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2016

Franklin Fixtures wins Association of Retail Environment Award for Best Hardline Specialty Store, Las Vegas, NV

Franklin Fixtures wins Association of Retail Environment Award for Sustainability, Las Vegas, NV

Franklin Fixtures featured in Forbes magazine articles for Entrepreneurial Financial savvy

Franklin Fixtures featured in The College Store Magazine: University of Arkansas Project

PBS Features Franklin Fixtures in New Location: Crafted in Tennessee

PBS Features Franklin Fixtures in New Location: Upper Cumberland Now

Numerous Franklin Fixtures Projects Featured in Shelf Awareness

Previous News

Franklin Fixtures is featured in The College Store Magazine

Please Touch Museum selects Franklin Fixtures

Continuing Growth

Some Major College Store Projects completed

Some Major Library Projects completed

Some Major Bookstore & Christian Store Projects completed

Franklin International

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2016

Franklin Fixtures wins Association of Retail Environment Award for Best Hardline Specialty Store, Las Vegas, NV. In award ceremonies in Las Vegas, Franklin Fixtures was honored for the fixtures and collaboration in The Unlikely Story bookstore project in Plaineville, MA. It is the first time a bookstore has won in this category (where competitors include all major hardline retail stores and all budget levels) and the first time that Franklin has been so honored (something that none of our competitors in our markets have achieved.) Franklin is excited to see an independent bookstore receive such recognition, as it has become a community hub and destination vacation spot for travelers, known for its vibrant, welcoming atmosphere and engaging store. Click here to view the project and award.

Franklin Fixtures wins Association of Retail Environment Award for Sustainability, Las Vegas, NV. In Las Vegas award ceremonies, Franklin Fixtures was also honored for best Sustainability projects, one of three projects selected for such honor from among hundreds of entries. Click here to view the project and award.

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Franklin Fixtures featured in Forbes magazine articles for Entrepreneurial Financial savvy. In the entrepreneurial section of Forbes magazine, Franklin Fixtures was featured in four different articles (September - October, 2016) related to financial savvy and creativity. The article recognized Franklin for innovation in creating a strong platform for growth in its new Cookeville, TN location and online posted a video featuring the organization as well. Click here to view one of the articles.

Franklin Fixtures featured in The College Store Magazine: University of Arkansas Project. With pictures and words of praise, Franklin was honored with inclusion once again in The College Store magazine for the University of Arkansas store project. More about the article.

PBS Features Franklin Fixtures in New Location: Crafted in Tennessee. Early in 2016, a feature segment was filmed in Franklin Fixture's new, expanded location where the continuing team of experts relocated from Wareham, MA and were joined by new talented additions. With a goal of being the area's most "preferred" employer with the most engaged team, Franklin was pleased to invite associates to speak unscripted and un-observed on camera to the PBS crew and we loved the results, reflecting the heart of Franklin Fixtures and our great team. Click here to view a portion of the segment.

PBS Features Franklin Fixtures in New Location: Upper Cumberland Now. Also in early 2016, PBS took additional footage from the unscripted on-site shoot and edited it for the regional Tennessee audience. PBS indicated that they were impressed with the overall level of engagement and "something special" in the atmosphere at Franklin. They got it! And Franklin appreciated the results and promotion of our great team. Click here to view a portion of the segment.

Numerous Franklin Fixtures Projects Featured in Shelf Awareness. In stories too numerous to mention, Franklin Fixtures' bookstore projects have been featured almost daily in Shelf Awareness e-zine publication, including:

  • Roundabout Books, Portland
  • Quail Ridge Books, NC
  • Mid Town Reader, Tallahassee
  • East City Books, Washington, D.C.
  • Enchanted Passages
  • The Unlikely Story, Plaineville, MA
  • BookHampton, The Hamptons
  • And dozens of others in 2016
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Franklin Fixtures is featured in The College Store Magazine. The work we did at the Hillsdale College Bookstore in Hillsdale, MI was featured in the July/August issue of the College Store Magazine. Click here to view the article.(Used by permission of the National Association of College Stores and The College Store magazine.)

Please Touch Museum selects Franklin Fixtures. Franklin Fixtures recently completed a major Museum Store project at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1976, the museum has just completed a renovation and move into Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. The 3300 square foot store is located in this historic museum building so it was important for the store's design to be complimentary to the architecture and special care had to be taken to install the fixtures without damaging existing structures. The store was mentioned as one of the highlights of the Museums' opening on October 18th.

Continuing Growth. Franklin Fixtures continues to grow. We would like to thank all of our customers for their confidence in our ability to provide solutions for all of their display fixture requirements. Here is a short list of projects that shows the diversity of the Specialty Retailers with whom we have worked.

  • Kazoo Toy Store, Denver, CO
  • Jazams, Princeton, NJ
  • Crawdaddy's Toys, Lafayette, CO
  • Spunky Skunk Toy Store, Ft. Bragg, CA
  • Please Touch Museum Store, Philadelphia, PA
  • Museum of Modern Art Store, New York, NY
  • Children's Hospital Gift Store, Wauatosa, WI
  • Gatlinburg Welcome Center Store, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Appomattox Courthouse Historic Site Store, Appomattox, VA
  • Computer Solutions, Nantucket, MA
  • G2K Games, Abington, VA
  • Comic Book Market, Bloomfield, NJ
  • Mind's Eye Comics, Eagan, MN
  • Tervis Tumbler Store, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Paint & Pencil, Meridian, MS
  • Brinker Brown Specialty Hardware, Ft. Myers, FL
  • Summit Shades, Steamboat, CO
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Some Major College Store Projects completed. Franklin Fixtures continues its leadership in the college bookstore industry. Major bookstore renovation projects were completed at these institutions:

  • Florence Darlington College
  • California Institute, CA
  • Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
  • Colby College, Waterville, ME
  • Keene State College, Keene, NH
  • Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, MD
  • Oakland Community College, Waterford, MI
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
  • Bowling Green State University - Firelands, Huron, OH

Some Major Library Projects completed. Public libraries nationwide continue to recognize the value of using retail, bookstore display techniques for the browsable portions of their collections in order to better attract, keep & serve their patrons and to increase circulation. We are pleased to say that since Franklin Fixtures is the nation's largest provider of display fixtures to Independent Booksellers, we have been asked to share our expertise with hundreds of libraries. Orders vary in size from just a few fixtures to complete facility installations; some of the larger projects completed in 2008 were for the following libraries:

  • Mt. Laurel Library, Mt. Laurel, NJ
  • Northwest Library, Columbus, OH
  • Old Worthington Library, Worthington, OH
  • Pittsylvania Library, Chatham, VA
  • Newton County Library, Covington, GA
  • Lakewood Public Library, Lakewood, OH
  • Pulaski County Library, Somerset, KY
  • Salem Church Library, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Prince George Library, Prince George, BC, Canada
  • Lafayette Parish Library, Metarie, LA
  • Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Huntington Beach Central Library, Huntington Beach, CA
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Some Major Bookstore & Christian Store Projects completed. Franklin Fixtures continues to be recognized as the industry leader for bookstore display fixtures. Following are some of our larger projects:

  • Noble Scholar, Bristol, CT
  • Morris Bookshop, Lexington, KY
  • Books for Less, Buford, GA
  • Tecolote Book Shop, Montecito, CA
  • Once Upon a Huckleberry, Vancouver, BC
  • Echo Books, Chester Springs, PA
  • River Read Books, Binghamton, NY
  • Penguin Books, Sewickley, PA
  • History on High, Carlisle, PA
  • Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL
  • Green Toad, Oneonta, NY
  • Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO
  • T.J.'s Tortuga Bookstore, Tubac, AZ
  • Book & Bean, Murray, KY
  • Second Presbyterian Bookstore, Memphis, TN
  • Open Door Christian Bookstore, Pendleton, KY
  • Christ Church, Plano, TX
  • Catholic Information Center, Washington, DC
  • Parable of Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
  • Royal River Books, Yarmouth, ME
  • The Living Word, Albany, NY

Franklin International. Recognition of the value of our store fixture products and services continues to extend beyond the borders of the United States. We regularly work with customers in Canada, the Caribbean, Central & South America and the Pacific Rim. We have completed several projects in Canada as well as the Cayman Islands, Haiti, St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands.

franklinGreen - Franklin Fixtures continues to be involved in LEED & CARB certified projects. LEED & CARB compliant, formaldehyde free materials can be used in all of our products and our UV finishing system is water based and releases no toxic V.O.C.'s or fumes. It improves production efficiency, minimizes hazardous pollutants and ensures employee safety while providing the most durable finish anywhere.

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