GMi Companies is all about ReInventing at NeoCon 2017

May 22, 2017




Lebanon, OH, May 2017 — GMi Companies announces their lineup of products being featured at NeoCon 2017, the World Expo of Office Furniture Solutions. GMi, the parent company of Ghent, Waddell, and VividBoard, will be showcasing their latest products on the seventh floor of the Merchandise Mart in Booth #7-2054.

What’s better than Chicago in June? Adding NeoCon to that combo of course!  “We are beyond excited to be back at the Merchandise Mart this June with a new and improved booth filled with our latest product innovations,” said Mark Leasure, CEO of GMi Companies. “Neocon is a direct line to the design world, allowing us to introduce our products to dealers, designers, architects, and GMi manufacturer reps in the most personal way.”

Ghent, the visual communications brand of GMi Companies, is focused on ReInventing the Whiteboard. Whiteboards shouldn’t have to be white and square. Visit Booth 

# 7-2054 to view the new mobile whiteboard additions coming to the Ghent Mobile family of products. First, the double-sided GLASS mobile will allow users to choose between full length glass or add a panel of acoustical grade fabric that introduces color and acoustic options to your collaboration furniture.  Second, LINK MOBILE Wedge is an extension of LINK (2015 HiP Honoree), a powder coated whiteboard line designed to be more sculptural & create a collaborative space. MOBILE Wedge enhances the collection as a "MOBILE WALL" that defines space, enhances collaboration, provides storage and addresses acoustics in an environment.  LINK MOBILE WEDGE has been entered into the 2017 Interior Design HIP Awards and The 2017 Metropolis Likes NeoCon Awards.

In addition to new products, Ghent is introducing enhancements to their glassboard offering including new standard sizes and standard colors. Visitors will also be able to view Roam Mobile Whiteboards and the award-winning LINK Hex powder coated steel whiteboards with a new twist you have to see in person. LINK Hex won Silver in the 2015 Best of NeoCon awards in the Office Accessory category. 

Waddell, the brand of GMi that has proudly manufactured handcrafted trophy and display cases for over a century, will be showcasing how Waddell is ReInventing the display case; enter Pallet. Pallet is an open shelving system that allows users to configure their personal and collaborative workspaces without permanent walls.  Pallet has entered the following awards: The Best of NeoCon 2017, 2017 Interior Design HIP Awards, both under the Office Accessories category, and The 2017 Metropolis Likes NeoCon Awards. 

Finally, VividBoard, the GMi brand that manufactures customizable graphics on dry erase boards, will be displaying their premier healthcare-focused products. One of those products is an enhancement to InHarmony changeable glassboards, a 2015 Healthcare Design Silver Nightingale Award winner. InHarmony low profile glassboards allow hospitals to have the benefits of a changeable patient communication tool without having to worry about dust and debris collecting behind the board. Another addition to VividBoard is the Aria low profile glassboard where the glass floats on the wall with no exposed hardware creating an elegant and modern look. 

GMi Companies will be hosting a cocktail hour on Monday, June 12, 2017, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Booth #7-2054.  Garrett’s popcorn and wine will be served. Stop by to see how GMi Companies is ReInventing how you think about whiteboards and display cases! 


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.