Storage Sources Group and National Closet Group Announce Joint Venture

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Storage Sources Group and National Closet Group announce a joint venture to allow the groups to share benefits.

I feel this is a great opportunity to strengthen both groups

The Storage Sources Group (SSG) and the National Closet Group (NCG) announced today that they have formed a joint venture. The undertaking was conceived to allow member companies of the two groups to share benefits and create more opportunities for members.

The National Closet Group, founded in 2002, is a trade association of 30 independent closet design and installation companies that specialize in high quality, stylish custom closet solutions. The Storage Sources Group, founded in 1990, is a trade association of 25 independent retail locations that offer a complete line of storage and organization products. Many SSG members also have an installed custom closet service in their retail stores.

Through the virtues of sharing member benefits, the joint venture will help strengthen and enhance each group's position in the marketplace. The two groups, while remaining separate, will cooperate to get more advantageous programs from vendors and suppliers. To create networking opportunities, the two groups attend one another's meetings and events. These informative meetings allow members of the SSG and NCG to collaborate on new and different business ideas and problem solving techniques.

Chris Nylen, Storage Sources Group president, says "the idea for the joint venture was formulated a couple of years ago at a closet conference. I am very excited to see how this will benefit the members from each group." National Closet Group president, Derrek Holland shares Nylen's enthusiasm. "I feel this is a great opportunity to strengthen both groups," says Holland.

Along with the formation of the joint venture between the SSG and NCG comes a change in the executive offices for NCG. Tony Luckie, who currently serves as the Executive Director for the Storage Sources Group, will also be taking on the role of Executive Director for the National Closet Group. "Both groups have a lot of synergies between them, and the Board of Directors of each group felt that a joint venture made lots of sense for both groups," says Luckie.

The joint venture between the SSG and NCG will result in more lucrative opportunities for the over 50 combined members. The groups hope to enhance their existing programs, too. These programs include: a catalog produced multiple times each year, a quality vendor program which includes discounts to members, the Sienna brand closet collection, a national credit card processing program and a national freight program. The groups also hold the only trade show in the U.S. that caters specifically to independent retailers of storage and organization products and independent closet dealers. Both groups also maintain active websites. http://www.storagesourcesgroup.com and http://www.nationalclosetgroup.com are informative web properties where members can interact, and the public can find a member in their area.

For questions regarding the joint venture, Storage Sources Group or National Closet Group, or about joining either group, contact Tony Luckie at 727-815-3500. To connect via email: National Closet Group ncg(at)tampabay.rr.com or Storage Sources Group ssg1(at)tampabay.rr.com.

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