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Last update: Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Visit SportsSales.com for great awards and sporting goods dealers, manufacturers, and more.

 TOM FRANKLIN & CO.

TOM FRANKLIN

ARA's First Sales Representative of the Year

Presented at ARA Show in Las Vegas, March 5, 2004 

"Tom Franklin received this new award, which was created to recognize a sales representative for his or her contributions to the awards and recognition industry" (Recognition Review)



TOM FRANKLIN
Manufacturers' Agent to the Awards Industry 
40 Greenhaven Court 
Oldsmar, Florida 34677 
727-786-6868 

Web page:

http://www.r-sports.com/sports/tomfranklin.html
Email flea31@hotmail.com 

Links:

The Awards Industry OnLine 
Awards Manufacturers 
The Sporting Goods Industry Online
The Online Magazine-Webzine
Dealers & Re-sellers
Sales Reps

Sports Sales.com
The Catalogs.com

Manufacturers
 Trade Shows 
& Industry Links
Locate an Awards Dealer
Locate Sporting Goods Dealers

R-Sports.com
TeamReporter.com
WholesaleAwards.com

Quiktek.com-Quik-Tek Software featuring "The Team Manager" & "My Personal Stats Diary"

Lines include: 

Products

Territory

Tower Ribbons & Awards

Ribbons, plaques, ASI, trophies, component parts, buttons, figures, PDU,
Metals from Newport Mint, Scroll Trophy parts.

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Barhill Manufacturing

Plaques, special awards, acrylics.

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi,  North Carolina, South Carolina 

Johnson Plastics  

Engraving Supplies & Materials Including Name Badges, Nameplate Holders. http://www.johnsonplastics.com/

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

                    Liberty Supply Co., Inc.   Major Distributors for: Victory, PDU, IPI, 5 Warehouses, full line of award components,

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

 

                          Solustan, Inc. Manufacturer of Virtual Controller Software and Motion control Software . Works with most computer engraving tables. 

 

 

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina

Tom Franklin  announces his web page presence on the internet.
He is an industry professional and leader.

 TOM FRANKLIN & CO.

Calling on the TRADE ONLY in the:

Awards, Engraving, Trophy, Sporting Goods, and Advertising Specialties Industries.

 

Background:

March, 1966 opened Franklin Sports Center, Columbus, Ohio.  Specializing in athletic sporting goods and awards.
March, 1973 began Tom Franklin & Co., Manufacturers' Agent firm.
Traveling 13 states and the Caribbean.  Specializing in the
representation of  “Prime Sources” (actual manufacturers’ or the most
direct sources) to the industry.
An original member of the board of directors of the AAMA, 1976

"Fall, 1978 provided one of the first 800 numbers for the awards industry"

1984 Florida State Director of the TDMA
 

 

Always dealing in an honest, ethical and moral manner.  At Tom Franklin
& Co. only the companies meeting this criteria are and/or will receive
our representation.

We proudly serve over 3,000 dealers.
 

Manufactures Represented

Tower Ribbons
W. Lake & Sheridan
Topeka, IN 46571-0540
800/348-7485 

 

Manufacturers of stock and custom imprinted ribbons and distributors of: Plastic Dress-Up, Victory, Newport Mint, Tower/Scholl and many other trophy and awards items.  Distribution centers are, at the factory in Indiana and Ohio .

Barhill Manufacturing
396 Pittston Bypass
Pittston, PA 18640,
800/526-5262

 

Manufacturers of fine North American black walnut plaques, clocks, desk sets and gavels, as well as other custom made walnut items. Barhill also has its own line of Acrylic pieces, as well as being a distributor for Acrylic Idea Factory.  In addition laser and computer engraving,  silk screening and art are offered “in house” with normal turn around timing being 2-3 days!

Johnson Plastics
9240 Grand Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55420
800/869-7800 (Home office)
800/869-7870 (Atlanta office) 

http://www.johnsonplastics.com/

 

Johnson Plastics is one of the largest distributors of engraving supplies in the United States.  At Johnson Plastics we provide our customers with  friendly service and helpful advice through six offices located conveniently around the country.   Whether you are an experienced engraver or just starting out in the business, Johnson Plastics is the place to call for all of your engraving supplies.

 

Today Johnson Plastics has branch offices in Atlanta, GA., Concord, CA., Dallas TX., Columbus, OH, Phoenix, AZ, and the Chicago, IL. area, in addition to its corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Together these offices provide over 35,000 square feet of space to house an extensive inventory of engraving supplies. We  provide lighting fast service at competitive prices!  Please give us a try!

 

TERRITORY: 

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Liberty Supply Company, Inc.

2205 Richmond St.

Philadelphia, PA.  19125

800-327-2020  Fax. 407-240-7970

Email flea31@hotmail.com 

Liberty is a major, old line distributor of  components for the awards.  With locations in: Philadelphia, Albany, Orlando, Houston and Dallas.  Call for competent, friendly and quality service.  Liberty provides the finest products at competitive pricing.

Victory, PDU, IPI, 4 Warehouses, full line of award components, 

TERRITORY: 

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Solustan, Inc.

165 Chestnut St.#200

Needham, MA 02492

781-449-7666 Fax 1-800-666-8789

Manufacturer of Virtual Controller Software and Motion control Software . Works with most computer engraving tables.

(1) MaxMotion™ Virtual Controller based solution that would allow our customers to upgrade any of over 40 different old and new engraving machines. Solustan can upgrade virtually any engraving machine on the market from most manufacturers. The advantages are - eliminate proprietary electronics of the controller which is expensive to maintain and repair, take advantage of powerful engraving features of MaxMotion, run your machines quieter, smoother, and faster, and reduce your cost of operation. MaxMotion requires Microsoft Windows 98 or ME with a parallel port, also known as printer port in a PC. This solution precludes the use of the PC while a job is processed for engraving.

(2) Same solution as above except that MaxMotion also works with Microsoft Windows XP or 2000 with a parallel port, also known as printer port in a PC. This solution precludes the use of the PC while a job is processed for engraving.

(3) Same solution as above except that MaxMotion also works with Microsoft Windows XP or 2000 with a USB port. This sophisticated solution allows the use of the PC for setting up additional jobs while a job is processed for engraving.

(4) MaxMotion HPGL solution is available and works with engraving machines that are offered with HPGL language compatible controllers. Many manufacturers offer such controllers including, New Hermes, Newing Hall, Roland, and Vision. All of the above solutions are available with high quality engraving fonts Use of any TrueType fonts for engraving purposes. Ability to engrave logos and graphics with or without fills Import filters for many standard file structures including standard word-processed files Cylindrical engraving and hundreds more useful features Solustan also offers a number of innovative features like, SmartPlate™ Engraving on a curved surface without creating a 3D HPGL or G-code profile, Braille II conversion. The return on investment is fairly substantial and payback period is very short.

(5) Solustan offers a small engraving machine with a working area of 7 X 5 inches. It is a small, portable machine armed with diamond drag engraving technology. It is fast and it is simple to use. The system model number is MicroSmart™ 1000. The MicroSmart™ 1000 is offered to work with either Solustan's established MaxMotion engraving software or it is also offered with the capability to engrave directly from popular programs like Corel Draw!, AutoCAD, and Adobe Illustrator. The price of the system starts as low as $3,795. Solustan, Inc. is a technology leader and has been supplying innovative solutions for engraving and other manufacturing industry for years. Solustan, Inc. maintains a web site that provides information and demo software for the products it manufactures. Please, visit our site at your convenience. Our web address is: www.solustan.com 

 TERRITORY:

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina