Cleveland, Ohio - Three major photo-industry distributors, Wooden Nickel Albums, Benton, Kentucky (www.WNAlbums.com); Crown Photo Products, Dallas Texas (www.Crown-USA.com); and Western Photographic Supplies Inc., Garden Grove, CA (www.WPSI.us); announced today the releases of their new catalogs for 2006. These catalogs offer an expanded lineup of products, a shared design theme and compatible pricing for all three companies.
As part of their recently announced alliance, the three companies are working cooperatively, adding a variety of new photo packing products, developing compatible services and pricing, and transitioning to a new look with share graphics in their catalogs and marketing presentations.
Brian Hrdlicka, manager of the newly formed cooperative effort stated, â€œThis is one of many synergistic steps our group is making to better serve our customers. By providing catalogs with compatible products and service offerings, we will be able to work more efficiently and effectively from this point forward. Furthermore, by utilizing a shared identity and combining our efforts we will be able to provide better product selection and availability to our customers nationwide.â€
Hrdlicka continued, â€œThe intent of our tagline, Working Together . . . With Your Image in Mind, will become more evident as our market presence grows. Our expanded line of photo packaging products, which now include enhanced framing options, will help photographers to better present their photo images while also enhancing their business image, which is our goal.â€
Copies of the new 2006 catalogs are available from each of the participating companies. Contact information is available on their web sites (www.WNAlbums.com; www.Crown-USA.com; and www.WPSI.us).
The three distributors are owned and operated by The Chilcote Company, established in 1906, proudly celebrating 100 years of business in 2006. Chilcote is an employee-owned company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio ( www.ChilcoteCompany.com) .