forthe consolidation of all operations to one central, northern Cincinnati location. The additional 36,000square feet of production space was added to the existing 100,000 square foot facility. The addition alsoexpanded shipping dock capacity for greater access and on-time delivery as well as providingwarehousing space for raw materials to further enable best-in-class lead times and product availability.Our team, brand representatives, and dealers are excited to experience “The New Ghent” and what thenext 40 years will bring. Ghent is laser-focused on creating innovative products which shape the way wecommunicate and the way we work. Communicate, Collaborate, Learn will continue to be the themebehind the Ghent brand, continuing to focus on highly desired visual communication and collaborationproducts.
“I am excited by the strength of the Ghent brand and our ability to fully leverage the capabilities of ourteam,” added John D’Agostino, President. “The consolidation of our brand offering will accelerate ourgrowth, creating a one-stop-shop for visual communications solutions, and a unique position in theevolving commercial furnishings marketplace.”
GMi Companies, headquartered in Lebanon, Ohio, is a leading US manufacturer of visual communicationproducts and display solutions to help people communicate, collaborate and learn. Ghent productsinclude whiteboards, glassboards, mobiles, tackboards, easels, enclosed message centers, and with furniture and custom graphic solutions available. All GMi Companies products are sold through dealers specializing in office and education throughout North America.
For more information, visit http://www.gmicompanies.com or http://www.ghent.com
Susan ClausDirector of Marketing800-543-0550 firstname.lastname@example.org