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3M and National Glass Service Group Form an Alliance
July 14, 2009

3M and National Glass Service Group (NGSG) have formed an exclusive alliance to market window film solutions to large national retail chains. Through this agreement, NGSG will use 3M products and dealers exclusively while 3M will concurrently pursue all national retail accounts exclusively through NGSG. Details of the final agreement were not disclosed.

"After coming to NGSG, I have spent the past year with our retail clients trying to understand their needs and expectations. It quickly became clear that confidence in the product supplied, and the company supplying that product, were their primary concerns," says Patric Fransko, senior vice president of operations at NGSG. "We had built systems to ensure the logistics of getting jobs completed efficiently and using a 3M product gave the client an immediate comfort regarding the quality and engineering of the products being used."

NGSG owner Haytham Elzayn adds, "This was not an easy decision for us initially. We were being courted by multiple window film manufacturers to form a similar alliance, but the synergy was just not there. Initially, I was convinced that NGSG was stronger by remaining independent of any particular manufacturer. However, after meeting with 3M and gauging clients' responses to the strength of the 3M brand and product offering, our decision became clear."

"We are very excited about working with NGSG. They have quickly made a name for themselves in the retail chain segment and we feel confident that the 3M / NGSG team will educate retailers about window film solutions, provide them with the best products available and implement chosen solutions in the most efficient manner," says Charles Calisto, national sales manager of 3M's Renewable Energy Division.

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