Our picture and mirror hangers, known as D-Ring hangers and strap hangers as well as picture and mirror hangers have 30% more steel than those of our competition. Our picture and mirror hangers also are nickel plated, not zinc plated as with our competition.
When you purchase your picture and mirror hangers from 888 mfg, you get a heavier hanger with 30% more steel for a price that is generally less than our competition
That said, why would you purchase thinner hangers with inferior plating from anyone for any reason.
At 888 Mfg we manufacture only the finest hardware and sell it at competitive prices.
Started in 1910 by my maternal grandfather United Mfrs was known then as United Trimming. The main business was selling rosettes for mirrors. In 1948 my father Sheldon Ackerman purchased the company from his father in law and renamed it United Manufacturers Supplies.
My father saw the need for a supply house where the custom framer could go for all the supplies they needed in one place. In my opinion his vision and hard work helped to nurture the framing industry into the 2 billion dollar industry it is today.
At one time United was a company every framer knew and had on speed dial. They were the first with a toll free number and first to have a website. 107 years is not a bad run for any company and I am sure they will be missed. It is always a shame to see any company but especially a company with a legacy such as United close operations. I feel for their employees and wish them the best.
I am writing this story/obituary to give the framing industry a history of United up until my fathers death in October 2003. He had a hand in the business right up to his death. I miss him every day.
For full discloser I admit to having worked at United off and on over a period of 35 years and several years after my fathers death. I left the company in 2011 for reasons I would like to keep to myself.
I prefer to see the closing of United as a the end of an era. In parting I would like wish godspeed to the many people I worked with who until now have worked at United.
Thank you for your time,
We Will Donate Some Of The Proceeds From Every Order
To The North Shore Animal League
The worlds largest no-kill animal shelter.
We Will Donate 75 Cents From Every Order Up To $50.00
We Will Donate $1.00 From Every Order Over $50.00
There Is No Cost To Our Customers
About The North Shore Animal League:
A national and international leader in the no-kill movement, North Shore Animal League America is committed to saving and rehabilitating the lives of homeless companion animals and educating the public about the joys and responsibilities of rescue. Founded in 1944, we’re the largest, most comprehensive no-kill rescue and adoption organization in the world, with more than 2,000 shelter partners across the country and around the globe. Headquartered in Port Washington, N.Y., we rescue, nurture, and adopt nearly 18,000 pets annually into responsible, loving homes, plus assist in the adoptions of thousands more through our global partnerships. Over the years, we’ve introduced such lifesaving best practices as mobile adoption, offsite adoption, puppy mill rescue, national low-cost spay/neuter referral, humane relocation, and most recently, the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, a transformative humane education program based on social-emotional learning and the natural affinity between children and animals. Introduced in 2010, the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is strengthening the human-animal bond for more than 3,000,000 students across North America, and creating future generations of informed and empathetic adopters.