Propac, Paragon Take AmericasMart ShowroomsNovember 30, 2012
The new showrooms will be ready for the Jan. 9-16 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market.
The closely held 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. Together the companies will occupy 8,400 square feet. Propac will exhibit its full line in 12-A-2, and Paragon will exhibit in the showroom next door in 12-A-8. Leasing adjacent showrooms means the companies can share technology, hospitality facilities, meeting space and customer service desks, creating a superior, seamless experience for buyers.
“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.”
As more retailers look to provide their customers with products that are made in America, the two companies are proud of their U.S.-based production.
“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,” said Lendell Glassco, president of Paragon. “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--an option especially important to the interior design community.
“We also look for increased exposure as the showroom will be open on a daily basis,” said Vince Glassco, Propac president, “which will allow for more opportunities for us to work with the area’s residential and hospitality designers on projects.”