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