NATIONAL Business Equipment Acquires Two Companies to Expand

Albany, New York-based NATIONAL Business Equipment announces the acquisition of Lockrows Business with its Vermont division and Catamount Office Technologies. With offices in Plattsburgh and Burlington, the company plans to enhance its office products and technology services throughout the North Country of New York and the state of Vermont.

“We welcome the employees and customers of Lockrows Business and Catamount Office Technologies into our NATIONAL family and we look forward to helping them succeed with more resources and support,” stated Scott Mueller, President and CEO of NATIONAL Business Equipment. “Our plan is to continue to grow so we can improve our purchasing power and service capabilities that in turn provides more value for customers who want to deal with a privately owned office technology provider that will keep the money they spend in their local communities”.

With five offices and more than 60 staff now, NATIONAL plans to add 40 positions to meet the growing demand for managed print services, document management solutions and managed IT services. Shawn Ryan is the General Manager to lead the Burlington, VT and State of Vermont expansion. Ryan has been a business leader with NATIONAL and brings his experience and customer centric approach from the Tech Valley region.

“We are excited about the new services, technical support and progressive culture NATIONAL will bring to our customers,” stated Shawn Ryan. “Our Gold Alliance services will truly be a win win for our people and our loyal customers who are looking for innovative ways to grow their businesses with affordable technology solutions.”

Lonnie Cleland, Director of Operations of Lockrows Business, said, “We are proud to join the award winning NATIONAL team who have such a strong reputation for service excellence and commitment to the communities they serve. We’ve already received very positive feedback from our customers and look forward to expanding our business relationships with them with the expanded portfolio of products and services NATIONAL brings to the table.”



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