Wall decor manufacturers Paragon and sister company Propac Images based in Albertville, Albertville have been formally merged, providing more purchasing opportunities for our 8,000 wholesale customers worldwide. The company’s client base includes furniture and home accessory stores, e-commerce retailers, interior designers and design firms/builders for single and multi-family housing. In terms of commercial design, account types include living and care facilities for the elderly, hotels and resorts, along with medical complexes and office buildings.
Paragon is a leader in the wall decor category of decorative accessories and offers a wide selection of framed, canvas, mirrored art and wall objects. Paragon has been honored by peers in the industry as a six-time ARTS Award winner and is the only recipient of the Accessory Resources Team’s Hall of Fame in the Wall Decor category. Propac Images began in 1990 as a division of Paragon making small framed art pieces using scrap materials from larger Paragon Items. In 1991, Propac was incorporated as a new entity and moved into its own premises and began expanding its line of value-for-money art products.
Paragon was founded in 1975 by Wendell and Bonnie Glassco. They were joined by second generation Lindell Glasgow, Malanta Knowles and Vince Glasgow in the 1980s, and the three siblings own and lead the company today. Jordan Glasgow Smith and Colby Glasgow are third generation family members who work for the company full time continuing this legacy.
Paragon and Propac have long shared permanent trade-only showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, High Point, North Carolina, and Las Vegas while operating the business independently of the separate factories. Customers will now be able to order Paragon and Propac items in the same order with all products shipped together making it more cost effective to purchase a combination of products from both brands.
“This merger brings us back together as one company again. Our family is proud to have successfully run the business for nearly 50 years. We thank God for the many blessings and appreciate the hundreds of employees over the decades who have worked to make our company a model of excellence as the name Paragon suggests.” says Co-Chair Lyndale Glasgow.
With the merger, all 90 employees, office operations, and manufacturing will be located in Paragon’s facility on Paragon Drive with the Propac Building on Wagner Drive used for raw material storage. The shared facilities are 220,000 square feet and the staff produces more than 750 pieces of artwork daily. “With Propac’s production operations and staff moving to the Paragon facility, we expect to streamline in many aspects and increase our production efficiencies,” said Co-President Vince Glasgow. “We are excited about the potential that comes with becoming one company from a technology and manufacturing standpoint.”
Paragon offers 4,500 stylish and trendy items to its customers and manufactures 95% of its supply products domestically with materials sourced in the US and abroad. “I am excited about all the possibilities of design, with the ability to build product collections across both brands,” said Malanta Glasgow-Knowles, Vice President, Marketing and Design. “Designers from both companies will work together to create products that resonate in the ever-evolving world of home fashion.” While the company only sells in business model, you can view our creative wall decor products on the company’s website at www.paragonpg.com or follow on Facebook or Instagram.
Innovation, value, and exceptional customer service is how the company has grown its business over the years. The synergies gained from this merger will only enhance Paragon’s opportunities to be the number one supplier to customers and the Company to be an asset here in Marshall County for years to come.