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The Attention of a Local Business Backed By the Strength of a Multi-National Network

Over the past two decades, PARC Group has evolved from a national distributors group into the leading network of systems integrators in the parking industry. With locations across North America, PARC Group member companies offer one-stop resources with a proven reputation for state-of-the-art technologies and solutions for vehicle access control and the integration of all access control systems.

Unlike other national corporations and networks in our industry, PARC Group is unique in that every company in the network is owner-operated and managed, and affirms that clients can count on hands-on owner involvement. PARC Group offers a unique depth of knowledge and services gained from the network of companies, with quality control systems that ensure superior products and services from any member of the network.

Terry Dun, Vice President at Richard N. Best Associates, Inc., will begin his term as the group’s president in June. Located in Levittown, PA, Richard N. Best Associates, Inc. has been an active member of PARC Group through its entire 21-year evolution.

“If you asked our clients what sets the PARC Group members apart, they would say that the key to our success is our superior experience and expertise, which is unsurpassed in the industry,” said Dun. “Our clients at Richard N. Best Associates benefit from the unique depth of knowledge and services we’ve gained from the network of PARC Group companies. You couldn’t find this depth in a single company.”

The PARC Group network of companies provide quality products, services and complete systems integration, from concept and design to installation and service – including customized systems configuration, job specifications, final system trials and ongoing maintenance.

The multi-national network offers diversified resources and knowledge of every supplier you may need. The group can also make your job easier with the convenience, value and seamless integration offered by PARC Group’s cross-member project management which includes companies in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“Our quality control systems ensure that you’ll receive superior quality products and services from any member of our network,” says Dun. “Our service is unsurpassed, and our goal is to exceed your expectations, not merely meet them.”

Although PARC Group has evolved over its 21-year history, there remains a strong nucleus of original members in the group. The organization, originally known as PARC Distributor Group, was formed in 1989 as a network of distributors for Federal APD equipment. Its purposes were the exchange of information and techniques, and to provide leverage as a unified distributors group. Member companies have since diversified into multi-line dealerships and complete systems integrators, and offer state-of-the-art technology that is versatile to serve the specialized needs of a variety of industries.

In 2006, the group repositioned itself as PARC Group and moved to higher levels of communication. Members continue to attend two annual two-day meetings where they can speak face-to-face, invite speakers and new product demonstrators, and discuss relevant topics at roundtable sessions. Technology has enabled easier and more efficient and effective levels of sharing information between member companies. The group has an active online members only forum where they share news, product information, success stories and project photographs.

“The world and our industry have certainly evolved since PARC Group was first established 20 years ago,” says Dun. “Although our solutions change to remain state-of-the-art, at our core PARC Group still has the same purpose. We are an extremely dedicated group of companies that bring value to all of our customers by using shared knowledge and experiences – to help clients save money and run their facilities in a more profitable manner.”

To find a PARC Group member company in your area, or for more information, visit the PARC Group Web site at www.parcgroup.com.

Terry Dun, incoming PARC Group President, is available for an interview. You may contact him at 215-945-9240. For additional information, clarification or support, contact Donna DePaul-Kelly, BizBuzz Marketing Communications at 708.848.6145.



Sidebar:

PARC Group Member Companies:

Access Control Systems LLC

TN, KY, MS, AL

www.acs-llc.com



Ber-National Automation

Rochester and Western NY

www.bernational.com



Ber-National Controls, Inc.

Central NY and Syracuse

www.bernationalcontrols.com



Entrance Controls, Inc.

WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, AK

www.eci-nw.com



Entry Guard Systems, Inc.

Virginia

www.entryguardsystems.com



Florida Door Control

Florida

www.fdc.com



Hanen Electric

Indiana, Kentucky

www.hanenelectric.com



ITR of Georgia

Georgia, Alabama

www.itrofgeorgia.com

JL Roberts & Associates

Louisiana, Mississippi

www.jlrpark.com



Light & Breuning, Inc.

Indiana, Michigan

www.lbpark.com



ProTech Access

Texas

www.protechaccess.com



Richard N. Best Associates, Inc.

PA, NJ, DE, MD

www.rnbest.com



Signature Control Systems

Ohio

www.signaturecontrols.com



Southern Time Equipment Co.

The Carolinas, 5 locations

www.southerntime.com



TAPCO

Wisconsin, Illinois

www.tapconet.com



Wescor Parking Controls Inc.

MA, CT, RI, NH, VT, ME

www.wescorparking.com

Canada:



Ontario Parking Systems Ltd.

London, Ontario, Canada

www.ontarioparking.com



PARC Automation Inc.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

www.parcautomation.com



Stinson Equipment

Montreal, Quebec, Canada



Mexico/Puerto Rico:



Automatic Control Technology

San Juan, Puerto Rico

www.automatic-pr.com



Automatizacion y Trafico Alto

Mexico

www.alto.com.mx

Article Abstract from June, 2010




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