August Vendor Spotlight: Claridge

Claridge has been in business for over 60 years.  Located with the main manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters in Harrison, AR, Claridge is a privately held woman-owned company. Unlike many manufacturers in the visual display industry, Claridge manufactures from raw materials. This allows them to control quality throughout every step of the manufacturing process and work with their clients on custom designs. Claridge’s state-of-the-art porcelain line, wood shop, assembly, and packaging/shipping departments are located in Harrison along with their aluminum extrusion plant. With over 300 employees at these facilities, Claridge is a major employer in town. Claridge has two other fabrication plants and seven distribution centers strategically located across the country. Now entering their 3rd generation of family ownership, Claridge is poised for continued growth.

Claridge has been the standard for visual display surfaces in high-use areas such as education for many years.  Now the company is aggressively expanding their product offerings to increase market share in the office furniture market.  Claridge is doing this by developing new products specifically for this market and launching a new division – CONNECT.  The new website www.connectbyclaridge.com is currently under construction and should be up-and-running within the next 30 days.

Claridge has been an Indoff supplier since April, 1997.  We are so excited to be celebrating our 15th year with Claridge!

Keith Haswell has been the Division Manager for Claridge’s South Central region for 9 years now. Indoff’s corporate office is located within Keith’s 7 state territory so he has served as our point of contact at the corporate office and for our Partners within his territory. Keith also exhibits at our National Sales meeting, so be on the lookout for him in October!

Claridge recently won a very large project with Ken Barnes out of Bakersfield, CA.  They worked with Ken to customize their existing #147 A-frame mobile marker board to better meet the client’s need.  Claridge was able to produce full-scale mock ups within 2 weeks.  Ken provided good information on where Claridge needed to be to win this government bid, and they were able to hit that number.  They are currently shipping almost 500 A-frame mobile units all across the country with an order worth $180K.  Claridge was able to respond quickly with a custom solution and do it all within budget.

According to Gregg Steliga, Sr. VP of Sales, “Indoff has grown into a valuable partner with Claridge Products over the last 15 years as the Indoff business model works well with our established distribution system.  We look forward to expanding our business with Indoff, particularly with the Commercial Interiors group, as we roll out our new CONNECT by Claridge division”.

Indoff is very excited that Claridge will be exhibiting at the upcoming Indoff National Sales Meeting in St. Louis.

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