Category Archives: 888 Mfg Corp.

888 Mfg Corp – Where You Get More For Less

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.

Things are changing rapidly since the demise of United Mfrs

    Some suppliers are making false claims that their products are all made in the USA. We do not. All of our US made products are marked as such. If there is no mark they are imported. We do not hide behind false representations of where our products are manufactured. When you have the best there is no need for deception.
   Our framing hardware is manufactured by us not sourced but made by us in our own facility in China. We supervise every step of the manufacturing process from the source of our steel to our professional die makers. Every process in the manufacture of our hardware is under our control. Our picture and mirror hardware is made of thicker steel than any other available in the US. We use real nickel plating, not zinc as does our competition. It is easy to tell our hardware apart from the hardware of our competition, just weigh it. Ours are substantially heavier. More steel means a stronger hanger.
     Do not take my word for it, call us and and ask for samples. We will send them to you so you may see for yourself.
When you want the highest quality hangers for the frames you put so much work into, you will come to 888 Mfg.
    Do not accept second best. Remember unlike our competitors, we manufacture our own hangers, canvas offset clips and many other of the products we purvey. Generally if it is made of steel it is made by us. All of our products are advertised with the manufacturer and country of origin marked for your information. Do not be fooled.
Soon I will offer undeniable proof. The truth will come out. In the meanwhile if you are not sure ask. We will be happy to help.

The End Of An Era

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,

Peter Ackerman

We Are Now Starting The 888 Charity Program For 2017

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.