FLETCHER BUSINESS GROUP ACQUIRES FRAMEWARE
Global Solution Provider Expands Product Line and Services through
Acquisition of Leading Picture Framing Hardware Manufacturer and Reseller
[East Berlin, CT – APRIL 24, 2019] Today, Fletcher Business Group (FBG) – a leading provider of solution-driven technologies for a wide range of industries – including custom and OEM picture framing; sign & graphics; hardware; woodworking; and float and glass fabrication industries – is announcing the acquisition of Frameware, a leading picture framing hardware and supplies manufacturer.
Established in 1986, Frameware is a second-generation company that specializes in the manufacturing and reselling of security and hanging hardware. Through its Profiles by Frameware line, the company also provides a range of metal moulding options and services. Frameware’s products are widely used across multiple industries – including picture framing; sign & graphics; hospitality; glass and glazing; and woodworking.
Frameware joins FBG’s roster of globally-recognized brands as a wholly-owned subsidiary and will continue managing its day-to-day operations from its New Jersey, USA headquarters. Frameware’s 25,000 square foot manufacturing and warehousing facility increases FBG’s total manufacturing and operations footprint to 110,000 square feet, significantly enhancing FBG’s global manufacturing and distribution capabilities. Dean DeLuccia will remain as the Business Unit Manager of Frameware, LLC.
The acquisition of Frameware represents another step forward in FBG’s continued commitment to be a globally-leading, solution-driven technology provider. With significant crossover into some of FBG’s core markets, Frameware’s product offerings help strengthen the company’s ability to leverage its total value as a process solution partner.
“We are excited to welcome Frameware to the Fletcher Business Group family,” said Ben Paharik, Executive Vice President, FBG. “Frameware helps strengthen our overall hanging and display product solutions and complements our best-selling Picture Perfect No-Wire Hanging System.”
“This acquisition also represents a key step in FBG’s business growth strategy – allowing FBG to stay uniquely positioned in a changing marketplace, offering expanded process solutions, automation ready applications and market crossover products,” continued Paharik.
“Frameware is thrilled to now be a part of the Fletcher Business Group. Joining the Fletcher Business Group was a natural next step in the evolution of our second-generation company,” said Dean DeLuccia, Business Unit Manager, Frameware, LLC. “Our hanging and display products are complementary to their existing line, and we are proud to share FBG’s commitment to customer service and innovation.”
About Fletcher Business Group
Fletcher Business Group (FBG) is a global manufacturer and is made up of six globally recognized brands – Fletcher, Alfamacchine, Albin, AMP, Picture Perfect and Atlas Saw & Tool, a privately owned subsidiary acquired in 2016. The company offers its customers solution-driven technologies for Mitre Cutting; Frame Joining; Automation, Multi-Material Cutting; Assembly/Finishing; Hanging & Display, Saw Blades & Sharpening and Automated Glass Cutting. FBG is the recognized leader across a diverse range of industries – including custom and OEM picture framing; sign & graphics; hardware; woodworking; and float and glass fabrication. Founded in 1868, the company has a longstanding global reputation for high quality products, innovation and exceptional customer service. For more information, visit www.fletcher-terry.com.
Frameware, LLC is a second-generation, privately-owned picture framing hardware and supplies manufacturer. For over 30 years, Frameware has specialized in the manufacturing of quality hardware for metal, wood and polystyrene picture frame moulding. Through its Profiles by Frameware brand line, the company also creates a range of metal moulding options. Frameware is a proud member of the PPFA, SGIA and PPA and has been recognized by top art institutions, including the Museum of Ancient and Modern Art, for its high-quality product. For more information, visit www.framewareinc.com.
“Frameware helps strengthen our overall hanging and display product solutions and complements our best-selling Picture Perfect No-Wire Hanging System.” - Ben Paharik - Executive Vice President, FBG
“Frameware is thrilled to now be a part of the Fletcher Business Group. Joining the Fletcher Business Group was a natural next step in the evolution of our second-generation company.” Dean DeLuccia - Business Unit Manager, Frameware, LLC.