Through Out the Years
Our HistoryIt all started in 1990. Vern Symington was on a quest to discover a product line that would reimagine the entire art of displays. Read our full story below.
Founded in Neche, NDBordertown Retail Systems was established in 1990 when our founder, Vern Symington, embarked on the journey of designing and creating displays that shaped the retail industry. His expertise and vision of the future has shaped the core of our business.
First Supplier of Clip Canes & SpinnersHe started with clip canes and spinners, a product that revolutionized the way snack foods were being presented. So effective they proved to be that they quickly became the core of Bordertowns' inspiration.
First Large Addition to Our FactoryWe started our first addition to our existing factory when we realized that, in order to continue to provide our customers with creative solutions to their growing demands, we needed additional space to expand.
Introduced our Line of FEM Frames & ShelvingWe found many retailers needed something different, something more creative than clip canes. Our shelving and frames were introduced to provide our customers more space to display their products.
Bought Out Arc-Way IndustriesMany furniture companies were coming to us asking if we could provide displays for sofas. We bought out Arc-Way Industries who specialized in furniture displays and added it to our product line.
Opened our Minneapolis Office & ShowroomWe opened our Minneapolis showroom in a strategic location for customer convenient access - to better service our customers while providing them with an opportunity to visit us in person for inspiration and ideas.
Helped Combat Covid-19During Covid-19, we found ourselves going back to the roots of our company, honing in on the mission set out by our founder and developing a truly unique touchless hand sanitizer stand, encompassing the true meaning of innovation.
An Investment You Can MeasureYou can rely on us for a higher level of care because we focus solely on helping position your brand for success. Our products and design advice will help you achieve sales results double the speed of anyone else.
The Full Story
Over the next few years, countless retailers discovered the endless possibilities and limitless opportunities that were made possible through Bordertown Retails Systems. Companies rediscovered themselves, increased their passion, and most importantly, created a hunger for more. Vern Symington had stumbled upon a need only he could fill. A need and an intense desire the newly established market of retail displays had created.
Prototypes were developed, samples were sent out, and products were manufactured at lightning speed. A business had been born. A business by the name of Bordertown Retail Systems; our company, but more importantly, your company.
Our company that started out with the single idea of clip canes has grown to a business providing evolutionary products to retailers across the country; from mouth-watering candy and snack displays to never seen before custom made displays. Bordertown Retail Systems’ product line has even expanded to boutiques, fitness centers, government facilities, and more. Working to make your products stand out is what we do best. With a focus on changing the face of the retail industry forever by creating groundbreaking products, this is just the beginning. The best you will see from the Bordertown Retail Systems team is still to come.
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