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Salem Distributing Company, Inc. Announces the NA Expansion of Flagship Partner, Ellettromeccanica Bovone, Srl.
Salem is excited to announce the US branch of Bovone will open in 2020 close to Salem’s headquarters in NC. The expansion to the US of the Italian company will streamline exchanges between the glass fabrication machinery manufacturer Bovone and its distributor-partner, Salem. Within the product lifecycle management process, this move will make it easier and faster to integrate data for robotics, prepare and install machinery, and service customers in the entire North American market.
This expansion provides an enormous opportunity for Salem, through two of its divisions -SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror and SALEM Stone, to better serve customers and provide innovative machinery solutions to the glass and stone industries. Doug Mangus, Machine Sales Director for Salem, states: “Bovone is known in the marketplace to be the heavyweight when it comes to glass processing equipment and robotics. Its expansion to the US will enable our teams to become more efficient and responsive in both sales and technical support.”
The intended benefit of the expansion is to significantly enhance Industry 4.0 development in which Salem has been involved for years. Numerous robots and glass processing cells have been installed across the US reducing labor costs and risks for fabricators. With forecasts of increased interest and sales into 2020, Mike Willard, CEO of Salem, says “Together on US soil, our companies can more fully leverage and integrate new and existing machinery with enhanced technology. This will benefit our customers in streamlined processes for faster production and little downtime -exactly what they’ve been asking for these past years. “
Salem, itself has recently grown with the acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources. With an expanded line of equipment and tooling offerings, along with a growing technical service and support presence, Salem is one of the largest companies of its kind in the industry.
About Elettromeccanica Bovone Srl
Elettromeccanica Bovone Srl, a family owned company founded in 1954, is known for its commitment to quality and constant innovation in the glass and natural/synthetic stone processing industries. From bevelers and edging machines to laminating lines and robots, Bovone has always stood for excellence and lasting value. Bovone is headquartered in Ovada, Italy.
Salem's Food Drive Comes To A Successful Conclusion
Salem Distributing Company is always looking for ways to give back to our communities. Salem’s ESOP team spearheaded a company-wide food drive, with donations going to the Clemmons Food Pantry in North Carolina and the Interfaith Food Center in California. Our employee owners stepped up, donating just under 2,000 lbs of food. We are proud of our employee owners and glad to be part of such wonderful communities.
Salem's National Sales Meeting Comes To A Close
April 22nd, 2019
Salem’s National Sales Meeting concluded last week. It was great to have our Regional Account Managers at headquarters again in addition to other Salem staff and visiting vendors. Now the RAMs are back in the field ready to assist you with your fabrication needs!
SmartLift US Announces New Distributor Partnership With Salem Distributing Company, Inc.
January 30, 2019
Frankfort, Illinois – SmartLift US continues to grow! We are excited to announce an agreement with Salem Distributing Company, Inc. to act as a distributor for our line of SmartLift intelligent glass handling and lifting machines. Together, we look to make life easier on the labor market. These intelligent lifting devices are engineered to streamline work processes and, in particular, focus on improving the work environment where heavy lifting and hazardous working postures risk worker injury.
Salem Distributing Company, Inc., founded in 1934, is an employee-owned, American based business with headquarters located in Winston-Salem, NC. They serve four industries; Glass, Stone, Precision Optics and Ophthalmic. Through their glass division, SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror, they distribute the finest fabrication and material handling products available. Salem maintains 3 warehousing centers located in Winston-Salem, NC, Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, CA. They are the primary resource for these products here in North America. SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror may be contacted by calling 800.234.1982 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SmartLift US is the North American Representative of SmartLift Glass Handler of Denmark. Founded in 2015, SmartLift US has rapidly grown from its original service center in Chicagoland, IL to operating warehousing and service centers in New York, NY, Phoenix, AZ and Tampa Bay, FL. With an extensive line of models and options to serve the glazing and glass fabrication industry, the SmartLift machine is the favorite choice of glaziers and flat material designers and contractors. For more information, SmartLift US may be contact by calling 815.931.4825 or emailing email@example.com.