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AIMM Recognized for Philadelphia Radisson Blu Renovation

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AIMM Installations, the FSN member serving greater Philadelphia and much of the Mid-Atlantic region, received the IFCA 2014 First Finish Award for Furniture Installation in Philadelphia. The coveted award given by the Interior Finish Contractors Association of Delaware Valley (IFCA) recognized AIMM's extensive participation in the massive, upscale renovation of the historic Rittenhouse Square hotel property now operated as the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel. The AIMM project, a four-month effort spanning 12 floors and encompassing the hotel's grand lobby and some 430 guest rooms, was profiled at this website in October 2013. The home page at the IFCA website now offers a video showcasing the organization's 2014 awards. Coverage of the AIMM project begins at the 7:42 mark. A recent email from the management team at AIMM expressed thanks to the hotel's general contractor for entrusting AIMM to handle all aspects of the FF&E renovation, which included liquidation/removal, warehousing, ...

CIS Adds Vital Mid-Atlantic Coverage for Facilities Services Network

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The two career commercial furniture specialists made the case for their company’s admission to membership at FSN’s last general meeting. That was September 2013, in Boston. John Vento, the owner and founder of CIS Office Installers, and Jim Graf, the president, were very effective in telling the CIS story. The vote for admission was unanimous. With the addition of CIS Office Installers to our group, Facilities Services Network has substantially expanded the opportunities we can provide to organizations seeking high-quality regional and national support for product lines and managed facilities. Based in Monroeville, Penn., CIS serves greater Pittsburgh plus an extended operating area that effectively encompasses western and central Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, upper West Virginia and western Maryland. A field staff of about 35 professional installers provides installation, reconfiguration, repair and maintenance support for the full spectrum of systems furniture, case goods, movable ...

Jim Phinney Joins Management Team at Colonial Systems

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Colonial Systems, Inc. of Wilmington, Mass., is pleased to announce the addition of James M. Phinney to the senior management team in the newly created position of director of quality assurance. Colonial Systems provides installation, storage, asset management and delivery services for furniture, architectural, accessory and millwork products used in corporate, hospitality, institutional, retail and government interiors. A leading service provider in the Boston area, Colonial Systems has completed projects throughout New England and serves dealer and corporate clients located across the country and in Canada. In his new role at Colonial Systems, Phinney will plan, direct and coordinate activities and design processes aimed at optimizing the productivity and cost-effectiveness of the company’s operations while maintaining the high quality standards which have earned national recognition for Colonial Systems. Currently, he is studying the potential for improving warehouse processes ...

Demonstrating Values at the Heart of Its Success, Multi Systems Installation Turns 30

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"If it wasn't for the honesty and integrity of the guys you send us, this would not have happened! They could have very easily walked away with this ring and none of us would have known." You don't need to spend more than an hour or two on an MSI job site to realize that straightforward is an amazingly accurate way to describe the culture at the Kansas City region's go-to company for commercial interior installation services. (They install and reconfigure systems and freestanding furniture, movable walls, custom millwork and more.) Straightforward. It's how MSI people talk, how they approach their work, how they solve problems, how they run the company. And it's at the heart of the business relationships that have made Multi Systems Installation an ongoing success now for 30 years. (The company was founded in 1984.) Back to the ring mentioned at the top of this post. It's a man's wedding band. Todd Irish, an MSI installer, discovered it hidden away in a Herman Miller Aeron chair he ...