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run through it over breakfast and coffee,” Schwoll says.
Maintenance will need to be ongoing. Schwoll recommends that
the maintenance contract designate a retail employee responsible
for making sure all systems are running. Space configurations also
play a role in maintenance, as technicians must be able to access
“You need to check it, depending on the system, every week
or every month. Some systems even need additional cooling,”
Upgrade and replacement needs also must be planned. “You
have new technology every two to three years,” he says. “If you
install an element today, you can’t expect that it will still be the
right thing in five or six years. It may be that you have to check
every two years or so if it needs to be updated—from a technical
point of view and also an optical/design point of view.”
The most important factor in a tech-heavy installation is that
the retailer and installers work together, Schwoll concludes.
“You have to work hand-in-hand with the retailer, because the
content always comes from the retailer.”
AJ Logistics Inc.
Commercial Decor Group Inc.
Construction Contracting Inc.
Dynamic Resources Inc.
Four Points Installations Inc.
Company & N-STORE Services
Graphic Installation Inc.
H.J. Martin and Son
Infinity Retail Services
Service Technologies Inc.
LEGACY Retail Services
McIntyre Group (Canada)
Merchco Services Inc.
Powerhouse Retail Services
Prime Retail Services Inc.
Quest Service Group
Retail Logistics Canada
Ridge Line Services Inc.
Siteline Interior Carpentry Inc.
Suddath Global Logistics LLC
Teamwork Labor Services
Technical Transportation Inc.
The Beam Team Inc.
Titan Global Distribution Inc.
Warrior Installations Group
Here’s a handy reference of A. R. E.-member installation companies.
For details on their services, visit http://insights.retailenvironments.org/2015/06/17/a-r-e-installation-guide.