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November 8, 2007
Slide-Lok of Nashville becomes latest Slide-Lok Master Dealer; Middle Tennessee to have supplier of industry leading garage cabinets, garage flooring, closet systems and home organization products from Slide-Lok
Phoenix, AZ - November 8, 2007 - Slide-Lok highlights its rapid market expansion and further identifies itself as the leader in garage cabinets, garage floor coatings, garage interiors, and closet systems with formation of Slide-Lok of Nashville. Slide-Lok of Nashville will proudly serve the central portion of Tennessee, including the Nashville Metropolitan area, east to Stewart County, west to Putnam and Overton Counties, and south to Lawrence and Giles Counties.
Slide-Lok of Nashville is owned and operated by local entrepreneurs Kendall Morton and Claire Bradford. Morton and Bradford have extensive experience in the home remodeling industry, being that they are also the owners and operators of Source 1 Cabinets, located in Nashville, TN. The two entrepreneurs started Source 1 Cabinets in 1997, and since then, have installed over 10,000 kitchens in over ten counties. Supporting 30 employees and between six and ten independent installation crews at any given time, as well as a number of project managers, technicians, and fabricators, Source 1 has become the premier kitchen cabinet and countertop provider in Middle Tennessee.
Kendall Morton brings over 30 years of experience in industrial management to the new business. He has worked for a wide range of companies, from General Manager of Chattanooga Coke and Chemicals Corp. to VP of Manufacturing for Glamourtop Corp. to VP of Manufacturing for Coppinger Color Lab. Kendall has extensive experience in how to run a large company. He now focuses the majority of his time on sales for Source 1 Cabinets and Slide-Lok of Nashville.
Claire Bradford has a strong background in communications and public relations. Claire has served as Public Relations Officer for the EPA in Chattanooga, Director of HR for Turnball Banking Co. and VP of Sales Services and HR for The Arnold Palmer Golf Company. She is now responsible for all marketing and administrative functions for Source 1 Cabinets and Slide-Lok of Nashville.
Kendall and Claire did extensive research before joining the Slide-Lok family. Bradford stated, "We have been looking for, and have looked for in the past, a complementary product line for Source 1 Cabinets. We looked at several companies and tried to find something that fit given that we were already in the customer's house. Slide-Lok made sense to us." After visiting Slide-Lok in Tempe, AZ, Bradford and Morton realized that the products that Slide-Lok offered were superior to the competitors'. Bradford added, "Being in the cabinet business already, we understand the difference between plywood and particle board. Plywood is far superior to particle board. That's one of the many things that separated Slide-Lok from the rest of the competition."
Slide-Lok's unmatched marketing and dealer support has been well documented, and it was no different when it came to establishing Slide-Lok of Nashville. Bradford explained, "We love the products Slide-Lok offers. But, even more so, we were amazed at how Slide-Lok makes it so easy to do business. We felt that Slide-Lok really has it together and has a plan to be the best. We wanted to be a part of that. And us being in south, Slide-Lok's recent licensing deal with NASCAR is just icing on the cake. We think the new product launch will be a definite hit in our area. Our excitement level went through the roof after we visited the corporate headquarters in Tempe."
Morton and Bradford plan on using their existing relationships with builders to introduce the Nashville builder market to the best cabinets, closets systems and garage floor coating in the industry. Slide-Lok of Nashville will be opening a showroom adjacent to the existing Source 1 showroom, giving Nashville residents the opportunity to see firsthand Slide-Lok's industry leading garage interior and closet product lines.
Jason Jantzen, marketing director at Slide-Lok, stated, "Kendall and Claire have extensive experience in the home improvement industry, and they operate one of the most successful kitchen remodeling companies in the southeast. We have no doubt that they will build Slide-Lok of Nashville into the foremost provider of garage interiors and closet systems in Middle Tennessee."
Slide-Lok of Nashville joins the strongest and most extensive garage cabinet, garage interiors and home organization dealer network in North America.
For more information on Slide-Lok Garage Interiors, garage cabinets, or its other garage storage products, contact Slide-Lok at 1-800-835-1759 or www.slide-lok.com. Consumers interested in locating a Slide-Lok dealer or in purchasing online can visit www.slide-lok.com.
Slide-Lok is an industry leader in the fast growing garage and overall home organization market with over 30 years experience in producing high quality, durable cabinetry, closet systems and Slat-Wall storage systems. Slide-Lok's garage cabinets utilize a patented dovetail design, plywood construction, adjustable 6-way hinges, and Thermofuse doors – making Slide-Lok the quality leader. Slide-Lok's garage flooring system features a 1 day all weather install and are 4x stronger than epoxy; and Slide-Lok's closet line features dovetail construction, fast order to install time, and the quality and esthetics consumers have come to expect from Slide-Lok. Slide-Lok is proud to be an officially licensed product of NASCAR in conjunction with the top NASCAR Nextel Cup Series drivers.
Slide-Lok's dealer network includes more than 150 dealers across the United States and Canada.
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