Posted by: designoriginals | May 20, 2011

Fox Chapel Publishing Acquires Design Originals

NEW Normal.

My NEW Normal started on May 10, 2011.  That is the day Suzanne McNeill signed the contract to sell Design Originals to Alan Giagnocavo at Fox Chapel Publishing.  I now work for Fox Chapel, have a new boss, work with a new team of employees, and work from my home office.  It is exciting, scary, exciting, stressful, and exciting, all at the same time!  Having the support of my wonderful wife and daughters, my relatives and friends, and hearing from my craft industry friends, has been the BEST!  So, my NEW Normal begins…..

I wanted to share with everyone a few photo’s of how fast the Design Originals warehouse of books left Texas for Pennsylvania.  Thanks to Julia & Connie from Design Originals, and Jason, Paul, & Zach, from Fox Chapel, for going above and beyond to pack up and move an entire warehouse in three days!  All of us had quite a workout during those three days, and I even got to drive the forklift again.

                                                         Design Originals Full Warehouse May 11th

                                                          Design Originals Empty Warehouse May 13th

                                                                 Fox Chapel Empty Warehouse May 14th

                                                                  Fox Chapel Full Warehouse May 17th

I must tell you how impressed I am with the Fox Chapel team.  They were able to start shipping Design Originals accounts from PA in less than a week from when the first truck left TX!  What a wonderful testament to Alan and his organization.  So I want to assure all my Design Originals accounts, we are all in good hands.

Till next time,
Dean

P.S.  I am off to the Book Expo in New York, then a visit to the Fox Chapel home office in PA, then to Bead & Button in Wisconsin.  I will have lots to tell you.

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