Propac Images and Paragon opening corporate showrooms at Americasmart
Staff Staff -- Furniture Today, November 30, 2012
Wall art companies Propac Images and Paragon signed leases to establish side-by-side flagship showrooms at Americasmart Atlanta.
Located on the 12th floor of Building 1, the showrooms will occupy a combined 8,400 square feet, and will be newly constructed and ready for the January Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market.
Propac will exhibit its full line in 12-A-2, and Paragon will exhibit next door in 12-A-8. The companies will share technology, hospitality facilities, meeting space and customer service desks.
"We are excited about the prospects both these powerful companies bring to the 12th Floor," said Dave Savula, executive vice president of leasing, Americasmart. "These are long-time successful, family-owned companies that offer diverse product collections, which helps ensure our buyers can find the breadth of wall décor product they look for when shopping in Atlanta."
The U.S.-based companies are run by second generation siblings. Vince Glassco is the president of Propac Images, Lendell Glassco is the president of Paragon, and Malanta Glassco-Knowles is vice president and works with both companies in product development and marketing.
"We are based in Alabama so the southeast is our prime customer base, and we want to provide the best showroom experience possible in Atlanta," Lendell Glassco said. "Paragon's first show was in the temporaries in Atlanta over 37 years ago, so we are extremely proud to offer a permanent, corporate showroom in AmericasMart."
In addition to their market presence, the showrooms offer buyers an opportunity to shop throughout the year, ensuring continued access to the full collections in both showrooms.
"We also look for increased exposure as the showroom will be open on a daily basis, which will allow for more opportunities for us to work with the area's residential and hospitality designers on projects," Vince Glassco said.
The Glasscos were profiled in the March 2012 issue of Home Accents Today.
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